We love how Barbie has become more body-positive over the years, but what about upping hair representation for everyone’s favorite doll? Enter Rafinha Silva, the Brazilian artist and Barbie hairdresser extraordinaire whose mesmerizing coif makeovers for the iconic toy have taken Instagram by storm.
Silva has dedicated an entire Instagram account to a smattering of #hairgoals of different textures, colors, and styles. The Brazilian artist pulls out all the stops to make Barbie’s hair transformation as close to an actual salon appointment as possible: mixing color, bleach, and even using foils (so cute!) and teeny, tiny hot tools to create the spiral curls of our dreams.
Silva began transforming Barbie dolls for clients who wanted super-specific customized looks back in 2013 and has since gained 259K followers since. It’s not hard to see why there are so many fans — the videos are mesmerizing to watch and the transformations are breathtaking. Even Rihanna follows the account, so there’s that.
In addition to giving the dolls rad new ‘dos, Silva also gives them manis, switches up their outfits, and paints on new faces and makeup to create the ultimate customizable doll. Who knew we’d be taking style notes from Barbie for our next salon visit?
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(Photos via @weloveroyaldolls/Instagram)