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This Student Recreated Disney Princess Hairstyles To Show All Locks Are Created Equal

And her hair lived happily ever after.

Meet Summer Arlexis, a senior at Boston University and an all-around beauty fanatic.

Summer Arlexis

Upon noticing the rising Disney beauty trend and the lack of inclusion when it came to women of color, Arlexis decided to do something.

Summer Arlexis

"Disney has added more princesses of color to their lineup, but white princesses are still dominating," Arlexis tells BuzzFeed Life. "I wanted to show that black girls can be like these princesses even though we may not have the same hair texture."

So Arlexis decided to recreate iconic Disney hairstyles with her Senegalese twists.

Summer Arlexis; Princess.Disney.com / Via bustle.com

Arlexis published her hair tutorials on Bustle.com.

"I wanted to prove that these styles can work on all hair types," she says.

Summer Arlexis; Princess.Disney.com / Via bustle.com

"You don’t have to have golden locks like Rapunzel or waist level tresses like Jasmine to be a princess," says Arlexis.

Summer Arlexis; Princess.Disney.com / Via bustle.com

And Arlexis' twists take these styles to the next level.

Summer Arlexis; Princess.Disney.com / Via bustle.com

"The versatility of Senegalese twists is what I love the most," she says. "The first time I ever had them done, I thought there wasn’t much I could do besides wear them out or put them into a ponytail or bun. That’s clearly not the case!"

I mean: LOOK AT THIS ELSA BRAID!

Summer Arlexis; Princess.Disney.com / Via bustle.com

It's absolutely stunning.

Get the tutorials and see more photos here.

Summer Arlexis; Princess.Disney.com / Via bustle.com