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Here's What 100 Years Of East African Beauty Looks Like In Just Over A Minute

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Watch Cut just dropped a new video as part of their 100 Years of Beauty series, and this time they take on Ethiopia!

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Ethiopia is the first East African country to be featured in the series, and prominent Ethiopian women in politics and popular culture serve as the muses throughout the decades.

In the 1910s, regal braided styles like these cornrows were very popular.

Watch Cut was inspired by Empress Taytu Betul, a political strategist who helped craft the Ethiopian military as it fought for the country's independence in the Battle of Adwa.

Variations of the Afro appeared in the '20s, and makeup was left simple and subtle.

The look very much resembles that of Empress Menen Asfaw's who was a political influencer and advisor to her husband, Emperor Haile Selassie, during the era.

Big hair was a thing in the '30s, thanks to loose curls and waves!

The look was inspired by a gorgeous photo of a topless woman, riding a motorcycle with her natural curls. Her photograph was taken by an unknown Italian soldier and used as a postcard.

Makeup really made its way onto the Ethiopian beauty scene in the '50s, as women started to wear bold lipstick and stronger brows.

The pulled back hair and scarf accessory was inspired by Asnaketch Worku. She was a pioneer in music, and credited as Ethiopia's first actress.

The 1980s were all about fun! Party hair and bright makeup were in.

The researcher behind the looks, Karen Maniraho, says that media portrays a lot of poverty and famine to reflect this era, but the representation is very one-sided. People "were experiencing life in other ways!"

Western influence continued in the '90s, and the scrunchy was a big hit.

The high ponytail and scrunchies are a mirror of Anna Getaneh's Sports Illustrated feature. Getaneh was an international model from Ethiopia, and now serves as the founder of African Mosaique, a platform that sheds light on African fashions.

Straight hair made its strongest introduction in the 2000s, and women began ironing out their natural curls.

The fame of first Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede, and Miss Ethiopia 2006, Dina Fekadu, really helped to shape beauty trends for their country in the 2000s.

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