Skip To Content
    Posted on May 23, 2014

    A Naked Woman Has Made The Alphabet Out Of Human Hair

    WARNING: Contains actual naked woman. Also, why isn't this called "Hairvetica"?

    New York artist Shurong Diao has created this slightly unsettling "hair alphabet".

    Shuron Diao / Barcroft Media

    She's recreated the entire lower-case alphabet using the hair of this unnamed model.

    Shurong Diao / Barcroft Media

    Shurong Diao, 24, is originally from Hangzhou in eastern China.

    Shurong Diao / Barcroft Media

    "This Hair Alphabet is inspired by Chinese calligraphy style," she says on her website.

    Shurong Diao / Barcroft Media

    "I want to build a connection between Chinese characters and Roman alphabet by using different forms of long black hair."

    Shurong Diao / Barcroft Media

    "Just like putting ink on rice paper to draw Chinese Characters."

    Shurong Diao / Barcroft Media

    Unfortunately this isn't all natural hair - "I couldn't find any women with hair that long," says Diao. The fiddly bits of the letters are completed with extensions.

    Shurong Diao / Barcroft Media

    It's not clear, however, why the model is naked in the photographs.

    Shurong Diao / Barcroft Media

    Anyway, here's the entire hairy spectacle, from hirsute "a" to furry "z".

    Shurong Diao / Barcroft Media

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form