We often use our hair as a symbol of our identity. The way we style it usually becomes synonymous with who we are as a person. You can't separate Elvis from his classic, slicked-back hairdo or Stevie Wonder from his stylish dreadlocks. If you want to change how people see you, mixing up your hairstyle is a good place to start. If you need some inspiration, these 19 unique looks can do just that.
One woman who knows a lot about creating fresh looks is Shelley Gifford. She is a mom from Melbourne, Australia who has put together hairstyles so memorable that she is starting to receive international attention. Her subject is her daughter, Grace, who models all the unique braids that Shelley comes up with. Her styling goes way beyond the classic French braid and into a different realm that is only limited by her imagination.
Grace models her mom's work on Instagram, and together, the mom and daughter duo have made quite the sensation.
Every morning, Grace sports an elaborate braid to school, thanks to her mom.
Shelly makes a different braid for her daughter to wear each school day.
The styles can range anywhere from a modern French braid...
... to a completely unique and intricate pattern.
Shelly has been making designs for years and hasn't run out of ideas yet.
Grace loves to include colorful ribbons in hair to match whatever outfit she is wearing to school that day.
With all of these wildly different looks, it's no wonder Shelly and Grace have become a worldwide phenomenon.
If you are interested in seeing all of these designs for yourself, make sure to check out a full gallery of their looks here.