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Tales from Telegraph: Twiggy the Hairweaver

Posted By Sparsha Saxena On Jul 11, 2012 @ 1:21 pm In The Specials | Comments Disabled

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We would like to first apologize for not providing a beautiful photograph of the man himself to enhance this mediocre article (yeah, we know you don’t come here for the writing). Twiggy, as he likes to go by, is a little camera shy per se — maybe he thinks that a photo captures a part of his soul, but then again he doesn’t seem like a Zoolander fan [1].

Twiggy is a vendor on the clean and friendly Telegraph Avenue. He is known for his hair wraps, macrame bracelets and tie dye shirts — and to us, the fact that we can’t guess his age (perhaps he’ll live forever). He told us about the the time he got involved in artwork, his interest heightened during his intense Deadhead — followers of the band The Grateful Dead — years. While waiting in line for concerts, he and his Deadheads would braid each other’s hair and add beads and color to the braids (we picture something a little less girly).

At another time that is also impossible for him to associate with a date, he realized that he could sell his artwork to the public. He told us that he is living the dream — who wouldn’t want to get paid for braiding and accessorizing someone’s hair?

And that is Twiggy. To get a flavor of his work, which we couldn’t provide pictures of, head over to Telegraph. Maybe ask his age?

Image source: The Illusionist [2] under Creative Commons


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[1] Zoolander fan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhtdQXMhVhI

[2] The Illusionist: http://www.flickr.com/photos/randomdraw/13943074/

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