I have had a long-time fascination with the Long-horn Miao, a Chinese minority that lives in southern China.

Long-horn Miao women wear such elaborate “hairstyles” for special ceremonies.  These hairstyles were once made of real hair, but now supplemented with yarn, and measures to be about 9 ft. long.

In addition to that, their traditional dress is beautiful; such vibrant colors & prints!

( photo credits: 1: ecotourchina.com, 2, 3, &5: Keren Su, 4: unknown )