Milena Diekmann is a 17-year-old self-taught hairstylist. She got a huge blast of inspiration, and hair, whether it’s blond or brunette, ginger or unicorn-colored, is the wonderful canvas where she creates bewitching patterns. The hairstyles that she does, resemble macramé, basket weaving styles, and even crocheted and knit patterns.

We at Enlighten truly believe that the beauty of human hair can shine and sparkle when in the nimble hands of a gifted stylist, and we invite you to take a look at how Milena revives ordinary haircuts with dazzling patterns.

It all started with easier hairstyles and soon grew into a real passion.

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As Milena said in her interview with Enlighten, she’s always enjoyed long hair, and one day she started doing simple braiding. But suddenly, she ran out of ideas and this was the push for her to start experimenting with complex and unusual styles.

The techniques she’s using are super-intricate.

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The braiding styles that Milena loves practicing are called “scissor waterfall braids” and “basket weave braids.” The names already suggest to us that after the magic of the stylist’s hands is finished, our hair can turn into a woven composition with many stitches, that resemble the way people make baskets from bamboo or honeysuckle.

Currently, Milena is the hairstylist and she’s her own model.

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Milena uses wigs to demonstrate her braiding skills, and after a hairstyle is ready, she tries the wig on herself. Her dream is to become very famous one day and to do the hair of celebrities or work as a wedding stylist, turning every girl’s special day into a fabulous and stylish event.

Her hard work and talent have not gone unnoticed.

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