In the confines of her apartment, 22-year-old Susy, also known as African Creature, has set up a small haven of creative and innovative bliss, exclusive to her talents.
Walk into her doorway and you are greeted with two large racks full of thrifty delight, strategically placed in front of a vivd wall of wonder: a painting of a black woman with an afro, a pick in her hair and juicy red lips with flowers blooming around her.
Within the walls of Susy’s home lies a blossoming underground retail and hair business.
Her hairstyles are so good that she has been called on by many big names including Solange Knowles, in which Susy said that Knowles is very “amazing and humble.”
African (Ghanaian) actress Lydia Forson has also reached out to her for a new hair do. Susy has done hair for New York Fashion Week, African Fashion Week New York, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Red Model Agency, Major Model Agency and Face 2 Face Africa Magazine, just to name a few.
In the interview below, African Creature discusses how she began her hair business as well as her online thrift shop. She also speaks about her current project and her future aspirations.