We found this gem from Bangladeshi photographer GMB Akash. In this photo essay Akash explores the phenomenon of an older generation of traditional Bangladeshis coloring their hair using red henna. The style is relatively common in traditional South Asian cultures. We think it’s only a matter of time before it makes it way from the subcontinent to the hipsters of Williamsburg.
“This series consists of portraits of men and women in Bangladesh who have dyed their hair or their beard using the orange-red colour produced by the flowering Henna plant. They SHARED with me why they use this henna in particular. It’s very common in Bangladesh to see one older person in five old people with orange hair (male or female), and men with orange beards or orange moustaches.”