Seeking luck could be a hairy issue!

Women from the Yao ethnic group grow long hair as they believe it brings good luck. It is not uncommon for women to spend long hours dressing their hair as well as gathering in the field in hair-combing contests in a bid to make it long.

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In Nigeria, the "Bensouda" hair style is the Galaxy!

When the International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda made a five-day visit to the country last year, one notable thing about her was the simple way of dressing her hair. Perhaps, having spent many years as student in Nigeria, where such hairstyle, called Galaxy, is the in-thing, she could have learnt a lesson or two about keeping it simple, especially when she would decades later be spending days in the rural areas of Kenya's Rift-Valley,  on a fact-finding mission over the infamous post-election violence in 2007and 2008.

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University students present own fashion designs

Models present designs created by university students during the China Graduate Fashion Week in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2013. The five-day event attracted 610 student designers  from 22 colleges countrywide.  PHOTOS:Xinhua

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Fashion for the fuller woman

Almost every fashion show involves slim, and to some extent, shamelessly skinny models.  The well-endowed women, the so-called over-size, are always left out of such events no matter how presentable they may be.

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