March 20, 2010
Hamar Girl, Ethiopia
Photograph by Randy Olson
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features
Crushed minerals are dusted over a Hamar girl's locks. Mixing butter, red mineral pigments, and sometimes incense, Hamar women roll their hair into thick, ropey strands.
See more photographs from the March 2010 feature story "Africa's Last Frontier