If one of your favorite parts about owning a doll when you were younger was brushing her silky, silky hair, just wait until you discover this Instagram account. Rafinha Silva is the Brazilian artist behind the Instagram page We Love the Royal Dolls, where he creates life-like, custom-order dolls with better hair than you have ever had.
It all started for Silva with his love for Amy Winehouse. In 2013, his admiration for the singer pushed him to create a doll replica of her, and he soon discovered that he loved the experience of customizing. He told his friend about the idea, and she decided to nudge him into a dream he was hesitant to reach for.
"Without me knowing, she bought a lot of dolls on Ebay and sent it to my house. There were four beautiful Barbie dolls, which enabled me to create and try out various styles," Silva shares with Bustle.
From there, he spent his time creating dolls with long blown-out or curly hair, crafted with his own artistic abilities. He usually creates the custom orders by upcycling Barbies, utilizing different editions and body parts to ad hoc a perfect customization. Once he orders the pieces, he wipes off the paint, removes the hair, and does his magic. He paints on the new face using characteristics the client listed, and adds on the drop dead gorgeous hair he's known for.
According to Cosmopolitan, he has been creating these works of art since 2013, and has delivered more than 500 dolls. To truly appreciate how fabulous these orders are, you have to see the hairstyles he's crafted over the years. Take a peek at them below.