You Need to See These Insane Barbie Hair Makeovers

...Is it weird to be envious of a doll?

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The internet giveth, and the internet taketh away. And today, the internet really, really giveths by presenting us with an Instagram account solely devoted to Barbie dolls receiving human-like hair makeovers with full-on photoshoots. Which is as magical and haunting as it sounds.

The account is called The Royal Dolls (@welovetheroyaldolls) and is run by a Brazilian Artist named Rafinha Silva who specializes in custom, super-realistic Barbie dolls. Usually, he takes an existing doll head, pops it off the Barbie’s body, shaves it, and then goes to work creating legitimately gorgeous itty-bitty wigs that he perms, curls, straightens, highlights, and, uh, everything else.

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Oh, and he also expertly re-paints the Barbie’s makeup to the client’s specifications, adding smoky eyes, nude lips, contour and highlights, and even custom manicures. Because he is apparently the most multi-talented human in the world.

And though the video clips make the transformations look relatively quick and easy, a custom doll can take Silva more than two weeks to create, and cost about $154, according to Allure (opens in new tab). Still, if you’re looking to fill your room with exact replicas of yourself—or, okay, gift one to a child—then it’s pretty damn reasonable.

Now excuse us while we go watch more ridiculously mesmerizing videos and contemplate buying ourselves a late birthday present.

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Chloe Metzger
Beauty Editor

Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, overseeing the editorial content and growth strategy of the hair, makeup, and skin space on digital, while also obsessively writing about the best hair products for every hair type (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare routines that really, truly work (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life). She brings nearly a decade of writing and editing expertise, and her work has appeared in AllureHealthFitnessMarie ClaireStyleCaster, and Parents. She also has an unhealthy adoration for Tom Hanks and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.