For so long black women have been left out of the beauty conversation – everything from foundations shades to representation of women of colour in the media and advertising to products and services available to black women have been seriously lacking.
While there have been some positive changes with regards to the aforementioned issues, we recognise the industry has a way to go.
The biggest talking point in beauty – sustainability aside – is the issue of inclusivity. And so when we began discussing how we should celebrate Black History Month, that we would focus on black beauty was a no brainer.
And so we wanted to talk about this. Not only to highlight the issues but more importantly we wanted to use this opportunity to celebrate and champion black beauty in all its glory. So we pulled together an incredible and influential group of black women to talk openly and honestly about their view on beauty.
The result is a series of three phenomenal videos. Here, you can watch these women, an exciting high profile mix from the worlds of fashion, beauty, social media, music and the arts discussing beauty experiences, inspirations, representation, the politics of black hair, colorism, black fishing, myths around black women and so much more.
Here’s to the beauty of black women. Enjoy.