WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN THE BLUEPRINT: Hair Stylist Interviews
Ask any Black queen who inspires her fashion and style and she will rattle off a list dotted with plenty of Black icons.
For the past century, Black women have set trends in everything from hair and beauty to street style, and they continue to carry the fashion world on their backs to this day.
Like the first African-American self-made multimillionaires, Annie Malone & Madam C.J Walker: these women single-handedly revolutionized the Black hair industry.
Beauty mogul Pat McGrath might as well be the Queen of the Black Beauty Kingdom.
Her world-stopping artistry has transformed the industry – taking over runway shows and streets of Paris and now shelves of Sephora with her iconic line, Pat McGrath Labs.
And then there’s Robyn Fenty, aka Rihanna. The 21st-century goddess of beauty owns every platform she steps into.
From music, fashion, beauty, and hair there’s nothing #thebadgalriri can’t conquer – just ask her multi-billion dollar account and 121 million followers.
The impact of Black women on culture is enormous!
Outside of popular culture, women in our families and communities often leave legacys for many of us to follow.
We interviewed two stylists for our Blueprint campaign and they spoke candidly about how hair has influenced them personally and in their careers.
Check out their interviews below: