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The US House of Representatives Passes Bill to Ban Discrimination that Stems from Race-Based Hairstyles

If it is passed by the Senate, natural hair discrimination could be deemed illegal nationwide.

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Join Live repHAIRations Event, Aug. 31, for Full Day of Education on Multi-Cultural Styling

This digital education event is intended to repair a damaged industry through education for all hairdressers about all hair textures.

Why Diversity in Barber and Beauty Schools Matter

Learning empathy, flexibility, and how to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures will prepare the students of the barber and beauty to navigate an increasingly multicultural future.

Support Creatives Announces Live Education with Celebrity Artists on Working with Deep Skin Tones, Textured Hair

20 of the industry’s top artists behind the hair and faces of Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, Tyra Banks, Taraji P. Henson and others will be offering live education on how to work with deep skin tones and textured hair.

Hair Bias Is Real and How to Help Overcome It

"We have developed this idea based on the white hair standard of what is good hair and what is not good hair. Those stories become real and they make you think that there is something wrong with you."

Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Starts with Self-Reflection

As an industry, we’re examining the ways we can improve around diversity, inclusivity and representation. This educational equity consultant suggests we check ourselves, first.

25 Black Beauty Pros and Salons You Should Be Following

Beauty comes in all shapes and colors, texture and styles--these artists prove that in their work. Get inspired by these must-follow black stylists and black-owned salons.

How to Make Your Salon a Judgement-Free Zone

By opening their hearts and minds, owners are creating cultures that embrace diversity. They're creating safe spaces that welcome transgender clients, building private rooms that protect a religious client's need for modesty, and hiring team members that can speak the languages reflected in their clientele. In turn, they're discovering their judgement-free attitude is a solid business strategy.