Hollywood’s Black Hair and Makeup Problem

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Lupita Nyong'o poses for photographers upon arrival at the European premiere of the film 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens ' in London, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
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The lack of representation in Hollywood is just as prevalent beyond the screen as it is in front of it. Many Black actresses have spoken out on how they share the same experience of dealing with makeup artists and hairstylists who do not know how to style Black hair or do make-up on Black skin. Far too often many Black celebrities have to do their own makeup and hair and are advised against wearing their natural hair. The problem stems from the lack of Black artists and stylists represented in Hollywood’s celebrity hair and makeup union.  And production teams neglect to hire Black artists and hairstylists. Celebrity hairstylist in Television and Film Deuandra “Dee Dee”  Metzger says representation is important and the more Black celebrities use their influence, the production team may listen.

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