Actress Yvette Nicole Brown Gets Real About The Struggle For Skilled Hairstylists In Hollywood Who Know Black Hair
Black women and men unfortunately often have to deal with the constant struggle of their hair being considered acceptable in the workplace. However, actress Yvette Nicole Brown is letting it be known that black actresses/actors also go through the same struggle—except they rarely can find anyone to actually style their hair when they’re on set filming.
While on Twitter, actress Yvette Nicole Brown started a conversation that had many of her fellow actresses, and others who work in Hollywood, revealing the sad and shocking reality of what many of them experience when it comes to finding someone who can style black hair. Brown and others admitted that there is rarely, if ever, a hairstylist on set that is familiar enough with black hair that they can give them hair styles that look great when they’re in front of the camera.
Brown also explained that many times black actresses/actors are expected to just be happy with what they get despite them not looking as good as their non-black counterparts. The conversation picked up so much steam, that fellow actresses Gabrielle Union, Gabby Sidibe, Natasha Rothwell and talk show host Loni Love, also chimed in with their similar tales of inadequate hairstyling and makeup services for POC.
The discussion also included the admission that many black stars in Hollywood either have their have done off set by their regular stylist or bring their own wigs, extensions and even makeup, so that they can get themselves ready to be onscreen. Brown also stated that it’s nearly impossible for POC to get their regular stylists on set because of the strict union guidelines that often don’t allow for outside talent to get into the union.
You can check out some of the tweets from the discussion BELOW:
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