"The Fenty Effect" has put pressure on established beauty brands to better cater to minority consumers – but true inclusivity means going beyond shade ranges. Recognizing that different types of skin require different types of care, UOMA Beauty’s products address diverse needs.
The beauty sector has evolved from an aspirational pursuit of perfection, to celebrating uniqueness and encompassing health and wellness. But as Gen Zers expect the products they buy to align with their values, beauty brands are having to go deeper below the surface to engage them.
The natural hair movement has seen many black women cast off their wigs, weaves and relaxers, yet the media’s focus on women with longer, looser curls has been obvious. Now, women are proudly opting for shorter, natural styles. How will this impact the black beauty industry?
Ethnic minorities have long been underserved when it comes to hair care, but Mayvenn is challenging how black Americans are catered to both as consumers and as professionals. It’s allowing salon owners and stylists to guide and sell directly to clients who they once might have sent elsewhere.
As body ideals broaden to incorporate a range of shapes, colors, ages, and abilities, people are more exacting about the ways in which companies approach diversity. How can brands go beyond token gestures to satisfy these demands and show they have inclusivity written into their DNA?