With many African American women unsatisfied with their trip to the hair salon, Natanya Montgomery has launched Naza Beauty, a salon and community that’s focused on nailing the experience for women with afro-textured hair and building the perfect personalized service in the process.
For women of colour, finding a nearby stylist within a reasonable price range can seem like a near-impossible task. The Bantu app offers a solution for people seeking care for their ‘kinky, coily, and curly hair’, providing them with access to prices, available styles and reviews in their area.
California is set to become the first US state to ban racial discrimination toward natural hair. As the natural hair and beauty movement gains cultural traction, people are pushing governments to address changing social attitudes and discriminatory behaviors.
Hair bias is an issue that affects black women all over the globe, especially in professional environments. A World Afro Day ad campaign reaches out to them by celebrating afros in all their natural glory, and by challenging social attitudes that pervade much of society, which result in discrimination.
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.