‘The Black Beauty Effect’ docuseries examines Black women’s impact on the beauty industry

On Monday, splendor, skincare and hair lovers from all unique backgrounds gathered in the theater of New York City’s Whitby Resort for a non-public screening of “The Crown Outcome,” the third episode from actress Andrea Lewis’ new docuseries, “The Black Magnificence Effect” (Dove, SheaMoisture and Vaseline sponsored the screening). 

The three-portion docuseries examines Black women’s impression on the splendor market and each hourlong episode focuses on a unique component: make-up, skin and hair.

By interviews with some of beauty’s most significant recreation-changers, which includes Whitney White, Mikki Taylor, Esi Eggleston Bracey and Cara Sabin, as nicely as through vivid historical context, “The Black Magnificence Effect” spotlights the energy, impact and flexibility of Black girls. It also empowers them to embrace who they are, reside comfortably in their pores and skin and battle for their long-deserved recognition. 

“The Black Magnificence Effect” is a 3-section docuseries that examines Black women’s effects on the attractiveness sector. (Picture: The Black Beauty Effect)

For the duration of a dialogue held soon after the private screening, panelists Lewis, Bracey and Sabin shared with the engaged viewers some of the own ordeals that led them to embrace self-like.

Lewis, who began acting as a younger female, stated she felt that she was normally striving to get individuals to see her and persuade them of her well worth. Ultimately, she in its place begun trying to get jobs that designed her sense great and energized. The method of developing “The Black Attractiveness Effect” was a kind of healing for her more youthful self, she exposed. 

“The whole factor was therapeutic for my teenage self for the reason that it [featured] all these individuals that seriously had been recreation-changers in their possess life, but pretty a great deal so in mine as a Black woman that just required individuals to see that she was very,” Lewis stated.


The 3rd episode of the docuseries focuses on Black people’s effect on the hair field. It specifics everything from the distinct meanings of selected hairstyles in Africa prior to transatlantic slavery to the fight from discrimination via The CROWN Act (“Creating a Respectful and Open World for All-natural Hair”), which has been passed in virtually 20 states.

Although Black people today have come considerably and considerably has been achieved in the combat for hair equity, Bracey thinks there is far more work to be carried out. “The gold normal is for every point out, every single municipality and federal legislation to make certain each Black individual — just about every man or woman with textured hair — doesn’t have to stress about legislative nonsense,” she reported, drawing settlement from the other panelists. “It is our appropriate and our hair, so we’re gonna maintain on transferring till everyone in this nation has legal rights and then some.”

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As the documentary demonstrates, the dialogue and its impression are about more than hair. As Sabin recalled the months pursuing her own transition from peaceful hair to its organic texture, she explained it as a “step into the fullness of who you are.” She even more explained it as an electrical power change, not only in how people personally view and treat themselves, but also in the way other individuals do. 

“The Black Natural beauty Effect” is currently streaming on Comcast’s free of charge streaming app, XUMO, and Xfinity Stream. For extra facts, go to @BlackBeautyEffect

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Kayla Grant is a multimedia journalist with bylines in Small business Insider, Shondaland, Oz Journal, Prism, Rolling Out and much more. She writes about tradition, textbooks and entertainment news. Stick to her on Twitter: @TheKaylaGrant.

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