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DIVERSITY AND THE LASH INDUSTRY


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There is a ๐™ข๐™–๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ก๐™–๐™˜๐™  ๐™ค๐™› ๐™™๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ within ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†. Iโ€™ve always been hyper-aware of this fact, since the day I began my journey back in ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ. And although the industry has since grown, the opportunities for ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป remain the same. โ €

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These truths are ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ at ๐™ข๐™–๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ก๐™–๐™จ๐™ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™›๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š๐™จ/๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ. Itโ€™s apparent in the ๐™—๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ/๐™ข๐™–๐™ง๐™ ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ž๐™œ๐™ฃ๐™จ developed by โ€œ๐™—๐™ž๐™œ ๐™—๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ.โ€ Itโ€™s also clear based on the artists that are consistently selected to speak on ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ก๐™จ/๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™™๐™˜๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™จ. Itโ€™s just taken a ๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐œ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ซ๐ž๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐จ๐ง for people to actually notice! โ €

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As a ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป and lash artist, I know how important it is to feel represented in beauty. More often than less, ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ. However black identity is often glorified and praised, in spaces where black women are not celebrated. ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต, only further perpetuates ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐˜๐˜†๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜€. โ €

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Itโ€™s time for the ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ก ๐ข๐ง๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ to start celebrating ๐™—๐™ก๐™–๐™˜๐™  ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™จ/๐™˜๐™ก๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ [๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—บ], in the same way the industry celebrates black culture and identity. โ €

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What are some ways ๐™ก๐™–๐™จ๐™ ๐™—๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ can improve and become more ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ก๐™ช๐™จ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š? How can lash artists ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ within their own businesses?


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Tashena J.

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