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Black Stylists Form Black Fashion and Beauty Collective to Foster Community

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The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and several other Black people who were killed recently sparked protests in streets worldwide, and a movement on social media that saw fashion and beauty companies addressing its lack of representation and announcing plans to remedy its shortcomings. But, rather than wait around for companies to back their words with actions, an army of fashion and beauty’s biggest names is taking matters into their own hands with the debut of The Black Fashion and Beauty Collective.

Spearheaded by hairstylist Lacy Redway, celebrity stylist Law Roach, and stylist and designer of Aliette, Jason Rembert, the non-profit organization’s main objective is build a community of creatives—especially those who do behind-the-scenes work for celebrities—and provide them with resources to help them advance in their respective fields.

As the Black Fashion and Beauty Collective focuses on progression in the industry, the group

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Black in Fashion Council | Everything You Need to Know

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As the nation continues to protest for Black Lives Matter, the fashion and media industries are being called upon to eliminate systemic racism in their fields. In recent weeks, brands and companies have come forth with numbers on Black executives and employees through the #PullUpOrShutUp initiative, with many falling short on Black representation. Now, the newly formed Black in Fashion Council is demanding accountability and trackable results from companies for actionable change.

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Founded by Teen Vogue editor Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Sandrine Charles Consulting founder Sandrine Charles, the Black in Fashion Council aims to “represent and secure the advancement of black individuals in the fashion and beauty industry.⁣ As a collective, we envision a

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