Cosmetology students, hairstylists describe a race divide


 Steam rises as a hair stylist works on a model prior to a show displaying the Tom Ford collection during Fashion Week in New York. People of color in the industry trace bias and discrimination in predominantly white salons to the sidelining of formal education focused on Black hair. Horror stories are not uncommon, from outright refusal of service to botched treatments and cuts by stylists who don’t know what they’re doing. AP photo

Steam rises as a hair stylist works on a model prior to a show displaying the Tom Ford collection during Fashion Week in New York. People of color in the industry trace bias and discrimination in predominantly white salons to the sidelining of formal education focused on Black hair. Horror stories are not uncommon, from outright refusal of service to botched treatments and cuts by stylists who don’t know what they’re doing.

AP photo

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