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This Week’s Need-to-Know Beauty News

In light of the events this week, we've decided to use our weekly beauty news round-up to highlight some of the important pieces we've run over the past five days that amplify Black voices and businesses.

Sharon Chuter launched a new campaign to encourage beauty brands to share how many Black executives they have on staff

Uoma Beauty founder Sharon Chuter began the #PullUpOrShutUp campaign on social media this week in the wake of #blackouttuesday. After seeing beauty brands across the United States (and further afield) pledge donations to various Black Lives Matter causes, Chuter wanted to hold brands accountable by asking them to publicly announce how many Black executives they employ in their corporate offices. “You can’t say Black lives matter publicly when you don’t show us Black lives matter within your homes and your organizations,” Chuter said in a series of videos on Instagram. So far a handful of brands including Huda Beauty, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Inkbox, Versed and Milk Makeup have released their numbers – here’s hoping this is just the start.

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We rounded up 20 Black-run beauty brands to support now and always 

It’s more important than ever to invest in Black communities and there’s no shortage of incredible Black-run brands to buy from. We put together a round-up of 20 local and international beauty brands – from start-ups to more established businesses – that are serving up great products.

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Celebrity hairstylist Kahh Spence shared his top tips for wig and curl maintenance

In our ongoing weekly column Texture Talk, we celebrate and take a deep dive into the dynamic world of curly hair, because we know it’s far from one big category. This week, Beauty Director Natasha Bruno spoke to celebrity hairstylist Kahh Spence – who counts Cardi B, Kehlani and Yara Shahidi among his clients – to get his dos and don’ts when it comes to wig and curl maintenance.

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For more stories from the past week, see our fashion round-up here and our culture round-up here.