After the popularity of Mike Gaston’s first video, “100 Years of Beauty,” his team went back in the studio to create a time lapse of popular Black female hairstyles and beauty looks from 1910 to 2010—in just under a minute.
Don’t worry, I’ve already asked myself the most common question as a woman (not just a Black woman). Why weren’t a variety of models used to illustrate beauty? Are White women really the epitome of American beauty? Well… (insert shade)!
“What made the first piece so easy is that white standards of beauty are never complicated by race,” director Mike Gaston told Yahoo Beauty exclusively. “This is one of those things I knew intellectually but had never really internalized as a white, straight, man—until I found myself making this video.”
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