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The Beauty Industry Embraces Black History Month



Black History Month began as “Negro History Week” in 1926 and was created by Carter G. Woodson a Harvard-trained historian and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). The week was set aside to recognize and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to American history.

Woodson chose the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of two influential people in African American history – Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass – both born in February. Over the years, “Negro History Week” evolved into Black History Month and is now recognized in several countries around the world. The month is a time for reflection, celebration, and exploration of African American culture and achievements.

 The Theme of Black History Month 2023

The theme for Black History Month 2023 is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.” Our slogan for this year is “Celebrating the natural beauty of our African American culture through natural hair!” This slogan celebrates natural hairstyles such as curly hair, braids, dreadlocks, afros, and more that have been historically significant to African American culture. This month is a time for celebration and empowerment, celebrating natural beauty and the diversity within African American families.

Events planned for black history month 2023.

Events planned for 2023 include screenings of documentaries, educational workshops, collaborative events between universities and historians, local community parades, panel discussions, concerts featuring prominent African American musical artists, virtual conferences highlighting African American entrepreneurs and business owners, family-friendly celebrations of the culture and heritage of African Americans, national webinars focusing on the importance of diversity.

Celebrate natural beauty and the diverse achievements of African Americans this February by participating in one or more these events!

  • Screening of the documentary “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of Revolution” at local movie theaters.
  • Educational workshop on the history and legacy of African American contributions to the United States.
  • Collaborative event between universities, historians, and civil rights advocates to identify key African American cultural figures in the community.
  • Local community parade celebrating the accomplishments of African American leaders in the neighborhood.
  • Panel discussion exploring the connection between current civil rights issues and those faced by African Americans throughout history.
  • Concert featuring music from prominent African American musical artists, with proceeds going to a local charity dedicated to helping underprivileged youth in the area.
  • Virtual conference highlighting African American entrepreneurs and business owners who have made a positive impact in their communities.
  • Family-friendly celebration of the culture and heritage of African Americans, including storytelling, art exhibits, and crafts workshops.
  • National webinar focusing on the importance of diversity within educational settings and how it contributes to the success of students from all backgrounds.
  • A block party featuring food, games, and performances celebrating the achievements of African Americans throughout history. what events are planned for 2023 black history month?

 Beauty Industry Participation

The beauty industry is embracing Black History Month by engaging in a variety of activities to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans. Hair salons around the country are showcasing styles from various African countries such as Ghana braids, Fulani braids, Marley twists and Senegalese twists. Additionally, hairstylists are hosting seminars and workshops to teach the history of African hairstyling, as well as styling techniques.

Beauty supply stores are displaying Black-owned products and offering discounts on these items during the month. Makeup artists are providing virtual tutorials on different makeup looks inspired by African American heritage. Instagram challenges have been created to honor influential African American figures in the beauty industry.

Finally, many beauty salons are offering free styling and haircare services to help those in need, especially during this difficult time of the pandemic.


In conclusion, the beauty industry has embraced this year’s Black History Month by engaging in a variety of activities to celebrate the culture and accomplishments of African Americans.

From showcasing styles from various African countries to virtual makeup tutorials, hair salons, beauty supply stores, and makeup artists have come together to recognize the positive impact African Americans have had on the beauty industry. By participating in these activities, the beauty industry is helping to commemorate this important month of remembrance and celebration.