If there's one thing black women are super picky about, it's their hair. Not every run of the mill stylist can do what needs to be done when it comes to black hair, but one would think the level of hairstylists at Paris Fashion Week would know better. Sadly, that wasn't the case.
Model Londone Myers called them out like no other after she was left feeling like a total outcast during the recent Paris Fashion Week. Stylists flat out avoided working on her. This led her to spill the tea about stylists learning black hair.
She took to Instagram and the post has since gone viral. She aired her sentiments saying, "I don’t need special treatment from anyone. What I need is for hairstylists to learn how to do black hair,” she captioned the post. “I’m so tired of people avoiding doing my hair at shows. How dare you try to send me down the runway with a linty busted afro. We all know if you tried that on a white model you’d be #canceled. If one doesn’t stand we all fall. If it isn’t my fro it’ll probably be yours."
Stylists learning black hair should be a must because well, why the hell not? Why limit their skillset to basic straight hair? Myers noted it wasn't just her either. She told Teen Vogue, "three or four" other black models were left looking less than runway ready when it came time to work.
"I simply asked around the room for who did black hair multiple times and was cast aside, until they sat me in this guy’s chair who tried to send me off looking unpolished, like the other [black] girls,” adding, “One of the other black models saw all of the lint in my hair and was surprised," she told People.
Black hair shouldn't be something stylists fear. It should be seen as something to embrace just as much as straight hair. Sending black models down the runway looking rough just because they didn't want to learn the basics of black hair is a big diss. Hopefully, Londone Myers calling them out will push them to step up their game.