The claim that 'everyone' is beautiful is professed loudly by the beauty industry but those claims need to be validated by making services, treatments and products available for all ethnic, cultural and racial backgrounds. Esthetic education has neglected or forgotten segments of our society. Fearless Beauties will highlight skincare professionals of color and learn their stories of success to elevate the industry to become more inclusive.
36: Putting the Man in Manicure
In the last episode of season two, the Fearless Beauties team discusses how the cultural attitude towards men and the beauty industry is shifting to welcome a wider variety of fluid gender identities. They explore how the industry is slowly becoming more accepting of men who participate in beauty trends such as manicures, pedicures, makeup and skincare products, and why this signals a positive step towards a more inclusive world.
This podcast episode was produced by Quill.
35: The Toxic World of Child Beauty Pageants
In this episode, the Fearless Beauties team explores the $5 billion-per-year phenomenon of child beauty pageants. Beginning with a brief history of the child beauty pageants, the episode also dives into the cultural attitudes they promote including toxic beliefs surrounding beauty and sexuality. The team also covers some of the devastating impacts child beauty pageants have had on contestants and their families in the past, and how we can flip the script to write a more positive narrative in the future.This podcast episode was produced by Quill.
34: Celebrities and the Beauty Industry
These days, it seems like every celebrity has come out with a beauty or skincare line. In this episode, the Fearless Beauties team discusses the growing trend of celebrities, specifically musicians, taking the beauty industry by storm as they launch their own branded lines of cosmetics, skincare and more, while in the not-too-distant past they may have only stuck to fragrances. They explore how artists like Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and many more have created their own beauty, cosmetics and skincare lines, and how this trend has impacted the beauty biz overall. The episode also dives into some of the pros and cons of this trend, a few of its common criticisms, and whether celebrity-branded products are actually up to snuff, or if they should be leaving it to the beauty industry pros.This podcast episode was produced by Quill.
33: We Need to Talk About Alopecia
In this episode, the Fearless Beauties team discusses the recent controversy surrounding Will Smith’s slapping of Chris Rock at the Oscars in response to his comment about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. The comment attacked Pinkett Smith’s hairstyle, which is short due to her struggle with alopecia. This episode explores the negative reactions many people have when it comes to visible differences like alopecia, and how we can start a dialogue to reduce the stigma surrounding these kinds of conditions. This podcast episode was produced by Quill.
32: How is Technology Changing the Face of the Beauty Industry?
In this episode, the Fearless Beauties team explores how the beauty industry is changing as a result of new technological advancements. As the world of AI and digital technologies evolves, the beauty industry will benefit from new conveniences and exciting innovations like robot manicures, virtual try-on experiences, automated lash machines, AI skin diagnostic technologies and much more. Mary, Taylor and Alyna discuss these new advancements, weighing the pros and cons of the tech takeover in the beauty space. They also touch on the rising trend of personalized shopping experiences, and why consumers are expecting more from big-name brands now than they ever have before.This podcast episode was produced by Quill.
31: Accessibility in the Beauty Industry
By catering to an extremely narrow segment of the population, the beauty industry has excluded many people throughout history, including those living with physical disabilities such as paralysis or blindness. In this episode, the Fearless Beauties team discusses the way people living with disabilities are (or aren’t) represented in the beauty industry, today and throughout history. Mary, Taylor and Alyna take a look at how the beauty industry has been doing more to embrace those living with disabilities in recent years, and the reasons why there’s still much more work to be done. The episode will explore the influencers and public figures who are helping to change the narrative and reduce the stigma surrounding their disabilities, as well as new and creative ideas for creating a more body-positive beauty industry that’s inclusive of all shapes, sizes and abilities.
So I’m a new esthetician that went through the covid pandemic so I missed so much but I’m literally in tears in amazement because I am listening to my skin condition being talked about and so many things are going through my mind! Thank You Beautiful Ladies for this pod cast!
Important and timely discussions
As a new esthetician, I so appreciate their knowledge and perspective. They expound on subjects I’ve wanted to know more about and touched on issues I had never thought about before. Thank you for being this needed voice!
Just when you think you know...
Each episode is packed with inspiration and information. You could be in the industry for 18 years and still learn new modalities and equally important, how to meet each client where THEY are at. Esthetics is not a cookie cutter job and these episodes help us consult and treat our clients as individually as they are.