33 episodes

Model and author Naomi Shimada meets the people from the world of fashion and beauty who know how to get their beauty fix, while showing that beauty is anything but fixed.

Beauty Fix with Naomi Shimada BBC

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 65 Ratings

Model and author Naomi Shimada meets the people from the world of fashion and beauty who know how to get their beauty fix, while showing that beauty is anything but fixed.

    Ageless Fashion with Zandra Rhodes

    Ageless Fashion with Zandra Rhodes

    Model Naomi Shimada speaks to one of her personal fashion icons for the Beauty Fix finale.

    Dame Zandra Rhodes has designed flowing kaftans and killer frocks for rock stars and royalty since 1969, from Grace Jones to Alicia Keyes, Princess Diana to Paris Hilton, from Queen to The Queen.

    And she’s still standing out from the crowd at 80, rocking a bright pink bob and even brighter make-up. Zandra shares her timeless tips for sustainable style and for reinventing your look in lockdown.

    Presenter: Naomi Shimada
    Producer: Kirsty McQuire
    Editor: Rebecca Stratford

    Photo: Dame Zandra Rhodes/ Naomi Shimada Credit: Chris Bissell/ BBC

    • 27 min
    Nail Transphobia with Charlie Craggs

    Nail Transphobia with Charlie Craggs

    Model Naomi Shimada talks manicures, myths and dream salons with the nail art activist, author and model.

    Charlie Craggs studied at the London College of Fashion and it was there that she dreamt up Nail Transphobia, offering truly transformative treatments. Her mobile salon is a safe space where anyone can receive a free manicure from a transgender beautician and learn more about life as a trans or non-binary person, while enjoying a shape and polish.

    After seven years on the road, the salon has been forced to close during the coronavirus pandemic, but Charlie shares the rituals of self-care and self-preservation that are keeping her spirits up during lockdown.

    Presenter: Naomi Shimada
    Producer: Kirsty McQuire
    Editor: Rebecca Stratford

    If you are affected by issues raised in this episode you can get more information at www.bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    Photo: Charlie Craggs/ Naomi Shimada Credit: Vicky Lawton/ BBC

    • 40 min
    Carefree body hair with Deba Hekmat

    Carefree body hair with Deba Hekmat

    Naomi Shimada meets fellow model Deba Hekmat, who's broken the beauty rules and stopped caring about body hair.

    For Deba, body hair is complicated, cultural and even comforting. Determined to put Kurdish beauty on the fashion map, Deba has modelled for streetwear and catwalk brands and now believes her body hair is for showing, not for shaving.

    She joins Naomi to discuss how growing her body hair also grew her body confidence.

    Presenter: Naomi Shimada
    Producer: Kirsty McQuire
    Editor: Rebecca Stratford

    If you are affected by issues raised in this episode you can get more information at www.bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    Photo: Deba Hekmat/ Naomi Shimada Credit: Suleika Mueller/ BBC

    • 21 min
    Unfiltered Beauty with Kadeeja Khan

    Unfiltered Beauty with Kadeeja Khan

    Model Naomi Shimada talks to the beauty blogger about dropping the filter and showing her adult acne.

    Since she was 19, Kadeeja Khan has been building a following as a beauty blogger from her bedroom, under the name EmeraldXBeauty. For years she was fighting a silent battle of 'Instagram versus reality.' Then she decided to do things differently - and posted a video that changed her life. Kadeeja tells Naomi about how her perception of beauty has changed, from concealing to revealing.

    Presenter: Naomi Shimada
    Producer: Kirsty McQuire
    Editor: Rebecca Stratford

    If you are affected by issues raised in this episode you can get more information at www.bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    Image: Kadeeja Khan/ Naomi Shimada Credit: Kadeeja Khan/ BBC

    • 22 min
    Bald is Beautiful with Emmy Combs

    Bald is Beautiful with Emmy Combs

    Model Naomi Shimada chats with the social media sensation and special effects make-up artist transforming beauty standards.

    Emmy Combs lost her hair at two years old and found the confidence to lose her head covering at sixteen. Now twenty, she's built a five million strong following online by sharing her make-up transformations, from Instagram glam to TikTok illusion, all while showing her followers that bald is beautiful.

    Naomi speaks to this one woman special effect all the way from LA to talk proms, pro-tips and the colour pink.

    Presenter: Naomi Shimada
    Producer: Kirsty McQuire
    Editor: Rebecca Stratford

    If you are affected by issues raised in this episode you can get more information at www.bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    Photo: Emmy Combs/ Naomi Shimada Credit: Tasia Wells_Getty Images/ BBC

    • 22 min
    Inclusive Make-up with The Plastic Boy

    Inclusive Make-up with The Plastic Boy

    Model Naomi Shimada speaks to a pioneering blogger about beauty without boundaries.

    Gary Thompson AKA The Plastic Boy first fell in love with make-up as a teenager in Birmingham, even though shades to suit his skin tone were hard to find. Later, when he couldn't find black male beauty bloggers to inspire him in the UK, he decided to start his own channel. Since breaking into the mainstream with an appearance in a landmark make-up advert in 2016, he's been using his platform to speak out.

    In a conversation recorded in the months following the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, Gary tells Naomi about the inequalities he still sees within the beauty industry, from advertising campaigns to board rooms and from cosmetics counters to social media.

    Presenter: Naomi Shimada
    Producer: Kirsty McQuire
    Editor: Rebecca Stratford

    If you are affected by issues raised in this episode you can get more information at www.bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    Photo: Gary Thompson/ Naomi Shimada Credit: Jade Keshia Gordon/ BBC

    • 27 min

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