Viola Davis Says She’ll Only Work With Stylists Willing To ‘Honor’ Black Hair
Horror stories run rampant in the entertainment industry involving the lack of Black hair stylists. Shouldn’t it be standard by now? Viola Davis thinks so.
According to Viola Davis, there’s a serious situation plaguing Black actors and actresses when it comes to their hair. There aren’t enough stylists that “honor” it.
Here’s what she means…
“I don’t think that people understand our hair…they don’t understand that we’re different, and yet, the same,” Viola mentions according to a Grio report.
Davis continues her statement: “What I find is hair is something that a lot of people don’t honor when you do film.”
As she has mentioned, Black hair is far different than most other actors’ and actresses’ hair in the entertainment industry. And while Blacks are a minority, there should still be someone — on each set casting a person of color — equip with the knowledge to effectively handle … or “honor” Black hair.