@mohesco & @cynthialumzy recent posts Inspired me to hold the nail brands accountable. Nail Tech's please post, share, an encourage the major nail brands to increase the visibility of black skin on their platforms and answer #pulluporshutup! Let them know, if they don't support us, we can't support them!
Disclaimer: It is not an easy task to determine who is black based on hands alone. We all know black comes in many different shades, but darker skin black women are continuously left out in this account. If there was any question as to if the hand model was black due to lighting, tanning, etc I checked the original account. If I still was unable to tell, I gave the benefit of the doubt. .
177 posts for the month of April, 22 of which appeared to be black. 177 posts for the month of May, 24 of which appeared to be black. For both months very few were dark-skinned. NailPro Magazine has posted 3 BLM posts along with their regular nail posts towards the end of May/1st of June. After receiving unfollow & Black Out Tuesday comments on their first two posts for June 2nd, did they finally post a black square. Since Black Out Tuesday, they have posted 13 nail pictures, one of which featured a black hand model (0.08%), reposted @lesstalkmorepolish Black-Owned Nail Polish Brand, a video featuring George Floyd’s daughter and a video featuring Tabitha Brown.
#blackmanicuristsunited #blackgirlsdonails #blacknailtechconnect #pulluporshutup #blacknailtechs