And for Beyoncé, beauty is more than skin-deep.
“I’ve seen how much Black women’s emotions are attached to our hair and beauty,” she continued. “The beauty industry does not always understand these emotions and what we need. I want to build a community where women of all races can communicate and share some of those secrets, so we can continue to support and take care of each other. I want to give women a space to feel their own strength and tell their stories. That is power.”
Of course, the superstar has picked up a few tricks of the trade.
“The stress on my hair and skin,” she said, “from sprays and dyes to the heat of a curling iron and wearing heavy makeup while sweating on stage. I’ve picked up many secrets and techniques over the years to look my best for every show.”