This Model Shared How the Fashion World Lets Down Models with Natural Hair

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Like many models, Londone Myers likes to post photos and videos of the totally fabulous fashion world. But one of her latest posts is going viral for exposing the struggles that non-white models, particularly black models with natural hair, still face in the industry.

In a behind-the-scenes time-lapse video from an unnamed Paris Fashion Week show, Myers waits for someone to work on her hair; when she pans the camera, you can see a group of white models being worked on. As Myers expresses her frustration over no one seeming to want to style her hair in the caption:

“I don’t need special treatment from anyone. What I need is for hairstylists to learn how to do black hair. I’m so tired of people avoiding doing my hair at shows. How dare you try to send me down the runway with a linty busted afro. We all know if you tried that on a white model you’d be #canceled

Like many models, Londone Myers likes to post photos and videos of the totally fabulous fashion world. But one of her latest posts is going viral for exposing the struggles that non-white models, particularly black models with natural hair, still face in the industry.

In a behind-the-scenes time-lapse video from an unnamed Paris Fashion Week show, Myers waits for someone to work on her hair; when she pans the camera, you can see a group of white models being worked on. As Myers expresses her frustration over no one seeming to want to style her hair in the caption:

“I don’t need special treatment from anyone. What I need is for hairstylists to learn how to do black hair. I’m so tired of people avoiding doing my hair at shows. How dare you try to send me down the runway with a linty busted afro. We all know if you tried that on a white model you’d be #canceled 👌🏽 If one doesn’t stand we all fall. If it isn’t my fro it’ll probably be yours”

For Myers, she’s asking for the courtesy that most other models get de facto:

“I used to experience so many people making my hair look so bad. I just started doing the curls they liked before each show and shoot. It got to the point where I was the only one I could rely on. It makes me mad because I know they don’t expect that from most girls; just the ones whose hair is too hard to do.”

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