Black Beauty Archives Launches Carla Joi Farmer-Jackson Scholarship to Support Aspiring Black Hair Stylists on TV and Film

Carla Joi Farmer-Jackson © Nolween Cifuenctes for the Washington Post

Black beauty archives (BBA) works with an Oscar nominated hairdresser Carla Joi Farmer-Jackson (2 America is coming) to launch a new scholarship program for black hairdressers in film and television. The Carla Joi Farmer-Jackson Scholarship dedicates funding to continuing education and professional development in hairdressing and a one-year one-on-one mentoring with industry veteran Carla Joi Farmer-Jackson to a cosmetology student pursuing a career in the television industry / cinematic.

The scholarship aims to strengthen the representation of black beauty artists on television and film and comes at a time when industry insiders are calling for an inclusive change in hair and makeup, equal representation and equal opportunity for black art.

Since 1998, Carla has been involved in professional hairstyles in the television and film industry, creating timeless looks and breaking down barriers as a department head. From Brandy Norwood’s braided hairstyle in Cinderella to Tracee Ellis Ross’s signature curly braids in Girlfriends, Carla has been involved in several productions considered iconic elements of black culture. Carla can bring everything from scrupulous historical authenticity to wild creative flair depending on the needs of the project. Productions include King Richard, Dolemite Is My Name, Sylvie’s Love, Coming 2 America, and Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated upcoming film No.

Carla Joi Farmer-Jackson he said, “This scholarship in partnership with Black Beauty Archives is so important to me. I wouldn’t be who I am or where I am in the industry without the support, mentoring and guidance of those who have taken the time to invest in me. “

This is Black Beauty Archives’ first scholarship and is in line with its mission to preserve, document and celebrate the history of Black Beauty culture. And Carla agrees to use her influence and her platform to elevate black hairdressers. The scholarship aims to break down the tutoring and networking barriers to entry into the world of television and film cosmetology. At the same time, providing access to Carla as a support network and mentor.

“Carla is a phenomenal artist and her heart is deeply rooted in the community. We share a belief in the power of mentoring and Carla recognizes the importance of nurturing aspiring black hairdressers at a crucial stage in their careers, whether it’s a new student, pivoting into their career or a single mother returning to the profession. , ” She said Camille Lawrence, founder of Black Beauty Archives. “I know this opportunity will change an artist’s life. And Black Beauty Archives hopes to continue the program every year. “

Hairstylists of African descent interested in applying can register from now until June 30, 2022 at https: // www.blackbeautyarchives.org/cjfj scholarship. The winner will be announced in July 2022.

Information on black beauty archives
Curated by the hearts and minds of Black womxn, Black Beauty Archives contains the story of our past, documents the present by imagining the future. Our mission is to preserve, document and celebrate the history of Black Beauty culture. Archival practice develops through three fundamental pillars: oral, physical and ritual. Items include rare vintage beauty ads, magazines, press photos, stamps, cosmetics, wigs and beauty tools. Exclusive oral stories from beauty professionals and creatives are added to our collection every two months. BBA will continue to add to these collections, expanding our archives to reflect Black Beauty’s dynamic aesthetic. Visit https: // www.blackbeautyarchives.org/

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