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Black Hair Stories Put On Display In New Docuseries

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Hulu and OWN released a new trailer for Michaela angela Davis and Tracee Ellis Ross’ The Hair Tales docuseries. This docuseries is a six-part segment presented by Onyx Collective, highlighting Black women’s experience with their hair. Historically, Black hair and features were (and still is) scrutinized and stigmatized in the United States for not fitting into the European standards of beauty.

The Hair Tales will be one-hour long conversations and stories about Black hair. The series will feature OWN CEO Oprah Winfrey, Emmy nominee Issa Rae, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Grammy nominees CHIKA and Chloe Bailey, and Black-ish star Marsai Martin. The series will also include scholars and hair professionals of the likes of Dr. Noliwe Rooks, professor in Africana Studies at Brown University, and Esi Eggleston Bracey, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of beauty and personal care at Unilever. 

The Hair Tales Trailer

In the trailer, Ross defines the title of the series, “hair tales” as, “Hair Tales is using hair as a metaphor for us to be with the humanity of us as Black women.” According to the trailer, they will share their personal tales, including the fears, challenges, and resilience around their hair.

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The Hair Tales premieres on October 22. Check out the trailer below.

The Hair Tales First Look

The Hair Tales premieres on October 22. Check out a first look on the series below.

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