These Nails Are Perfect for Snatching Grammys

“Billie requested neon green, but I noticed that neon green is absorbed by base green color, so mixing neon yellow helps stand out. underwhelming, to say the least: Gwen Stefani showed up in the ever-problematic Dolce & Gabbana, while Lana Del Rey picked her dress up from a local mall. The “Bad Guy” singer complemented her head-to-toe Gucci look with super long, electric green nails. While this one might be hard to replicate at home, you know who to hit up when you’re feeling like an ultra fancy manicure. Finally came the crystals, which were finished with the Christian Louboutin Loubi Gloss top coat to seal the manicure and “give a patent leather-like shine.”Rosalía

Yvett G (yvynails) 🇲🇽 on Instagram: “💎💎💎 @rosalia.vt When you have to get things done, you figure out a way! Before people assume…”
Aside from nabbing nearly every award last night, Eilish also debuted perhaps the wildest nails of the night. Blinging away…”
Rosalía, who nabbed the Best Latin Rock Album of the Year award last night, also turned a lot of heads with her glam silver, diamond-encrusted nails. To complete the look, celebrity nail artists Emi Kudo and Nao Ishita hand painted the GG logo on her nails. Photo via Getty/Rachel Luna It’s call * let’s be friends * Hallo kitty collection. Suffice to say, we were intrigued.But clawing their way back into the mainstream beauty trends were extra intense talons seen all over the red carpet. Related | Here’s Who Didn’t Bore Us on the Grammys Red CarpetJust look at Alicia Keys’ crystal embellished braids. Awards season is always host to some of the most inspiring fashion looks. But the 62nd Grammy Awards was… Next, she added the Christian Louboutin The Nudes in Madame Est Nue for a cream base with a subtle sheen. From Billie Eilish and Lizzo to Rosalía, the manicures were longer and more elaborate than ever with an all too clear resounding message: nails are finally back!Below, we break down our favorite nail looks from the Grammys:​Billie Eilish

Emi Kudo on Instagram: “I am so overwhelmed for all the coverages about @billieeilish’s green Gucci nails from tonight’s @recordingacademy! “Blinging away and car surfing at the same time but it was all worth it!!” All in a day’s work.Cardi B

Jenny Bui ; BLING 👸🏼 on Instagram: “I love this opi color gel. Starting with one coat in OPI Gel Color in ‘March in Uniform,’ it was then topped with one coat of a custom blend of OPI Gel Color ‘Amazon AmazOFF’ and OPI Gel Color ‘Sun, Sea, and Sand in My Pants.’ As for the intricate design, Kudo and Ishita used OPI Gel Color ‘Pump up there volume’ to finish it off. Thankfully, red carpet beauty was serving what its fashion couldn’t. The claw-like design was the brainchild of California-based artist Yvett G, who apparently created the complex look in a moving vehicle, no less. To start, Ishizu applied Christian Louboutin’s Loubi Primer. “I also promised Billie’s team that I don’t take busy Billie’s time more than one hour, so working on the both hands at the same time was ideal.” The process involved 15 minutes per nail, totaling four hours to the finished result.Lizzo

eri Ishizu on Instagram: “8 GRAMMYS NOMINATIONS DRIP ✨✨ Get the look with @louboutinbeauty The base color Madame Est Nue, the number 8 I painted with Goldissima…”
Leave it to Lizzo to win multiple Grammys categories while outshining everyone in a gorgeous strapless white Versace gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.So naturally, when it came to the nails, celebrity manicurist Eri Ishizu was inspired by her eight nominations, embellishing the number eight on each nail in metallic glitter and adding on dangling, teardrop crystals to reflect the singer’s big night. Thank you @opi @opi_professionals for sponsors”
Cardi B’s nail artist, Jenny Bui, used nearly 100 Swarovski crystals to embellish the nails along with the OPI Hello Kitty collection as the base color. She then used Christian Louboutin Metallic Nudes in Goldissima to create the subtle eights. Had to finish these beauties in a moving vehicle! “When you have to get things done, you figure out a way! Had to finish these beauties in a moving vehicle,” she wrote on Instagram. Or, the always stunning Billy Porter who showed up with color-blocked, winged graphic blue and silver eyeshadow, silver lips and a bejeweled beauty mark. I decided to get help of a coupe of hand painting experts to speed up the job,” Kudo revealed on Instagram explaining how it all came together.

Try on Lipstick Without Stepping Foot in Sephora

Beyond saving their favorite images, making style or beauty boards, users will now also be able to try on their favorite lipstick on Pinterest. With Try On, a new feature introduced today in the U.S, those interested can virtually test a variety of colors from actual brands by bareMinerals, Estée Lauder, Sephora, Neutrogena and L’Oréal’s NYX Professional Makeup, YSL Beauté, Lancôme and Urban Decay. Pinterest on Instagram: “Our new Try on feature is live!⁣ Search “lipstick” on Pinterest today to…⁣ ✨Try different lipsticks from different brands⁣ ✨See shades…”
All you need to do is turn on the selfie view on the Pinterest camera or find item results that have a ‘Try It’ button. “They also wanted ways to explore looks without the anxiety that may come with trying something new at a store or buying a new product online they haven’t tried.”Pinterest isn’t the first platform to introduce an AR-enabled makeup feature. “What people often want to do is figure out what kind of inspirational stuff they can do in their own looks. And this try-on feature is really an answer to that.” Related | This App Matches You to Your Perfect IRL Foundation Shade”We heard from Pinners who wanted a way to try on new looks for happier purchases they won’t want to return while mobile shopping,” the company added in a press release. You can then either save the look, buy the product if you like it, or try on more looks.The innovative feature, reportedly a year in the making, will work as an extension to Pinterest Lens — “a computer-vision tool that can search the platform for ideas by using the camera to identify objects, from buildings to outfits, in the real world.” reports WWD.”We actually saw a lot of people taking selfies with Lens. Companies such as Sephora, Estee Lauder among others have all debuted their own versions of services that allow you test foundations from a number of different brands.The new Pinterest feature only further indicates how different the landscape of modern beauty might be in the next decade.Photo courtesy of Pinterest But when you’re looking at yourself, the best experience isn’t necessarily to show you other people that look kind of similar to you, or to show celebrities that are similar,” Jeff Harris, Pinterest’s head of visual search, told the outlet.

NikkieTutorials Knows Who Her Blackmailers Are

Oh my god, we found the guy. “I have the ability to not only destroy the life of my blackmailer, but also the life of his family, his kids, his friends, his surroundings… Oh my god, we found the girl. NikkieTutorials AKA Nikkie De Jager is fighting back. Do I want that? Related | NikkieTutorials Comes Out as Trans”Today I’m sharing something with you that I’ve always wanted to share, one day, but under my own circumstances,” she explained in the video, titled “I’m Coming Out.” “And it looks like that chance has been taken away from me. If I out this person, am I going to be doing the same as this person did to me? I ask that you stop this.”The blogger also revealed that it was with the help of police, she was able to track down the people and notes that it was both scary and liberating to find out: “I have their names, their phone numbers, email addresses,” she says. Do I need that? When I found out exactly who was behind this all, I was shocked.” Related | Watch NikkieTutorials Talk Coming Out on ‘Ellen’Since posting, de Jager’s “Coming Out” video has generated over 33 million views along with an outpouring of support. “How I deal with this situation, what information I would like to share, at the end of the day is my story,” she says. “No other person or media outlet should be the one talking about my blackmailer when they only know half of the truth. “I even know where they live and how they treated people around me to get more information on my true story… “I’ve been seeing so many ‘truth’ videos going around saying, ‘Oh my god, this is Nikkie’s blackmailer. This and this person are Nikkie’s blackmailers.”She continues saying that it isn’t up to anyone else including her fans or the media to find the person. She has also since made an appearance on Ellen Degeneres’ show speaking on what motivated her to come out along with how supportive her family has been.”I know this will sound so stupid and weird, but with this platform that we have right here, I have the power to destroy a life,” she said. The beauty YouTuber who recently came out as transgender has revealed she knows who her blackmailers are. But, she wants to take higher ground, put the issue to rest and not take action against them, “We need to stop the witch hunt that I’ve been seeing going around,” she says in the video. She knows the perpetrator. So I’m taking back my own power.”And now, in a video posted on Tuesday, de Jager shared she wanted people to stop trying to figure out who the blackmailers were because she’s already one step ahead of us. You are destroying people’s lives that aren’t even involved in this. I’m better than that.” Photo via YouTube I don’t want to lower myself to that level…

Why Is Tati Westbrook’s New Product Being Called Out?

Tati Westbrook’s latest beauty launch is… Tried it twice, liked it. “@TatiBEAUTY when I saw your new product coming out I was so excited, so I got the Blendiful for $28.90, ” one user tweeted. Stay tuned. Photo via Instagram I’m washing it for the 2nd time & it’s ripped already”While the claims haven’t been addressed by Westbrook or Tati Beauty yet, PAPER has reached out to the brand for a statement. not going so well. “I live in France so I’d to pay the international shipping. Related | Tati Westbrook Finally Reveals Her ‘Mysterious’ Beauty ToolThe tweets have attracted a lot of attention with users petitioning for Westbrook to look into it especially since Westbrook initially claimed the puffs are reusable and machine washable. While many are stating that they’re tearing apart even post-hand wash.”So @tatibeauty I love my blendiful but while simply washing it and not even that rough it literally ripped at the seem, what can I do?” one user wrote. Although the launch was mostly met with positive feedback, the backlash started after a number of Twitter users began sharing images of their damaged products. ” I have barely used it long and I don’t think that is right, I was not being rough with it at all.”Then there were those who paid for international shipping and were understandably upset. The YouTuber who recently dropped a set of makeup puffs called Blendiful, has upset customers who claim the tools are literally falling apart.The makeup tool that promised to be a step up from a traditional makeup brush or blender, offering a seamless application experience, is instead receiving criticism for ripping apart after one wash.

Elton John Loves the Smell of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Vagina

He’s a fan,” he told the outlet. Related | Goop Is Sold Out of Vagina-Scented CandlesIn a recent interview with The Cut, perfumer Douglas Little, that worked with artisanal fragrance label Heretic to create the candle, revealed that John is a real “fan” and supposedly bought a “ton” of the product.”Elton John bought a ton of them. It’s this beautiful, sacred thing and yet in our society and in many societies there is a lot of stigma and shame. I saw the candle being sold on eBay for a ridiculous price.”While Little didn’t have much to offer as to why he thought the singer was purchasing the product in bulk, you’ve got to acknowledge him for his unique taste.Surprisingly, however, almost all of the customers curious about the smell the mysterious scent, are women. Just last week Goop reported that Gwyneth Paltrow’s surprisingly popular vagina candles have sold out. But who knows, maybe Elton is planning a resale with the ones he bought in bulk. I think people are sick of that.”Sadly, if you too were hoping to catch a whiff of the vagina candles, they’re still off the market. Like, a lot a lot. “I would say that about 92 percent of our customers for this product are female,” Little said. There’s no reason. And now it seems the “This Smells like My Vagina” candle, which reportedly has a “a funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent” has found an unlikely fan in Elton John. “We have been hounded and stalked by so many people [trying to get one]. “Why the fuck is that? — is shocking to some people,” he continued. “When was the last time a bunch of horny guys were out buying scented candles?””Just saying the word — vagina! Like a lot. Photo via Instagram

Censorship Could Save Instagram

And this is the case for everyone.” —Jameela JamilBut beyond eating disorders and glaring mental health issues, there’s also the disturbing studies that indicate a massive uptick in elective and invasive plastic surgery procedures stemming out of airbrushed images and feeds full of pouty lips, big butts and flat tummies. With the advent of social media and ubiquity of retouched images, no doubt that correlation has multiplied to the maximum. It honestly astounds me that it is even legal to use any editing in advertising, especially for beauty and hair campaigns. Related | We’ve Forgotten What Human Faces Actually Look LikeA systematic review of 20 papers published in 2016 found that scrolling through photo-based platforms such as Instagram have a direct and damaging impact on body image and encourages an overall negative perspective of self. “No longer using it over the past three years has completely transformed my expectations of my appearance. If they constantly disrupt our ability to be content then they can continue to manipulate us into submission. Censorship undoubtedly infringes on creative freedom and ultimately raises questions about free speech. “Women (and men) generally are aware that beauty ideals are socially constructed and there is a lot more diversity in role models now,” she says. They are the reason behind dysmorphia and self loathing in so many. “If artists want to use Photoshop I think they should have to apply for the right to use it, making their case to a board of review why it is important to their creative practice. So where do we draw the line? This afternoon I found out that one of the two people I have…”
“As someone who struggled with mental health issues — many of them Instagram-specific mental health issues — in the past, I couldn’t be more excited about any steps in the direction of protecting the apps user,” Calloway tells PAPER. “And you know who buys more stuff? And this is the case for everyone,” she explains. The reason I haven’t yet shot one is because I’m waiting for a company with morals and the guts to promote their products with no digital enhancement. Posting a photoshopped body should be a right exercised by artists who have been reviewed and not an inalienable right of anyone signing up for the platform.” While getting yourself pre-approved as an artist might take away from the liberties that social media has entailed, Calloway’s concerns aren’t without merit.Jameela Jamil, who has famously championed against celebrities and influencers alike for promoting products and images that encourage unrealistic beauty ideals, also expects that Facebook’s move is ultimately a step towards us “accepting ourselves and each other.”

Jameela Jamil on Instagram: “THIS IS HUGE NEWS. Striking a balance between softening and sharpening the edges of the face, blurring out every spot and “imperfection” to a point of believability and, of course, finding the right filter. A lot goes into a carefully altered selfie. The influencer knows a thing or two about dealing with social media pitfalls and believes the new guidelines are step in the right direction. It is also important to note that there is definitely a repercussion when it comes to dating. Our standards are becoming stupidly high and we are becoming hyper-normalized to digital beauty, which makes it harder to appreciate potential partners as they are. And — no points for guessing — also promotes eating disorders.Wolf, whose 1990 classic The Beauty Myth became instrumental in highlighting how images of beauty are constantly used against women (spearheading the discourse into the mainstream) agrees the pressures from social media have dramatically amplified toxic beauty standards over the years.”The ubiquity of porn has given young women very little sense of sexual privacy and autonomy,” she says. we have managed to…”
“It affects me to see a perfectly edited photo of myself. I can’t help but compare. For over a year now, a number of users have found their engagement to be restricted for violating the company’s undefined policies, also known as “shadow banning.”Of course, censorship on social media is by no means a new topic of debate. “It’s a deliberate ploy to set the bar too high for a normal person to meet. Much like how consuming an excess of porn makes it harder to enjoy regular sex.”Despite her reservations around censorship, Wolf echoes similar sentiments. Related | Americans Spent $16.5 Billion on Plastic Surgery in 2018But a new Instagram move stands to threaten that. @i_weigh are changing the world together. Isn’t the ability to be able to share your work, thoughts, or art from wherever you are with the click of a button what gives social media its power?As long as capitalist models are in place, corporations will continue to use the freedom to exploit the insecurities of women, ethical or not. WELCOME TO REALITY on Instagram: “Modern girl: Instagram/Reality
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But this isn’t the first time the social media giant has introduced this type of ban. We love their greys and wrinkles but detest our own. Facelifts and eyelid surgeries came in close after.”I despise airbrushing, photoshop, or Facetune,” Jamil says. “Since Photoshop is mainly used by professionals and very often for digital art there would be a lot of people suffering that are simply expressing themselves creatively.”Even so, it’s no secret that advertising and media have for years affected the way young women see themselves. That area of influence is even bigger if it’s a celebrity approved surgeon, reflected within the shocking number of Americans opting for elective plastics. It’s not journalism. “As a free speech absolutist, I don’t think [censorship] is a great idea,” says Naomi Wolf, author of Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalzation of Love that investigates modern censorship and modern homophobic laws.”On a platform that is so public, I think people should be free to use whatever tools they wish to express themselves. Have we reached a point where we can counteract or at least mitigate the impact of such images through actively spreading awareness and speaking out? And it’s not just users posting photos of their newly constructed features, but also plastic surgeons using it to promote their own businesses, which unsurprisingly is not a small number. It’s almost an art; well, an art of deception. I can’t help but compare. It hurts how I see myself in the mirror. About 70 percent of board-certified surgeons have social media profiles with before and after images of their patients that generates substantial interest. In 2018 alone, Americans went under the knife for: 313,735 breast augmentations, 258,558 liposuction procedures and 213,780 nose reshaping surgeries.A recent social media report from Norwegian global influencer marketing platform inzpire.me found that almost half of the surveyed influencers thought their jobs had an impact on their mental health, while 32 percent reported it had a negative impact on their own body image.Just ask Caroline Calloway, whose tumultuous relationship with former friend and ghostwriter Natalie Beach became a hot topic of online discussion. There is so much to unpack, and hopefully this push back against photo editing will stop that in its tracks.”

Jameela Jamil on Instagram: “I’m aware this may not seem that deep, or “brave” but it’s a win for teenage and twenty something me who suffered with such obsessive body…”
Still, who do we hold accountable?According to Jamil, it’s up to the corporations and media to take responsibility. Caroline Calloway on Instagram: “Do you guys have any friendships that have ended that still bring you pain? Traditional carriers of toxic beauty ideals — namely, TV, advertisements and physical billboards — are still in place. And it won’t just stop at social media. In light of the highly publicized accusations against Facebook in amplifying the internet’s favorite catchall term — “fake news,” the company has now reportedly introduced new controls that limit the visibility of photoshopped images on Instagram.This means the images that are digitally altered — for whatever purpose — can be flagged as “false information.” And there are no definitive guidelines either, so everything from memes and artistic images to potentially photoshopped images of beauty is fair game. They are why we are more afraid of aging than we have ever been, which is so sexist since we still celebrate men who are aging ‘gracefully’ as we put it. It’s not journalism.” —Naomi WolfShe isn’t isolated in her point of view.”To be honest, I understand that the thought behind it is good, but Instagram won’t get the results they’re hoping for,” agrees Jelena Cikoja, a fashion and lifestyle influencer whose feed is a mix between glossy travel images and outfit posts. “But the figures for eating disorders have stayed the same, and pressures on young women from social media and from porn are more intense.””It affects me to see a perfectly edited photo of myself. After a bunch of shouting, screaming, and petitioning… “Same is true for men for that matter — and the focus on social media does make self-consciousness kind of constant.” Of course, with self consciousness comes the debate around mental health, which isn’t just contained to users exposed to the content online, but those creating them too. Dr. While on one hand, it threatens to infringe on artistic liberties and quite simply, the right to express yourself, on the other it could help potentially curb the influence of unrealistic images of beauty. “”People should be free to use whatever tools they wish to express themselves. Simon Ourian – Epione on Instagram: “Exclusively available at Epione® Beverly Hills 😷 Treatment: Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation 🎯 Purpose: To enhance a small chin 👓 How it…”
Related | This Artist Reimagined Icons Using 2018 Beauty TrendsA new report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that Americans spent close to $16.5 billion on plastic surgeries and other invasive procedures in 2018 alone, a four percent increase from 2017.The most popular surgical procedures among these were breast augmentation (313,735 procedures), liposuction (258,558 procedures) and nose reshaping (213,780 procedures). Unhappy people. It hurts how I see myself in the mirror. It speaks to incompetence and a lack of faith in your product to need to lie by airbrushing your marketing.”Related | What the Ideal Influencer Looks LikeThere’s no winning here. “They are the reason behind the rise of cosmetic surgery in teens. This in turn makes them feel unhappy with their appearance, due to the natural comparison they might make to the image they’re being shown,” she says. There are too many questions to unpack but ultimately it comes down to what we’re willing to sacrifice: creative liberties or decades of social conditioning. This has also endangered images that Instagram has over time deemed “inappropriate” for being “sexually suggestive” which has extended into policing women’s bodies. Photo via Instagram (She is also reportedly working her experiences from the past year into an upcoming book, Scammer).

The Woman Behind Hollywood’s Most Famous Faces

Gucci Westman, the seasoned makeup artist who has established herself as the go-to beauty expert among celebrities, has now launched into the digital space with a Youtube beauty series called “Makeup and Friends.”For the initial episode, Westman has tapped actress Demi Moore, where she can be seen doing Moore’s makeup in the actress’ Beverly Hills home, while chatting about makeup products, Moore’s recently published memoir and grey hair.The upcoming episodes will follow a similar format and feature some of Westman’s existing friends and clients including Martha Stewart, Cameron Diaz and Dakota Fanning, among others. I want it to feel more transparent and to have a nice conversation that feels meaningful.”She added that she also wants use the platform to expand her makeup label into a “fully refillable brand,” Westman, whose client-base includes the likes Drew Barrymore, Julianne Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway has previously served as the Artistic Director at Lancôme and Global Artistic Director at Revlon. “It’s a learning curve ’cause for me, I need to be louder about the efforts we make for our products to be as clean as possible. [This series] isn’t a product push — I’m not taking that route. Since launching, her brand has become known for its focus on clean, and natural ingredients and includes both cosmetics and makeup brushes. Photo via YouTube In talking to WWD, the makeup artist and founder of beauty label Westman Atelier revealed that the concept behind the series is rooted in portraying “real tutorials.” “Video content has revolutionized the beauty industry,” said Westman.

Jeffree Star’s Valentine’s Day Mystery Boxes Are Almost Sold Out

“All these people pressed about the #jeffreestarmysterybox launch and saying it’s the worst launch. The Jeffree Star Valentine’s Day Collection is available to shop here. If you were hoping to grab one of Jeffree Star’s Valentine’s Day Mystery Boxes, sadly you may be too late. While the Premier box is still up for grabs, both Deluxe and Supreme are sold out.Photo via Instagram If you weren’t prepared that’s on you boo.” one user wrote. According to the website, all tiers “contain different exclusive items ranging from cosmetics to accessories to apparel.” All products included in the boxes are vegan and cruelty free. Basically, you’re stuck with it. This was by far the smoothest launch yet. Additionally, all three tiers will feature at least one exclusive cosmetic only available in these mystery boxes, while the “deluxe mystery box” includes merch.As the name disclaims, customers have no choice in the items in the box and because of the “extreme discounts” there will be no returns or exchanges. ❤️ New @jeffreestarcosmetics Valentine’s #MysteryBox launch is THIS FRIDAY 💔 Our most insane boxes ever with sickening exclusive…”
The collection — which dropped earlier today — rolled out in three different tiers: Premier (includes four items), Deluxe (includes eight items) and Supreme (rounding out at 12 items), priced at $60 to $199 respectively. Or at least those who were able to secure the higher tiers at the time of its release, as the only box still available for purchase at this time is the $60 Premier version. Naturally, Twitter had some thoughts with reactions — dependent on what they could get their hands on.Some even blamed it on a technical error.But loyal fans came to the defense of Star. The much anticipated drop that has been drummed up across social media for a while, has already sold out, well most of it anyway. Jeffree Star on Instagram: “‪Hi…

Student Suspended for His Dreadlocks Is Invited to the Oscars

“There is no dress code policy that prohibits any cornrow or any other method of wearing of the hair,” said Superintendent Greg Poole. Hair Love on Instagram: “We surprised high school teen Deandre Arnold and his family with an invitation to the Oscars as our special guests with help from…”
Cherry told CBS that DeAndre’s story is precisely what “Hair Love” wants to stand and fight for. Black Lives Matter activist Ashton Woods told CBS affiliate KHOU-TV, “The dress code is designed by white people for white people and is damaging to black bodies.” After hearing about his story, celebrity couple Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade, and the rest of the team behind Oscar-nominated animated short film “Hair Love,” decided to invite DeAndre to the Oscars this year. “You and your mother Sandy are the official guests of the Oscar-nominated team behind ‘Hair Love’ at the 2020 Academy Awards.””We’ve all been so inspired by your story and this is the very least we can do to thank you for standing up for yourself and for your right to wear your natural hair at school,” filmmaker Matthew A. He also wants to shed a light on the CROWN Act — a law, which has been passed in California, New York and New Jersey, that bans hair-based discrimination. “Our policy limits the length. Last week, CBS reported that a high school student in Texas named DeAndre Arnold was suspended by his school, and was threatened not to be allowed to march at his graduation because of his dreadlocks. “We love the way that you carry yourself and we wanted to do something special for you,” Wade told the high schooler. “If this law was in Texas, this situation with DeAndre wouldn’t happen.”Watch “Hair Love” below.Photo via YouTube Cherry told DeAndre. “Just hearing his story, it really just represented everything we were trying to do with the short film, ‘Hair Love.’ We really wanted to just normalize black hair, normalize us,” Cherry said. It’s been that way for 30 years.”People sided with DeAndre on the matter, citing how the school’s rule clearly caters more to non-POC students. The Barbers Hill Independent School District claims that the issue is not about race.