To kick-off BET Awards Weekend, Black Beauty Roster (BBR) hosted an incredible luncheon event yesterday – Friday, June 24th – at the EDITION West Hollywood to honor top BIPOC beauty pros and industry leaders who work behind the camera. Speakers included Sir John, Larry Sims, Vernon François, Ebonee Davis, and more with a special keynote from Lori Harvey, founder and CEO of SKN by LH.
Black Beauty Roster (BBR) and Lori Harvey Host Star-Studded Luncheon to Celebrate Black Beauty Excellence at the EDITION in West Hollywood
ABOUT: Black Beauty Roster’s mission is to bring meaningful diversity across the fashion and entertainment industry by amplifying the work and talent of Black Beauty Professionals. Top talent, media, and celebrities in the industry came together to celebrate BIPOC beauty pros and industry leaders. Lori Harvey, founder and CEO of SKN by LH, presented the special keynote and Sir John presented the Allyship Award to Barry Lee Moe, the Department Head Award to Stacey Morris, the Legacy Award to Sam Fine, and finally the AJ Crimson Trailblazer Award to Kim Roxie. Event sponsors included Warner Bros. Discovery, Sephora, Kerastase, Oribe, Color of Change, and more.
Official host of the 2021 BET Awards and actress, Taraji P. Henson, rocked the occasion last night wearing custom wigs by Upgrade Boutique throughout the evening styled by Tym Wallace. Model, Naomi Campbell, and actress, Marsai Martin, both styled by Alexander Armand, also stole the show wearing extensions by Upgrade Boutique. The evening was filled with flawless looks from powerful women including Queen Latifa, Lauren London, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Maxine Waters, Ciara, Chloe Bailey, Jazmine Sullivan, Ari Lenox, Zendaya, H.E.R., The City Girls and many more.
BET is engaging and supporting fans during the COVID-19 crisis with the launch of its daily curated content series, #BETHouseParty, designed to inspire, entertain, inform and empower our community. The BET Digital live series features programming ranging from musical performances and DJ sets to master classes, lifestyle hacks and more. #BETHouseParty joins ViacomCBS’ social distancing campaign #AloneTogether in partnership with the Ad Council and the U.S. government to support fans during the global pandemic. The series kicked off on IG Live, yesterday March 29, with the Grammy-award winning, Kirk Franklin, who presented an unforgettable praise party with special guests award-winning producer and best-selling author, DeVon Franklin, and award-winning gospel singer Erica Campbell. For the daily #BETHouseParty schedule, updates, and to join the conversation follow @BET.
Today, March 30, #BETHouseParty will feature ‘Real Talk,’ a conversation, with legendary stylist June Ambrose (@juneAmbrose) at 3 PM ET, and celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble (@KimbleHaircare) at 3:35 PM ET who will both share some of their go-to tips and lessons they both have learned over their expansive career.