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Behind Black HMU United
Created out of a need to protect Black bodies in entertainment, Black HMU United is dedicated to the vetting of hair & makeup professionals on sets and productions to ensure safety to all entertainers. This organization also provides continued education resources of Black hair & makeup to all those who seek the knowledge.
Historically, many Black entertainers have often fallen victims of wage theft, hair loss and other injustices in the entertainment industry due to lack of capable and competent hair and makeup artists who have chosen not to train nor be prepared in adequately caring or understanding Afro diasporic hair and skin types. Black HMU United, founded by actress and producer, Wunmi Fowora, seeks to provide the entertainment industry with direct access to vetted hair and makeup professionals who provide industry level services to performers who are of the African diaspora, so they too may be able to receive fair and just treatment in these projects, as their non Black colleagues do not not face these same hardships. Many Black identifying performers have been put in positions to do the labor themselves and/or provide tools to industry professionals on union and non union sets and productions for nearly a century. In addition, many theatre, tv and film credits of many beloved and renown works have never had correct hair and makeup credits due to their unpaid labor and many have had to spend money to supply their own tools to work on the job.
Black HMU United strives to change the notion of what due diligence looks like in entertainment and looks forward to growing it’s community of producers, directors, HMU professionals, patrons and lovers of the Arts who strive to learn about and advocate more for Black beauty in all its forms.