10 Influential Women of Color Who Helped Shape Beauty Trends

From the hair on our heads to the polish on our toes, these 10 dynamic women were instrumental in defining how we approach beauty.

Mindy Kaling

Beauty is just as much about hair and nails as it is about attitude. When you walk into a room and own it simply by being your authentic self, it radiates to all those around you. Mindy may not fit the beauty standards that have been hammered into us for decades, but this beautiful woman is smart as h*ll, and kicking down doors in Hollywood. She’s showing that women deserve a seat at the table. Beautiful, indeed. (Oh, and her recent Maybelline contract exemplifies her powerful beauty influence.)

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