Tell us how you are building future initiatives to drive the beauty industry forward!

Record your video pitch (up to 3 minutes maximum) sharing your vision for the future of the beauty industry. How can the beauty industry support and inspire Black professionals? How can we advance inclusivity and Black representation in beauty? Tell us your vision, and how this will create a beautiful future for the beauty industry and for consumers.  

Upload your video to YouTube as an unlisted video (important, so our judges can review!) and then submit your information below for a chance to win. See official rules for contest details, and check out an example of judging criteria for your pitch.


One grand prize winner will win a $5,000 business grant and a trip to Dark & Lovely's headquarters in NY to go behind the scenes of what it takes to build and grow a brand.


Thank you for your interest! The entry period has now closed. 

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