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‘Most of the time they put you in a scarf’ – why black actors struggle in the hair-and-makeup chair

A new campaign aims to tackle the lack of experience among beauticians on set, which sees black actors frequently asked to do their own hair and makeup
The campaigners aim to expose the mistreatment of black actors. Photograph: Warren Goldswain/Getty Images/iStockphoto

As if the scarcity of roles for black actors in Britain wasn’t bad enough, those who are cast in TV productions often find their hair and makeup needs are being ignored or at worst abused.

A new campaign to tackle inequality in behind-the-camera treatment has been launched

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