Boughetto Is The Unapologetic Black Beauty Aesthetic Inspired By Social Change – Refinery29

Celebrity nail artist Fleeked by Fee credits the UK’s boughetto boom to the mix of different beauty standards within diasporic Black communities in the UK – a refreshing contrast to white, Eurocentric beauty ideals. Her nail style? More is more. Think ultra long, coffin-shaped talons bedecked with gems, glitter and crystals. Scroll through any UK-based nail salon’s Instagram account and you’ll be presented with countless similar styles, all inspired by boughetto. Fee (who has worked with the likes of Ms Banks, Shaybo and Stefflon Don) says that Black women are pushing back against major beauty stereotypes more than ever through their beauty choices. “Words like ‘ratchet’ were used to discredit Black women who rocked long eyelashes, long nails or extreme makeup,” she says. “Now, thanks to the likes of Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion and so many other Black women putting their foot down, we’re saying loudly, ‘Actually, this is a creative expression of beauty in its own right, regardless of what the mainstream industry thinks’.”


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