“black women are made of brown sugar, honey, cocoa, and gold”
If you’re still flipping through an increasingly finite number of television channels instead of the endless videos via online channels you might as well party like its 1999 because you’re stuck in the past! With 300 hours of video produced every minute Youtube is the proverbial town hall of #MagicLityCity. So move over BET, MTV, and VH1, Youtube has become your one stop shop for…well everything. These days, the uses for YouTube are endless and still growing! One multi-billion follower market on YouTube right now is the Beauty Influencer Market. Yet and still, in a market full of equally delicious coconut shavings where are the rich dark chocolate chips? Black women, the dark chocolate chips of the Beauty Influencer market, are taking Youtube by storm. With a market that can become so easily saturated, where do you turn for the best influence? Here’s my list of the top 5 #BlackGirlMagic beauty Influencers on Youtube! In no particular order.
…twist outs make you wanna scream and shout?
With 101 posted videos and a following of a just over one million subscribers; Alyssa Forever is definitely doing something right. Alyssa not only slays with a contouring wand but provides her subscribers with natural hair tutorials,(one of which has given me the best bantu knot out ever) vlogs and even fashion videos. Her high-quality videos and relatable personality have made her one of the top influencers to watch. Check out her magic makeup tricks in this video!
…a little more interested in how to slay your curls?
Her 191 videos have amassed a small army of more than 995,000 subscribers. Not only does Jalessa have curls that snatch my edges but she has everything from how keep your wigs popping, how to wash your TWA (teeny weeny afro) and how to deal with anxiety and depression. Not to mention brows and full lips that could kill! Check out her flawless, heatless curls here!
…always wanted to slay the video girl scene with a swag so mean?
Providing her 230,000 subscribers with 115 videos she’s skyrocketing to the top. Maybe with a little help from being Bryson Tiller’s leading lady his Exchange Video. Symphani shows us how to slay dragons in hair store wigs, dominate any video shoot in vibrate crease colors, and sing our hearts out in Music Mondays. Learn some of her wig magic tricks here!
…need a double dose of realness?
Two times the fun with two times the glam coming at their 580,000 subscribers with 383 videos! Kelsey and Kendra use their sweet, southern Alabama born accent to teach us how to slay twice as hard. Let’s not even mention their long healthy hair that is guaranteed to be the envy of everybody at the salon this weekend! Their signature locs are so mesmerizing they even shared their magic tricks with us in their debut book. On top of their hair tricks, they keep us entertained in between hair videos with their equally successful blogging channel. See how their care for their luxurious locs here
…wanna add a little spice to your make up collection?
Irishcel507 uses her latin accent to seduce us into a magic makeup trance.730,000 subscribers get to flip through her 137 videos and see everything from skincare to cut creases. Irishcel507 tries beauty trends that no-one else will and and never forgets to take her fellow makeup magicians with her. Ever been curious about a charcoal or peel-off mask? She’s your girl! Check out her commentary on removing blackheads here.
Well that’s all I’ve got in my #BlackGirlMagic hat this time. Slay those dragons and cut those creases ladies! In the famous words of Muva Badu “I guess I’ll see you next lifetime”
*Images courtesy of influencers perspective Youtube Channels
*Featured Image Source: Pixability, “Beauty on YouTube,” 2014.