Congratulations to Jackie Aina!
The beauty influencer and social justice advocate is reportedly executive-producing a documentary, tagged Social Beauty, alongside actress Andrea Lewis, director Kwanza Nicole Gooden, and Emmy-nominated producers CJ Faison and Takara Joseph.
Per THR, Fiona Crystal of Digitaldash PR said in a statement that the documentary is set to highlight “the success and impact of everyday Black women, turned top social media influencers dominating the mainstream beauty market and changing its standards, one tutorial at a time.”
The statement continued, “Social Beauty will take an exclusive inside look at the lives of these popular influencers and reveal how they turned a hobby into affluent entrepreneurial careers.”
The doc will feature candid conversations with brand executives, celebrity makeup artists, beauty editors and more and examine the impact influencers have had on changing the industry’s perception of beauty.
Aina will both executive produce and star in the doc alongside Cydnee Black, Alissa Ashley, Whitney White, Shalom Blac and Nyma Tang.
Reacting to the exciting news, Aina said, “I’m so excited to be a part of something that shows our impact as black women in beauty. I hope through this project people will see that so many of us are passionate, multifaceted, and more than what you see outwardly. It is an honor being a part of a community that encourages so many of us to believe in ourselves and to look and feel beautiful even when often times the media encourages otherwise.”
A professional makeup artist, Aina jumpstarted her YouTube channel in 2009 after growing frustrated with the lack of women of color in the beauty industry. Thus far, she has garnered nearly 4 million subscribers on her channel and 1.6 million followers on Instagram.
We can’t wait!