Beyoncé’s Message to the Hair Industry

Published 17th May 2023 by Josie Jackson
We all know about Beyoncé's musical prowess, but did you also know that she has longstanding ties to the hair industry too? She shared all in a recent Instagram post... In a new post on Instagram, the singer shared: “How many of ya’ll knew my first job was sweeping hair in my mama’s salon? Destiny’s Child got our start my performing for clients while they were getting their hair done. I was exposed to so many different kinds of entrepreneurial woman in her salon. I saw first-hand how the ways we nurture and celebrate hair can directly impact our souls. I watched her heal and be of service to so many women. Having learned so much on my hair journey, I’ve always dreamed of carrying on her legacy. I can’t wait for you to experience what I’ve been creating.” Beyoncé's hair instagram Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, worked as a beautician before opening her own hair salon, Headliners, in 1990 – which proved to be one of the biggest salons in Houston, Texas. The salon also acted as an unofficial rehearsal stage for the group Destiny’s Child, however at the time they were still going by the name Girls Tyme. According to an interview in Texas Monthly, every week the group would devise their routines to an audience of captive clients, while Tina would cut hair. Meanwhile, Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé’s father and manager, “would direct the girls, and afterward he’d ask the ladies for criticisms and comments. Then the girls would do the routine again”. Speaking to the publication, Tina recalled, “The customers sometimes didn’t want to listen.  They’d be singing and dancing, and Mathew would tell them to make eye contact with the customers. The girls would call out, ‘Put your hands together!’ Customers would be rolling their eyes. That was a tough audience.” Evidently the challenge paid off, and while Team HJ are all fans of Beyoncé's music, we can't wait to see what she's been creating, with comments on her post speculating about a potential product launch. Beyoncé's hair If you're looking to channel a little Queen Bey in your salon, then you'll want to check out these two products her colourist can't live without. 
Josie Jackson

Josie Jackson

Published 17th May 2023

Josie supports the team with content for the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. Having grown up in a salon environment (thanks to her hairdresser mum) and even working as a Saturday girl before getting her degree in English Literature, Josie feels right at home in the industry. Although she’s experimented with a few creative colour looks in the past, she always comes back to blonde, and loves all things hydrating and bond building.

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