Bronner Bros., Inc., the nation’s oldest independently-owned Black beauty company announced the launch of its “BB Goes to Zamunda” Challenge in support of the newly released Amazon Original movie “Coming 2 America.” In celebration of Black culture, BB invites its network of over 200,000 professional multicultural stylists and barbers to participate in the “BB Goes to Zamunda” Challenge.
As part of the collaboration, BB also created a limited edition “Soul Glo Hydrating Spray,” which was distributed to influencers, stylists, and barbers.
“Just as our legendary Beauty Shows are a part of the Culture, so is ‘Coming 2 America,’ said James Bronner, SVP of Bronner Bros. Trade Show Operations. “Considering the challenges of 2020, this year is all about the ‘glow up.'”
“We thought it fitting to create a limited edition Soul Glo product to celebrate. The Black beauty industry is known for flair and creativity, so I encourage our entire community of beauty pros to share their edgy and bold ideas with the world.”
Participants can submit a 30-second video displaying their unique hair artistry. Submissions may include avant-garde looks, tripped-out locs, carved and tapered African designs, and crowned braids, among others.
There is no fee to enter. Selected videos will receive prize packs courtesy of Amazon Studios and be shared across official Coming 2 America social platforms.
Submissions will be judged by celebrity stylists including Kim Kimble (Rihanna, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga) Larry Sims (Gabrielle Union, Regina King, Zendaya, KiKi Layne), Neal Farinah (Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Solange) and Youssef Barber (Drake, Quavo, Big Boi).
The goal of the challenge is to showcase new, emerging talent who create head-to-toe-looks inspired by the royalty and flair of the movie’s fictional African country of Zamunda.
The panel of celebrity stylists will also select the most inspiring and creative look to participate in the 75th Annual BB Beauty Show, which is the largest multicultural beauty show in the world. Submission information is available at bbcoming2america.com. The official hashtags are #BBZamunda and #Coming2America.
“In addition to giving stylists the opportunity to capture the essence of Zamunda, we must honor the historical role of the barbershop in Black culture. Although three decades have passed, the My-T-Sharp Barbershop is still relevant. That’s because the barbershop is about more than haircuts. It’s about community, connections and uplift. I can imagine my father, Nathaniel H. Bronner, Sr. getting a good laugh and taking pride in how Coming 2 America embraces the culture,” Bronner said.