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18 Oct, 2023, 09:00 ET
#MyHairAMiModo will drive meaningful conversations surrounding harmful hair stereotypes and champion hair positivity through a series of touchpoints including a new music video with an updated message for Bomba Estéreo’s “Soy Yo”
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Oct. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Dove research shows that 9 out of 10 women feel pressured to style their hair according to society’s expectations1. As a community with diverse hair types of all lengths, textures and colors, Latinas are no stranger to this societal pressure. Today, Dove announces #MyHairAMiModo (translated to “my hair, my way”), an initiative designed alongside Latina community advocates to help drive catalyzing conversations surrounding the limiting societal expectations associated with Latinas’ hair and celebrate the beautiful diversity of hair within the community.
To kick off #MyHairAMiModo, Dove partnered with Li Saumet of Bomba Estéreo to re-record the band’s anthemic hit song, “Soy Yo,” with an updated message and music video that speaks directly to hair self-expression, encouraging Latinas of all generations to celebrate the unique hair that makes them, them.
“For more than 20 years, Dove has been committed to redefining narrow beauty standards so that women and girls can see their beauty is a source of happiness, not anxiety – this includes their relationship with their hair,” says Dove Hair Global Vice President, Bérengère Loubatier. “Through #MyHairAMiModo, we aim to uplift Latina community voices and celebrate the beauty of all hair types, textures and styles so that Latina women feel empowered to embrace wearing their hair, their way.”
To accompany this revamped anthem, Dove is releasing a new music video featuring footage of Bomba Estéreo and the child star of the original “Soy Yo” music video, Sarai Gonzalez. The campaign will also amplify the stories of Latinas sharing what it means to wear their hair in the spirit of #MyHairAMiModo. Dove invites Latinas everywhere to join the #MyHairAMiModo conversation on TikTok to the tune of the updated “Soy Yo” by sharing their hair story and tagging #MyHairAMiModo and @Dove. Allies are encouraged to participate by engaging with content and sharing it with their network.
“The #MyHairAMiModo campaign and our collaboration with Dove are very much what Bomba Estéreo is about,” shared Li Saumet, lead singer of Bomba Estéreo. “The updated verses are about being genuine, being original and above all else, accepting and celebrating yourself as you are. The connection was very organic for me because I often experiment with my hair to express myself and my personal style. It’s important for brands like Dove to elevate the pressures Latina women face when it comes to their hair because the more we talk about it, the more possibilities there will be for positive change.”
Dove has teamed up with Christine Gutierrez, a prominent Latina self-esteem expert, and Ona Diaz-Santin, a renowned hairstylist and one of the pioneers in elevating the conversation surrounding hair self-expression within the community, to host a transformative #MyHairAMiModo Masterclass at Ona’s hair salon. This learning experience is tailored to engage hair stylists with actionable tools to address hair stereotypes and spread hair positivity at their own salons and in their communities across the country.
This campaign builds on the launch of the Dove Love Your Hair collection introduced earlier this year. The collection was developed to make tailored hair care more widely accessible, and effectively nourish a range of hair textures, types, lengths, and colors, with the mission of encouraging women to proudly wear the hair that makes them, them.
Join us in celebrating the beauty of all hair. Together, let’s say “no” to limiting societal expectations so we can say “yes” to #MyHairAMiModo. To learn more, visit Dove.com/myhairamimodo.
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1 Unilever/Dove. (2022). Hair Unfairness: Taking Action to End Hair Labelling in Society [White Paper].
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