Crystal E. writes:

Hi ladies,

I am completing my masters in Mass Communication, and for my research, I am undressing hair product advertisements in Essence and Ebony magazines. I am interested in knowing how you all view the following ads. Any response you provide, short or long, is appreciated!
Some questions you may think about when viewing the ads are:

  • What does the textual message say to you?
  • What message do you gather from the models’ pose?
  • Do you find the ad acceptable?
  • What does the name of the brand mean to you?
  • What does the ad say to you about black women, hair, and beauty?

You do not have to answer these questions specifically. I just wanted to prose a few for your thoughts!

There are 4 ads:

1)
Long Aid- 1980s

2 & 3) African Pride ads- 1990s

4) Dr. Miracle’s- 2000s.

Thank you, and I look forward to reading some of your thoughts!

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