Tracee Ellis Ross has always dreamed of being an entrepreneur. And in 2019 with the launch of her haircare line Pattern Beauty
I wanted to have a business and I wanted to have creative control over that business
The world continues to underestimate Black women our creativity, our ability, our drive, our importance.
As a child, I had no opinions or thoughts about my hair. I didn't even know it was a thing that I should have opinions or thoughts about," Ross says.
The Emmy-nominated actress believes companies have a responsibility to provide items that "celebrate" beauty rather than putting forth ideas that "you weren't something and you need this [product] in order to be it."
Witnessing others fall in love with their hair just as she did. The multi-hyphenate explains that she's constantly in awe of Pattern's recent successes.
The other day, I was watching some morning show and a hairstylist was doing a slicked back look and they were using my stronghold gel," she recalls.
I feel like it reminds me of the beauty— things like that, that's really what it's all about," Ross continues.