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Breaking Beauty Boundaries


Published 29th October

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Young people are using social media to challenge expectations and perceptions of beauty standards, with 64% saying that they want to use various platforms to engage with brands and content around it. Instagram is an incredibly key player in this - 35% of young people prefer the platform when it comes to discussing all things beauty online, a 10% increase since 2017 (SYN, W3A.2, Apr 19).

This interest in engaging with beauty increases to 85% among young women, though is still of interest and important to young men, with 43% interested. The ability to engage with beauty is of particular important with ethnic minorities, with 72% young BAME using social media to explore beauty, perhaps because - along with other minority interest groups - they can find better representation and community in content on social media.

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What topics are covered in this article?

Youth trends    Social Media    Beauty Standards   

Youth Culture      Beauty      Instagram

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