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Sephora to Offer Free Makeup Classes for Transgender Community

“I hope to teach my clients that there are many different options available to them," one employee said

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    Sephora to Offer Free Makeup Classes for Transgender Community
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    A Sephora storefront and sign in the busy Westlake section of downtown Seattle, Washington.

    Sephora announced earlier this week that it will begin offering makeup classes geared toward transgender and gender-nonbinary individuals at its locations across the United States, NBC News reported.

    The beauty retailer is calling the complimentary classes, which are set to start in June, "Bold Beauty for the Transgender Community." The classes will be 90-minute sessions featuring personalized skincare advice, application techniques and complexion tips, designed for "clients of all gender expressions," according to a company press release.

    The classes will be taught by “trans-sensitive instructors,” some of whom are part of the transgender community themselves, the company said. Aside from the classes, Sephora will upload how-to video tutorials, led by transgender Sephora beauty advisors, to its YouTube channel.

    "Being trans has definitely made me look at beauty in a completely new way,"said Jayde Sandoval, a Sephora employee based in San Francisco. "I hope to teach my clients that there are many different options available to them. The beauty world can be extremely overwhelming at times, so I want to show them easy yet effective looks they can rock every day."

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