You’ve probably created a Pinterest board before and you know how easy it is to fall into a rabbit hole. There are many things you can find, from simple recipes for dinner to fun nail art ideas. Pinterest’s visual nature makes it a great place for inspiration and source. Unfortunately, a search for “cute haircuts” will bring up a list of millions of people who may not be exactly like you.
Pinterest has changed all that. It has made it possible to search for Hair Patterns. This allows you to narrow down your search results to six hair types: curly and straight.
To build and design this technology, Pinterest’s Head of Inclusive Product, Annie Ta, worked with BIPOC creators, including celebrity hairstylist Naeemah LaFond, who works with young, trendy stars like Yara Shahidi and Whitney Peak.
LaFond says the new Hair-Pattern search function represents a major step in the platform’s goal to make tech and social media more visually inclusive. LaFond says that this new tool will be a significant milestone in racial equity within the world of programming. It’s simple to see that my hair type doesn’t make it harder to find the right hairstyle.
The function is extremely user-friendly on both a laptop and an iPhone. Just type your desired search term, such as ‘haircuts’ or ‘fall haircuts’ into the search bar. Next, click on the search bar and choose your hair type.