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Global Artistry Council



The Global Artistry Council is a collective of experts whose goal is to have Texture seen and celebrated in all beauty industry spaces. The Council is the actualized vision, cultural experience, and community where texture is centered and recognized by all.

Founded by Tippi Shorter, Kauilani Goodwyn, and Pekela Riley in 2019, Global Artistry Council’s shared vision centers on textured excellence and equity of opportunity for all artists. As texture experts, We are three women who believe that there isn't enough cultural context, diverse curation, or equity of platforms in the beauty industry. These key DEI pillars of representation and equity provide opportunity, support, and education by not only bridging the gaps but elevating the texture-centered educational experience.

“The magic of our culture is from us, black women, but Global Artistry Council and T.H.E. is a place for all. The deeper objective is that this experience touches everyone.”
-Global Artistry Council, Founder Pekela Riley

Who we are

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Tippi Shorter

Texpert Collective, Cofounder

Mizani Global Artistic Director

L’Oréal Professionnel Color Artist

Celebrity Hairstylist

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Kauilani Goodwyn

Texpert Collective, Cofounder

TV/Film Hair Stylist

Mizani Artist

Freelance Hairstylist

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Pekela Riley

Salon PK, Founder

True + Pure Texture, Founder

Former Diversity Strategist and Pro Team, Member for Ulta Beauty


Our Vission

To center and celebrate texture within the beauty industry and create a positive change for all

Our Values

  • Curating experiences that provoke dynamic change for the stylist & industry

  • Educate with authenticity

  • Equal representation

Our Mission

To pioneer education platforms that inspire, celebrate, and elevate all artists while partnering with inclusive beauty alliances that align with our vision and offer equitable opportunities

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