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Carolyn Marie

Sephora (J.C. Penney) Launching In-Store Classes for Trans Women

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Carolyn Marie

https://www.them.us/story/sephora-launches-beauty-classes-for-trans-community

 

I did my first beauty supply shopping at Sephora, and have never had a bad experience there.  I don't think there is any charge for these classes, nor do I think they will pressure people to buy their products. I do think that, if you are going to participate, buying a little something from them would be nice, though.

 

Carolyn Marie

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SugarMagnolia

I believe they're only at about 150 stores nationwide though, so they definitely won't be everywhere.

It IS extremely cool, though, how much input the Sephora trans and non-binary cast members at Sephora have had in developing the program and I'm really looking forward to checking out the You Tube tutorials they're making as well. Yay!

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VickySGV

The one near me in Pasadena has contacted the LGBT center where I volunteer about having a day for Trans women early in June, and I am the designated coordinator for the center.  I actually got a "member savings card" from them about 10 years ago and put it in my femme name although I was still presenting male most of the time.  It was a form of proof that I had started to live in my female persona which was considered a plus in those days.  They also donated the make-up and two artists used by Trans Chorus of Los Angeles for our first special stage presentation last year, where we were the only group doing the full show of David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and the Rise and Fall of the Spiders From Mars.

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Charlize

They have one class available about 30 miles from the farm.  Mmmmm i'm interested and may well give it a try.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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jae bear

Wow! This is awesome news! I may be stuck in boy mode for close to another year for personal and business reasons, but I will definitely be taking advantage of this as soon as I have the opportunity! The sisters that operate the Electrology clinic I go to keep telling me I can stick in boy mode for another 6 months max, and they have seen it all so they might be right, but they took a good look at me and said my hips and face are already very feminine and that my chest is already too big to go unnoticed, I guess I will just hope for the best and ignore gawkers. I suppose as soon as I am regularly being mis-gendered I will have to make the decision about the way I present myself to the world... I am hoping I can hold it together for a while, but my wife keeps saying if I try to hold boy mode too hard there might be a girlsplosion!

Hugs,

Jae

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Willow

Unfortunately for me, no Sephora or jC Penny/Sephora within a couple hundred miles is offering this class.  Maybe they will expand to more locations if this goes over well.  I did watch the video about the class and thought it would be good to participate.

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Carolyn Marie
3 hours ago, jae bear said:

. I am hoping I can hold it together for a while, but my wife keeps saying if I try to hold boy mode too hard there might be a girlsplosion!

 

 

🤣  "girlsplosion" is a great term.  Your wife has a great sense of humor.

 

Carolyn Marie

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Kirsten

Yeah this is pretty neat! There’s a couple locations near me. Well within an hour. Thanks for the info @Carolyn Marie!!!!

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jae bear
6 hours ago, Carolyn Marie said:

 

🤣  "girlsplosion" is a great term.  Your wife has a great sense of humor.

 

Carolyn Marie

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In all honesty my sweet Bunny is a fantastic, smart, funny and witty girl, I love her to death, and I hate seeing this hurt her but I know it’s unreasonable for me to ask her to just standby and fall to pieces while I disappear. It really is a shame that we have to part for a while, I really don’t know how things will work out but some part of me hopes that she will end up being not only my second wife but my third wife and I’ll Get to change her name one more time.

Hugs,

Jae

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BrandiBri

Girlsplosion, I guess that's what happened to me! When "he" retired I said that's it, we switch places NOW! and I'm not looking back.

 

Brandi

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Lizzie McTrucker

Buy a little something? Heck, one time I had a mini makeover from them and I bought everything she used on me. 

So yeah, just a head's up that could happen to you as well. 😄

And if you do go, don't be afraid to ask makeup and skincare questions! (like, "would this be good for night time as well or is this more of a casual day time look?"

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EllaChanson

that is exactly what I need. I went to some other cosmetic store to get some help and the lady just laughed at me and ignored me, I shrugged it off but my girlfriend was pissed and we haven't gone back since

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Carolyn Marie
1 hour ago, EllaChanson said:

that is exactly what I need. I went to some other cosmetic store to get some help and the lady just laughed at me and ignored me, I shrugged it off but my girlfriend was pissed and we haven't gone back since

 

It's hard to understand the mind set of a sales person who would knowingly insult and chase away a paying customer.  A prime example of cutting of your nose to spite your face.

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EllaChanson

well I live in a small town and that woman had a small mind.

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