Sephora Closes US Stores For Inclusion Workshop

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(Vytautas Kielaitis /

Beauty company Sephora will shut the doors to all of its stores, distribution centers, and its US corporate office on June 5 to host inclusion workshops for its employees. The company announced the decision in May, a month after singer SZA said she was racially profiled at a California store.

Sephora announced the inclusion workshops in a statement posted on its Facebook page on May 23. The notice was accompanied by a video promoting the company’s “We Belong to Something Beautiful” campaign.

“Sephora believes in championing all beauty, living with courage, and standing fearlessly together to celebrate our differences,” the video said. “We will never stop building a community where diversity is expected, self-expression is honored, all are welcomed, and you are included.”

In a statement to The North Star, Sephora said that it has been working on its “We Belong to Something Beautiful”…

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