Sephora will close more than 400 stores in the United States on the morning of June 5 to host inclusion workshops for its employees, according to a statement posted on the company's website.
The announcement follows a claim recently made by R&B singer SZA who said she was racially profiled while shopping at a Sephora store in California, NBC News reported.
Sephora said it "believes in championing all beauty," "building a community where diversity is expected" and "all are welcomed." The initiative is part of the retailer’s new brand platform and tagline, “We Belong to Something Beautiful.”
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The training will also include employees in Sephora’s distribution centers and corporate offices, the company said.
On April 30, SZA said that she was shopping for Fenty Beauty products at a Calabasas store outside of Los Angeles when an employee, who she nicknamed "Sandy Sephora," called security to make sure she wasn't stealing.