Beauty is defined largely by the society we grow up in and the norms that we learn in the culture of our origin. This also applies to establish standards of professionalism.
For people of African descent, those mainstream standards and norms were originally set for and established, primarily by people outside of our culture, without consideration for our unique identity. Today what this has led to is the subtle forcing of black people to fit in to a ‘standard’ that very often comes in direct conflict with our identity. To make things worst, if an individual complains of that discomfort, they are accused of being difficult or unprofessional. Case in point.