For one, these experiences often aren't shown to the masses. "A lot of people don't dive into African American stories on how to live the everyday process," said Lindsey. "The world doesn't get to experience it as a whole. So, to celebrate it and to show it to other people, it helps them understand like, oh, this is why hair is so important."
There's also the overarching message of the episode that young women, and young people in general, should feel empowered to make their own decisions and go with what makes them feel the most comfortable in the beauty space. "Most young girls just have to do what their parents say," said Lindsey. "And in this episode, Rainbow allows her daughter to decide what she wants and what she sees as beautiful."
The dream sequence in the episode only drives that point home, as different women in the salon show Diane the ample hairstyle possibilities available to her.