New Barbie dolls feature vitiligo and hairless models in bid to boost diversity review

The maker of Barbie dolls has released new layouts to broaden the diversity of its scope, such as a doll with no hair and one with skin condition vitiligo.


Mattel, the company behind the popular toy, said in a statement that the brand wishes to flaunt”a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion” through new developments to its Barbie Fashionistas line.
Viitiligo causes patches of skin to reduce their pigment. Mattel said in a declaration that a version of this vitiligo toy, that surfaced to the Barbie Instagram webpage last year, became its most”enjoyed” post ever.
Talking of the Barbie without a hair, the business said:”If a woman is experiencing hair loss for any reason, she can see herself reflected in the line.”


Last year, a doll with a prosthetic leg and yet another using a wheelchair combined the Fashionistas range.
The company has expanded its assortment of dolls with prosthetic limbs, including another model this year to its own collection.
Other dolls in the 2019 Fashionistas lineup offered many different looks, including braided hair texture and more realistic body forms (smaller bust, less defined waistline and more defined arms).