By now you probably know that, while black women make a lot of money in America, it’s often not enough to get a good deal for their hair care products.
And this is true for black women of color, too.
“You have to have a certain level of self-confidence and self-worth,” says Kristi Ann-Brown, founder and president of the Black Beauty Insider, a hair care service that focuses on black women.
And even when they shop, they often find themselves shopping at the same beauty supply stores and department stores that they would at home, like Wal-Mart or Target. “
Ann-Brown says that for many black women, their hair is one of the first things they shop at.
And even when they shop, they often find themselves shopping at the same beauty supply stores and department stores that they would at home, like Wal-Mart or Target.
“And if you’re really good at it, then you have the ability to make a pretty good income.””
If you have black hair, you can have a really good deal,” she says.
“And if you’re really good at it, then you have the ability to make a pretty good income.”
The good news for black hair care customers is that the industry is growing.
Black hair care companies have grown from less than 2 percent of the U.S. hair care market in 2012 to over 15 percent in 2017, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
Ann-Rice, a former beauty blogger who now runs her own salon, says she thinks this boom is a positive thing for the industry.
“We’ve been in this space for a while, and we have been really, really, good at what we do,” she tells Entertainment Weekly.
“People have really, like, bought into the idea of this thing that we do.”
Ann-Cook, who’s also the founder of a salon in Dallas, says the growing number of black women working in the industry means more opportunities for them, as well as for their customers.
“They want to see more diversity in the product, and they want to be in the back of the store to be treated,” she said.
“That’s really what they’re looking for.”