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"Taking Back the Black Hair Care Industry" -Clutchmagonline.com

Have you ever noticed that the majority of the beauty supply stores that sell products catered to African Americans are owned by Koreans? I know I’ve always wondered how that came to be, since most of them don’t even know A THING about caring for African American hair (Sidenote: They sure can tell you in a quick sec though about those weaves though!). 


Well, in an article I found on clutchmagonline.com ( online magazine for the African-American woman- IT’S AWESOME!!) , the story behind the different changes in power as it relates to the black hair care industry were explained and exposed. It was a very eye-opening read that’s for sure!


Here is just an excerpt: 


“In business, Korean immigrants understand the concept of location, location, location with beauty supply stores popping up everywhere from Smallsville, USA to major metropolitan cities and everywhere in between, but assuredly found in an urban community. They ensure convenience to the stores, stock them with high demand Black hair care products and sell them at a price point with which non–Korean owned beauty supply stores can’t compete.

One aspect of business Korean–American store owners appear to place little value on is customer service. You may or may not be greeted when you enter their stores, but you will certainly be watched if not followed. Shame on us for perpetuating the growth of the monopoly as they collect billions of our dollars and give nothing back to their indigenous customer’s communities-–not even a pleasant shopping experience.”




Has your curiosity been piqued?? Check the full article HERE! 

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  • Anonymous August 30, 2009, 4:09 pm

    There is a documentary on Youtube about this as well. I found it to be very eye-opening. Sadly enough, the only Black owned beauty supply store in my area is 1/10 of the products that the Korean stores have. It's a little discouraging. You want to support them, but they simply don't have enough options. What is a girl to do?

  • Aron Ranen August 30, 2009, 4:30 pm

    Please take a moment to check out my documentary film BLACK HAIR

    It is free at youtube. 6 parts including an update from London, England.

    It explores the Korean Take-over of the Black Beauty Supply and Hair biz..

    The current situation makes it hard to believe that Madame C.J. Walker once ran the whole thing.

    I am not a hater, I am a motivator.

    Plus I am a White guy who stumbled upon this, and felt it was so wrong I had to make a film about it.

    self-funded film, made from the heart.

    Can it be taken back?

    Link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p96aaTSdrAE

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"Taking Back the Black Hair Care Industry" -Clutchmagonline.com

Have you ever noticed that the majority of the beauty supply stores that sell products catered to African Americans are owned by Koreans? I know I’ve always wondered how that came to be, since most of them don’t even know A THING about caring for African American hair (Sidenote: They sure can tell you in a quick sec though about those weaves though!). 


Well, in an article I found on clutchmagonline.com ( online magazine for the African-American woman- IT’S AWESOME!!) , the story behind the different changes in power as it relates to the black hair care industry were explained and exposed. It was a very eye-opening read that’s for sure!


Here is just an excerpt: 


“In business, Korean immigrants understand the concept of location, location, location with beauty supply stores popping up everywhere from Smallsville, USA to major metropolitan cities and everywhere in between, but assuredly found in an urban community. They ensure convenience to the stores, stock them with high demand Black hair care products and sell them at a price point with which non–Korean owned beauty supply stores can’t compete.

One aspect of business Korean–American store owners appear to place little value on is customer service. You may or may not be greeted when you enter their stores, but you will certainly be watched if not followed. Shame on us for perpetuating the growth of the monopoly as they collect billions of our dollars and give nothing back to their indigenous customer’s communities-–not even a pleasant shopping experience.”




Has your curiosity been piqued?? Check the full article HERE! 

Related posts:

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Anonymous August 30, 2009, 4:09 pm

    There is a documentary on Youtube about this as well. I found it to be very eye-opening. Sadly enough, the only Black owned beauty supply store in my area is 1/10 of the products that the Korean stores have. It's a little discouraging. You want to support them, but they simply don't have enough options. What is a girl to do?

  • Aron Ranen August 30, 2009, 4:30 pm

    Please take a moment to check out my documentary film BLACK HAIR

    It is free at youtube. 6 parts including an update from London, England.

    It explores the Korean Take-over of the Black Beauty Supply and Hair biz..

    The current situation makes it hard to believe that Madame C.J. Walker once ran the whole thing.

    I am not a hater, I am a motivator.

    Plus I am a White guy who stumbled upon this, and felt it was so wrong I had to make a film about it.

    self-funded film, made from the heart.

    Can it be taken back?

    Link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p96aaTSdrAE

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