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Almost Homeless, Laid Off, Divorcing, $32 in the Bank, NOW Gwen Has Opened a 4,000 Sq Ft Manufacturing Facility For Her Haircare Empire | Urban Intellectuals

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Gwen Jimmere had just $32 in the bank! What would you do in that situation? You’d laugh if we suggested you start a business but that is what Gwen did and it was the best decision of her life. Gwen had been laid off from her corporate gig, she was going through a grueling divorce and had a one and a half-year-old son. All this was happening at the point when she stared Naturalicious from her basement in 2013. 7 years on and they just celebrated the company birthday in a brand new 4,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Detroit, […]

BTS’s V Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of His Haircare

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BTS‘s V doesn’t have a “get ready with me” beauty channel on YouTube (yet?), but if he did, ARMY would watch the heck out of it! Right now, people are missing their hairdressers, who have closed up shop in response to COVID-19. Most of us are looking at a few more months of unruly, undyed, in desperate need of a trim hair, but luckily for V, BTS’s hairdressers are still around to help him out! V’s perm has become one of his most iconic, flattering looks. The last time V permed his hair was January, and he gave fans this sneak […]

Black Haircare Vendors Say They Their Business is Being Affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak

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As the coronavirus continues to spread, black hair care businesses have started to feel the effects of the virus on the wholesale side of their business. Due to the restrictions on imports from China, hair care businesses may soon struggle to fulfill customer orders on popular items such as wigs, weaves, and hair extensions from factories primarily based in China. The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has already killed six people in the United States and more than 3,000 across the globe. Shannle Wallace, who oversees District Cheveux in Bowie, Maryland, told 9 that she made an order for hair […]

An 8-hour drive for braids: Why Black haircare is hard in small-town Canada – National | Globalnews.ca

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A four-hour drive over mountain passes is the only way Temeeka Guy can get her hair braided.  When the 29-year-old woman moved to Grand Forks, B.C. from the Toronto area, she knew it would be difficult to access hair products, let alone stylists, for Black hair.  “Before I even came, I stocked up on a whole bunch of different hair products… I knew that it was going to be really hard in rural B.C. to find any sort of hair products for myself,” she said.  Grand Forks, a town that sits just above Washington State, has less than 5,000 people, […]

Black haircare vendors say the coranavirus is affecting their businesses

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(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Black hair care businesses in the United States may soon struggle to fill customer orders on wigs and weaves. The hair shortage is reportedly from China and other areas heavily impacted by the global coronavirus. Shannel Wallace, who runs District Cheveux in Bowie, Maryland, told  that she’s already seeing it firsthand. Wallace said she ordered hair extensions in January but has yet to receive her order from China. “I just never imagined coronavirus would affect me, being in the states,” Wallace told the station. “Not directly as far as being sick, but my business.” Wallace said […]

Taraji P. Henson Launches Her Own Haircare Line in Target

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If Taraji P. Henson wasn’t an award-winning actress, then you may have ended up sitting in her salon chair. Although it’s hard to imagine the Empire star giving clients sew-ins and blowouts, the Howard alum revealed that she used to do hair back in college to earn extra money. And now, she’s revisiting that side hustle with the launch of her own haircare line. “I know that if I didn’t go into acting, I would have been a cosmetologist,” Henson told in an exclusive interview. Henson, who says that she’s never lost her passion for hair, has been working on her […]