Beauty - Hair Care - Fashion : Putting the Black back in beauty supply

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  1. Destee

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    L & L Beauty Supply: Putting the Black back in beauty supply

    Wednesday, 02 January 2008

    What do you see when you pass by a beauty supply store? A window full of Black faces and posters of hair products that are supposed to be especially for Black people. These beauty supply stores are in the middle of our neighborhoods - like Ebony Beauty Supply on Third and Palou. But there is something different about the owner and workers in the store - they're not Black!

    Koreans and Chinese have taken over the Black beauty supply business and have made it almost impossible for Black people to own beauty supply stores that are designed and targeted to Black people. This is the reason BOBSA (Black Owned Beauty Supply Association) was created: to assist Black people in starting their own beauty stores and organize to earn back a share of their own market.

    L & L Beauty Supply, located at 248 Atlantic Ave. in the Atlantic Plaza in Pittsburg, Calif., is the only Black-owned and operated beauty supply store in the city of Pittsburg. L & L has prices that everyone can afford and they have Black women who work in the story who actually use the products that they sell and manufacture. Don't you hate it when you walk into a beauty supply store and a Korean woman is trying to tell you what color or texture of hair you should put in your hair, when they don't even wear hair weaves.

    L & L Beauty Supply carries all the hair products that are needed to maintain Black hair. With a Korean-run Ebony Beauty Supply store five doors down from L & L, they are in competition with the enemies who have tried to take away something that is rightfully ours. L & L carries synthetic and human hair, as well as wigs and hair extension products that can help strengthen and grow damaged hair.

    For more information or to contact L & L Beauty Supply, call (925) 427-0503. They also have a Black-owned and operated beauty shop next door to the beauty supply store.

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    This happened to me! I was so outdone, felt so out of place!

    When i first started wearing my hair natural, i wanted a product that brought out the natural curl even more. I went into the local beauty supply store, and asked the person (Korean / Chinese / Sump'n) working there, what product could i use to achieve these results. As i explained what i needed to her, i felt so weird ... how can she possibly know what product will do what i'm wanting?! Of course she had a recommendation for me, but i didn't even buy it. I couldn't trust her opinion on this!

    I was so outdone. It really was a weird experience.

    I've been natural for 2 years now, and i've never gone back, asking them for help again.

    Too weird ... almost like a twilight zone moment.

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    Can I say this one thing, Destee? We all have curly hair of different textures. I have watched a lot TV focusing on cutting curly hair and all and the way that it shapes and lays on your face as to the success of wearing a natural style.

    I have not tried this specific cut that I saw on blacks but am interested in trying because for me, my hair is thick. And when I went to the stylist, yes a black woman, she thought that she could whip through my hair with no problems.

    I'll have you know that after she was done combing my hair out, and it wasn't blow dryed yet, I look like the lion king. I had told this woman that my hair is thick and long and that it drives me nuts wearing my hair in a pony tail or bun all the time.

    I am looking at cutting my hair short now and wearing my natural style. I think that a good cut will do that.

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    yes mostly every where we turn our black beauty supply stores are ran by koreans
    they come into our communities and pull in all our black market monies and never revert
    any of it back

    we need to recapture our place and push them out of our communities by boycotting
    there store fine a black own supply store and spend ya dollars there
     
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