When Annie Malone and Madame CJ Walker started their businesses catering to Black hair, their curiosity about the chemistry of the products and ability to hire and sell in their community made them entrepreneurial legends.
Today we can look on the shelves of big box stores or small online stores on Etsy.com to see other Black entrepreneurs finding success in the beauty industry, which makes $1.1 billion annually from Black women.
Kimberly Lewis and her husband, Tim, co-founded CurlMix, and they’re building their own empire based on curiosity about ingredients and a desire to employ their own community.
Last year we made $1 million in sales and we were just floored because the year before, we were going to close the business up.
Kimberly Lewis, co-founder and CEO of CurlMix, a beauty brand for curly hair.
CurlMix started as a do-it-yourself subscription box company. Kimberly and Tim would send the materials to their customers who would then make their own hair products. Today, customers can subscribe or make on-demand product purchases on already-made hair care solutions for natural hair directly from the CurlMix Click here to read entire article