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Jihan Thompson Quit Her Job To Launch A Digital Marketplace For Black Women To Have A 'Superior Experience' With Hairstylists

Black women who are looking for top-of-the-line hairstylists can turn to Swivel Beauty, a digital marketplace catering to textured hair.

May 23, 2023

ClipDart Is The Mobile Barber Service Black Students At PWIs Have Been Waiting For

When Kyle Parker began attending a predominantly white institution (PWI), he quickly realized that getting a decent haircut would be a challenge. In his predominantly white college town, there were no Black barbers. In fact, the closest Black barber was two hours away by car. The ordeal seriously impacted his mental health as he wasn’t able to look and feel his best. He also realized that other Black students were probably facing the same challenges, so he began dreaming up a solution. “Being African-American, I didn’t have the option to walk down the street to my favorite, affordable barbershop while attending Grinnell College in Iowa. The barbershop was a large part of my culture that was missing and became a factor in why I transferred after 3 years. Wherever I decided to attend, I had to have an equal chance to a great barber as most of my classmates. I knew it would tremendously help my mental health,” Parker told AfroTech. He eventually transferred out of Grinnell College but...

Jun 27, 2021

ORS™ Haircare Steps Up With $100K Commitment to Black Hair Professionals

Chicago-based multicultural haircare company, ORS™ Haircare is joining the crowd of businesses stepping up to help provide relief to those affected by the wave of COVID-19. In response to Black beauty professionals who were displaced by the pandemic, ORS™ Haircare has created a fund called ORS Cares – a multi-tiered support initiative that provides grants to licensed, salon-based hairstylists across the country who has experienced any economic hardships due to the public health crisis, Black Enterprise reports . View this post on Instagram A post shared by ORS Hair Care • Olive Oil (@orshaircare) ORS™Cares shows great initiative in terms of being a pillar of support for Black haircare professionals during this time. “For more than two decades now in the business of beauty, ORS™Haircare has honored and respected the unique struggle of Black hairstylists and salon professionals—and they’re in our thoughts especially at this challenging time,” the company said in a press statement...

Jun 24, 2020