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Black-Owned Beauty Brand Hairbrella Creates Specially Designed Hat For Essential Workers

Founded by Tracey Pickett, Esq., Hairbrella was created out of the necessity to protect Black women’s hair from the elements — especially the rain. The waterproof, satin-lined cap combines function and fashion to protect hair of various lengths, textures, and styles from rain, wind, and humidity. Hairbrella Now, Hairbrella has taken it a step further by introducing a new addition to its product line that offers even more protection from the elements. The Hairbrella Pro features the same satin-lined, waterproof cap as the classic Hairbrella, this time with an extended visor shield for added protection of the face. Also like the Hairbella Classic, the face shield is portable, detachable, and adjustable. Hairbrella Pro Not only does the visor help shield your face while you travel, exercise, or do a little grocery shopping, essential workers on the frontlines can feel an added sense of security with the extra coverage. With the help of a recent $500K investment from Black-managed...

Stephanie Ogbogu

Jun 12, 2020

Why Black Barbershops And Salons Are Suffering The Most From Shutdowns

For decades, pillars of the Black community like barbershops and salons have contributed more to residents than haircuts and styling. Now, these community staples — that provide customers with therapy sessions, engaging debates, and a sense of safety — are deemed non-essential, closing down indefinitely. Black barbershops and salons have long been regarded as pivotal spaces in Black culture, always helping to bring the community together. For business purposes, customers go to barbershops and salons for haircare services but they stay for the sense of community and Black entrepreneurship. For the people that come by to sell their newest incense, fragrances, cosmetics, clothing, and repertoire of other supplies, barbershops and salons allow them to exercise their entrepreneurial spirit. However, with states now implementing shutdowns for all non-essential businesses, they jeopardize all those that conduct business in these community pillars. My barbershop is closed indefinitely. This...

Njera Perkins

Mar 28, 2020