Black Beauty Takeover
The beauty industry has long overlooked its Black consumers and treated its Black business owners poorly. Host Janice Fredericks-Spell and her guests explore how Black-owned beauty supply stores, brands, and salons have grown and are thriving despite the obstacles they’ve had to overcome. If you own, or aspire to own a business in the beauty industry, this show is for you.
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Selling or Selling Out?
Why is having an exit strategy “selling out” for Black-owned brands? Host Janice Fredericks-Spell and Melody Bockelman discuss how using brands as leverage helps to build generational wealth. While consumers may see the inventory flying off the shelves, they often do not understand what it takes ...
Do Texture Wars Really Matter?
Is your hair really 4C? Host Janice Fredericks-Spell, Vernice Samuels and Gabrielle Allen talk about the challenges of transitioning from relaxed to natural hair, changes in texture during the transition, what to expect with natural hair, and learning how to deal with the textures of hair on your...
How To Support Black-Owned Beauty Supply Stores? Part 1
How difficult is it for Black entrepreneurs to break into the beauty supply industry? Host Janice Fredericks-Spell, Donna Heath-Gonzales, and Aurelie Djoumbissie discuss their journeys into becoming beauty supply owners, the challenges they faced in a Korean-dominated industry, and the current hu...
How To Support Black-Owned Beauty Supply Stores? Part 2
The Complexity of Complexion
Is the beauty industry really interested in serving the Black consumer, or is their inclusion solely about money? Host Janice Fredericks-Spell and her guest, Melody Bockelman, discuss how one major brand changed the beauty game for Black consumers. The pair breaks down the difference between corp...
Black Salons: Overbooking and Overcharging
Have our hair salons lost their shine? Host Janice Fredericks-Spell, along with her guests Vernice Samuels and Gabrielle Allen, discuss whether Black salons have lower standards than ever before. With poor professionalism, unlicensed stylists, overbooking, and overcharging on the rise, consumers ...
The Korean Takeover
Have you ever wondered how Koreans came to dominate the Black beauty supply business? Host Janice Fredericks-Spell, along with guests Donna Heath-Gonzales and Aurelie Djoumbissie, break down the history of the Korean takeover of an industry that focuses primarily on Black consumers. The ladies di...
Building a Black Beauty Brand
How do Black business owners in the beauty industry turn an idea into a successful brand? Host Janice Fredericks-Spell and her guest, Melody Bockelman, outline the process. Together, they break down how to turn an idea into a product and take that product from inception to Target shelves. Additio...
Social Media’s Impact on the Hair Industry
Has social media set unrealistic customer expectations for hair stylists and salons? Host Janice Fredericks-Spell and her guests, Vernice Samuels and Gabrielle Allen, discuss how social media has created frustration around service times, color, and customers becoming "professionals." While social...