Black Beauty Takeover
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 corporate backing and small businesses, how the BLM movement affected Black brands, and what Black-owned brands need to grow.
Up Next in Season 1
Black Salons: Overbooking and Overcha...
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...