We Deserve Chic Too

Lenora Houseworth-Weston of Essence writes about the new trend of black women owning beauty supply stores.

Beauty for us, by us.


It was just another day for Princess Dempsey when she went shopping at her neighborhood beauty supply store. Who would have known, just two hours later, she’d walk out as the store’s new owner.
The Chicago-native and serial entrepreneur didn’t think twice about taking immediate steps to assume ownership of the store after she watched a Korean-American owner disrespect an elderly woman and her granddaughter in his store. Without hesitation, she bought his store and hair inventory, putting the previous owner out of business on the spot. Six months later, after careful planning, she opened Princess Delights Beauty Supply in the Chicago suburb Westchester, IL last month.

More at Essence.com 


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