What is the biggest challenge as a customer buying black hair products?
With the black hair industry meaning big business, we want to find out what is the biggest challenge you face as a customer buying black hair products to care for your hair, in store or online?
During a Hair POP Twitter chat, the discussion was whether natural hair is unprofessional in the workplace. The black queens who joined the chat, all agree that natural hair is perfectly normal and professional. The black kings who joined in the conversation, support the queens and share their view. One could not believe that this is even an issue. He said he would judge someone’s ability to do their job based on their skills and not their hair. Another said he is happy when he sees black women rocking their natural hair at work. This promoted us to ask what is the biggest challenge as a customer buying black hair products?
Moor Queens and the biggest challenge as a customer buying black hair products
We spoke with the ‘Moor Queen’s’ – staff members at one of London’s newest black hair and beauty hubs in East London about the history of the Moors, knowledgeable black staff, the power of group economics, and advice for people who want to start a hair business. Find out more in the post – Is The U.K. Ready For Moor Hair shop? Moor Hair Black Owned Black Hair Shop [Interview]
One of the reasons the Moor Queens felt we have such few hair shops that black people own, is because money talks. In order to reduce the unit cost at wholesale for products, businesses need to buy large quantities. Therefore, this is expensive for small black businesses. Black businesses buy products at wholesale, that resemble the retail prices that the large competitors – sell the same products. This means competitors are getting a lower wholesale price.
This is why Moor Hair are advocates for group economics. They understand the problem that black businesses have with distributors and the solution is group economics. Moor Hair support other hair shops such as Xsandy’s, by ordering their brand of hair extensions, and they stock independent brands, such as Jim + Henry and Shear & Shine Grooming.
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We also shared about a mother’s nightmare experience at a central London hair salon due to the hairdresser’s lack of customer service, poor time keeping, and below average knowledge of natural hair. Feeling the mothers pain Melanin Mind & Soul decided to put together a list of child friendly hair salons.
We are working on putting together and online hair hub for you. However, we have a question.
What is the biggest challenge as a customer buying black hair products in a store or online?
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Are you struggling to get advice from the staff at your local high street hair and beauty shops?
Do you want to support a black hair business but the prices are too high?
Have the online retailers got everything you need?