Meet Judian and Kadeian Brown!
Judian and Kadeian are sisters and owners of Black Girls Divine Beauty Supply Store!
According to News One, the sisters decided to open their own beauty supply store in Brooklyn, New York when they realized the industry was saturated with Korean storeowners.
Courtesy of Kirsten Luce for The New York Times
“The Brown sisters’ is one small shop in a multibillion-dollar industry, centered on something that is both a point of pride and a political flash point for black women: their hair. But the Browns are among only a few hundred black owners of the roughly 10,000 stores that sell hair products like relaxers, curl creams, wigs and hair weaves to black women, not just in New York but across the country. The vast majority have Korean-American owners, a phenomenon dating back to the 1970s that has stoked tensions between black consumers and Korean businesspeople over what some black people see as one ethnic group profiting from, yet shutting out, another.”
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