We must always wear a mask in public that can only be removed at home, in church or in segregated spaces such as salons and barbershops. Salons and barbershops provide a safe space for combing through the tangled emotions of being black in America. George Floyd’s recent murder has brought much needed attention to … Continue reading Black Men and Women Have for Centuries Put Themselves in Social Quarantine
As black business owners weight the risks and rewards, their reputations lie in the balance. Few industries have felt the effects of COVID-19 as acutely the salon, nail and barbershop industry. Currently, there are 147,406 barbershops, 50,000 nail salons, and a staggering 289,277 beauty salons in the U.S. That doesn’t include shops that operate without a … Continue reading African-American Salons and Barbershops Are Told Its Time to Open Up. Many Are Saving a Seat for Their Customers Instead.
Even during coronavirus isolation, black barber and beauty shops offer unique, creative options for marketing film, television, and music. Fox Corporation recently launched a new streaming service called FOX Soul, which is aimed at African-American millennials. They did it for one very good reason: Black millennials spend about $7.3 billion dollars a year on streaming … Continue reading It’s Time for Streaming Services to Get Serious About Reaching African-American Millennial Consumers
Black barbershop owners have been doing their own marketing creative and strategy for generations. Why not let them work magic for you? African-American barbers are changing the marketing game and are now highly sought after by brands that recognize their innate ability to command African-Americans consumers’ attention. Barbers have always served as facilitators of both … Continue reading Entertainment Brands Find a New Ally for Reaching African-American Consumers in Urban Barbershops
Self Made gets to the root of what makes black haircare significant. I’ve known the history of Sarah Breedlove Walker for some time, as she was a phenom in the history of beauty and the first self-made female millionaire. It was really cool to see a major streaming channel like Netflix produce such a riveting … Continue reading New Netflix Show Explains Why Marketing Entertainment to African-American Women in Beauty Salons Makes So Much Sense
When black men go to barbershops to catch up on sports, news, gossip, and entertainment, black barbers are leading the conversations. In the late 19th-century, America’s black barbers moved away from working exclusively for wealthy, white clients and began serving their own communities. Since then, African-American barbershops have represented a safe haven where black men … Continue reading Hollywood Taps the Marketing Power of the Original Social Influencers: African-American Barbers
Salons provide direct and prolonged access to a very loyal and lucrative consumer. One of the biggest blind spots for the entertainment industry and global brands has been African American beauty shops. For one thing networks would be reaching an underserved audience of African-American women that is starved for networks that put on content that … Continue reading Cultivating the African-American female consumer in beauty shops
The best way to reach the African American consumer is to find places where they live, work, shop and groom.
Given the evolution of the record industry and proliferation of streaming technology, it’s a natural fit to offer African American salon consumers a new way to engage with their favorite music or podcast.