3. Who Owns The Black Hair Industry?
Friday, 15 October
The Black hair industry is worth an estimated £88 million in the UK, with Black Women spending 6 times more on hair care than their white counterparts, yet Black people only own around 5% of this industry. It is widely thought that the South Asian Community dominates the ownership of the Black hair sector but how did this come about and was this always the case?
In this episode of Coiled Leanne explores the evolution of the Black hair industry and how the UK’s first afro hair care distributor, Dyke and Dryden, set the foundations for the industry that we have today. She explores the importance of buying Black owned when it comes to hair products by speaking to Rudi Page, former Marketing and Sales Manager of Dyke and Dryden, Sandra Brown Pinnock of XSandy’s and Khalia Ismain, co-founder of Jammi UK, as well as Peter Mudahy who is the CEO of Pak’s Cosmetics who expresses that he sees ‘no real value of Black owned businesses.'
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Hosted and Produced by Leanne Alie
Assistant Produced by Sylvie Carlos
The theme music and closing music was composed by Ony Iroha
All other music was sourced from Uppbeat.io
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