Sister Trio Opens Buffalo’s First Black Women-Owned Beauty Store


“Every dollar that people spend in our store goes back to our community,” said Lauren Jackson.

Written By NewsOne Staff

Posted March 15, 2020

The sisters—Lauren JacksonBrianna Lannie, and Danielle Jackson—came up with the concept for their business The Hair Hive four years ago after noticing the lack of accessibility to products created for different hair types. With the support of the Westminster Economic Development Initiative—a nonprofit organization that focuses on education, economic development, and community building in Buffalo—they opened the doors to their business on March 7, a day before International Women’s Day. The beauty supply store sells a variety of hair and makeup products. The sisters are using their business as a vessel for community empowerment. Not only do they feature products created by local entrepreneurs, but they also donate a portion of their sales to support community-focused initiatives.

The sisters say their entrepreneurial journey is about increasing the representation of Black women in the beauty industry and they hope their historic milestone inspires others. “Beauty supply stores are a billion-dollar industry. We are the number one consumer. As African American women we only own seven percent of that industry,” Lauren said in a statement. “Every dollar that people spend in our store goes back to our community, and we want them to know that to support us in supporting yourselves and your surrounding area and we want them to shop with us.”

Several Black women entrepreneurs are on a mission to redefine the beauty industry. Beauty innovator Cindy Tawiah created the first automated natural haircare vending machine that includes products from her company Diva by Cindy


Next Post

AT&T Sets Up $10 Million ‘Distance Learning’ Fund During COVID-19 School Closures

Written By NewsOne Staff Posted March 20, 2020 Until the coronavirus becomes more manageable and preventable, society as we know it is literally changing with each week. Along with offices and businesses closing down in favor of remote operation, schools across the country have also shut their doors. With education officials suddenly trying to […]