Black History Month is a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions and achievements of Black individuals throughout history. During this period, people all over the world come together to pay homage to the rich and diverse history of Black people. The month also serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggles and inequalities faced by the Black community and the importance of creating a more inclusive and empowering future for all.
At Boho Locs, we understand the significance of empowering and uplifting the Black community. We are dedicated to promoting inclusivity and diversity and have taken proactive measures to ensure that we are at the forefront of this cause. Our partnerships with other Black-owned businesses, including photographers, creative directors, content creators, and influencers, are a testament to our commitment to the Black community. By collaborating with these businesses, we aim to grow and support each other, thereby ensuring the continued growth and success of the Black community.
Boho Locs was founded by CEO Lulu Pierre, a female entrepreneur who saw a gap in the market for protective hairstyles. After a Brazilian blowout damaged her hair, Lulu couldn't find any protective styles or crochet locs she liked, so she created Boho Locs. Initially made just for herself, Lulu quickly realized that her creation was too good not to share and soon, the business took off.
In our blog post, "Why Should I Buy Black," we shed light on the significance of supporting Black-owned businesses and showcased the success of one such business, Naturalicious, led by CEO Gwen Jimmere. We encourage you to read this post and gain a deeper understanding of why it is crucial to support Black-owned businesses. Boho Locs is proud to have partnered with other Black-owned businesses to support and grow the Black hair industry.
At Boho Locs, we believe that inclusivity is crucial to promoting diversity and empowering the Black community. We make a conscious effort to feature models of different shapes, sizes, and beautiful melanated shades within the Black diaspora to showcase that beauty comes in all forms. We believe that representation matters and that everyone deserves to see themselves reflected in the products and services they use.
If you want to stay up to date on the latest hair trends and styles, it is important to follow Black hair creators and stylists who are leading the way in the industry. These individuals bring a unique perspective and creativity to the table, and their work is truly inspiring. Whether you are looking to maintain your natural hair or experiment with new styles, they have got you covered. Some of the leading names in the industry include Kim Kimble, Johnny Wright, Ted Gibson, Lacy Redway and Tippi Shorter.
Kim Kimble, a celebrity American hair stylist from Chicago, is widely recognized for her role on WE tv's L.A. Hair. She has had her work featured in many fashion magazines and has been interviewed as a hair expert on various television shows. Kim has her own line of hair products and her client list includes Zendaya, Sanaa Lathan, Kerry Washington, and Tyra Banks. Currently, she is the head of the hair department for the HBO television series Euphoria.
Johnny Wright is the stylist that Queen Michelle Obama trusts with her hair. FLOTUS has always been seen with impeccable hair, thanks to Johnny. He is also the go-to hair stylist for Tamron Hall, Queen Latifah, Samira Wiley, and Janet Mock. If you want perfect hair like FLOTUS, you need to get in Johnny's appointment book.
Ted Gibson is a leading celebrity hairdresser based in New York City and was the hair expert on the show What Not to Wear. He has many notable clients, including Lupita Nyong'o, Tessa Thompson, Zoe Saldana, Gabrielle Union, and the fashion houses Chanel and Prada.
Lacy Redway is a highly skilled New York-based hairstylist who began her career after studying at The Aveda Institute in Manhattan. She boasts a talented hand with all hair textures, and her magnetic personality has attracted a client roster that includes Laura Harrier, Ruth Negga, and Gabrielle Union. Lacy has collaborated with renowned photographers such as Rankin, Gavin Bond, and Alexander Neumann, and her work has been featured in top publications, including Allure, ELLE, and Vanity Fair. She is currently a Celebrity Stylist for Nexxus.
Tippi Shorter is an in-demand stylist to the stars and has worked with celebrities like Rihanna, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, and Jennifer Hudson. She was also the first African-American woman to be named a spokesperson for Pantene and Clairol, making her a true icon in the hair industry.
Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements and milestones of the Black community and strive for a more equal and empowering future. Boho Locs is dedicated to utilizing its platform to uplift and empower the Black community through partnerships with other Black-owned businesses, promoting inclusivity through diverse representation and advancing the growth and success of the Black community.