elise-neal-2Weave is a billion dollar industry. Though black women make up most of the clientele, they aren’t as prevalent on the other side of the counter. That seems to be changing in recent years thanks to the success of several black-owned hair extension companies, some of which are recruiting celebrity spokeswomen to help promote their business.

Angela Simmons recently launched “Bikini” wavy extensions with Indique Hair, founded by Ericka Dotson. Elise Neal will debut a line of extensions dubbed “Hollywood Belle” in October with California Lace Wigs and Weaves, founded by Annette Jones. Of her collection, which coincides with the premiere of her upcoming sitcom entitled “Belles” on TV One, Neal said:

When I was approached by California Lace Wigs and Weaves – that is the company that is doing my line – I was like “hell yeah!” I was ecstatic to team up with them! When they asked me what I wanted my first product to be, it was a no-brainer. I wanted to do a line of weave hair products that women would be excited to rock. I’m into hair trends, so I thought about what’s big now, and it’s the Ombre look, so that is my first line and I’m very very excited about it.

Hopefully, celebrity spokesbeauties will help these companies build a bigger presence in the hair industry and encourage women of color to support quality black-owned hair extension companies.

Here are a few worth checking out:

Indique Hair
Select Strands
True Indian Hair
California Lace Wigs and Weaves
AWNI Enterprises, LLC
Indian Hair Direct
Remy Hair Girl

What black-owned hair extension companies do you like, Clutchettes?

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  • It’s great to see all the posts regarding,Black women wanting to take over the hair weave industry, why they make up 80 percent of the out going revenue stream,that as of now goes out of our communities.This is a site that is worth checking it’s a powerful community of black men and women coming together because they agree also..I’m so proud to see this move and the conscious awakening of the Black Women..(and man,i might add).

  • Tish

    Take back? If the hair wasn’t “black hair” to begin with how are we taking it back? The Indians and Brazillians or who ever else’s hair is being used to make these weaves should be the ones feeling slighted by the weave craze. It is their hair that is worth so much but their countries are still poor and I’m sure the donors have little profit to show for it. Look how poor these countries are and how big the weave industry is and black people are the ones who are feeling taken advantage of??? smh honestly…

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