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Welcome to B.O.B.S.A.

 The pinnacle of empowerment in the $9 billion Black hair care and cosmetic industry, both nationally and internationally.
So, you may be wondering, What is B.O.B.S.A. and why does it matter?

At B.O.B.S.A., we stand as the premier national organization, dedicated to providing African Americans with a dynamic platform to showcase their competitive leadership within the thriving Black hair care and cosmetic industry. With a keen focus on both traditional and innovative hair care institutions, we are committed to recognizing, valuing, and championing individuals and businesses that make a positive impact.

 

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Ignite Your Dream Beauty Supply Store!

Open a Brick and Mortar with BOBSA’s Expert Support – Enjoy Membership Perks!

Unlock your store’s success with our seasoned experts, guiding you from location scouting to navigating regulations. Plus, as a BOBSA member for $5 with a recurring $5 payment, you get:

Supplier Connections: Access trusted suppliers for quality products at competitive prices.

Community Support: Join a vibrant network of fellow beauty store owners.

Exclusive Resources: Get insights, tools, and education for beauty supply success.

 

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Why Join B.O.B.S.A.? Because we believe in fostering excellence, diversity, and inclusivity in an industry that is not only a cornerstone of cultural identity but also a significant economic force. Join us on this transformative journey as we celebrate and elevate the voices, talents, and contributions of African Americans in the beauty and cosmetic landscape. Discover the power of B.O.B.S.A. – where leadership, innovation, and community converge for a brighter, more vibrant future in the Black hair care and cosmetic realm.

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B.O.B.S.A. Membership

B.O.B.S.A. is dedicated to keeping members informed on industry news, trends, and issues that affect Black owned businesses. Receive B.O.B.S.A. ’s monthly newsletter and learn more about what is happening in our industry.

Vendors and Partners

Vendors and Partners Gain Connections Businesses. We send out email blasts twice a month for 12 months and place them in our network partners directory on the BOBSA’s website and social media platforms.

Consulting Services

We offer fee for services for consultation or facilitating your project, idea, or business venture. During each engagement, we sign a contract to affirm strong confidentiality and ethics in project performed.

What We Do

Help Black Owned Beauty Supply Stores Get Open

Location And Inventory

We are dedicated to get your store open

Assistance with Opening a traditional Beauty Supply Store From Start to finish BOBSA is there for you. A BOBSA consultant will provide a startup cost assessment that includes the cost of products for your business. Inventory is ordered through the BOBSA network of distributors.

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B.O.B.S.A. Approval

Receive authorization to use the BOBSA logo on your website and marketing material. To protect our brand, our logo use guidelines prohibit use of our official BOBSA logo on any member or non-member marketing and communication material or website without written permission. BOBSA members are permitted and encouraged to download the “BOBSA Member” logo and display it prominently on their website. We also ask that you include a link to www.bobsa.org.

Vendors

Supply and Demand

Vendors Program opens connections in our network to be found by our members looking for vendors to supply there stores.

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