BOBSA Member Opinion: Plan To Share In The Hair Market

 Recent independent surveys fix the amount of money spent in
the commercial hair industry worldwide at a figure very close to the 100
billion dollar mark. Basically this entire sum represents the purchases of
Black people in North, South, Central America, Africa, the Caribbean and
throughout Europe.

The involvement of other races represents a very
insignificant amount of money that was spent mostly on wigs and hair pieces (
primarily of synthetic fibers ), that are sold for very low prices. Although
the popularity of hair extensions among races that are not black has seen a
continued use, they are mostly of the preclude tip variety that is sold in
small packets that in some cases frequently weigh less than one ounce. Another
aspect that contributes to the low amount spent on this method of hair
extensions is that the hair purchased is often only to put in color streaks,
frequently utilizing fantasy colors that may be difficult to create through the
conventional methods of tinting the hair.

Sales to Black people however are an entirely different
matter, because they are generally for the purpose of creating an entirely new
head of hair.

Countries throughout Asia think that it is very strange that
the black people, who are virtually the sole consumers of human hair do not
import this very profitable

product themselves. Especially in this day and age when it
is quite simple to ask your computer, ( which practically everyone has ) to
give you the contacts for any

manufacturers of products from any where in the world. The
major reason why this has transpired is that most of the citizens of this
highly industrialized society grew up in an era when we (the Americans ) were
the greatest exporters in the world. Since almost the inception of this nation
and certainly from the start of the industrial revolution that began in the
latter part of the Eighteen hundreds there was a long standing tradition of
manufacturing and exportation of most of the goods used in the world.
Throughout the nineteen fifties the Americans produced as much as eighty
percent of all the cars in the world. This was the same for airplanes,
construction equipment, pharmaceuticals, clothing, foods stuffs technologies
and most of the things used for the betterment of human existence throughout
the world.

Consequently, importing was never the the highly prized
business pursuit that it is in most other parts of the world, particularly
those nations that are economically and technically challenged.

What is needed by the Black Cosmetologists of this country
is the formation of a

company that operates in the manner of those on Wall street,
Nasdaq, the London or Hong Kong stock exchange. If this company were formulated
to purchase hair that may be sold to persons in our industry that wished to buy
human hair at modest prices that will insure a fabulous profit when sold, it
will appeal to a great many people both in and outside of the commercial hair
industry. In order to insure that the hairdressers benefit from it there should
be a stipulation that the hair be sold only to licensed cosmetologist and
licensed retailers. There should be some guidelines regarding end user pricing
to ensure that the consumer is obligated to buy their hair exclusively from the
company. If the price is dramatically lower for both the professionals and the
those who wear the hair, it will be the only way that they will immediately
cease from buying hair from those people outside of our race that presently
control the importation and sale of hair in the United States.

Companies of this nature are formed by offering shares to
persons that wish to

purchase part ownership in the companies. By this means the
company creates it’s working capitol that will allow it to employ personal to
offer services, acquire machinery to do manufacturing or merchandise for sale,
which in this case is Human Hair.

Persons who desire to invest their money will be paid
interest on their original investments from the cash profits that result from
the business done by the company.

These shares should be offered at a minimal price to the
general public ( let us say $5.00 per share ). Assuming that the company has
two hundred thousand shares for sale to the public. The shares will be offered
to ANYONE, whether they

are in the beauty industry or not. The company should not
depend exclusively on the limited amount of members of the cosmetology industry
alone to purchase all the shares. But, we can depend on the average Black
American that buys hair themselves or those that are aware of how lucrative the
trade in this product is

( which is definitely everyone in our race ). As the company
grows, so will the value of the stock. Persons owning stock can sell it to
others at the current increased market value.

It would be the ideal opportunity for our people to acquire
stock in a sure thing,

no matter what their economic status may be. And there is no
doubt that the poorest individual of our race are well aware of how massive the
Human hair industry is. Just about any person of our race will be most anxious
to get in on the initial formation of such a company at a price that does not
represent a great risk of money or an exorbitant investment on their part.

At the recently publicized rate of almost one hundred
Billion dollars for the worldwide trade, a company that could manage to acquire
a mere ten percent of one percent of this stupendous sum would be worth one
hundred million dollars. This should be an easy goal to achieve in the United
States, where most of the world’s hair is sold. In the event that the prices were
attractive to the retailers, Hairdesigners and consumers, there will be no
great difficulty in selling it, because price point is everything in commerce.
It should be considered that practically every cent of this one hundred billion
dollars is money that is derived from sales of human hair to the Black people

Imagine…………if a significant portion of this enormous
amount were to enter our culture, what tremendous improvements would become
available in housing, what manner of educational advancements we could afford
for our children and what opportunities would transpire in all the new
businesses that would open as a result of this vast economic windfall.

A common expression is “We should all stick
together”. Of course this is a solid reality if we could manage it, but it
will never happen, because of the extensive devisionary techniques that were
imposed on us since we were kidnaped and brought to this country as slaves.
Where ever it was possible, no two persons of the same background were sold to
the same masters. All language and culture of Africa was forbidden and only
limited knowledge was ever given us. Almost all of

which were exclusively related so that we could become
competent as a workers in industries that mostly related to agricultural
endeavors, such as growing, cultivating and harvesting America’s major cash
crops, like Cotton, Tobacco and Sugar.

The loss of the basic African culture was a devastating blow
to our progress because we no longer operated using the village mentality on
which the majority of cultures in the world depend on to strengthen their
social structure. For instance in most countries throughout the world, people
have leaders that have

in many cases inherited their position as leaders, which has
always been the established method of government in Africa from time
immemorial. In these cases the leaders were obeyed because it was believed that
they gave these edicts in the interest of the entire village because they were
related and felt a deep seated need to provide for every member of their
family. When the man or men in charge gave an order, there was no possibility
of thinking it over, refusal to do so or acting to the contrary. We, in this
country frequently act with disobedience to any person above us. Our contrary
American philosophy makes us want to each march to a different drummer. We
think of rebellion and individuality as admirable qualities. It is not our way
to band together because we don’t have very much in common, like a language, a
religion and we don’t even look alike. We should not feel ashamed of this, it
is simply an attitude we have embraced that is the only one we have been
exposed to. But, if each person knows with certainty that what they are doing
will benefit them personally, it will insure that what we do will be done by
all of us.

Another expression that is quite popular is “Let’s take
the Hair industry back”. Actually we never had it to begin with. Our only
participation was as consumers.

The only way that we can overcome this sad condition in the
international hair trade is if each of our people are aware that they will
benefit greatly from a sale or purchase of hair.

Because of my lack of understanding regarding how a company
of this nature works, I would suggest that we elect informed, educated persons
who are knowledgeable of this order of business, which is quite abundant in our
race. Practically all of which are serviced by members of the cosmetology
industry in Make up, Sincere and hair design. Within this group we should find
a lot of ambitious people that may care to serve as advisors and investors as

Another group of people that we should consider is the huge
number of celebrities that are black.

There are many athletes that make hundreds of millions of
dollars, and are in need of safe, profitable investments to get involved in.
There are also numerous

television stars that are represented on every channel ( who
incidently make great use of commercial hair to project their alluring and very
attractive looks ). Since they also depend greatly on the cosmetologist whom
they respect and admire a great deal. Hair designers should approach their
celebrity clients regarding this project. They will undoubtedly be very
interested in investing.

Salon owners and every one in the beauty industry should
share this idea with all of the people on their email, facebook or any other
forms of social media contacts.


Footnote: Regarding and earlier statement about leadership.


In contemporary philosophy concerning leadership positions,
the dominant belief is that elected leaders are in the best interest of any
social order.

Today, in the United States we have the good fortune to have
as our president

Barack Abomey. Quite possibly the greatest man ever to sit
in that esteemed position. He is a person of tremendous courage that cannot be
intimidated or over

powered by anyone. His admirable background as a community
organizer keeps him in touch with the needs of all of us.

He is a shining example of dignity, thoughtfulness and
innovative ideals of government. Let us all support his noble endeavors to
provide truly great opportunities for all of us. We must use him to inspire us
to go forward in every aspect of civilized progression.


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I would like very much to personally Endorse a couple of
adventurous and knowledgeable people that have found several new sources of
commercial hair in their quest through out Asia.

Mr. Chris Seymour and his vibrant partner Ms. Adilisha

of Galaxy 5000 This pair of very imaginative educated
entrepreneur have pursued the hair factories of China and now offer the
exciting option of hair directly from the Philippines Islands, which represents
a new source of really superb hair of a quality that has never been seen by
most of the people involved in the international commercial hair industry. They
are among the first of our race to actually own a facility in this nation That
gives them access to an unlimited source of hair. the hair comes in three main
textures of natural colors that are truly virgin. Consequently making it a product
that is ideal for processing.



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