New Black-Owned Beauty Store Accepts....

New Black-Owned Beauty Store Accepts People For 'Who They Are'

BOLINGBROOK, IL — To fill a void in the beauty supply industry, a Romeoville resident started her own business that had its grand opening in Bolingbrook on Tuesday. Owner of Hair Empire Beauty Supply, Abena Owusu-Ansah, said a "love for the community" was the inspiration behind this store.

"As stated in our motto, 'Feel Beautiful Inside and Out.', we are here to provide beauty and empowerment to the residents of this wonderful community," Owusu-Ansah said. "Most of the beauty supply stores that we shop at lack personalized service, product knowledge, online-to-offline conversion (in store pickup) and most of all, the stores have an uninspiring atmosphere. Hair Empire Beauty Supply was created to address these so-called deficits in the beauty industry. Our vision is to create a sacred space for all things hair related to thrive."