Walker Pioneered in Ethnic Hair Care, Women in Cosmetics

July 26, 2013 | Contact Author | By: Laurie DiBerardino
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Abstract: The ability to break down barriers may be the single most defining trait in the make up of an innovator. In an era that suppressed women--particularly black women--and women-owned businesses were an anomaly, icon Madam C.J. Walker jump-started the ethnic hair industry and forged a beauty empire that lasted through the mid-1980s.

The ability to break down barriers may be the single most defining trait in the make up of an innovator. In an era that suppressed women--particularly black women--and women-owned businesses were an anomaly, icon Madam C.J. Walker jump-started the ethnic hair industry and forged a beauty empire that lasted through the mid-1980s.