According to Anne Holder, a hair salon owner in (where else?) Atlanta, Korean-Americans do not control the black hair care business.

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Anne owns a salon called “Simply Straight,” and seems to be very well informed on the topic judging from the press release, but the same press release also states the simple fact that African-Americans own less than 3% of all black hair stores. What a huge disconnect!

Why do black people refuse to get into the black hair care business? It can’t be an inability to get into it and it certainly is not from lack of knowledge or business acumen, so the disparity is unexplained and gaping. And this says nothing about the thousands of black hair salons across the country that could be generating huge income for their owners and may be mismanaged or simply not the right location.