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Korean Beauty Supply | Vote With Your Wallet

This parody sums up almost perfectly why I do not frequent Korean or any Asian-owned beauty supply stores.

Prior to going natural, I like many other women, frequented their local beauty supply store for products needed to care for my hair.  In my experience most, certainly not all, will follow you through the store or at the very least, keep a watchful eye on you through the video cameras from behind the counter. I find these practices to be completely disrespectful; it’s as if they’ve already convicted you of stealing from the moment you walk in the doors…Some refer to this as “Shopping while Black“, almost similar to “Driving while Black“.   Not only that but it’s worthy to note that these stores, mostly located in African American communities, do nothing to actually give back to the communities in which they reside.  Hair and beauty is a billion dollar industry in the black community so I understand businessmen/women wanting to get a piece of the pie, but what about your dignity as a customer?