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Ep. 155: How Leslie Roberson, Creator Of The Black Beauty Collective, Is Curating A Space For Black Beauty Brands To Succeed & Scale

Friends in Beauty Podcast

Release Date: 03/15/2023

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On this episode of the Friends in Beauty podcast I welcome Leslie Roberson to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Leslie is the owner and creator of the Black Beauty Collective & its flagship store out of historic Hyde Park Chicago.

 

It will be the first Black owned beauty store that will carry exclusively Black owned brands and products. The BBC is on a mission to open up locations in every major city, garnishing support and Black owned brands in tow. To offer growth alternatives for this critically underserved community for brands within the Collective, the BBC is a unique platform in which they receive bespoke sales, marketing and PR support to scale their businesses. Locations are slated to open first in Chicago, with subsequent locations in Houston, Washington DC, and Atlanta.  

 

Leslie is passionate about creating opportunities for black entrepreneurs in the hair + beauty industry. Leslie's goal is to leverage her 15 years of corporate experience and her modeling connections to open doors for other black businesses.

 

I had such an amazing time talking to Leslie. The way that she is providing a platform and resources for black owned brands to succeed in business is truly admirable and I can’t wait for you to hear all about it!

 

In this interview Leslie shares:

-What inspired her to create the Black Beauty Collective

-How her corporate background helps her in her business

-All about her upcoming store launch in Chicago in early April

-The amazing benefits that brands receive by being apart of the Black Beauty Collective

-Her thoughts on why black people spend the most on beauty

-Plans for expansion

-How she balances all of the moving parts of her life + business

-And so much more

 

I absolutely loved my conversation with Leslie and I’m so excited for everything she has coming up and the impact this will have on black owned beauty brands. Let’s go ahead and jump into this chat with Leslie and if you prefer to watch our beautiful faces then tune in on YouTube. 



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