PHOTO GALLERY: The Business of Black Haircare

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With only $600, a typewriter and a dilapidated warehouse, Comer Cottrell launched Pro-Line Corp. in 1970.  Creating a strawberry-scented, oil-based spray developed by chemical companies, he convinced beauty parlors and barber shops to take his product. With his brother James, they developed 15 hair dressings, shampoos and skin-care products making it the second largest black-owned hair companies during the 1970s. (Image: James and Comer Cottrell, Black Enterprise, November 1979)

With only $600, a typewriter and a dilapidated warehouse, Comer Cottrell launched Pro-Line Corp. in…

  • Suzette Reeves

    Can mr Comer Cottrell contact me on the above email address.