PHOTO GALLERY: The Business of Black Haircare

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In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Afro emerges as the dominant black hairstyle symbolizing black pride. Angela Davis becomes an icon of the Black Power Movement with her large fro while Melba Tolliver, a news reporter for a New York ABC affiliate, is fired for wearing an afro while covering the wedding of Tricia Nixon, daughter of the 37th President of the United States. The hairstyle also boosted sales in the ethnic haircare market. (Image: Melba Tolliver)

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Afro emerges as the dominant black hairstyle…