PHOTO GALLERY: The Business of Black Haircare

M&MProds

In 1973, Atlanta pharmacists Cornell McBride and Therman McKenzie take $500 of their own money to produce Sta-Sof-Fro Oil Sheen and Comb Out and launch future haircare giant M&M Products. After generating strong sales on a regional level, M&M gained national distribution with such major retailers as K-Mart and Woolworth stores. By 1980, revenues for the upstart had grown to $8 million. (Image: Cornell McBride and Therman McKenzie, Black Enterprise, February 1980)

In 1973, Atlanta pharmacists Cornell McBride and Therman McKenzie take $500 of their own money…

  • alphonso roberts

    To Mr. Cornell Mcbride

    Thanks for the african journey trips 1983 and 1984. We still have all the memories and pictures of those two trips of a life time.

    ALPHONSO AND DELLA ROBERTS, NEW CASTLE DELAWARE.