Being on the front line of several peaceful protests in Charlotte NC, I have witnessed more in my life than I would ever want my own daughters to have to witness, from corporate inequality, racial biases to social injustices, and more. As a former athlete, born and raised in Paterson NJ, I found my peace and gained an understanding of “self” in my community.
ArKay beauty Supply was prematurely birthed in the midst of the COVID pandemic from a five-year plan, in only 2.5 years. The unfolding of ArKay Beauty Supply is to bring a unique level of customer service to everyone’s beauty store experience! This is a community store where your business will be welcomed and respected while receiving educated answers to your hair care questions.
You will find mainstream beauty and haircare products, in addition to lesser-known products sourced both locally and globally from companies. We want to combine superior products with the needed exposure to build their brands! Striving to be more than just another beauty supply store in the neighborhood, ArKay Beauty Supply does things a little different, within 2300 sq feet and the community in mind:
I understand college isn’t for everyone, yet everyone still needs not just a job, but skills and a career to take them wherever they want to go. Having attended St. Augustine’s University (HBCU) and my oldest, Spelman College (Pre-Med), ArKay Beauty Supply offers paid, on-the-job training and work experience for high school seniors. This opportunity is open to the community, rather than the students of specific schools, in an effort to increase community impact.
We also understand the importance of second chances and will work with various community-based entities and organizations to develop a program that supports and promotes positive re-entry into the workforce. ArKay Beauty Supply is sourcing the community with excellent beauty and hair/skincare products.