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Black Woman Launches Male Grooming Brand

by Andrea Polk |

The original article appears in Southeast Queen Scoop.
Since the moment the idea of Solo Noir crossed her mind, Andrea has never looked back. This included taking a leap of faith by quitting a 9-5 corporate job to focus on her ambitions. With accolades such as "The 2014 Ariel Investment's Top 40 Under 40 Game Changers in Chicago" and "The 2017 Best Consumer Product in Chicago" in her trophy cabinet, it's hard to question her entrepreneurial spirit. Andrea is a woman who saw an opportunity in an unconventional industry, grabbed it tight, and ran with it - a true inspiration for young girls to speak out and own their ideas.


Shaking Up the Male Grooming Industry with Natural Ingredients 

We've all heard the phrase "Black don't crack!" Or better yet, seen it in some famous individuals such as Will Smith, Idris Elba and Pharrell Williams. Apparently, there is some truth to this cliché, thanks to the higher amount of melanin and collagen that protect men of color from UV rays. But it's not all rose with no thorns. Men of color are also more susceptible to keloid scarring, uneven complexions, dry skin, dark spots, and hormonal effects. 

Andrea seemed to hear the plight of the neglected man of color as she launched an innovative line of products, which addressed their skincare needs by using potent natural ingredients. Andrea believes that the best path is natural, a path free of unnecessary complications and harmful chemicals. Solo Noir products contain coconut oil, grape seed oil, hemp seed oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, and aloe vera among other ingredients that are individually revered in the cosmetics and health industry. 

 

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