Proud Lady is the symbol of AHBAI member companies,
which appears on the back of all their products.
This symbol assures consumers that the product
was manufactured by a stronger Black America.
You can find the Proud Lady on over 3,500 different
products including: shampoo, conditioners, relaxers,
moisturizers, hair colorings, hair sprays and
The American Health and Beauty Aids Institute
(AHBAI) is an internationally renowned trade association
representing the world's leading Black-owned companies
that manufacture ethnic hair care and beauty related
AHBAI members are manufacturers of ethnic beauty
products; businesses allied with the ethnic health
and beauty aids (HBA) industry and top salon professionals.
Through its many programs, AHBAI supplies essential
educational opportunities for professional growth
and offer a multitude of opportunities to network
and build long-term relationships.
The Proud Lady is a symbol of pride, hope, and
dignity and a promoter of economic growth in the
Black Community. Purchase Black hair care and
beauty products that feature the Proud Lady and
recycle your dollars in the community! It's good
for Black America.
For more information, visit AHBAI.org.
The Fred Luster, Sr. Education Foundation was
established in honor of the late Fred Luster,
Sr., who was a founding board member of AHBAI
and founder of the Chicago-based Luster Products,
Inc. The Foundation awards scholarships to cosmetology
students and college-bound high school students.
Over the past five years, the foundation has awarded
more than $90,000 in scholarships.
In 1995, the foundation established the Entrepreneurial
Leadership Conference, a conference dedicated
to providing scholarships and promoting entrepreneurship
among the best and brightest African-American
To apply for a College Scholarship or a Cosmetology
Scholarship, call AHBAI 708-633-6328 (phone) or 708-633-6329 (fax),
or write to AHBAI:
American Health and Beauty Aids Institute
PO Box 19510
Chicago, IL 60619
or visit AHBAI web