The Proud Lady Symbol:
The 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 hair texturizers.

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 products.

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.

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Fred Luster, Sr. Scholarships Available!
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 college students.

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 site

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