Carol's Daughter dispenses high-end, homemade (or at least they feel lovingly homemade) beauty and grooming supplies, many of them geared specifically to women of color and the need specific to their skin tones and hair textures. Even better news, it's conveniently located in Fort Greene, where all the hippest black ladies seem to live; perhaps this shop is the secret of their success.
You imagine yourself in step with that alternative image of the bourgeoisie--comfortably nestled in the talented tenth of affluence, you still help out the hood. So you skip the beauty floor at Barneys and head toward CAROL'S DAUGHTER, the charming shop on DeKalb that Essence told you was the bomb. Inside, you inhale the rich aromas of voluminizing hair oils and coconut honey lotions. You lay down $20 for a bottle of Apricot Body Soufflé or $12 for a tub of shea butter knowing... More »