NORWALK, Conn. — Alexis Farrow says she “not only takes pride in opening a new business, but also opening the only Black-owned beauty supply store in the City of Norwalk.”
La Fantaisie Beauty Supply at 40 Wall St., off the back lot, carries a wide range of products for women, men, and kids, she said.
Director of Business Development & Tourism Sabrina Church said that if you’re talking “purely beauty supply and not hair salons with beauty supply products that they also sell, then yes, this is the only black-owned beauty supply store in Norwalk.”
Farrow said she also offers “personalization gifts such as jewelry, apparel, and home decor made in-house in my very own heat press room.”
“I feel that it is important for our community to see and learn how diverse Norwalk is becoming not only professionally, but personally. I hope to encourage other young African-American people to follow their dreams no matter what seems impossible. It was very scary for me to construct and develop this store in a market that is not only Asian-dominated but Male-dominated as well. With the help of my community and encouragement of my peers I was able to launch an online store for a year in the midst of the pandemic before moving to a brick-and-mortar space. Our economy is facing scary times and I feel it is important for business owners to stand united and know we can all face these times together.”