A&H Beauty Vanity opens to cater to unmet market

OSHKOSH – Every time Lovely Anderson traveled to Chicago to visit family, she would stock up on “the essentials” — hair supplies for her five daughters — knowing they were difficult to find in the Oshkosh area.

That was in 2017. In 2021, Anderson is hoping to eliminate that problem for parents like her with A&H Beauty Vanity, a Black-owned beauty supply store in Oshkosh that opened Aug. 23 in Suite 18/19 located inside Sola Salon, 1830 Jackson St. 

“If I do this, I can help other people,” Anderson said Wednesday while hanging up supplies in her shop. 

A&H Beauty Vanity started as a successful online business in December, but Anderson said she is still surprised with how excited customers have been — she sold out of wigs within a week, adding those and kids’ hair accessories have been the biggest sellers.