i happened to be downtown in the wholesale district of los angeles and on my way home i seredipitously stumbled across this large treasure trove of all things a woman/metrosexual/drag queen could ever want (lol, just refering to their large selection because they obviously cater to a wide array of customers). from professional quality products to a wide array of 95 cent nail polish (!!!!!) i went a little overboard. if you're ever in the area you HAVE to check them out. although the area is a touch sketchy from what i'm used to (i was probably one of the only caucasian people there at the time other than one of the very helpful/knowledgable staff who helped me pick out the correct products for my hair type) they do a great job of addressing everyone's specific needs. i often am tempted to try these discount places because of how pushy the sales staff could be, but the young hipster yet professional vibe really made me feel at home. i will definitely visit again when i'm in the area... well at least as soon as i use up all of these 15 bottles of yummy 95 cent nail polish and other beauty accoutrements i purchased their at rock bottom(!) prices. i will definitely be back. to be honest, the slection, customer service, and decor really made me feel at if i was in some high end beauty boutique in santa monica. one down side is the parking situation. i happened to find a parking space when i pulled in, and ended up getting stuck in the parking lot for an additional 5 minutes in mycar honking because someone was double parked behind me. otherwise A+++++ to b&a!
This was my first time of seeing a Black Owned Beauty Supply and I was amazed at my first visit. Their customer service is excellent and the one that beats it all is that they deliver to your home, same day delivery. This is now my new found beauty supply for all my beauty and hair needs.
Good selection of beauty products. There's often a line to check out and usually someone with an issue, like a problem paying or incorrect prices. Just allow time to check out.