Camille Rose is celebrating Women’s History Month by paying homage to Madam C.J. Walker, the trailblazing African American Entrepreneur who built a hair care empire that made her America’s FIRST female self-made millionaire. Madam C.J. Walker shaped, elevated and paved the way for Black Beauty as we know it today.
With the anticipation of the Netflix series SELF MADE: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, Janell Stephens, founder of Camille Rose, channels the beauty mogul in images, shot by celebrity photographer Will Sterling in the rural town of Macon, Georgia.
I wanted to pay tribute to her in my own way when I heard Netflix was coming out with her biopic. I wanted to re-create that one picture with her in the car, because I wanted to include my team, my right hands, like she did, Stephens tells Fast Company.
Janell and Madam C.J. Walker have similar stories as they are both from Louisiana and created a product out of the need and disparity from issues they were both having. And, just like Madam C.J. Walker, Janell also carefully sourced ingredients from Africa. She wants her products to benefit black women.
It’s imperative to tell the story of Madam C.J. Walker so that we can see just how strong we are, just how resilient she was, and be constantly reminded that no matter the adversity, we can and will overcome. Today, we are still fighting for inclusion, and each time we lean into the stories of our past, we lean into a legacy and a power that is unyielding.
In celebration of Madam C.J. Walker, the Camille Rose brand will also recreate her first product, Madam Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower with a limited supply sold exclusively on www.camillerosenaturals.com. In addition to stimulating hair growth, The Hair Grower by Camille Rose will treat scalp dandruff, eczema of the scalp, and psoriasis.
Currently, the Camille Rose brand is sold in over 100,000 retail stores.