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The Story Behind Kenra Professional

As a consumer of the professional beauty supply industry I did not notice Kenra until 2012 when I came across it on a shelf next to other hair color lines I had previously purchased. I eventually realized that this was the year Kenra Color was launched. Kenra was founded in Indianapolis in 1929 selling a hair remover known as “No Tweeze.” For 30 years Kenra was solely known for this product until 1959 when it was purchased by Henry J. Meyers, a barber and entrepreneur. Henry J. Meyers would cut hair at his uncle's barber shop and would also enjoy selling products that he liked to purchase himself from the beauty supply company. He excelled in sales so much so that he was offered a position w