When Olga Corentine first purchased her hair salon on Hillside Avenue in Jamaica Estates from its original owner in 1985, she immediately noticed that all the customers were white.
Corentine thought about it and realized whites almost always go to white-owned salons, while blacks almost always go to black-owned salons. Various ethnic groups have very different types of hair which requires specific knowledge of how to treat it, what hair products to use and, of course, what hair styles are popular, she said.
Corentine called her new salon World of Beauty, A Multi Cultural Unisex Salon and was determined to have the expertise to service customers from all backgrounds.
Now 15 years later customers from many parts of Queens and as far away as Connecticut come to Corentine
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