House of Melanin, a Black-owned business in Oak Park, ‘barely holding on’ 3 years into pandemic

Written by on March 19, 2023

In 2020, officials decided what Myeisha and Samuel Campbell had to offer wasn’t essential.

Three years later, the couple fears many people agree.

The Maywood couple opened House of Melanin, a store specializing in hair care products for Black hair textures, on Chicago Avenue in Oak Park in 2018. Before COVID, they enjoyed becoming part of the fabric of western suburb.

“It felt good to be a part of the community and contribute to the surrounding communities,” said Myeisha Campbell, 37.

Three years into the growth of online ordering since . . .

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