In 2020, BREAD Beauty Supply approached BLANK to develop their brand position and strategy.
The goal was to make the much-dreaded “wash day” something fun, convenient — and appealing to the young, Instagram-driven consumer.
Through examining the history of Black haircare in the US, the total ethnic haircare market, competitors — from mass to prestige to “kitchen counter brands” — as well as through consumer interviews, we developed the idea of “Unbasics,” focusing on the idea that WOC deserve haircare that doesn’t stigmatize their unique hair: it lets them be themselves.
The brand sold out at Sephora.com upon debut and got notable press attention for its unique POV — in addition to securing $2M+ in funding from Imaginary Ventures.
In 2021, BREAD Beauty Supply was named on Interbrand’s Breakthrough Brands List.
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2021 Interbrand Breakthrough Brand