1999: With only $600, Comer Cottrell launched Pro-Line Corp., which would become one of the nation's largest black haircare manufacturers.
persuaded beauty and barber shops to use his
products and increased sales through military bases overseas.
Chairman of the American Health & Beauty Aids Institute
, the trade association for minority haircare product manufacturers, Cottrell
gained a reputation for being at the forefront of breakthroughs within the sector.