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Our Team

ZARI Beauty was founded by Robert L. Johnson, Founder of BET, with a mission to change the African American hair and beauty industry. With a focus on QUALITY and COMMUNITY, we are committed to offering premium products at a tremendous value while strengthening the African American community in a meaningful way.

Our Founder

ZARI Beauty Co-Founder Robert L Johnson

Robert L. Johnson

Robert L. Johnson is the Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies, an innovative business network that owns or holds interests in businesses operating in hotel real estate, private equity, consumer financial services, asset management, automobile dealerships, sports and entertainment, and video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming. Prior to forming The RLJ Companies, Mr. Johnson was founder and chairman of Black Entertainment Television (BET), the nation’s first and leading television network providing quality entertainment, music, news, sports and public affairs programming for the African American audience.

"I believe that ZARI Beauty provides a tremendous opportunity to create more African American women business owners, promote entrepreneurship, as well as serve our customers’ needs with a natural quality hair product that will benefit the African American consumer. ZARI Beauty gives entrepreneurs, particularly female entrepreneurs, the opportunity to establish and maintain their individual beauty platform while working with the ZARI Beauty brand to earn extra income and establish themselves within the beauty industry. The business of beauty is a multi-billion dollar industry in which African American women contribute significantly as consumers, yet they have often been excluded from the business. I believe ZARI Beauty will change the landscape of the industry and provide African American women with new and exciting business opportunities in the industry."