Blankinship Discount Beauty Center…Many consider Blankinship to be the “First Name” in the sale and distribution of beauty products for African-Americans.
In April 1944, G. L. Blankinship, Sr. started selling products such as Madame C. J. Walker, Konkalene, Hair Rep and other items in the Kansas City area. Working virtually from the trunk of his car, his work ethic, integrity and commitment to the customer are legendary.
In the years that followed, G. L. Blankinship, Sr. became known as a pioneer in the business world, but was also one of Kansas City’s first African-American City Councilmen in the 1960’s.
Hard work, integrity and a strong commitment to customer service continue as uncompromising principles at Blankinship Discount Beauty Center. Following the legacy of its Founder, the company remains committed to providing quality products at excellent prices, and maintains its strong involvement in community and civic activities.
We invite everyone to our store at 3111 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri 64130 anytime, we are open seven (7) days a week.