Farouk Shami

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Farouk Shami

Farouk Shami

He opened his first salon - Le Salon Farouk - in Lafayette, La

Farouk nvented the first ammonia- free hair color, after developing an allergy to the chemical that initially led doctors to encourage him to leave his profession.

Farouk Systems exports its line of hair and skin care products under the BioSilk, SunGlitz and Cationic Hydration Interlink (CHI) brands to over 106 countries worldwide.

Businessman and Founder of the hair-care & spa product company, Farouk Systems

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He attended the University of Arkansas, but dropped out to pursue his passion for hair styling.

Farouk Systems was established in 1986.

It took Shami 25 job interviews before the first salon would hire him as a hairdresser.

Farouk Shami arrived in the U.S. from Palestine in 1965 with $71 in his pocket. It was estimated that Farouk Systems had $27.4 million in revenue in 2008.

He moved to Texas in 1978 to dabble in real estate. The real estate market tanked, but his salon business took off.

More than half of the senior-level positions in his company are filled by women.


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