Portland business owner creates first program in Oregon on how to style textured hair

Melody Brown, the owner of L&M Hair Company, said cosmetology school isn’t giving enough training for stylists to work confidently with Black hair.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portlander Melody Brown is aiming to bridge the gap when it comes to educating people on how to style textured hair with the first and only two-month program in Oregon.

“One thing about a woman is our hair is our crown,” said Brown, the owner and master hair stylist at L&M Hair Company in Southeast and Northeast Portland, where she styles and teaches others how to work with Black hair. 

Brown created the first and only two-month textured

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