Luster Products Co.

  • Overview

Luster Products wants its customers to win the best tressed award. The African-American-owned company makes professional and consumer hair care products for the ethnic market. Products are sold to men and women under several brand names, such as Renutrients, Pink, and S-Curl. Luster Products sells children's items under the name PCJ Pretty-n-Silky & Smooth Roots and products for stylists under the Designer Touch line, among others. The company sells worldwide through its own sales force and through specialty retailers. Luster Products operates manufacturing facilities in Illinois and international offices in South Africa and the UK. The company was founded in 1957 by hairstylist Fred Luster, Sr.

Operations

The company is a top African-American-owned maker of premium personal care products, such as Shampoos, sprays, cream oil, conditioners, and salon items. Its brands include Pink, S-Curl, PCJ Pretty-n-Silky & Smooth Roots, YOU, Renutrients, Shortlooks, Strait Shades, StraightFX, ArtEffex, and Designer Touch.

Luster Products also runs a non-profit charity called Black Heritage Foundation to support groups that promote positive images and community service in the black community.

Geographic Reach

Based in Illinois, Luster Products operates corporate offices, a plant, and warehouse across 17 acres in Chicago's Stockyard Industrial Park. It has an aerosol plant in Blue Island, Illinois. It operates overseas through branch offices located in London and South Africa. Unique to its South Africa office, raw material blends are shipped there from the corporate office to independent contractors who are hand-selected by Luster Products and specially trained.

Sales and Marketing

Luster Products sells its premium personal care products nationally and internationally through a sales force and numerous retail outlets. The company signs celebrities to serve as spokespeople for its products. They appear in the company's advertising and marketing campaigns across print, television, social media, in-store displays, and public relations pieces. 

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Luster Products Co.


1104 W 43rd St
Chicago, IL 60609-3342
Phone: 1 (773) 579-1800
Fax: 1 (773) 5791912
www.lusterproducts.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private
  • President: Jory Luster
  • VP and Director, Systems Administration: Sonja Luster-Munis
  • Chief Operating Officer: Manilal Patel

Major Office Locations

  • Chicago, IL

SALARY FINDER

SALARY FINDER

Health Service Administrator

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Yearly Salary Range (US$ Thousands)