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As the Dudley hair-care empire turns 50, a look back

GREENSBORO — When president and CEO Joe Louis Dudley Sr. stood in front of the largest black-owned manufacturing plant between Washington and Atlanta, which bore his name, the businessman’s thoughts were elsewhere. His Dudley hair-care empire, built on door-to-door sales, had started decades earlier in the modest home he shared with wife and partner, Eunice, […]

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Woman Enrolls in her own Beauty School

GREENSBORO — Eunice Dudley is proud of her curls. Not the loose tendrils on her head, but rather the tightly coiled ones on the head of the mannequin at her workspace inside Dudley Cosmetology University on South Elm Street. She had curled the mannequin’s hair using a marcel iron, one of the latest skills she has […]

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Made in Greensboro: Where Much is Given, Much is Required: Ursula Dudley Oglesby

Ursula Dudley Oglesby, a respected business leader and humanitarian, has one main goal: to help change the economic base of the African American community in Greensboro. Ursula’s company, Dudley Beauty Corp, empowers independent distributors to become part of her entrepreneur business. Dudley Q is one of the most successful African American owned hair care brands, offering premium […]

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Dudley’s Celebrates 50 Years of Excellent Education

Editor’s Note: UniversalSalons.Com got its start as a production team member at Dudley Products and Dudley Cosmetology University. We were, without a doubt, one of the top sources of haircare education in the world. This was a time when individuals would work through the night creating new and innovative, trendsetting hairstyles techniques with some of […]

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Joe Dudley: 50 years of making us

“I was labeled mentally retarded. They told my mother I would never be nothing.” Joe Louis Dudley Sr. was held back twice by the time he reached the 11th grade, but he never gave up, because of something his mother Clara Yeates Dudley told him: “Prove them wrong, Joe,” and he did. Dudley went on […]

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