My oldest brother, Nathaniel, had a DNA analysis from AfricanAncestry.com and discovered our mother’s roots were from the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria and our father’s roots were from the Balanta tribe in Guinea-Bissau. A Bronner brothers tradition is that the brothers take a week-long trip together once a year. The choice of the trip rotates among the brothers, and this year was my year to choose the destination and the activities. I wanted to go home. When I say home, I really mean HOME.
As we celebrate Bronner Brothers’ 65th year in business all year long, I want to thank everybody who helped our February Atlanta Hair Show break all records. I also want to congratulate our new 2012 barber battle champion of the world, David “dl” Hiland from Nashville, Tenn. David won $20,000 cash by healing the blind, fighting Goliath and defeating the devil with the help of Jesus, while giving everyone, including Jesus, a haircut (all part of his elaborately themed presentation).
As we celebrate Black History Month, our family business, Bronner Bros., celebrates 65 years of making history. Our Atlanta hair show has become the largest and most famous show in the world. Our BB brand of hair products has become one of the most loved brands with number one in its category—products like Pump It Up Spritz, Super Gro and Smooth Sheen. Our African Royale brand has produced several number one products like Hot 6 oil and Braid Spray. Our new natural brands, Tropical Roots and 4 Naturals, are now the fastest-growing natural products.