However, he was never one to sit around and soon realized there were very few options for stylists to obtain superior black hair care products from a central distributor. Uncle Milton changed that. Uncle Milton worked in every facet of our business until he retired at age 89 in 2011.   Milizette has successfully and proudly supplied licensed cosmetologists and barbers in NW Indiana, and South Suburban Chicago for 37 years.

Uncle Milton’s little sister, Betty Lyles, my mother, joined him in the family business two years after its inception. My mother worked at Milizette until the young age of 88 in July of 2018.  I came aboard in 2009 after retiring from an executive position in the corporate world.  We are very proud to carry diverse and comprehensive black hair care product lines specifically formulated for professionals.  Our professional hair care product lines include shampoos, conditioners, relaxers, treatments, and styling products from the leading companies specialized in black hair care. These companies’ brands include Affirm, Fiberguard by Affirm, MoisturColor by Affirm, KeraCare, KeraCare Natural Textures, Indigo, Mizani, Nairobi, Nouritress, Syntonics, Vitale Pro, Kemet, KitiKiti, Hicks Total Transformations, and much more.

As President of Milizette Beauty & Barber Supply I invite our clients, customers, and future customers to join us as we usher in a new era.  Milizette will now be available to hair care professionals across the country via milizette.com. We are excited to serve and satisfy more professionals in need of quality hair products through our new e-commerce platform. This will help us continue Uncle Milton’s dream of providing easy access to superior products that work for women of color.

We thank you for your patronage and support!

Kevin Lyles

President

Milizette Beauty & Barber Supply

Click here to view Post Tribune article about the founders of Milizette, Milton Hutchins, and Betty Lyles.