Vending machine provides beauty supplies for woman of color at New Center One in Detroit
Group, a leading full-service real estate company, announced today the firm added Lavish Box, Detroit’s leading vending machine retailer specializing in beauty and hair care for women of color, as a new amenity at the New Center One building in Detroit. Farbman Group CEO Andrew V. Farbman made the announcement.
“We are always looking for new and creative ways to better serve our office tenants to make their work and lifestyle needs more convenient,” said Farbman. “Lavish Box is an innovative local company that we are proud to welcome to New Center One.”
Lavish Box, developed by native Detroiter and Wayne State University student Leslie Williams, was created during the pandemic to assist women of color with easy access to basic upkeep items that were not available or easy to find. By offering beauty staples such as lashes, styling products and lip gloss, the vending machine saves female tenants and visitors time and money by avoiding a separate trip to the store.
“The pandemic highlighted the lack of representation for women of color in big name stores. I found it difficult to find my daily beauty essentials at the store with items regularly out-of-stock, limited, or just not offered completely,” said Williams. “I created Lavish Box to get these products to the women who use them regularly at a level that was easily accessible. New Center One is a perfect location for the first Lavish Box, and I look forward to expanding to more locations in Detroit and beyond.”
The Lavish Box mission is to be Detroit’s leading vending machine retailer specializing in the beauty and hair care market. The company pledges to provide quality beauty and hair products that are typically found in inner city beauty supply stores. Lavish Box recognizes that there is a disconnect between major retailers and Black beauty products. The company took the first step in catering to an under tapped market providing convenient and affordable products specifically catered to the Black, Brown and in between. Lavish Box can be found on the second floor of the New Center One building in Detroit.