Farouk Shami


Farouk Shami

Farouk Shami is a Palestinian-American businessman and entrepreneur from Ramallah, West Bank, who now lives in Houston, Texas, where he runs a large hair-care and spa products company.

Shami has worked for decades in the field of hair-care product develoment, and attended cosmetology school at the University of Arkansas. He is notable for having invented the first ammonia-free hair-dye, after developing an allergy to the chemical that initially led doctors to encourage him to leave his profession.

His company, the Houston-based Farouk Systems, currently employs 2,000 Americans, and exports its line of hair and skin care products under the BioSilk, SunGlitz and Cationic Hydration Interlink (CHI) brands to over 50 countries worldwide.

References

* [http://imeu.net/news/article006752.shtml Profile of Farouk Shami at the Institute for Middle East Understanding]
* [http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2002/05/06/smallb1.html "Color of success" "Houston Business Journal", 3 May 2002]
* [http://www.farouk.com/index.html Farouk Systems Group website]


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