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Raymond Cosey Profile (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-04-21

Duration: 00:07:12

Subjects: African American business enterprises | Hairdressing


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Reporter
  • Cosey, Raymond Interviewee


This segment from the April 21, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Genevieve Stewart’s profile of Raymond Cosey, the owner of Ray J’s Unisex Salon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He discusses: his early interest in becoming a hair stylist; his move from styling men’s hair to styling women’s hair; his decision to create a unisex hair salon; starting and financing his business; men putting more emphasis on hair care; his future plans for the salon; and his advice for black entrepreneurs. Host: Rob Hinton