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A Leader in African American Hair Care Products


is the leading African-American owned manufacturer of premium personal care products servicing people worldwide. Luster Products’ brands include , , , , and . Our product lines serve men, women, children and the stylist market.

Today, employs more than 400 people worldwide. Our products are sold nationally and internationally through a dynamic sales force and numerous retail outlets. Our main facility – corporate offices, plant and warehouse – is situated on 17 acres in Chicago’s Stockyard Industrial Park. An aerosol production plant is located in suburban Blue Island, Illinois. The company also has a branch office in London.

The phenomenal growth and success of , Inc. has been attributed to the business savvy and commitment of the our founder and first president, Fred Luster, Sr., a staff of hardworking, loyal employees and a family spirit that permeates the entire organization.

Our Heritage


Fred Luster Sr.

The late Fred Luster, Sr., a successful hairstylist in Chicago, Illinois, was inspired to develop a line of hair care products that would specifically cater to the health and maintenance of the hair. At the outset, he sold his personally developed products exclusively in his salon. As demand increased — and word spread about his products’ effectiveness — Mr. Luster sold his products to other hairstylists. As a result of this early success, Mr. Luster founded , Inc. in 1957. Inspired by the support of his family, Mr. Luster guided the company from a modest storefront operation into a multi-million dollar, worldwide enterprise.

In spite of his huge success, Fred Luster, Sr. remained a lifelong supporter of organizations committed to the economic and educational advancement.

Luster Products Principals


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Jory Luster

President

As president of , Inc., Jory Luster is responsible for the overall performance of the company. It is his responsibility to oversee operations both domestically and internationally.

Jory Luster is a graduate of Bradley University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He received his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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Fred Luster II

Vice-President/Director of Research and Development

Fred Luster, II is charged with directing the Chemistry Department, which is responsible for developing new products, gauging new trends and keeping abreast of industry progress. The primary function of the department is to maintain the highest standards for raw materials and finished products. Mr. Luster also serves as chairman of Golf Outing.

Fred Luster, II received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Bradley University.

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Sonja Luster-Munis

Vice-President/Director of Systems Administration

Sonja Luster-Munis joined , Inc. in 1984 as Director of Systems Administration. Mrs. Luster-Munis is credited with automating the company’s business and telecommunications systems. As Vice-President, she directs the MIS, Customer Service, Telecommunications and Human Resource departments. She also assists in the implementation of company policy and operating procedures.

Two of Sonja’s many professional accolades and achievements include being the recipient of the Black Enterprise “Up & Coming Black Professional Women” and the Black Rose Award.

Luster Products Philanthropy


The Luster Foundation

Established in 1989 by the late Fred Luster, Sr., as the philanthropic arm of , is a non-profit, charitable foundation whose primary purpose is to support community-based organizations that promote positive values, community service and aspirational role models for the African-American community. Over the years, the Foundation has contributed to such organizations as the American Cancer Society, Habilitative Systems, Lawndale Community School and The Rising Star.

To date, more than one million dollars has been distributed to beneficiary organizations. With the Foundation’s ongoing support, the candles of hope that these organizations provide continue to shine brightly throughout the African American community.

The Luster Foundation Golf Outing

Luster Golf Outing

hosts an annual Golf Outing. This event attracts hundreds of business and community leaders and serves as a fun-filled day that raises funds for the Foundation’s beneficiary organizations.

My Neighbors Keeper

is an Employee Outreach Program under the umbrella of The Luster Foundation. For over 16 years, My Neighbor's Keeper has been serving people in need throughout the Chicagoland area and in surrounding communities. MNK provides individuals, families, churches and shelters with 500 food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas if funds are available, as well as other supportive services. More importantly, we give to serve as a reminder that we are all Our Neighbor's Keeper.

In continuing in a tradition of giving back, throughout the year My Neighbor's Keeper hosts a variety of fundraisers, an annual employee contribution kick-off, Taste of Luster, a walk-a-thon, and employees make payroll deductions to assist in raising funds to support feeding and providing supportive services to individuals, families and others in need


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