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Our Story

Ball Beauty Supply was established on March 1, 1950 by Ben and Shirley Lerner.   Ben and Shirley prided themselves on offering high quality beauty products and supplies at fair prices. Shirley & Ben

Ball was the first company to sell Beauty Supplies to the general public.  Over the years, the store has been visited by many celebrities, musicians and loved dearly by the Fairfax-Los Angeles community.  The store is in the same place where it opened on Fairfax Avenue, across from Canter’s Deli.

Ball Beauty sold to all of the top hairstylists and salons in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, like Elizabeth Arden, Larry Browser and Gene Shacove.  Back in the day, Ball Beauty would often make special deliveries to the studios!

Shirley Lerner and Paul Sutton (Shirley’s nephew) began running the store in 1973 when Mr. Lerner passed away.  Shirley became the rock of the store, everyone that shopped there knew her for her great customer service and dedication to the family business.

Paul started in 1996, when selling beauty supplies online was unimaginable.  He was one of the first e-tailers to introduce a user friendly website that attracted a strong customer base all over the world through excellent customer service and competitive pricing.

The store was recently purchased by two sisters, Rachel and Mindy, who grew up near Fairfax Village and have known the store for years.  Familiar with the street and the community, their grandparents had a mom-and-pop dry goods store on Fairfax Avenue for 35 years.  The girls felt compelled to preserve a part of the Fairfax retail District history by continuing to run the store and website.

The new approach to the store will offer the same great selection of items, excellent customer service, and introduce new products, in-store promotions and fun events!

The new website has been reorganized and updated for a better shopping experience!

~~ Rachel & Mindy