Image Architect, Law Roach, creates a “fLAWless Fundraiser” and Raises $100,000 To Rebuild Local Black-owned Fashion and Beauty Businesses in Chicago

After witnessing the aftermath of the rioting and looting which led to the unfortunate closing of many local businesses, fashion stylist, Law Roach, is supporting a grant resource for affected black-owned small businesses in Chicago. As a Southside of Chicago native, this initiative is dear to his heart to help thriving businesses resume operations in their local area.

Roach has joined forces with Rebuild the Hood to provide grants which will support Beauty and Fashion Businesses that were affected by the uprising stemmed from police brutality and the injustice in America. This relief grant is focused on those that did not have insurance or were denied government funding.  With this new partnership, $100,000 has been raised and the partners have announced they are now accepting applications for qualifying business.

Examples of businesses that can apply for the grants are as follows:

Emerging fashion designers

Hairstylists/Barbers/Salon owners

Clothing Boutiques

Nail technicians /salons

Estheticians/ spas

Coined as the Image Architect, Law Roach has been the most notable international fashion stylist who is responsible for styling celebrities such as Zendaya, Celine Dion, and Tiffany Haddish. After owning a vintage haven called Deliciously Vintage, located in Chicago, Law closed up shop so that he could move to Los Angeles and pursue a career in styling.  Law was the first African American to grace the prestigious cover of The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Stylists & Stars’ issue, further affirming his fortitude and strife to set a new precedent for creatives of color.

“It’s my desire to use my money and resources to do whatever I can to help others,” says Roach on why he got involved.“ These are unprecedented times and it’s up to all of us to help one another.”  Since the announcement of his commitment to support the Chicago based nonprofit, there has been an outpour of monetary donations from celebrities and friends such as Ariana Grande and Zendaya that desired to show their support.  For small businesses in the fashion and beauty industry who would like to apply for a grant, please visit:

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