Our Story

We are a purely professional brand dedicated to understanding and serving today’s stylists. Our passion is developing best-in-class innovations, delivering superior and reliable results. Kenra Professional strives to elevate the stylists’ artistry and craft.

Three unique brands, Kenra, Kenra Platinum, and Kenra Color, are each driven by the daily needs of stylists. A complete range of high-performance products combined with straightforward and accessible education gives stylists the confidence to address every client’s need.

1929

Kenra is founded in Indianapolis with 'no tweeze' wax as single product

1959

Kenra purchased by barber and entrepreneur, Henry J Meyers

1987

Kenra Volume Spray 25 launch

2004

Kenra Platinum launch

2012

Kenra Color Launches

2012

Kenra Platinum Blow Dry Spray wins Stylist Choice Award

2014

Kenra Professional acquired by Henkel

2015

Kenra Color launches Guy Tang Metallic Shades

2016

Kenra Volume 25 wins 12th Stylist Choice Award

2019

Kenra Launchs First Professional Alexa Skill

Kenra is founded in Indianapolis

Indianapolis

About Henry Meyers

Henry Meyers came to America with his Dutch parents in 1920 as a wide-eyed, adventuresome 10- year-old. They came to escape Nazi occupation of their homeland, and to pursue freedom and prosperity. Henry grew up in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, quickly learning English, and getting very involved in school, music and sports... anything that involved people. But even as a teenager, he was in his uncle’s barber shop cutting hair and just cutting up with everyone who entered the shop.

It didn’t take Henry long to buy his uncle’s barber shop, and of course you know the first thing he did was raise his prices because he was worth it. If the barber down the street was worth a nickel, certainly he was worth a dime. It became very clear that he could and would engage every person in his chair in a wandering verbal exchange to delight everyone within earshot. Whenever the barber supply salesman came in to Henry’s shop, Henry couldn’t wait to see and to sell the newest, finest item to all his customers. He knew they would love it, and there’s little he enjoyed more than selling (even if it were only his point of view he was proffering)