CABELLE LLC is proud to present to you LocKulture. In the words of Victor Hugo, what we have here is, “an idea whose time has come”.

It started with the existential question “What am I going to wear?”

LocKulture responded with a resounding “Wear what’s on your mind!”

Committed to providing quality alternatives for individuals with locs and natural hair, the minds at LocKulture have developed a unique headwear design that fits your life and style.

With over 20 years of professional experience, the LocKulture team is well prepared to deliver quality products to a growing demographic. While proudly boasting “Made in the USA”.

The reemergence of natural hair is not a phenomenon. It is an awakening!

At LocKulture, we embrace this rediscovery and offer stylish and complimentary accessories to punctuate your evolving style, while donating a portion of the proceeds to charity.

LocKulture “Where form meets function and becomes…style!”

We introduce to you the “Baller”

baller (adj.) - extremely good or impressive: excellent

If this sounds familiar…

I have stretched hats and cut holes in hats to try to accommodate my locs.

None of my solutions were permanent or as stylish as I would have liked.

After exhaustive searching, there just wasn't anything in the market for a professional with locs.

A professional with locs it seems was a category no one could have foreseen the market for.

We’re what’s on your mind!

A revolutionary idea deserves a name with prestige. We did not create a cap. We were created by a movement. The LocKulture Baller is art masquerading as headwear. The more you wear it, the more it becomes part of you, displaying all the intricacies that makes you, well…Baller.

Overture: an introduction to something more substantial.

Have you been looking for something that fits not just your head, but your style? Something that speaks with confidence and self-assurance, while protecting a precious asset. Your hair is an extension of you and the fact that you choose to wear your hair naturally, speaks to the boldness of your spirit.

Welcome to the Overture. A larger aperture in the back of our LocKulture “Baller” that was made to accommodate all you have to offer this world in thought, word, and deed.

The Spirit of the Company

Defining yourself in your own terms.

Facing down seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Greeting every challenge with creativity and determination.

The "Baller" isn't simply headwear, it's a statement to the world about who you are and what your capable of. Unapologetically LocKulture!

 

LocKulture is the realization of a personal journey.

Our founder, Compton Belle came up with a revolutionary idea. He is a career creator whose passion has driven him to work for some of the biggest networks in the premiere market of broadcast television. He proudly wears his hair in locs and has often been frustrated in his attempts to find suitable headwear. From this frustration and passion, the LocKulture “Baller” was born.

Our Team

 

Carl Belle — The Strategist

Carl Belle is co-founder and strategist at Cabelle, LLC. With over 20 years of sales experience, Carl oversees sales and marketing for the LocKulture brand.

Carl developed his entrepreneurial spirit — or as he calls it, “hustler’s spirit” — as a 12-year-old paperboy serving customers on his paper route. The early experience taught Carl the importance of building rapport with customers and meeting sales goals.

He later launched a t-shirt business and sharpened his sales skills selling automobiles, insurance and real estate.

“I’m a firm believer in continuously working,” he says. “When other people are sleeping or resting, I’m out there making calls and meeting with people.”

When Carl decided to upgrade his cap game several years ago, his brother (LocKulture creator) Compton Belle took notice.

“If you notice, there’s been a transition from the baseball-style fitted caps to the more classy, elegant look. I used to be the fitted guy at one point, but I transitioned with the rest of the world,” he says.

Carl’s new choice of caps inspired his brother to design a line of headwear for people with locs or long hair. Carl believes the design and quality of the LocKulture line fills an emotional and functional need for people with long hair.

Carl holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Old Westbury and a master’s degree in urban studies from Queens College.

When he’s not on the grind, he’s rooting for his favorite New York sports teams and enjoys a good game of Chess.

“Chess is a game for thinking people,” he says. “It keeps you on your toes. It helps you think more analytically and you can transfer the skills you learn in chess to everyday life. It’s a beautiful game.”

He can be reached at carl@cabelleus.com.


Compton Belle — The Architect

Compton Belle is co-founder of Cabelle, LLC and creator of Lockulture.

Finding the right headwear has often presented a challenge to Compton, who locked his hair more than 20 years ago. In that time, he has tried a number of fixes to accommodate his growing hair, including cutting holes in caps. The alterations only proved to be a short-term fix to a growing problem. The lack of options motivated Compton to design a line of headwear that would fill the void (and cover more heads). The result is LocKulture, a quality headwear brand for individuals with locs and natural hair. Designing headwear was not a stretch for Compton, who has demonstrated his creative talents in art, music and technology.

“I’ve always been fascinated with creating things,” he says. “I used to take apart my toys just to see how things worked. I am always looking for ways to make things more efficient or functional.” Style is just as important to the Lockulture brand as its ability to accommodate natural hairstyles. Compton ensures that the line incorporates the flair of many stylish caps he previously found to be incompatible with locs. He also serves as the company’s project manager and designed the logos associated with the brand.

Prior to launching Cabelle, Compton worked as a broadcast graphic artist for several television networks including NBC, ESPN, CBS, Bloomberg and WPIX-TV. He holds an associate’s degree in multimedia design and technology from the College of Westchester and a BFA in music from the State University of New York at Purchase.

He can be reached at compton@cabelleus.com


Joseph Rock — The Connect

Joseph Rock is an operating partner of Cabelle, LLC. He is responsible for operations, business strategy, research and development.

Joseph brings to Cabelle nearly 20 years of experience in business management and information technology. He is president and founder of JAHA Technologies, an IT systems integration and consulting firm. The company services information systems for mid-market private equity companies.

Joseph says his strength lies in his problem-solving ability.

“Troubleshooting is a large part of my business as IT professional. In my mind, it’s something that has to be part of your everyday life in each thing that you do — having that curiosity and ability to want to solve an issue when you discover one,” he says.

As a natural problem solver, Joseph helps the company clear many of its hurdles including manufacturing, back office support and raising capital.

“We have a unique opportunity to release something that has never been made. We have a patented product that satisfies a growing segment of our society as more and more people are moving back to natural hair,” he says. “We also have the added advantage of our cap just being useful for people with long hair so it satisfies two niches that right now are completely underserved.”

Joseph has been a longtime collaborator of Cabelle founder, Compton Belle. The two have been friends since third grade and worked on several business ventures together in music and technology.

“We have complimentary skill sets and a clear understanding of what we bring to the table,” he says of his business partner.

Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Albany.

He can be reached at joerock@cabelleus.com.


Shawn Holloman — The Specialist

Shawn Holloman is a product specialist for Cabelle, LLC. He manages all aspects of Cabelle's products, including short- and long-term development, inventory management and ecommerce.

A veteran of the U.S. Marines, Shawn is experienced in several areas of business such as sales, product marketing and project management.

Among his professional accomplishments is the creation and implementation of an employee training program at a software company after noticing a high demand for training. He later become a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) and has a certification in Knowledge Centered Support (KCS).

As a childhood friend of the founding members, Shawn wanted to contribute his professional skills to the Cabelle brand.

“This is a group of guys that have known each other for a very long time,” he says. “We've grew up together. We separated, became professionals and brought our professionalism together and started of a black-owned company.”

Thoughts on LockCulture:
"It's incredible. It's innovative. This headwear is made to fit for someone with locs, thick hair. Hair that's in abundance. It just make sense."

Shawn holds an Associate's Degree in information technology from University of Phoenix. He can be reached at shawn@cabelleus.com.