10 Independent Black Owned Beauty & Wellness Businesses You Need to Know About
We’re almost at the end of Black History Month, but that doesn’t mean we’re at the end of supporting our favorite Black owned businesses. We love an independent Black owned business – so here are 10 that we think you’ll love too. And, since Black History Month is all about health and wellness, we thought: what better business ventures to bring to you than beauty and wellness businesses. Take a look.
Bossy Cosmetics is a cosmetics company for ambitious women, started by Aishetu Fatima Dozie, a self described ‘lipstick junkie’ who wanted to give other women the power to show up as their best selves in a male dominated business world.
Another cosmetics company, Loraine R. Dowdy began Colored Raine back in 2013 as a way to encourage self-expression whilst embracing broad racial diversity. Loraine’s main mission is to spread awareness of beauty diverseness and celebrate all skin tones through cosmetics.
Founder of Juvia’s Place, Chichi Eburu found it difficult to get hold of makeup that would suit her deep skin tone perfectly, finding only muted colors that didn’t let her skin tone radiate the way she wanted it to. So she went ahead and made a cosmetics and skin care company that could.
Created to celebrate the rebels, rulers, and queens of the African kingdoms who honored beauty through their innovative and soulful techniques that we still use today.Juvia’s Place
Melanin Haircare began in 2015, founded by sisters Whitney and Taffeta White. This brand is passionate about natural haircare, and uses the most natural, safest, and high-quality products to give your hair the treatment it deserves.
Triple O Polish
Triple O Polish was created to give underrepresented skin tones the chance to glow in colors that many women feel like they can’t wear. Founded back in 2016, this incredible nail polish brand has brought a rainbow of colors to the forefront of the storefront, bringing with it inclusivity and diversity where there once was very little.
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Organic Bath Co
Organic Bath Company was started back in 2014 by partners Gianne Doherty and Jay Weeks after Gianne had a serious reaction to her favorite beauty products. This dream team knew that they needed to create luxurious products from wholly natural ingredients, especially when they discovered that a lot of toxic personal care products are marketed towards women, and particularly women of color.
Oui the People
OUI the People is a shaving brand unlike any other. They believe in ‘The reConstitution‘ of beauty, and ‘watching their language‘. In their own words, ‘we believe that beauty shouldn’t come at the expense of our psyche. Rather than pursuing flawlessness, we aim to build efficacious products, designed thoughtfully, that help you feel great in the skin you’re already in‘.
Working hard on a shaving experience that’ll remove your ingrown hairs, keep dry skin supple, and omit razor burn from the whole process, OUI are a breakthrough Black business who look out for all skin types.
PiperWai are a Black, female owned business, who started in 2014 and value diversity and conscientiousness in all that they do. Their amazing range of vegan, skin-friendly deodorants work hard to show you that natural is better, as well as how building a more sustainable lifestyle can start with the basics. With a mission to honor the earth with everyday routines, and cruelty-free products, they’re on the right track.
The Honey Pot Company
Say goodbye to toxins, anything synthetic, and artificial fragrances, because The Honey Pot Co have your back. Bea Dixon began her company in her kitchen, using ingredients from the earth to help build her feminine hygiene brand from the ground up. Now, selling everything a woman’s body could possibly need to stay clean, healthy, and irritant-free, whilst donating 2% of all Honey Pot sales to charitable organizations around the world, Bea is soaring with her venture and looking out for women everywhere.
Our final brand is UnSun, who’ve been voted ‘hands down’ the favorite mineral tinted sunscreen for dark skintones. Founded back in 2016 by Katonya Breaux, UnSun was created to provide clean, no-residue options that would help not only the person wearing their sunscreen, but the earth too. This environmentally friendly sun protection is a step in the right direction for women of color, who are often left frustrated with the lack of options to keep their skin safe in the sun.
Whose brands are you most looking forward to delving into? Or are you already a fan of these independent Black owned businesses? Got any more to add to the list? Don’t be shy – leave us a comment down below and lets share the love.