Updated: Dec 3, 2021
In honor and celebration of Black History month we are featuring ten of our favorite Black-owned beauty brands!
While we support Black women and Black-owned businesses all year long, what better way to celebrate Black History month than to feature some of our favorite Black-owned hair, skin, and makeup brands?
AND ... if you're looking to get a last minute Valentine's gift for that someone special in your life, or need to tell your honey what to get you - our list has you covered! Sure, getting chocolates and flowers is nice, but is there anything better than getting stocked up on your favorite beauty products?
Don't have a Valentine? No worries, we don't need a boo or a holiday to buy nice things!
TREAT YO SELF!
Check out these 10 Black-owned beauty brands and SUPPORT Black-owned businesses EVERY MONTH of the year!
BONUS: All of these brands are also woman-owned!! Coincidence? We think not!
Mahisha Dellinger is the founder & CEO of CURLS. She launched CURLS in 2002 after being frustrated with the lack of products available for natural, curly hair. Mahisha used her background in chemistry and worked with cosmetic experts to develop CURLS, an award-winning line of products with certified organic ingredients.
2. Mila Rose Hair Care
Micaella Mosley is the founder of Mila Rose Hair Care. Micaella started handcrafting her own hair care products after researching what ingredients were safe to use in her daughter’s naturally curly hair. In 2017, she launched Mila Rose Hair Care after her daughter Mila. Their products are cruelty-free and made with plant based ingredients, and do not contain sulfates, parabens, PEGs, dyes, or mineral oils.
3. Mielle Organics
Monique Rodriguez is the founder & CEO of Mielle Organics. As a former registered nurse with over 9 years experience, Monique’s passion for health from the inside out inspired her to create Mielle Organics, a natural line of hair (and skin) products. Mielle Organics use a proprietary blend of natural ingredients including amino acids, herbs, and oils. These ingredients support healthy skin, hair, nails, and immune system.
Nancy Twine is the founder & CEO of Briogeo. Nancy created Briogeo after she felt natural hair products that were on the market did not perform as promised. Based on her grandmother’s beauty recipes and developed with a natural chemist team, Briogeo’s natural products are free of DEA, harsh sulfates (SLS/SLES), parabens, phthalates, silicones, and synthetic color. Briogeo’s products are packaged in recyclable bottles and are cruelty-free, gluten-free, and mostly vegan.
5. Brush With The Best
Felicia Leatherwood is the founder of Brush With The Best. Felicia is a top celebrity hairstylist and natural hair guru, and she created Brush With The Best as a solution for detangling curly and kinky hair without breaking or damaging hair strands. From curly, to kinky curly, and straight to super thick or even synthetic hair, this revolutionary brush was engineered to work on all hair types with open ended flexibility along the top.
6. Jacq's Skincare
Barbara Jacques is the Co-Founder & CEO of Jacq’s Skincare. Barbara created Jacq’s after searching for non-toxic solutions to meet the needs of her changing body while going through a pregnancy and receiving news of an ovarian tumor. Jacq’s features skincare products made with tropical ingredients sourced locally in South Florida and then made lovingly by hand in Miami. All skin, bath, and body products are infused with fruits, roots, and flowers and works on all skin types. Jacq’s products do not contain any parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic dyes, or fragrances.
Trinity Mouzon is the founder of Golde. She launched Golde in 2016 after deciding to switch gears from medical school to a journey within the beauty and wellness industry with a vision to make it a more inclusive space. Their products are made with pure, 100% edible superfoods and range from their signature tumeric infused tonic blends to their new face masks. Only 2 years after launching Golde, Trinity became the youngest Black woman to launch a brand at Sephora.
8. Black Girl Sunscreen
Shontay Lundy is the founder of Black Girl Sunscreen. Shontay created the brand in 2016 after she discovered the need for a natural non-white residue sunscreen that catered to melanated women of color. She hopes to change the stigma that black people don’t need sunscreen - you still need sunscreen to protect against UVA and UVB rays. Black Girl Sunscreen is all natural, moisturizing, has no white residue, dries clear, and is free of oxybenzone and parabens.
9. Beauty Bakerie
Cashmere Nicole is the Founder & CEO of Beauty Bakerie. Once a teen mom and recovering breast cancer survivor, Nicole launched Beauty Bakerie in 2011 after searching for her purpose in life. Beauty Bakerie products are bakery-themed in name and packaging. Their most popular products include their smudge proof Lip Whip liquid lipstick and wide range of foundation shades to match nearly any skin tone. All Beauty Bakerie products are cruelty-free, paraben free, vegan, and formulated not to smudge.
10. The Lip Bar
Melissa Butler is the Founder & CEO of The Lip Bar. She launched The Lip Bar in 2012 after noticing the lack of diversity and inclusion in the media and beauty industry, and realizing the excessive amounts of unnecessary chemicals used in beauty products. She began making lipstick in her kitchen and after being rejected on Shark Tank, worked her way to creating a vegan and cruelty-free makeup line that is now available in over 450 Target locations.
Have you tried any of these brands? Comment below your favorite Black-owned beauty brand and to see more make sure to check out the hashtag 'shopblackbusiness' on Instagram.