Black-Owned Businesses in Fashion and Beauty to Support

Black culture has always had a profound effect on the fashion and beauty industries. Now’s your chance to start at the source and show your support (while scoring great new clothes, accessories and beauty products in the process).

Many companies are navigating new ways of serving their customers due to social distancing mandates brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. For Black business owners, the stress of day-to-day life — not to mention everything that comes with keeping a business afloat — is compounded by the continued fight against police brutality, racial injustice and systemic issues.

There are actionable ways to amplify Black voices and carry on the fight against racism. In addition to educating ourselves, encouraging conversations with family, friends and colleagues and donating to organizations fighting against racial injustice, one way to support the Black community is by shopping Black-owned businesses, not just for this month, but as often as you can.

Below, we’ve listed those in the fashion and beauty spheres that we love. 

Scroll through to learn more about these amazing brands. Shop from them now, if you can, and always going forward. And check back as we add more. 

Agrestal Beauty

A handcrafted, plant-based beauty line founded by Emilia Ramos, Agrestal Beauty offers all-natural skincare and body products.

The Ultimate Skincare Duo = Awaken. Matcha Green Tea Face Scrub + Illuminate. Turmeric Clay Mask!✨💕 #yourskinwillthankyou

A post shared by AGRESTAL BEAUTY (@agrestalbeauty) on

Base Butter

The beauty brand is all about making skincare effortless for Black women with oily and combination skin types. Co-founded by Nicolette Graves and She’Neil Johnson, Base Butter provides simple, easy-to-use formulas that work.

View this post on Instagram

It’s Monday and like you we are headed back to work. As a black-owned and operated company (ran by @nicolette.camille and myself with the help of our intern @__shawtay) it’s sufficient to say things are not business as usual.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In light of recent events (re: a retaliation against the consistent and incessant unjust murder of black people), things might look a little different this week. We’re shifting our focus to be of service to those in need of our support as they head to the frontlines to take a stand. Don’t worry, we have every intention of getting your pre-orders shipped to you in a timely manner.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our mission is to help make skincare easy while our purpose is to help women, especially black women, protect and feel comfortable in their skin.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s a mission built on the historical context of being oppressed due to the color of our skin. It’s a mission focused on strengthening how we view ourselves within the skin we’re in. It’s because of this, that we’re taking some time to rally with allies to help move the needle by protecting the black lives of those on the frontlines and bringing comfort to those who need it most.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More information coming later this week. Thank you for your patience and continuous support 💕. #georgefloyd #breonnataylor #amaudarbery #blacklivesmatter⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ xoxo, @sheneilmonique

A post shared by BASE BUTTER ™ (@basebutter) on

It’s Monday and like you we are headed back to work. As a black-owned and operated company (ran by @nicolette.camille and myself with the help of our intern @__shawtay) it’s sufficient to say things are not business as usual.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In light of recent events (re: a retaliation against the consistent and incessant unjust murder of black people), things might look a little different this week. We’re shifting our focus to be of service to those in need of our support as they head to the frontlines to take a stand. Don’t worry, we have every intention of getting your pre-orders shipped to you in a timely manner.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our mission is to help make skincare easy while our purpose is to help women, especially black women, protect and feel comfortable in their skin.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s a mission built on the historical context of being oppressed due to the color of our skin. It’s a mission focused on strengthening how we view ourselves within the skin we’re in. It’s because of this, that we’re taking some time to rally with allies to help move the needle by protecting the black lives of those on the frontlines and bringing comfort to those who need it most.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More information coming later this week. Thank you for your patience and continuous support 💕. #georgefloyd #breonnataylor #amaudarbery #blacklivesmatter⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ xoxo, @sheneilmonique

A post shared by BASE BUTTER ™ (@basebutter) on

Beauty by Dr. Kari

Trichologist, master braider and celebrity hairstylist Dr. Kari Williams creates hair products with formulas backed by science, specifically made to care for natural hair. 

Beauty Bakerie

Founder Cashmere Nicole’s baked goods-inspired cosmetics line boasts cruelty-free makeup for lips, eyes and face with an inclusive range of shades. 

But first, Cacao. Cacao is one of 6 shades of Flour Setting Powder to bake your foundation or concealer, prevent shine and keep your look in place! Shop worldwide by using our store locator to find a location near you! 🌰🍪🍩🍧 #beautybakerie

A post shared by Beauty Bakerie (@beautybakeriemakeup) on

Black Girl Sunscreen

Founder Shontay Lundy created Black Girl Sunscreen to provide sun protection for women of color. The moisturizing SPF 30 sunscreen lotion dries on clear, leaving no visible or greasy residue. It’s also free of oxybenzone and parabens and available in a version for kids. 

How long does it take you to go through a tube of #Blackgirlsunscreen? #ProtectTheMelanin

A post shared by Black Girl Sunscreen (@blackgirlsunscreen) on

Botánika Beauty

Inspired by botánica stores, the Afro-Latinx-owned haircare line from founder Ada Rojas offers styling products for all curl types using herbs as ingredients such as sage and bay leaf. 

Want to try our products but don’t know where to start? Take our quiz at botanikabeauty.com [Link in the bio] It will tell you exactly what you need 😉⁠

A post shared by Latinx haircare & beauty (@botanika_beauty) on

Bread Beauty Supply

A haircare line of shampoo alternative and co-wash products made with clean formulas for kinky, curly or coily hair by founder and CEO Maeva Heim.

But more than anything, we’re here for her – as she is. No super polished photoshoot or photoshop. No un-maintainable ‘curl perfection’. Just her being her. That’s as cool as it gets. Film: Get Bready, by BREAD Featuring #BREADHEADS: @kaneablokland, @aya.jalil, @franksbwgirl, @jordanskn, @fajimu, @kendramourous, @mairovae, @zyumaya Shop exclusively at SEPHORA.COM & BREADBEAUTYSUPPLY.COM

A post shared by Bread Beauty Supply (@breadbeautysupply) on

Brother Vellies

Founded by Aurora James, Brother Vellies is inspired by traditional African design practices and their stylish accessories are handcrafted by artisans all over the world. 

Handwoven raffia and handcarved Kenyan hardwood in our new Abbi Flatforms 🤎 on Aliya, at home.

A post shared by BROTHER VELLIES (@brothervellies) on

Briogeo

Founder Nancy Twine creates performance-driven haircare products using clean ingredients, inspired by her grandmother’s homemade beauty recipes. 

View this post on Instagram

We like to think of scalp care as an extension of our skincare routine. Because a healthy scalp is the foundation of healthy hair, we believe it deserves love too 💙 Our favorite step? Soothing our scalp with our #ScalpRevival scalp treatment drops. Loaded with ingredients like – charcoal, tea tree oil, witch hazel & biotin, this treatment works to balance + detoxify your scalp. Simply part your hair into sections – massage a few drops into each part & enjoy the cooling effect. Because these drops are water based, there is no need to rinse them out! You can use them on on damp hair prior to styling or as part of your nighttime routine before bed. 🛒: $32 available online @Sephora or briogeohair.com

A post shared by Briogeo Hair Care (@briogeo) on

We like to think of scalp care as an extension of our skincare routine. Because a healthy scalp is the foundation of healthy hair, we believe it deserves love too 💙 Our favorite step? Soothing our scalp with our #ScalpRevival scalp treatment drops. Loaded with ingredients like – charcoal, tea tree oil, witch hazel & biotin, this treatment works to balance + detoxify your scalp. Simply part your hair into sections – massage a few drops into each part & enjoy the cooling effect. Because these drops are water based, there is no need to rinse them out! You can use them on on damp hair prior to styling or as part of your nighttime routine before bed. 🛒: $32 available online @Sephora or briogeohair.com

A post shared by Briogeo Hair Care (@briogeo) on

Coco and Breezy Eyewear

Twin sisters, designers and DJ duo Corianna and Brianna Dotson’s eyewear styles have been sported by music’s biggest stars like Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj. The brand offers both sunglasses and opticals. 

❣️Moxi❣️ Sunglasses✨ 〰️ We are still shipping orders online! www.cocoandbreezy.com #eyewear #sunglasses #newyork

A post shared by COCO AND BREEZY EYEWEAR (@cocoandbreezyeyewear) on

Ecoslay

Adria Marshall’s Ecoslay homemade hair products are created in her kitchen, using natural, eco-friendly ingredients for cleansers, conditioners, stylers and treatment oils for curly hair. 

🎤⏬ @ashkinscurls #OrangeMarmalade Fun fact: @ashkinscurls was one of the first YouTubers that I followed when I went natural. For her to purchase #OrangeMarmalade WITH 👏🏾HER 👏🏾OWN 👏🏾 MONEY, fall in love with #OrangeMarmalade and post a review…y'all, I'm just on cloud 9 over here! 🙌🏽 Hop over to her page, click the link in her bio and check out the 🎥

A post shared by ecoslay (@ecoslay) on

Epara Skincare

This U.K.-based luxury skincare line, started by Ozohu Adoh, is a collection of handcrafted skincare products made to nourish and protect the skin of women of color. Epara Skincare products are made with natural African ingredients. 

Sleep well, drink water and treat your skin. Love Epara🌱⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #CocoonYourself #HealthySkin #EparaSkincare

A post shared by Luxury Skincare for Women (@eparaskincare) on

Glam Body

Owned by publicist and TV producer Danika Berry, Glam Body offers all-natural coffee body scrubs filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that alleviate dry, patchy skin and hyperpigmentation for a soft, smooth, glowing result. 

When you feel and look good in your Glam Body knowing that your skin will feel soft, nourished, have that GLOW and the stress starts to go away…#SelfCareIsTheBestCare #glambody #coffeescrub #skincare #skin

A post shared by Glam Body, LLC (@iamglambody) on

Golde

Indie wellness brand born in Brooklyn, Golde, co-founded by Trinity Mouzon Wofford, is all about superfood-infused health and beauty products that are natural and fun to use. Offerings include turmeric latte blends and papaya face mask.

Say 👋🏾 to Papaya Bright! The same exfoliating mask you love, now with a new look 🍊🥭🍍restocked in time for the weekend on Golde.co!

A post shared by GOLDE (@golde) on

Harlem Candle Company 

Travel and lifestyle expert Teri Johnson’s home brand offers luxurious, handcrafted scented candles inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, spanning from fresh, fruity scents to bold, woody fragrances. 

The Nightclub Map of Harlem: the map that leads you to… ⁣ ⠀⠀⁣ ✨⁣⁣⁣ Fragrance⁣ ✨⁣⁣⁣ Art⁣ ✨⁣⁣⁣ History⁣ ✨Ambiance ⁣ ⠀⠀⁣ Enjoy the details of the “Nightclub Map of Harlem” by E. Simms Campbell (1932) with our signature Langston fragrance in one of our most warm, masculine scents in the collection. ❤️⁣ ⠀⠀⁣ #LangstonHughes #harlemcandle #nightclubmapofharlem #esimmscampbell #harlemcandlecompany #harlemrenaissance #Langstoncandle #cottonclub #luxuryhomefragrance #homedecor #harlem #glasscandle #vintageinspired #harlemnights #harlemnightlife #design #luxury #classicluxury

A post shared by Harlem Candle Co. (@harlemcandlecompany) on

House of Aama

Designed by mother and daughter duo Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka, House of Aama’s timeless clothing and accessories convey the Black experience with storytelling and nostalgic and historical references.

Cozy up in the #houseofaama Goddess hoodie and tote. The perfect antiquity pair. _ Silhouette Collectibles. 💐 A colorful assortment of hoodies and totes to brighten up your day. 🛍

A post shared by House of Aama (@houseofaama) on

Kim Kimble Signature Collection

Hollywood hairstylist Kim Kimble’s brand offers haircare, hair repair products, accessories and styling tools great for curly hair textures. 

All new hair products now available exclusively at KimKimble.com! These products are cruelty free and paraben free 🌱🐰 Swipe up in my story to shop now!

A post shared by Kim Kimble (@kimblehaircare) on

KNC Beauty

KNC Beauty by Kristen Noel Crawley is where you can shop chic, star-shaped, retinol-infused eye masks and collagen-infused lip masks, both made with natural ingredients. 

View this post on Instagram

#KNCBEAUTY

A post shared by KNC BEAUTY® (@kncbeauty) on

#KNCBEAUTY

A post shared by KNC BEAUTY® (@kncbeauty) on

Pyer Moss

Haitian-American designer Kerby Jean-Raymond’s mens and womenswear collection and runway shows are dedicated to thought-provoking storytelling and activism. 

Collection 3 — Launching today on pyermoss.com and select retailers globally at 12P EST.

A post shared by Pyer Moss (@pyermoss) on

Mateo New York

Matthew Harris’ fine jewelry designs are the epitome of modern elegance. Each piece from the line of earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets and anklets is made from 14 karat gold with use of diamonds and precious gemstones. 

🖤🖤🖤 JOY // @eugenawashington wears our Pearl Duality Danglers

A post shared by Mateo (@mateonewyork) on

Mayvenn 

Founder Diishan Imira, who grew up in a family of hairstylists, launched Mayvenn to provide high-quality hair extensions available in a wide variety of textures and colors. When you buy hair from Mayvenn, the brand will match you with a stylist in your area to help you get it installed for free. 

Looking to add length or fullness to your natural hair? Our clip-ins will get you there! Achieve this look with a set of 20” Straight seamless clip-ins. #SwipeLeft

A post shared by Mayvenn Inc. (@mayvennhair) on

Mented Cosmetics 

Co-founders Amanda E. Johnson and KJ Miller began Mented Cosmetics when they couldn’t find the perfect nude lip shade for their skin tone. Mented has expanded from their original nude lipsticks to all makeup categories that offer shades for women with dark skin tones. 

#MAUVEOVER, a QUEEN is now gracing your timeline😍. MUA @jocelyn_biga on @sasha.bromfield✨. __ #mentedlipgloss #wakeupandmakeup #blendtherules #makeupforWOC #makeupfordarkskin #mentedcosmetics #makeupforwoc #brownskinpoppin #melaninmakeupdaily #brownskingirl #brownskingirls

A post shared by Mented Cosmetics (@mentedcosmetics) on

Nubian Skin

London-based Nubian Skin was founded by Ade Hassan, member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), to provide a solution to the lack of nude undergarments available in the market for women of color. The brand offers lingerie, hosiery and swimwear. 

A sprinkle of Cinnamon ✨⁣ Our organic cotton COCOA by NS range 🤎⁣ ⁣ 📸: @cassmichaelphotography ⁣ ⁣ #hisandhers #skintone #brownaesthetic #nudetones #giftideas

A post shared by Nubian Skin (@nubianskin) on

Riot Swim

Founded by Monti Landers, Riot Swim is where you can find sexy, minimalist-style bikinis and one-pieces. 

➖IT’S BACK!! Shop the Jett one piece. Link in bio. #RiotSwim

A post shared by Riot Swim (@riotswim) on

Roam Vintage 

This L.A. vintage online store is owned by Natasha Zoë Garrett, who handpicks treasured, one-of-a-kind clothing, accessories and home goods. 

View this post on Instagram

New drop is live on the site now ✨

A post shared by Roam Vintage (@roam.vintage) on

New drop is live on the site now ✨

A post shared by Roam Vintage (@roam.vintage) on

Royal Jelly Harlem

This clothing and home decor line from mother-daughter duo Teta and Maya Gorgoni celebrates the artistry, culture and traditions of Africa.

The Ultimate Style 🤩 tailored Blazer w/ matching Pant in Blue Paisley print 🌺 Blaze Blazer & Slim Jenny Pant ✨ The perfect Summer & All year round WFH OOTD ✨ . . . #RJH #🐝 #RoyalJellyHarlem #Blaze #Blazer #SlimJenny #pant #elasticband #pockets #Red #Blue #Paisley #Ankara #African #Textile #Cotton #Summer #chic #AllYearRound #style #comfort #casual #covid19 #wfh #ootd #MadeInNYC #MadeInUSA

A post shared by Royal Jelly Harlem ® (@royaljellynyc) on

Salone Monet 

Monet designs color-inclusive nude heels — the Sable sandal style and Jone pump style, available in six shades from fair to deep. Stars such as Beyoncé, Gabrielle Union and Keke Palmer have all rocked Monet’s wardrobe-essential shoes. 

For colored girls who considered nudes, when the color beige is not enough #nudeisnotacolor

A post shared by Salone Monet (@salonemonet) on

Sincerely, Tommy 

A boutique located in Brooklyn, Sincerely, Tommy, owned by Kai Avent-deLeon, carries emerging fashion and lifestyle brands. Sincerely, Tommy also has a hostel, cafe, coffee bar and wellness space (coming soon). You can shop the boutique via their online store. 

View this post on Instagram

New items on SincerelyTommy.com

A post shared by A Lifestyle Concept Store (@sincerelytommy_) on

New items on SincerelyTommy.com

A post shared by A Lifestyle Concept Store (@sincerelytommy_) on

Sunday II Sunday

Founder Keenan Beasley launched haircare brand Sunday II Sunday, inspired by the women in his life who have active, on-the-go lifestyles. The products are formulated with active ingredients to restore loss of moisture caused by sweat, buildup and environmental damage. 

Introducing The Moisture Balance Collection. 💦 Result driven products, packed with active ingredients that serve as a daily solution for your hair in between washes. ⁠ ⁠ Your curls are unique, and so is this collection. Our proprietary ingredients deliver itch relief in 15 minutes and a proven healthier scalp in 28 days when used daily. 🖤⁠ ⁠ Experience a range of products that ensure moisture is delivered evenly to protect your scalp and curls. ➰ #ShopNow #LinkInBio #MySunday2Sunday

A post shared by Sunday II Sunday (@mysunday2sunday) on

Telfar

The New York-based unisex fashion line is founded by 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Telfar Clemens, who designs apparel, jewelry and the popular Telfar logo shopping bags. 

🔥ORANGE🔥 Exclusively on @ssense

A post shared by @ telfarglobal on

Thrilling

An online fashion marketplace, founded by entrepreneur and CEO Shilla Kim-Parker, that curates a selection of unique vintage pieces from boutiques and second-hand stores across the country, featuring many BIPOC and female-owned shops.

FBF to @missteenusa @kalieghgarris wearing a vintage animal print coat from our site via our partner @awokevintagebrooklyn. Shop our animal print edit – each item sold and shipped from a different vintage boutique across the US 🦓

A post shared by Thrilling (@shopthrilling) on

UOMA Beauty

Founded by Nigerian-born former beauty executive Sharon Chuter, UOMA is home to innovative makeup products created for all. The award-winning Say What?! Foundation is a key product from the line. Available in 51 shades, the foundation comes in six custom formulations tailored to the unique needs of different skin color groups, called Skin Kins. 

If you ask us, they’re ALL must haves! 🔥 What are your UOMA Beauty must haves? Come through in the comments 😍

A post shared by UOMA Beauty (@uomabeauty) on

Vernon François Haircare

Celebrity hairstylist Vernon François’ line offers haircare products, styling products and accessories for natural hair. 

LESS IS MORE. Believe in your #kinks #kinkycurly #curls & #waves They will thank you for it. . . . MIST~ NOURISHING WATER STRENGTHEN 💪🏾CARE 🌱PROTECT✅ . . . Tap link in bio to get yours 🙌🏾

A post shared by VernonFrancoisHaircare (@vernonfrancoishair) on

We Dream In Colour

From designer and illustrator Jade Gedeon, We Dream In Colour offers colorful, handmade statement jewelry inspired by nature. Celebs such as Jennifer Hudson, Kerry Washington and Zendaya have worn her pieces.

View this post on Instagram

🌸🦄🌈🍃🌟 #wedreamincolour

A post shared by We Dream In Colour (@wedreamincolour) on

🌸🦄🌈🍃🌟 #wedreamincolour

A post shared by We Dream In Colour (@wedreamincolour) on

Source: Read Full Article