Brands to buy this Black Business Month
August is Black Business Month and as it progresses, we highlight the brands you can invest your black money in. This list is especially important because we would be remiss not to highlight the creativity, hard work, and success of small black businesses, as African American culture is undeniably the lifeblood of society.
In the words of Cathy Hughes, president of Urban One, it is important to stay true to your dream if you have the ambition to become an entrepreneur.
“[Don’t] have someone convince you that your dream, your vision of being an entrepreneur, is something you shouldn’t be doing,” says Hugues. “What often happens is that well-meaning people, who really care about us, are afraid of us and talk us out of it.”
Kudos to all entrepreneurs who have said “yes” to black entrepreneurs, even in the midst of blockades and adversaries.
Check out some of our stars in fashion, beauty and more below.
Fashion brands from black owners
Founded by Brandon Blackwood during the civil unrest in 2020, the bag line of the same name is best known for the infamous “END SYSTEMIC RACISM” tote bag.
The 29-year-old designer quickly became popular with awake fashionistas who sold out the bag within two hours. Her luxury bags have since been worn by celebrities like Cardi B and Winnie Harlow. Luxury handbags range from $70 to $8,500.
The company Oula
Shop the beautiful world
Chic’Dazz Boutique serves the greater Atlanta suburbs, offering comprehensive fashion advice and personalized styling services for men and women of all ages.
Recognized by VIP customers, Chic Dazz has been worn by celebrities such as Spice and Trina, aiming to bring the “fun” into functional mode. Chic’Dazz also offers accessories to complete the outfit and hair extensions. Whether you’re looking for casual wear or the perfect outfit for a night out, Chic’Dazz makes shopping “easy and fun”.
Black-owned beauty brands
bread beauty care
Bread Beauty supply was launched in 2020 as a one-stop shop for natural hair needs. The brand initially offered customers a simpler daily wash routine and has since expanded to include scalp treatments and accessories.
Pat McGrath Laboratories
Marie Hunter Beauty
The lip bar
Hair care brands from black owners
TPH By Tarajic
Beauty of the pattern
Her luxury company
Hair Luxury Company is 100% owned by black women and was organized by microbiologist Dr. Tammi Taylor and cosmetologist Jennifer Lewis, based in Jackson, MS.
The 100% vegan brand is 100% organic. The brand also sells Hair Luxury Travel Kits consisting of items from their Motherland collection made for 4c hair types; 2oz. Black Soap Shampoo, 2oz. Herbal Deep Conditioner, 2 oz. Herbal Hair Milk and 1 oz. Herbal oil for hair growth.
Hair Luxury Company also offers an Intense Hydration Collection Protective Style Travel Kit for wearers of braids, wigs and natural twists consisting of 2 oz Intense Hydration Shampoo, 2 oz Intense Hydration Conditioner, 2 oz. Leave-In Conditioner/Detangler and 1 oz. Mega growth oil against itching.
Jane Carter Solutions
Camille Rose Naturals
Have you bought any of these brands? Let us know what you think in the comments!