When it comes to social media challenges, black people aka black twitter has often an unrivalled ability to make challenges go viral. From various dance/music challenges to the Get Out film challenge.


The challenges can often be fun and create somewhat of a social media cohesion between the online black community. However, I believe we can use that sharing power to also promote the small black owned businesses from our community, that would love some viral coverage.

This is why I have started the #BlackOwnedBusinessChallenge, challenging people to share information about Black owned business and helping them gain new customers.

For a long time, I have been of the opinion that one of the biggest issues in the Black community is the desire to support black-owned businesses, but the lack of knowledge of how to find them.

I have previously written about the lack of Black toys in stores and provided a list of online Black-owned toy stores. 

Please follow me on Twitter and Instagram to support more blog and presenting work, such as my documentary about Black face in Europe.

I found this list of online black-owned health and beauty retails from OfficialBlackWallstreet.com and Afrocks.com

If you have a hair and beauty business, share the link for it in the comment section.

Please suggest any other types of business you think I should create a list of.

Puriskin

screen-shot-2017-02-06-at-20-12-07


‘A company that has created a brand concept consisting of makeup, bespoke cosmetics and skin and body care products. The company’s portfolio is composed of completely natural products and services that embraces and caters to every skin tone and complexion.

Antidote Street

screen-shot-2017-02-02-at-20-35-20

Born out of a desire to revolutionise black hair and skin products in the UK, Antidote Street is an online platform offering a curated selection of hair and grooming products. They also provide useful tips, advice and product reviews via their blog.

MourMourCreme

screen-shot-2017-02-02-at-20-43-03

Inspired by the birth of the founder’s daughter and the desire to find a natural hair crème for her, MourMourCreme offers a range of homemade hair, beard and body products using only raw, unrefined and natural ingredients. The products are suitable for all hair types and suitable for babies, children and adults.

Yako Beauty

screen-shot-2017-02-02-at-20-51-47

A London based hair care brand delivering a range of products made natural plant and fruit extracts, nurturing oils, antioxidants and vitamins and without parabens, silicone and sulfates. The hair care products are created with a diverse range of hair types and textures in mind as well as environmental sustainability, packaging the crèmes in recyclable tubes.

K.C.C

screen-shot-2017-02-02-at-20-54-51

A UK based company providing a range of high quality cosmetics including lip creams, eyeshadows, loose powder and lashes. Happy shopping!

XSandy’s Hair and Beauty

screen-shot-2017-02-02-at-20-59-04

A wholesale and retail hair distributor, founded by Sandra Brown-Pinnock, creator of the “Xsandy’s” brand of hair extensions offering a selection of hair, body and men’s grooming products as well as hair extensions and wigs. Worth mentioning that Xsandys’s is the only black-owned hair and beauty store in South East London! Well done Sandra, this is very inspiring!

Eyoko

screen-shot-2017-02-02-at-21-06-48

A UK based business aiming to promote healthy hair growth offering a hair butter made using natural ingredients, minimal chemicals and additives where possible. The business also aims to support the Sickle Cell Society (SCS) by donating 5% of all revenue to the SCS.

Almocado

screen-shot-2017-02-02-at-21-11-41

Offers a range of holistic natural hair and organic skin care solutions developed as an extension to the holistic hair care and wellbeing services provided through Almond & Avocado Ltd. Most of the ingredients used in the products are inspired by or can be sourced in the Caribbean and a percentage of sales are donated to Alopecia UK.

Alikay Naturals


Purchase: www.alikaynaturals.com
Owner: Rochelle Campbell

Alodia Hair Care


Purchase: www.alodiahaircare.com
Owner: Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris

BGLH


Purchase: www.bglh-marketplace.com
Owners: Norman & Leila Noelliste

Camille Rose Naturals


Purchase: www.camillerosenaturals.com
Owner: Janell Stephens

Chocolate Kinks & Kurls


Purchase: Chocolate Kinks & Kurls
Owner: Juanita Henderson

Curl Collection


Purchase: www.shopfemmenoire.com
Owner: Nadja Renise

Curls


Purchase: www.curls.biz
Owner: Mahisha Dellinger

Curls & Potions


Purchase: www.curlsandpotions.com
Owner: Michelle Nicole Fontaine-Jones

curLUXE Naturals


Purchase: www.curluxenaturals.com
Owner: Anikitia Abram

Diva By Cindy


Purchase: www.divabycindy.com
Owner: Cindy Tawiah

E’TAE Natural Products


Purchase: www.etaeproducts.com
Owner: Kisha Tompkins-Hudson

Earthtones Naturals


Purchase: www.earthtonesnaturals.com
Owner: Susan Walker, ND

EDEN BodyWorks


Purchase: www.edenbodyworks.com
Owner: Jasmine Lawrence

Envii Haircare


Purchase: www.enviihaircare.com
Owner: Adrianne White

Ettenio


Purchase: www.ettenio.com
Owner: Antoinette Davis

EverButter


Purchase: www.everbutter.com
Owners: Bryant & Kummbareh Owens

Evolving Textures


Purchase: www.evolvingtextures.com
Owner: Amazon Smiley & Nadra Smiley-Martin

FREE Beauty


Purchase: www.shopfreebeauty.com
Owner: Selena M.

Huetiful


Purchase: www.behuetiful.com
Owner: Ken Burkeen

Hydratherma Naturals


Purchase: www.hydrathermanaturals.com
Owners: Saleemah & Willie Cartwright

Inahsi Naturals


Purchase: www.inahsi.com
Owner: Rhonda Marshall

Jane Carter


Purchase: www.janecartersolution.com
Owner: Jane Carter

Karen’s Body Beautiful


Purchase: www.karensbodybeautiful.com
Owner: Karen Tappin

KeraVada


Purchase: www.keravada.com
Owner: D. Ware

Kinky-Curly


Purchase: www.kinky-curly.com
Owner: Shelley Davis

Koils By Nature


Purchase: www.koilsbynature.com
Owner: Pamela J. Booker

Kreyol Essence


Purchase: www.kreyolessence.com
Owner: Yve-Car Momperousse

Kurlee Belle


Purchase: www.kurleebelle.com
Owner: Terrinique Pennerman

Lil Little


Purchase: Lil Little
Owner: Rachal Prince

Lion’s Mane Botanicals


Purchase: www.lionsmanebotanicals.com
Owner: Rose Garner

LUV Naturals


Purchase: www.luvnaturals.com
Owner: Kim Love

Mielle Organics


Purchase: www.mielleorganics.com
Owner: Monique Rodriguez

Miss Jessie’s


Purchase: www.missjessies.com
Owner: Miko Branch

Moisture Love


Purchase: www.moisturelove.com
Owner: Jeannell Darden

My Honey Child


Purchase: www.myhoneychild.com
Owner: Krika Bradsher

Naturalicious


Purchase: www.naturalicious.net
Owner: Gwen Jimmere

Naturall Club


Purchase: www.naturallclub.com
Owner: Muhga Eltigani

Naturally Nadine


Purchase: www.naturally-nadine.com
Owner: Dr. Adrienne Carthon

Nzuri


Purchase: www.hairvitaminstore.com
Owner: Leola Anifowoshe

OBIA Naturals


Purchase: www.obianaturals.com
Owner: Obia & Omini Ewah

Oyin Handmade


Purchase: www.oyinhandmade.com
Owner: Jamyla Bennu

Pooka Pure and Simple


Purchase: www.pookapureandsimple.com
Owner: Dawn Fitch

Qhemet Biologics


Purchase: www.qhemetbiologics.com
Owner: Felis Butler

Rapunzel The Future of Hair


Purchase: www.rapunzelthefutureofhair.com
Owner: Rasheda Stewart

Reagan Sanai Natural Hair Essentials


Purchase: www.reagansanai.com
Owner: Renosha Hill

Soultanicals


Purchase: www.soultanicals.com
Owner: Ayo Ogun-McCants

Taliah Waajid


Purchase: www.naturalhair.org
Owner: Taliah Waajid

tgin. Thank God It’s Natural


Purchase: www.thankgodimnatural.com
Owner: Chris-Tia Donaldson

The Mane Choice


Purchase: www.themanechoice.com
Owner: Courtney Adeleye

Treasured Locks


Purchase: www.treasuredlocks.com
Owner: Tywana Smith

Tree Naturals


Purchase: www.treenaturals.com
Owner: LaTresha “Tree” Sayles

Tropic Isle Living


Purchase: www.tropicisleliving.com
Owners: Lois & Michael Hines

Uncle Funky’s Daughter


Purchase: www.unclefunkysdaughter.com
Owner: Renee Morris

Up North Naturals


Purchase: www.upnorthnaturals.com
Owner: Lisa Keizer

Wonder Curl


Purchase: www.wondercurl.com
Owner: Scarlett Rocourt

Afrocks

screen-shot-2017-02-02-at-21-15-16

If you need to book a braider, loctician or natural hair stylist, this is the place to go! Afrocks is the number one online platform connecting individuals looking for natural hair and afro hair services with top-quality, pre-screened mobile stylists in London. Afrocks provides a seamless booking process and secure payment: Book your hair appointment in just a few clicks and get your hair done from the comfort of your own home.’

If you found this list useful, please check out https://afrocks.com/blog/36-uk-black-owned-businesses-absolutely-need-life-2017/#books for the full list.

Thanks for reading, please share.

If you want more articles like this please follow me on Instagram and Twitter @antoinespeaker

www.Instagram.com/antoinespeaker

www.Twitter.com/antoinespeaker