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
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.
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.
‘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
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.
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.
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.
A UK based company providing a range of high quality cosmetics including lip creams, eyeshadows, loose powder and lashes. Happy shopping!
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!
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.
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.
Owner: Rochelle Campbell
Owner: Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris
Owners: Norman & Leila Noelliste
Owner: Janell Stephens
Purchase: Chocolate Kinks & Kurls
Owner: Juanita Henderson
Owner: Nadja Renise
Owner: Mahisha Dellinger
Owner: Michelle Nicole Fontaine-Jones
Owner: Anikitia Abram
Owner: Cindy Tawiah
Owner: Kisha Tompkins-Hudson
Owner: Susan Walker, ND
Owner: Jasmine Lawrence
Owner: Adrianne White
Owner: Antoinette Davis
Owners: Bryant & Kummbareh Owens
Owner: Amazon Smiley & Nadra Smiley-Martin
Owner: Selena M.
Owner: Ken Burkeen
Owners: Saleemah & Willie Cartwright
Owner: Rhonda Marshall
Owner: Jane Carter
Owner: Karen Tappin
Owner: D. Ware
Owner: Shelley Davis
Owner: Pamela J. Booker
Owner: Yve-Car Momperousse
Owner: Terrinique Pennerman
Purchase: Lil Little
Owner: Rachal Prince
Owner: Rose Garner
Owner: Kim Love
Owner: Monique Rodriguez
Owner: Miko Branch
Owner: Jeannell Darden
Owner: Krika Bradsher
Owner: Gwen Jimmere
Owner: Muhga Eltigani
Owner: Dr. Adrienne Carthon
Owner: Leola Anifowoshe
Owner: Obia & Omini Ewah
Owner: Jamyla Bennu
Owner: Dawn Fitch
Owner: Felis Butler
Owner: Rasheda Stewart
Owner: Renosha Hill
Owner: Ayo Ogun-McCants
Owner: Taliah Waajid
Owner: Chris-Tia Donaldson
Owner: Courtney Adeleye
Owner: Tywana Smith
Owner: LaTresha “Tree” Sayles
Owners: Lois & Michael Hines
Owner: Renee Morris
Owner: Lisa Keizer
Owner: Scarlett Rocourt
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.
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