SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

We’ve sourced a list of amazing black-owned businesses for you to discover, including existing NY NOW and emerging brands.

Company Name: T Shanel Beauty

Website: https://tshanelbeauty.com/ 

Company Name: Tackussanu Senegal

Contact Name: Jasz & Cheikh

Website: https://tackussanusenegal.com/ 

Company Name: Tai Ceme

Contact Name: Tai Ceme

Address: Brooklyn, NY

Website: https://www.taiceme.com/home 

Company Name: Tailored Beauty 

Contact Name: Keya James

Address: Atlanta, GA

Website: https://www.tailoredbeautyproducts.com/ 

Company Name: Takara Designs, Inc.

Contact Name: Takara Gudell

Address: Forest Park, Illinois

Website: http://shoptakara.com

Company Name: Taliah Waajid Natural Hair

Contact Name: Taliah Waajid

Address: Atlanta, GA

Website: https://naturalhair.org/ 

Company Name: Taylor + Tess

Contact Name: Tess Melody Taylor

Address: Dallas, TX

Website: https://taylorandtess.com/ 

Company Name: Temple Zen

Contact Name: Jashiro Dean

Website: https://yourtemplezen.com/ 

Company Name: Terra-Tory

Contact Name: Kimberly Waldropt

Address: Long Island, NY

Website: https://www.terra-tory.com/ 

Company Name: TGIN

Contact Name: Chris-Tia Donaldson

Address: Chicago, IL

Website: https://thankgoditsnatural.com/ 

Company Name: That’s Smoooth

Contact Name: Miguel A. Martinez

Address: Harlem, NY

Website: https://thatssmoooth.com/ 

Company Name: The A.A. Collection

Contact Name: Audrey Monroe

Website: https://audreysartistry.com/ 

Company Name: The Afro Hair & Skin Co.

Contact Name: Ibi Meier-Oruitemeka

Address: United Kingdom

Website: https://www.theafrohairandskincompany.co.uk/ 

Company Name: The Alyssa Collection

Address: Austell, GA

Website: https://www.thealyssacollection.com/ 

Company Name: The Artistry of Essential Oils

Contact Name: Valencia McClure

Address: Frisco, TX

Website: https://www.theartistryofessentialoils.com/ 

Company Name: The Butter Bar Skincare

Contact Name: Kimberly-Chloe Wilson

Website: https://www.mybutterbar.com/ 

Company Name: The Crayon Case

Contact Name: Reynell Steward

Website: https://www.thecrayoncase.com/ 

Company Name: The Cristalline

Contact Name: Rashia Bell/Elizabeth Kohn

Address: New York, NY

Website: https://www.thecristalline.com/ 

Company Name: The Dooplex

Contact Name: Kevin Lyles/Roger Fountain/Jacob Williams

Address: Gary, IN

Website: https://thedooplex.com/ 

Company Name: The Glowcery

Contact Name: Roshanne Dorsett

Website: https://www.theglowceryshop.com/ 

Company Name: The Honey Pot Company

Contact Name: Bea Dixon

Website: https://thehoneypot.co/ 

Company Name: The Lip Bar

Contact Name: Melissa Butler

Website: https://www.thelipbar.com/ 

Company Name: The London Grant Co

Contact Name: Tiffany Staten

Address: Atlanta, GA

Website: https://londongrant.com/ 

Company Name: The Mane Choice

Contact Name: Courtney Adeleye

Address: Madison, AL

Website: https://themanechoice.com/ 

Company Name: The Ronnie Shop

Contact Name: Garrone Decossard

Address: Bronx, NY

Website: https://www.theronnieshop.com/ 

Company Name: The Shea Shack

Address: Wallace, NC

Website: https://www.thesheashack.com/

Company Name: The Tee Affect

Contact Name: Tyler Anderson

Address: Hillside, NJ

Website: https://www.theteeaffect.com/ 

Company Name: The Wrap Life

Contact Name: Nnenna Stella

Address: Brooklyn, NY

Website: https://thewrap.life/ 

Company Name: The Y By Yusef

Contact Name: Nnenna Stella

Address: New York, NY

Website: https://ybyyusef.com/ 

Company Name: The Doux

Contact Name: Maya Smith

Address: Macon, GA

Website: https://thedoux.com/ 

Company Name: Topicals

Contact Name: Olowe and Claudia Teng

Website: https://www.mytopicals.com/ 

Company Name: Touch Body Works

Contact Name: Marcy van Hartesveldt

Address: Oakland, MI

Website: https://evoketouch.com/?v=7516fd43adaa 

Company Name: TPH By Taraji

Contact Name: Taraji P. Henson

Website: https://tphbytaraji.com/ 

Company Name: Tree Fairfax

Website: https://treefairfax.com/shop 

Company Name: Triple O Nail Polish

Contact Name: Symantha Wechie-Onyechi

Website: https://www.ooopolish.com/ 

Company Name: Uhai

Contact Name: Susan Edwards/Varsay Sirleaf

Address: Chicago, IL

Website: https://uhaihair.com/ 

Company Name: Uncle Funky’s Daughter

Contact Name: Renee Morris

Website: https://unclefunkysdaughter.com/ 

Company Name: Undefined Beauty

Contact Name: Dorian Morris

Address: Oakland, CA

Website: https://un-definedbeauty.com/ 

Company Name: Undefined Collective

Contact Name: Dorian Morris

Address: Oakland, CA

Website: https://un-definedbeauty.com/undefinedcollective 

Company Name: UniQurl

Contact Name: Alexis Stanley

Address: Wisconsin

Website: https://uniqurl.com/ 

Company Name: Unplugged Essentials

Contact Name: Kevin Rose Jr.

Website: https://unpluggedfloatessentials.com/ 

Company Name: UnSun Cosmetics

Contact Name: Katonya Breaux

Address: Los Angeles, CA

Website: https://www.unsuncosmetics.com/ 

Company Name: Uoma Beauty

Contact Name: Sharon Chuter

Website: https://uomabeauty.com/ 

Company Name: Urban Hydration

Contact Name: Psyche and Vontoba Terry

Address: Frisco, TX

Website: https://www.urbanhydration.com/ 

Company Name: Urban Re-Leaf

Contact: Denise Smith

Address: Los Angeles, CA

Website: https://urbanre-leaf.com/ 

Company Name: VanityTools

Address: Brooklyn, NY

Website: https://myvanitytools.com/ 

Company Name: Vegan Skin

Contact Name: Paul Joseph

Address: Washington, DC

Website: https://veganskin.shop/?v=ba43077c0ac9 

Company Name: Vernon François Hair

Contact Name: Vernon François

Address: Huddersfield, UK

Website: https://www.vernonfrancois.com/ 

Company Name: Vie Beauty

Contact Name: Jasmine Lewis

Address: Atlanta, GA

Website: https://www.theviebeauty.com/shop/ 

Company Name: Violet Botanical Skincare

Contact Name: Robbin Turner

Address: Los Angeles, CA

Website: https://www.violetbody.net/ 

Company Name: VIP Luxury Hair

Contact Name: Ashanti Lation

Address: New Orleans, LA

Website: https://vipluxuryhair.com/ 

Company Name: VIP Smiles

Contact Name: Dr. Catrise Austin

Address: Flint, MI

Website: https://vipsmilesstore.com/collections/shop 

Company Name: V-tox Intimate Health & Wellness

Contact Name: Nakea M.

Address: Philadelphia, PA

Website: https://vtoxyourbox.com/ 

Company Name: Whistling Thorn

Contact Name: Jakki Kerubo

Address: Brooklyn, NY

Website: https://thewhistlingthorn.com/ 

Company Name: Woo Me Beauty

Contact Name: Leslie Holland

Website: https://www.woomebeauty.com/ 

Company Name: World of Chris Collins

Contact Name: Chris Collins

Address: New York, NY

Website: https://chriscollins.com/ 

Company Name: xN Studio

Contact Name: Nasozi Kakembo

Website: http://www.osxnasozi.com/ 

Company Name: Yelle Skincare

Contact Name: Yandy Smith-Harris

Address: Fort Lee, NJ

Website: https://yelleskincare.com/ 

Company Name: Young King Hair Care

Contact Name: Cora and Stefan Miller

Address: Atlanta, GA

Website: https://youngkinghaircare.com/ 

Company Name: Yubi Beauty

Contact Name: Adiya Dixon Wiggins

Address: Columbus, Ohio

Website: https://loveyubi.com/ 

Company Name: Zandra

Contact Name: Zandra Azariah Cunningham

Address: Buffalo, NY

Website: https://zandrabeauty.com/ 

Amazing & Historic Black Entrepreneurship Stories

Black Wall Street, former byname of the Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where in the early 20th century African Americans had created a self-sufficient prosperous business district. The term Black Wall Street was used until the Tulsa race riot of 1921. The name has also been applied more generally to districts of African American high economic activity. Read More

Pioneer And Philanthropist In Early Colorado: Traditionally, women’s philanthropic activities were tied to their husband’s wealth, but some women did it all by themselves. A freed slave, Clara Brown established a successful laundry business during the Colorado Gold Rush. She was a black pioneer, the first African American woman in Denver, a community leader and philanthropist. Read More

James Forten offers a fine example of a free black entrepreneur who took advantage of the business opportunities that came his way, channeled them into a considerable fortune, and used his wealth to further the abolitionist cause. Read More

Viola Desmond was a cosmetics pioneer for black women in Atlantic Canada. Following in the footsteps of her father, a Halifax barber, Ms. Desmond started out in business at a time when few beauty schools would accept black students. After training in Montreal, Atlantic City, and New York, she founded her own institution, Halifax’s Desmond School of Beauty Culture, selling her own line of hair and skin products across Nova Scotia. But on one business trip on Nov. 8, 1946, when her car broke down in New Glasgow, Ms. Desmond would become famous for another reason. Read More