In honor of Black Business Month, Been Worthy Media has compiled a list of Black woman owned businesses you should support to wrap up the month.
Founded by Tabitha Brown (@iamtabithabrown) and Gina Woods (@ginalosangeles), Donna’s Recipe is a high quality, vegan fueled ingredient hair care brand offering not only products that work, but products that are guaranteed to provide consistency to your hair care routine. The clean, vegan, and nutrient-rich ingredients are found in every product across the entire line and has had consumers leaving 5 star reviews. You can find this product in every Ulta Beauty store across the nation.
Topicals is a skincare brand founded by CEO, Olamide Olowe, who’s goal and mission is to transform the way women feel about their skin. With clinically backed ingredients, Topicals is committed to combatting chronic skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, eczema, and psoriasis. Free from dyes and animal testing, Topicals products are clean and made with you in mind to solve your skin problems.
Hanifa, a luxury apparel brand founded by Anifa Mvuemba, puts creativity at the heart of their strategy while crafting the tomorrow’s luxe. The brand is inspired by Mvuemba’s Congolese heritage in which she wanted to embrace and display in her designs with vibrant and bold colors. The popular and Beyonce-approved brand is inclusive and every woman can rock a piece of their luxurious garments as they offer sizes 0 to 20. Their signature, “For women without limits,” is a testament to their beliefs that women should make their own rules. Hanifa has been worn by celebs including Issa Rae, Beyoncé and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Black-woman formulated and plant based hair care is everything Sienna Naturals is. This clean, haircare brand was founded by actress and producer, Issa Rae and entrepreneur and mother Hannah Diop. The two have combined forces to change the game in the haircare industry. Sienna Naturals offers plant based textured products that have been dermatologists tested and approved. Additionally, this brand doesn’t just focus on hair health, but also emphasizes and promotes the importance of your scalp health.
Ami Colé, pronounced (ah-me-co-lay), is a makeup and beauty company made for melanin rich skin founded by Diarrha Ndiaye. According to Ndiaye, “Ami Colé is about discovering, defining, celebrating and exploring the excellence of those with melanin-rich skin…” The clean beauty brand has created formulas that are skin-caring and with deep understanding that nourish, strengthen,and soften our skin. Inspired by Senegal and born in Harlem, NY, Ami Colé has encouraged women to celebrate their skin and embrace their beauty. All products are vegan and cruelty-free.
Grammy Award winning artist, Toni Braxton, has dominated the music industry, and now she has entered the world of beauty with her vegan skincare line, Nude Sugar. Nude Sugar targets those who suffer from dry skin and hyperpigmentation and is designed for people of color. You can find Nude Sugar products in beauty stores, the company site and Amazon.
Pat McGrath Labs
Pat McGrath Labs is a luxury beauty brand founded by the world’s most influential makeup artist, Pat McGrath. Her extensive career and journey to the beauty and fashion world has given her access to formulate high performance cosmetics to birth the well-known brand that is Pat McGrath Labs. Launched in 2015, the brand has a range of high quality and highly-pigmented products including highlighters, lipsticks, eyeshadows and foundations that are designed to help create bold makeup looks.