8 Black-Owned Beauty Companies

Buying here helps to grow wealth in our own communities.

Buy Black - Looking for a new hair conditioner or a shade of nail polish that complements your skin tone? Not only are all the products created by these Black entrepreneurs fantastic, but buying them helps to grow wealth in our own communities. It?s a win-win! By Kenrya Rankin Naasel   (Photo: Quavondo/Corbis)

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Buy Black - Looking for a new hair conditioner or a shade of nail polish that complements your skin tone? Not only are all the products created by these Black entrepreneurs fantastic, but buying them helps to grow wealth in our own communities. It’s a win-win! By Kenrya Rankin Naasel  (Photo: Quavondo/Corbis)

SheaMoisture - Founded by Richelieu Dennis all the way back in 1991, this hair, skincare and cosmetic line uses his grandmother?s shea-based recipes to help users realize their ideal curls.   (Photo: Shea Mosture)

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SheaMoisture - Founded by Richelieu Dennis all the way back in 1991, this hair, skincare and cosmetic line uses his grandmother’s shea-based recipes to help users realize their ideal curls.  (Photo: Shea Mosture)

Huetiful - Ken Burkeen created the Huetiful Hair Steamer to help hydrate thirsty natural tresses, helping women worldwide keep their hair well-conditioned, and their salon money in their purses!   (Photo: Huetiful)

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Huetiful - Ken Burkeen created the Huetiful Hair Steamer to help hydrate thirsty natural tresses, helping women worldwide keep their hair well-conditioned, and their salon money in their purses!  (Photo: Huetiful)

Carol?s Daughter - Lisa Price started this beauty company in her Brooklyn, NY, kitchen, drawing on her love of fragrance to concoct award-winning products for the hair, skin and body.   (Photo: Carol's Daughter)

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Carol’s Daughter - Lisa Price started this beauty company in her Brooklyn, NY, kitchen, drawing on her love of fragrance to concoct award-winning products for the hair, skin and body.  (Photo: Carol's Daughter)

Ginger + Liz Color Collection  - Not only is Ginger Johnson's and Liz Pickett?s nail polish bold and cheerful, its no-toxic, vegan-friendly formulation means it's as safe as it is beautiful.  (Photo: Ginger + Liz)

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Ginger + Liz Color Collection - Not only is Ginger Johnson's and Liz Pickett’s nail polish bold and cheerful, its no-toxic, vegan-friendly formulation means it's as safe as it is beautiful.  (Photo: Ginger + Liz)

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Qhemet Biologics - Want to avoid mineral oil, phthalates, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, and a host of difficult to pronounce ingredients that are present in most hair care products? Then try Felis Butler?s products, designed with kinkier textures in mind.   (Photo: Qhemet Biologics)

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Qhemet Biologics - Want to avoid mineral oil, phthalates, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, and a host of difficult to pronounce ingredients that are present in most hair care products? Then try Felis Butler’s products, designed with kinkier textures in mind.  (Photo: Qhemet Biologics)

Oyin Handmade - These body and hair products are created by Jamyla Bennu, using lots of honey (named Oyin), and no petroleum, sulfates, parabens or silicones.   (Photo: Oyin Handmade)

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Oyin Handmade - These body and hair products are created by Jamyla Bennu, using lots of honey (named Oyin), and no petroleum, sulfates, parabens or silicones.  (Photo: Oyin Handmade)

Lamik Beauty - This eco-friendly cosmetic and skincare line is the brainchild of Kim Roxie, a former makeup artist who decided to blaze her own trail.   (Photo: Lamik)

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Lamik Beauty - This eco-friendly cosmetic and skincare line is the brainchild of Kim Roxie, a former makeup artist who decided to blaze her own trail.  (Photo: Lamik)

Miss Jessie?s - Launched in 2004, this line of curly-centric hair-care products is inspired by the natural concoctions of founders Miko and Titi Branch?s grandmother, Miss Jessie.  (Photo: Miss Jessie's)

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Miss Jessie’s - Launched in 2004, this line of curly-centric hair-care products is inspired by the natural concoctions of founders Miko and Titi Branch’s grandmother, Miss Jessie.  (Photo: Miss Jessie's)