pho­to cred­it: for Ten­drils and Curls

In light of the Grand Jury deci­sion to not indict for­mer police offi­cer Dar­ren Wil­son for the mur­der of unarmed teen Mike Brown, there have been calls across social media and var­i­ous online out­lets to boy­cott Black Fri­day and redi­rect those funds to Black or oth­er minor­i­ty-owned busi­ness­es. The call was met with mixed reac­tions. Some balked at the idea and were staunch­ly against it. Oth­ers (like me) sup­port­ed the idea, but also felt the need for a more long-term strat­e­gy that would con­tin­ue to focus on build­ing eco­nom­ic cap­i­tal (and there­fore lever­age) with­in Black com­mu­ni­ties.

On Thanks­giv­ing day, I had a pas­sion­ate dis­cus­sion with my broth­er in-law about the eco­nom­ic call to action. I shared with him that I believed the ever-grow­ing nat­ur­al hair com­mu­ni­ty presents a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty as an enclave in which this eco­nom­ic shift can take place — because it already is. The move to sup­port small, women, Black, and oth­er minor­i­ty-owned busi­ness is already alive and well with­in the nat­ur­al hair com­mu­ni­ty. We sup­port brands like Obia Nat­ur­al Hair, Camille Rose Nat­u­rals, TGIN, Tre­Luxe, Alikay Nat­u­rals, Qhemet Bio­log­ics, curLUXE Nat­u­rals, Bee Mine, Nancy’s Kitchen, Curl­Prep, Coco Curls, Mielle Organ­ics, Sister’s Keep­er, The Mane Choice, and dozens oth­ers. I don’t know about you, but I sup­port small busi­ness brands because the over­all qual­i­ty of prod­uct tends to be high­er, they tend to be health­i­er for my hair, and I trust the brands more because they are the brain­chil­dren of women with a vest­ed inter­est in nat­ur­al hair, and because it means every­thing to be able to finan­cial­ly sup­port the dreams of women who look like me.

We’ve got the brands down to a sci­ence, now it’s time for phase two. Sup­port­ing the small in num­ber, but ever grow­ing Black-owned beau­ty sup­ply stores and retail­ers — both brick and mor­tar and online. Here’s a list (it is by no means defin­i­tive) of beau­ty sup­ply stores that you can vis­it and shop online with, to con­tin­ue with the call that harkens back to the 90’s LA Upris­ing to “Recy­cle Black Dol­lars”:

Note: If you know of a Black-owned beau­ty sup­ply store or online retail­er that is not men­tioned, please leave it in the com­ments and I will add them to the list. Thank you!

Brick and Mor­tar Stores
Curl Kitchen
3428 S. King Dri­ve
Chica­go, IL 60616
(312) 273‑3646
From the own­er: Curl Kitchen is a natural/organic based hair care store locat­ed at 3428 S. King Dri­ve Chica­go, IL 60616 in Bronzeville. We are Chicago’s pre­mier retail­er of hair care prod­ucts tai­lored to those who wish to embrace their tress­es in its nat­u­ral­ly eth­nic state. Whether the cus­tomer has waves, curls, kinks, coils, or locs we offer an excep­tion­al class of prod­ucts. We offer prod­ucts that were cre­at­ed and pro­duced by those who under­stand our unique tress­es and have trans­lat­ed this under­stand­ing into prod­ucts that improve the health and man­age­abil­i­ty of nat­ur­al hair. We’re locat­ed direct­ly next door to Hueti­ful salon, where there are five ful­ly staffed trained cos­me­tol­o­gists ready to answer all your tran­si­tion­al and curly hair ques­tions !

Ten­drils and Curls (online shop­ping avail­able)
2501 1/2 S. Shep­herd Dri­ve, #1
Hous­ton, TX 77019
(713) 520‑7179
From the own­er: At Ten­drils and Curls™, we are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing a one stop shop­ping expe­ri­ence, both in our brick and mor­tar bou­tique in Hous­ton, TX and our eBou­tique. Our goal is to ensure that those with nat­u­ral­ly tex­tured hair have access to high qual­i­ty prod­ucts and accou­trements which high­light and nour­ish the tex­ture and splen­dor of their nat­u­ral­ly wavy, curly and tight­ly coiled hair from the inside out. We pro­vide con­sumers with oppor­tu­ni­ties to com­pare and con­trast brands in order to make edu­cat­ed deci­sions about what prod­ucts will work best for the health, main­te­nance and styling of their unique hair tex­tures and at address­ing their spe­cif­ic con­cerns

Trina’s Beau­ty Sup­ply & Salon
4854 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Ange­les, CA 90019
(323) 931‑1359

Tru’Mane Nat­ur­al (Grand Open­ing 12/6)
332 S. Mar­ket Street
Ingle­wood, CA 90301
(213) 235‑6533

Black Girls Divine Beau­ty Sup­ply & Salon
3904 Church Ave.
Brook­lyn, NY 11203
(347) 365‑7540

Hai­ri­zon Beau­ty (online shop­ping avail­able)
341 W. Main Street Ste. 104
Durham, NC 27701
(800) 557‑9828
From the own­er: At Hai­ri­zon Beau­ty, we believe that hair care’s best ingre­di­ents are found in nature. Our goal is to pro­vide prod­ucts derived from earth yield­ed agents, leav­ing your hair healthy, vibrant, and fra­grant. We select prod­ucts that avoid any unnec­es­sary chem­i­cal addi­tives and instead incor­po­rate essen­tial oils, herbs, flow­ers and min­er­als to pro­tect and strength­en hair.  Our prod­ucts can be applied to all types of hair whether nat­ur­al and/or chem­i­cal­ly treat­ed hair. 

Pam­pered & Twist­ed Nat­ur­al Hair Bou­tique (online shop­ping avail­able)
15015 Wes­t­heimer Park­way Suite L
Hous­ton, TX 77082
(281) 86-CURLY
From the own­er: Pro­vid­ing healthy and nat­ur­al hair care sup­plies and prod­ucts to the South­west Hous­ton / Katy area, as well as the online com­mu­ni­ty is the focus of Pam­pered & Twist­ed. We strive to assist our cus­tomers in achiev­ing healthy hair by sup­ply­ing nat­ur­al hair care prod­ucts for all tex­tures of nat­ur­al hair. The prod­ucts we offer are designed for nat­u­ral­ly curly hair, but are effec­tive on tran­si­tion­ing and/or relaxed hair tex­tures. The brands we pro­vide aim to serve cus­tomers who not only care about the look and feel of their hair; but also about the knowl­edge of hair main­te­nance and man­age­ment.

Jordan’s Beau­ty Sup­ply & Pro­fes­sion­al Prod­uct Dis­tri­b­u­tions
1911 E 79th St.
Chica­go, IL 60649
(773) 734‑6268

Desired Beau­ty Sup­plies
1174 Big Bethel Road
Hamp­ton, VA 23666
(757) 827–6710813

Old Oys­ter Point Rd.
New­port News, VA. 23602 (757) 595‑2119 From the own­er: Desired Beau­ty Sup­plies wel­comes you. We are a fam­i­ly owned and oper­at­ed beau­ty sup­ply store locat­ed in the Hamp­ton Roads area of Vir­ginia. Our mis­sion is to offer hair and beau­ty prod­ucts that are afford­able and rea­son­ably priced in a warm and cus­tomer friend­ly atmos­phere. We believe in indi­vid­ual hair style and cre­ativ­i­ty, there­fore we car­ry hair care prod­ucts for all hair types from relaxed, to nat­ur­al and in between! We would love for you to come vis­it us today!

Majes­tic Beau­ty Sup­plies Vic­torville, CA
14580 7th St.
Vic­torville, CA 92395
(760) 843‑8443

Diva Beau­ty Sup­ply
3237 North Pleas­ant­burg Dri­ve
Greenvile, SC 29609
(864) 467‑0790
From the own­er: Diva Beau­ty Sup­ply was estab­lished over 7 years ago as a small 1,200 sq. ft. store in Greenville, SC. Thanks to our great cus­tomers and hard­work­ing employ­ees, we have grown to over 4,200 square feet as one of upstate South Carolina’s lead­ing beau­ty sup­ply stores! Cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion is para­mount here, at Diva Beau­ty Sup­ply. Let us help you beau­ti­fy your­self and live life to the fullest!

Epic Curls
Regency Square Mall
1420 North Parham Road
Rich­mond, Vir­ginia 23229
(Locat­ed on the 2nd Lev­el across from The Body Shop)
(804) 741‑1540
From the own­er: Epic Curls was found­ed by three sis­ters on a mis­sion to find hair care prod­ucts to treat there tress­es for their spe­cif­ic needs. At the birth of Epic Curls one own­er was nat­ur­al, anoth­er tran­si­tion­ing and the oth­er relaxed. Our mis­sion to find prod­ucts with­out chem­i­cals, to find prod­ucts that tru­ly worked and that did not require us to go to more than one loca­tion to get them inspired us to cre­ate Epic Curls. Hav­ing used nat­ur­al hair care prod­ucts for many years we decid­ed to bring what we’ve researched, learned and what we love to you. Epic Curls is your one stop shop for all the prod­ucts you need to main­tain, treat and style your hair. We believe hair should thrive, and be as live­ly and love­ly as the per­son wear­ing it!

Head Games Beau­ty Sup­ply
671 N. Pleas­ant St.
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 253‑7478

Healthy Hair Dimen­sions
The Shops at Her­itage Place
4450 Hugh How­ell Road Ste. 13
Tuck­er, GA 30084
(770) 908‑8020

Nyen­zo Nat­ur­al Botique (online shop­ping avail­able)
918 Rock Quar­ry Rd. Ste. 103
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 649‑1063
From the own­er: Nyen­zo Nat­ur­al Bou­tique is THE pre­ferred choice for qual­i­ty nat­ur­al hair­care and skin­care prod­ucts. Unlike many hair­care and skin care stores, we actu­al­ly use the prod­ucts that we retail and there­fore are able to share our per­son­al expe­ri­ences. Since 2009, Dionne Blanks, the founder of Nyen­zo Nat­ur­al Bou­tique, has assist­ed count­less cus­tomers with suc­cess­ful­ly select­ing prod­ucts based on their spe­cif­ic needs. Expe­ri­ence the Nyen­zo dif­fer­ence for your­self by shop­ping our detailed web­store.  We thank you for vis­it­ing our site and hope that you enjoy the care­ful­ly select­ed nat­ur­al prod­ucts that Nyen­zo Nat­ur­al Bou­tique has to offer.

Tru­ly Nat­ur­al Bou­tique Chica­go (online shop­ping avail­able)
1926 S. Wabash Ave.
Chica­go, IL 60616
(312) 674‑9080
From the own­er: Shine, dine, wine, and gain knowl­edge of the world’s best nat­ur­al beau­ty prod­ucts at tru­ly nat­ur­al bou­tique in Chica­go. Spend $75 or more and qual­i­fy to book your Curl Coach­ing ses­sion with a licensed styl­ist. Learn how to get the best use from your nat­ur­al prod­uct pur­chas­es and learn to per­form the nat­ur­al hair styles of your choice. We are here to deliv­er unique solu­tions for your dai­ly wavy, kinky, curly hair care regime. Say good­bye to unnat­ur­al frus­tra­tion. Pam­per your­self with our tru­ly unique Mag­nif­i­cent Mane ses­sion and add makeup/ pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­phy to your Curl Coach­ing Ses­sion. Cel­e­brate your nat­ur­al style at Tru­ly Nat­ur­al Bou­tique Hair Care + Acces­sories!

Mine, Nat­u­ral­ly (online shop­ping avail­able)
4875 W. 56th St Suite E
Indi­anapo­lis, IN 46254
(317) 295‑8905
From the own­er: Mine, Nat­u­ral­ly is an Indi­anapo­lis based beau­ty sup­ply store ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing prod­ucts to those who choose to live a chem­i­cal-free lifestyle. We pro­vide the high­est qual­i­ty of cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion through excel­lent ser­vice and qual­i­ty prod­ucts. The cre­ation of Mine, Nat­u­ral­ly is in direct response to the grow­ing demand in the com­mu­ni­ty for a local nat­ur­al beau­ty sup­ply store. Our mis­sion is to estab­lish Mine, Nat­u­ral­ly as an impor­tant brand that rep­re­sents qual­i­ty in nat­ur­al skin care & hair care. We are ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing qual­i­ty prod­ucts and main­tain­ing high cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion by ren­der­ing excel­lent ser­vice and fur­nish­ing an enjoy­able, friend­ly atmos­phere.

Sim­ply Whole­some
4508 W. Slau­son Ave.
Los Ange­les, CA 90043
(323) 294‑2144
From the own­er: Sim­ply Whole­some is ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing the prop­er resources to liv­ing a healthy lifestyle. We believe in pro­mot­ing and cel­e­brat­ing our cul­tur­al diver­si­ty, com­bined with excep­tion­al cus­tomer ser­vice in a warm and com­fort­able set­ting. Our mot­to focus­es on “keep­ing you look­ing good and feel­ing good.” Sim­ply Whole­some com­mits to serv­ing you best. We believe that our busi­ness is a gen­uine reflec­tion of this com­mu­ni­ty & we serve the greater Los Ange­les area.

Nat­u­ral­ly Me Hair Store
3535 Sher­wood For­est Blvd. Ste. 142
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(225) 448‑5662
From the own­er: Nat­u­ral­ly Me is an inde­pen­dent­ly owned and oper­at­ed nat­ur­al hair prod­ucts store local­ly serv­ing Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the sur­round­ing areas. We under­stand the impor­tance of embrac­ing your nat­ur­al hair tex­ture. We offer a wide vari­ety of specif­i­cal­ly select­ed nat­ur­al and organ­ic-based prod­ucts designed to nour­ish, strength­en, rebuild and main­tain healthy nat­ur­al hair. Nat­u­ral­ly Me pro­vides cus­tomers help­ful infor­ma­tion on car­ing for nat­ur­al hair, which has been gath­ered from out­side edu­ca­tion­al resources.

African Nat­u­rals
4511 S. King­shigh­way Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 768‑0710

Go Nat­ur­al 24/7
4721 SE 29th St.
Del City, OK 73160
(405) 601‑4673
From the own­er: The own­ers at Go Nat­ur­al 24/7 believe in tak­ing a holis­tic approach to care. “It’s sim­ply not enough to look beautiful…our goal is to inspire our cus­tomers to take proac­tive mea­sures to adopt a healthy lifestyle to feel beau­ti­ful from the inside out.” At Go Nat­ur­al 24/7, we offer a diverse selec­tion of health sup­ple­ments, organ­ic essen­tial and car­ri­er oils, raw ingre­di­ents for for­mu­la­tors and nat­ur­al & organ­ic hair and skin care prod­ucts.  Go Nat­ur­al 24/7 also man­u­fac­tur­ers their own line of fair trade organ­ic and nat­ur­al hair & skin care prod­ucts.  We have also recent­ly opened a non-chem­i­cal hair salon at our Del City loca­tion. We have received so much love and sup­port from nat­ur­al enthu­si­ast through­out Okla­homa, across the Unit­ed States and abroad and we would like to take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to say, Thank you!

Shades of Afri­ka
1001 E 4th St.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436‑2210

114 E 6th St.
Coro­na, CA 92879
(951) 284‑7888
From the own­er: Shades of Afri­ka began with a con­cept when we noticed that there were too few places that offered afford­able Afrikan Art, Afrikan made prod­ucts, and even few­er book stores. There seemed to be a press­ing need to tell our sto­ry, estab­lish our­selves in the com­mu­ni­ty,  and pro­vide a pos­i­tive envi­ron­ment for busi­ness­es in our com­mu­ni­ty. There were lots of Afrikan writ­ers, artists, jew­el­ry mak­ers, seam­stress­es, and entre­pre­neurs, in the area and they helped bring Shades of Afri­ka to life. To those then and now, we give thanks. We are ded­i­cat­ed to the bet­ter­ment of our com­mu­ni­ty, and it’s the com­mu­ni­ty that we have seen grow just as we have grown. Shades of Afri­ka has evolved from being a small retail store to being a cul­tur­al cen­ter that hosts a vari­ety of social and edu­ca­tion­al events, lec­tures and study groups. 

Online Retail­ers 
From the own­er: Our goal is to pro­vide qual­i­ty Hair and Beau­ty prod­ucts made with natural/organic ingre­di­ents. We hope you enjoy our selec­tion thus far, but this is by no means all we have to offer. We intend to keep pace with the ever-chang­ing beauty/hair care indus­try for new prod­ucts, col­ors and styles. Keep your eyes on us as we intro­duce more prod­ucts.

Luxe Beau­ty Sup­ply
From the own­er: Lux­u­ri­ous Hair Bou­tique a.k.a. Luxe Beau­ty Sup­ply is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing exem­plary cus­tomer ser­vice while offer­ing the lat­est in rich and supe­ri­or qual­i­ty. Shop with con­fi­dence know­ing that the hair we sell is inspect­ed and pho­tographed by qual­i­fied indi­vid­u­als who are knowl­edge­able and atten­tive to every detail. We under­stand hair is a woman’s crown­ing glo­ry and we offer many options to make sure you receive the per­son­al­ized atten­tion you deserve.

We are ranked among the best and received a SBA Small Busi­ness Excel­lence Award in 2009 for those efforts. From a hum­ble begin­ning in 2006, our prod­uct lines have expand­ed to include the world’s most lux­u­ri­ous brands of hair, cos­met­ics, fash­ion acces­sories, and hair care prod­ucts. We are the first to debut the newest and lat­est prod­ucts to the mar­ket by seek­ing out niche and exclu­sive man­u­fac­tur­ers.

Nat­ur­al Hair Shop

Mala­chite Nat­u­rals Bou­tique
From the own­er: Mala­chite Nat­u­rals Bou­tique, LLC spe­cial­izes in pro­vid­ing nat­ur­al hair, skin, and body care prod­ucts for the whole fam­i­ly as well as aro­mather­a­py fra­grances for the home. Our online store and soon to come (Brick and Mor­tar) bou­tique prides itself in select­ing only the best creams, oils, mois­tur­iz­ers, but­ters, etc…. cre­at­ed by tal­ent­ed arti­sans who prac­tice using nat­ur­al and organ­ic ingre­di­ents for their hand­made good­ies.  All prod­ucts offered at Mala­chite Nat­u­rals Bou­tique have been researched in great depth, have out­stand­ing reviews, and is rec­og­nized by the nat­ur­al com­mu­ni­ty as pro­vid­ing prod­ucts that sup­port your nat­ur­al com­mit­ments. Our mis­sion is to encour­age the use of nat­ur­al and organ­ic prod­ucts and to edu­cate our cus­tomers on the ben­e­fits of using these prod­ucts. We are here for you! It doesn’t mat­ter if you are a first time cus­tomer or return­ing cus­tomer. We tru­ly val­ue your busi­ness and our rela­tion­ship. We look for­ward to help­ing you be NATURAL!

If you know of a brick and mor­tar or online nat­ur­al hair beau­ty sup­ply store, please add them in the com­ments below! Which retail­ers will you be vis­it­ing?

Christina Patrice

Born, raised, and liv­ing in Los Ange­les, Christi­na is BGLH’s res­i­dent tran­si­tion­ing expert and prod­uct junkie. In addi­tion to lov­ing all things hair, she is a fit­ness novice and advo­cate of wear­ing san­dals year-round. For more infor­ma­tion on tran­si­tion­ing, nat­ur­al hair, and her own hair jour­ney, vis­it Or, if you like pic­tures fol­low Christi­na on Insta­gram @maneobjective.

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You ladies must get hip to It’s a black owned high qual­i­ty lip­stick line for black women, I love it. I met the own­er (kgreen) she is a very sweet edu­cat­ed black lady. She said she is tired of us dong busi­ness with com­pa­nies who don’t even care to hire mod­els that look like us. Let’s put a stop these white and Asian com­pa­nies becom­ing mil­lion­aires from OUR mon­ey. I’ve been mak­ing a point to shop black when­ev­er I can. When we begin to make our­selves suc­cess­ful and keep mon­ey in the black com­mu­ni­ty that is when we will… Read more »
Afroshoppe Prod­ucts for nat­u­rals in Europe. We ship World­wide.

Mocha Souffle

Elise Beau­ty Sup­ply, LLC an online store

Nikki Rushing

I would like to add Hair 180,LLC as an Online Store: “A Fresh Alter­na­tive To The World Of Hair Care”


The prod­ucts look great, Nik­ki. I will book mark. Be sure to check out for your lip­stick needs. High qual­i­ty lip­stick made for black women by black women. Beau­ti­ful col­ors


Def­i­nite­ly need to add in DooBop


Splen­did Nat­u­rals… The only com­pa­ny I know that uses “All Nat­ur­al” prod­ucts. They only have an online shop for now.…

Morgan W

Nat­u­ral­ly Beau­ty Sup­ply
1046 Fayet­teville Rd Atlanta GA

Tiffany Faggins

Nat­ur­al Select Beau­ty Sup­ply Store
1111 W. Led­bet­ter Dr Suite # 200 Dal­las TX 75224


Sim­plic­i­ty Hair Oil is an online store that sells a nat­ur­al hair­care line

Martez Gurley EL

We sup­port every­one mak­ing strides in busi­ness, we are a glob­al whole­sale sup­pli­er of top qual­i­ty human hair exten­sions. We car­ry weft, clip, tape, and tips. Please email us today. If you install hair but don’t sell it, you’re let­ting mon­ey slip through your fin­gers.


BLACK OWNED!!!!!!!!!!


I need some in the area of Mem­phis, TN if any­one can rec­om­mend a few.


Hi Cher­ish, is a black owned lip­stick line for black women. They ship to TN. Ive made a cou­ple of pur­chas­es and I love their prod­cuts.


Luxe Beau­ty is not only online but also in Wal­dorf, MD close to St. Charles mall if any­one lives in the DMV


I real­ly wish there were some in the VA Dc area. If any­one knows of any please let me know. Thx!


Hi April, is a black owned lip­stick line for black women with beau­ti­ful col­ors, they will ship to your loca­tion. Once you try their lip­sticks you will nev­er go back lol


Thank you for this list, and for the oth­ers that have added to it- I’ve def­i­nite­ly book­marked it! Although I’m not plan­ning to do any trav­el out­side the tri state area, I still fol­lowed these com­pa­nies on fb and insta­gram to show love and sup­port. Def­i­nite­ly will be vis­it­ing Eco­der­mis and Wolf­ber­ry!!

Amanda Mason

When I move to RVA I will def­i­nite­ly sup­port­ing Epic Curls!! #isup­port

If any­one fol­lows Hair Crush/Chime Edwards, she did a video post on her web­site called “6 Home Reme­dies & a Prod­uct for Dan­druff & Dry/Itchy Scalp” where she rec­om­mends a hair & body but­ter from Baked But­ters which is (or so I thought) a small, black-owned busi­ness. The but­ters come in yum­my-sound­ing scents & I decid­ed to try them. Please don’t make the same mis­take I did! I think this com­pa­ny is a scam that just takes your mon­ey & you get no prod­uct, can’t reach any­one & have no recourse to get what you paid for. I knew some­thing… Read more »
Curl Kitchen (Clare)

Thank you Christi­na (@ManeObjective) and Black Girl Long Hair for men­tion­ing us! We appre­ci­ate you!

Dede Santos

This is impor­tant thank you for post­ing this. THe recent cas­es of racial pro­fil­ing and police bru­tal­i­ty has made me more aware of sup­port­ing black owned busi­ness­es I recent­ly bought some prod­ucts obia nat­ur­al and plan on check­ing out the nyc brick and mor­tar stores men­tioned.


I go to the fol­low­ing store in Brook­lyn, they car­ry great prod­ucts:

Eco­der­mis and Wolf­ber­ry
563 Lin­coln Place Brook­lyn, NY 11238 (Between Franklin and Clas­son)
Near­est train (2, 3, 4, 5 to Franklin Avenue) Eco­der­mis-and-Wolf­ber­ry
Fol­low Us: &
Link Us on Linkedin: Eco­der­mis
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Store Hours: Mon.- Fri. 11AM- 8PM


I love this list. When I get back to Chi-town, I know just where to go.


Foxy Man­go is also a online retail­er for nat­ur­al hair prod­ucts. Cus­tomer ser­vice is excel­lent and ship­ping is fast.

I did not real­ize that Hat­tache was black owned! I’m so glad because I just ordered from them up to last week. Their deliv­ery time is amaz­ing, con­sid­er­ing that they ship through the U.S. Postal Ser­vice. I got my last order in about 2–3 days! If you are look­ing to order afro kinky type hair, I def­i­nite­ly rec­om­mend them. They car­ry brands like Eon, Nafy and Kadi. They have oth­er prod­ucts too, but I just ordered the hair. I had a great expe­ri­ence with them, and plan to reorder from them in the very near future. Just so you know,… Read more »

*NHC*– Nat­ur­al Hair Com­mu­ni­ty


Get Sassy Beau­ty Sup­ply is not only black owned but fam­i­ly owned and oper­at­ed. Locat­ed in Chan­dler Ari­zona you will find friend­ly and knowl­edge­able staff. Find us online at Remem­ber to Keep it Sassy!


I already go to Sim­ply Whole­some (whose attached cafe sells EXCELLENT empanadas) & Shades of Afri­ka on a reg­u­lar basis.


Sam’s Beau­ty Sup­ply Inc. 8701 s. Racine. Chica­go, IL 60620 (773) 779‑8287


Oyin Hand­made!! Online retail­er AND brick and mor­tar in Bal­ti­more, MD. Prod­ucts also car­ried in Tar­get, Whole Foods and some oth­er nat­ur­al mar­kets.


I did not real­ize there are three loca­tions in Chica­go! I only know of them. I will be sure to check the oth­ers out. Thanks!


Nyen­zo in Raleigh closed sev­er­al months ago. You should remove that shop from the list. What a shame. It was a great shop and the own­er was so nice. Cur­rent­ly, I buy my prod­ucts online. If any­one knows of anoth­er shop in Raleigh, please reply.


I real­ly sup­port your Arti­cle. It’s way over­due on the recog­ni­tion that we need and must sup­port our Com­mu­ni­ty for us thrive and solid­i­fy our Eco­nom­ic posi­tion. This is what every oth­er Com­mu­ni­ty does.
Thanks for expos­ing and high­light­ing this impor­tant issue about “Recy­cle Black Dol­lars”.
As Busi­ness own­er, we need to oper­ate with excel­lent Cus­tomer Ser­vice and pro­vide a friend­ly atmos­phere so that cus­tomers will feel the need to sup­port our Busi­ness. Cus­tomer ser­vice is key;this is from a per­son­al per­spec­tive.


Atlanta Beau­ty Depot
2388 Cobb Pkwy
Smyr­na, GA 30080


Are there any in Nor­Cal?? If so please reply to me! 



Obsid­i­an Beau­ty Sup­ply
9334 Jones Road
Hous­ton, TX 77065

Evelyn Soetono

Owned and oper­at­ed by a blaisian couple,the Whipped Shea But­ter is devine for skin and sealing/ dai­ly mois­tur­iz­ing hair :)


What is a “blaisian” cou­ple?


“Blaisian” is some­one who is of African/black and Asian descent. Or, since it’s a cou­ple, it may be that one of them is African/black and the oth­er is Asian.


oh…hmmm…ok, thank you

Evelyn Soetono

Hi Indi­go!
I’m the founder of 15 Mel­bourne. I am of African/Caribbean descent, my hus­band and biz part­ner is Indone­sian. Sor­ry for the con­fu­sion!


I don’t like lump­ing “black-owned” and “minor­i­ty owned”…a LOT of beau­ty sup­ply stores are “minor­i­ty -owned” we give them $$$ and they have the worst cus­tomer service…and do not give back with­in the com­mu­ni­ty to the peo­ple who give them money…no I do not like that lump­ing togeth­er at all…




Thank you for this post! Final­ly some­one gets it!

Natural Hair Shop

Thank you so much for includ­ing The Nat­ur­al Hair Shop in this list! We are a Black and Woman owned online store that pro­vides satin hair acces­sories to help you main­tain and pro­tect you and your lit­tle one’s hair!

Our offer­ings include: charmeuse satin reversible bon­nets, satin pil­low­cas­es, satin backed baby blan­kets, satin car head­rests, satin lined win­ter hats and much more! We appre­ci­ate your con­tin­ued sup­port!


I just sent you guys an email request­ing to tell me more about your­selves, lit­er­al­ly 2 hours ago. I under­stand your tac­tic on being descreet about it. I totaly under­stand. Once peo­ple find out that a good and rep­utable busi­ness is black owned, they find a way to sab­o­tage it. I TOTALY under­stand why you did­nt want to dis­close that info to me.
Your words “Black and woman” owned.
either way… .GET READY TO TAKE MY MONEY!!!

Yo Yo

I found your web­site some­time ago and I pur­chased 2 satin car head­rest cov­ers for my car back in July and will pur­chase 2 for my sis­ter as a gift. My sis was telling how the back of her hair is break­ing and dry and I men­tioned could it be her head­rests and she believed that the head­rests and her chair at work may be the cause. So at least I can help her out with the car seat. Good qual­i­ty satin…no com­plaints here.

The Natural Hair Shop

Wow! Thank you so much for the com­pli­ment! We are so hap­py that you are pleased with your pur­chase!

Kirby Gordon

Big Apple Beau­ty Sup­ply is a black owned store. There’s a loca­tion in East Strouds­burg, PA and one in Scran­ton, PA

Pat Moore

Thank you so much for this oppor­tu­ni­ty to add TERRA VEDA ORGANIX nat­ur­al hair prod­ucts to the list.


That Brook­lyn loca­tion isn’t cor­rect. Google map it and you won’t find that loca­tion