As a Black woman, it’s quite easy to get comfortable with the popular notion that “black don’t crack,” however that doesn’t mean that we can rely strictly on genetics to sufficiently handle our beauty needs. Whether you’re natural or relaxed, make weekly trips to the salon for manis and pedis or groom your nails in the comfort of your own home, knowing that a cosmetic product is designed by someone who can clearly identify your specific needs brings a new appreciation to the process of gettin’ fancy.
While the battle for Blacks to break into ownership within the beauty supply industry rages on, Blacks have long since kicked down the door and established their rightful place alongside their counterparts in the world of beauty products.
Here are 10 Black-owned beauty and cosmetic companies:
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