National Black History Month 2023
Celebrating Black Owners!
In honor of Black History Month, we're spotlighting the Black owners of our favorite beauty brands. We believe that they bring unique perspectives to our industry, and we’re so happy to be able to feature them and their fabulous products!Shop the Brands
A longtime cosmetic chemist for big-time beauty brands,
Beneath Your Mask
Dana Jackson started Beneath Your Mask after she battled a severe form of lupus. Her goal has been to create safe skincare made with rich, natural ingredients that support the immune system and overall health.
Breighl Robbins previously worked in public health and integrative medicine, but she founded Ebi when she realized, after the birth of her own child, that there wasn’t a single company dedicated solely to the needs of the postpartum period. Ebi’s plant-based products aim to assist new mothers in finding the right balance between baby-care and self-care.
Harlem Candle Co.
Native Texan Teri Johnson traveled to more than 70 countries before making New York City’s Harlem neighborhood her home. Inspired by her love of fragrance, jazz, and her new surroundings, Johnson began crafting candles in her kitchen that evoked the richness and magic of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and ’30s in a way that felt modern for global citizens a century later.
Sunday II Sunday
Entrepreneur Keenan Beasley cut his teeth leading marketing and brand management at a number of high-profile beauty companies before deciding to fill a void in the marketplace by creating a hair-care line specifically designed for active lifestyles.
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Saluting More Black Owners!
While we’re super in love with the Black owners of the beauty brands we carry (see above), we also wanted to shine a light on four fantastic Black female owners of lines we don't sell.
In the midst of getting her MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Wilglory Tanjong found time to launch her luxury handbag line, Anima Iris, in February 2020. In the three years since, the purses, crafted by artisans in Dakar, Senegal, have been worn by Beyoncé and spotted on Issa Rae’s Insecure, as well as the pages of Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue, among others.Shop All Anima Iris
Founded on the premise that well priced and amazing looking aren’t mutually exclusive ideas, Ben Oni jewelry, the brainchild of Ashley Newman, produces sleek, timeless earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and rings using materials such as sterling silver, gold vermeil, and crystal.Shop All Ben Oni
Looking for an easier way to craft creative cocktails at home, Ashleigh Evans came up with the idea for InBooze alcohol infusion kits in 2018. Handmade in Grand Rapids, MI, from herbs, spices, fruits, and vegetables (locally sourced, when possible), each infusion makes 8 to 10 cocktails and is available in flavors like Spiced White Sangria, Winter Berry Cosmo, and Spiced Maple Smash.Shop All InBooze
LA-based mixed-media artist K’era Morgan is known for everything from her collage paintings to her textile goods. Those items (think pillows, throws, napkins, and place mats) are manufactured by one of the few remaining mills in America and woven from natural and ethically sourced materials.Shop All K-Apostrophe