50 Black-Owned Service Providers Working In Beauty And Personal Care

Building a beauty business is incredibly hard work. Most entrepreneurs manage a compact in-house team and rely on outside specialists to execute many of their company’s critical functions. We wanted to shed a light on some of the essential supporting cast that makes it possible for these emerging brands to operate. With input from First And Last PR founder Stephanie Scott-Bradshaw and Cosmetics Design editor Deanna Utroske, we compiled a list of over 50 Black-owned service providers, from copywriters to contract manufacturers, active in the beauty and personal care space.

Afrobella – Copywriting services offered by former journalist turned blogger Patrice Grell Yursik.

Akoma International – Supplier of organic and fair-trade certified shea butters.

Anjelica Dezel – Website design and strategy for female-founded brands.

A London Studio – Senior experiential and graphic designer. 

Beautiful Founders Academy – Branding expert and coach for female entrepreneurs.

Beauty BizCamp – Business workshops, camps and special education programs for students.

Beauty Content Studio – Beauty content calendars, posts and planning solution.

Blacktag – Lifestyle photography, digital content production and direction.

Bradshaw Consulting Group – Luxury packaging, sourcing and manufacturing. 

Brianna Arps – Writer, editor and marketing strategist.

Caribbean Natural Products – Distributor of raw materials for personal care and cosmetic products.

Cedar Concepts – Chemical manufacturer of surfactants, lubricants and chemical intermediates.

Core5 Creative – Photographer and videographer Joe Chea’s full-service creative studio and learning hub.

Cosmetic Science Innovations – Offers manufacturing, filling and labeling of products from 100 to 1,000 pieces.  

Dadou~Chic – Lifestyle and editorial photographer Rose Lazard.

Donnet Bruce – Event consultant and copywriter for branding, digital marketing and influence marketing.

First and Last PR – Independent beauty public relations and digital media marketing firm.

Fluid Content – Multimedia marketing content production.

Gabriel Press & Relationships – Boutique digital PR and branding agency.

Grace Products – Distributor of fragrance raw materials.

Holistic Beauty Group – Product development consultancy specializing in clean beauty and wellness.

House of Success PR – Results-driven beauty and lifestyle PR firm.

Itaysha Jordan Studios – Design studio specializing in photography art direction, image and brand consulting.

JFI Packaging – Full-service packaging company that designs and manufactures cartons, point-of-purchase displays and instructional inserts.

Jenelle Hamilton – PR consultancy working with global and beauty startups.

Keith Major Photography – New York-based commercial photographer.

Key Design & Media – Creative agency specializing in graphic and packaging design and photography.

La Fabrique 621 – Incubator dedicated to natural cosmetics and laboratory for small production.

Lauren Maillian – Consultant and brand strategist.

Luster Products – Haircare private-label and contract manufacturing.

Mays Chemical Company – National distributor of raw materials.

McKinley Resources – Specialty supplier of chemicals and raw materials to cosmeceutical and nutraceutical makers.

Metrics Marketing – Marketing firm providing consumer research, insight and strategy.

Milan Media Group – Boutique PR and branding firm.

mSeed Group – Contract manufacturing facility and marketing agency designed to meet the needs of emerging brands in beauty and personal care.

Noire Management – Influencer management company providing a platform for new brand experiences and engagement.

Osei PR – Firm specializing in PR, branding, marketing and event management.

Patent Ventures – Creative agency specializing in graphic and packaging design.

Private Label Insider – Professional business coach offering brand development consulting.

Ready to Launch – Boutique product development consulting company.

Salt + Earth Labs – Holistic brand incubator focused on the synergy of beauty & wellness, and fusion of nature and science.

Strategic Solutions International – Full-service marketing consulting boutique.

Rupture – Full-service creative brand consultancy.

Shaniese Alston – Digital marketing and content strategy.

Shannon Washington – Professional creative crafting integrated, brand and consumer experiences.

Sharonda Thomas – Beauty brand content creator.

ShearShare – Mobile app that lets licensed cosmetologists and barbers rent salon space.

SheaYeleen – Social enterprise that includes a nonprofit and commercial entity selling shea butter products.

Six One Agency – Boutique public relations and brand strategy agency.

Strut Communications – Content marketing and public relations strategy firm working with women and minority entrepreneurs.

Summit Laboratories – Manufacturer and producer of personal care products. 

Tamera Darden – Still-life product photography.

The B Firm PR – Public relations, marketing, event management and brand management services to clients in the public and private sectors.

The Idea Girl – A boutique design studio specializing in branding and web design.

The Vanity Group – Boutique event planning agency that specializing in working with high-profile clients.

Trenesa Consulting – Integrated marketing and communication strategist Trenesa Stanford-Danuser.

True Moringa – Both a consumer brand and ingredient wholesaler.

Unpacking – Online anti-racism workshops.

supplies specialty
chemicals & raw materials to
cosmeceutical, nutraceutical,
& HI&I manufacturers

supplies specialty
chemicals & raw materials to
cosmeceutical, nutraceutical,
& HI&I manufacturers