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.