6 HAIR CARE BUSINESSES FOUNDED BY BLACK WOMEN THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
The following leading ladies are pushing boundaries in the hair care industry and making major strides to diversify the market.
After serving as the Global Digital Marketing Director for Ford Motor Company, Gwen Jimmere launched Naturalicious. Naturalicious is for the busy woman who needs a fuss-free hair care routine that actually works. By combining a frustrating 12-step wash day into just 3 simple steps, Naturalicious is revolutionizing the natural hair care process.
Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris developed the idea for Alodia after transitioning to natural hair to repair the damage and breakage she was experiencing. With her Ph.D. in Bio-Medical Sciences, Isfahan has formulated products that truly master the science of hair care to produce real results. She is also extending her passion for haircare beyond her business by offering advice to breast cancer survivors on how to grow healthy hair after chemo.
Lisa Price began crafting hair and body products in her Brooklyn kitchen over twenty years ago with the encouragement of her mother Carol, hence the name “Carol’s Daughter.” With the first ingredient of every product being love, Lisa strives to help women from all walks of life meet their hair and body care needs with nurturing and sustainable ingredients.
Curls launched in 2002, after Mahisha Dellinger left her position as Marketing Manager at Intel Corporation to pursue her passion for natural hair care. Curls continues to grow a large fanbase including celebrities like Halle Berry, Alicia Keys. Mahisha provides tips for those starting their own businesses in her book Against All Odds: From the Projects to the Penthouse to help young women who grew up in rough neighborhoods like hers.
As a mother of five and a vegan, Janelle Stephens, owner and founder of Camille Rose, understands the importance of conscious, ingredient-driven products that consumers can trust. Camille Rose offers a variety of moisture-rich cleansers, stylers, balms, and even an upcoming medical spa line for all of your beauty and wellness needs.