5 Beauty Black Women Entrepreneurs on the rise
Because we are all about women supporting women and female power, we have compiled a list of some of our fave black female beauty entrepreneurs breaking boundaries and making the black community proud through their contributions to the beauty industry. These women have created global brands that are not only solving problems but are an inspiration to other women. If you don’t already know these women of excellence, you should read on to find out about them and their brands.
Sharon Chuter, the artistic director of UOMA Cosmetics, was named one of the 50 most forward-thinking executives transforming the face of the beauty industry by WWD. She has developed a makeup brand that is “forward-thinking, progressive, and uncompromising” which caters to all skin types. Sharon's career has taken her around various continents, and she has collaborated with big international beauty companies such as Revlon, L'Oréal, PepsiCo amongst others.
Bread Beauty Supply's CEO and founder, Maeva Heim has transformed the way women of colour, especially Black women, care for their hair.
Due to the chronic lack of options on the market (sigh), she established her own natural-hair company which was picked up by Sephora. The brand’s trio of wash-day essentials (hair wash, mask, and oil) is one of Sephora’s best natural hair product sellers.
Ozohu Adoh is the founder and CEO of Epara, which was established in 2017 in the United Kingdom. She had a life-long personal love for authentic skin care, but she suffered from rough, uneven skin for a long time and looked in vain for cosmetics that would address her concerns. When no products or treatments worked, Ozohu went back to basics, using organic African ingredients, and soon found a formula that worked. She went on to work closely with a lab in the UK to develop treatments that address all of the skincare issues that women of colour face, such as dryness and discolouration.
Myleik Teele, CEO and Founder of Curlbox recalls driving 20 miles after going “natural” more than 15 years ago to purchase a product that she read had “worked on everyone.” However, after using it many times, she discovered that it did not work for her, and it remained under her sink for years. This frustration was what led her to create the brand Curlbox which helps women save time and money by giving them “the opportunity to try several products for the price of one!”
This list would not be completed without Chinwe Williams, the Founder of Nubian Galore. Chinwe has successfully created an online haven for women worldwide, to conveniently and leisurely shop for their hair care and beauty products. She’s also the CEO of Goddess Hair, a brand that has been delivering the best Virgin Hair, Closures, Frontals and Wigs to customers across the globe and So Beautified a beauty and hair salon dedicated to providing some of the most reliable hair, beauty, and aesthetic treatment in the UK.
Are you inspired by any of these women? Let us know black women who are smashing it beauty industry on your list.