Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner. If you are like most people, chances are you have already compiled your list and started saving up for this annual shopping extravaganza. However, instead of sticking to the same old megastores, why not switch up your shopping routine?
This year, help make it the Blackest Black Friday possible by spending your money at Black-owned businesses. Not sure where to shop? Aside from the bigger Black-owned brands such as Pat McGrath, 4th & Avery, Briogeo Hair Care, and Umoa Cosmetics, you should take a look at some of the other notable brands the Black community has to offer. We have compiled a list of 8 Black-owned businesses to shop to help make 2022 the Black(est) Friday of the decade.
Black hair care is notoriously expensive so what better time than Black Friday to stock up on essentials? Since you have to take care of your hair anyway, check out Design Essentials to get a great deal on products made with natural Black hair in mind. Of course, even if you have treated hair, Design Essentials offers a wide range of products that will pamper your scalp and soften your curls restoring them to their natural beauty. From conditioners and hair masks to cleansers and nourishing oils, you are sure to find products perfect for the whole family.
We Are Nomads
If you love to travel and pick up exotic things that fit your personal aesthetic, We Are Nomads is for you. This company’s founder travels to Africa and other lands collecting creative vintage items, home goods, and other handmade interior accessories with an ethnic flair. She also creates unique items for the home of her own design. Black Friday specials are an annual treat so grab some gifts for yourself or for your family during this year’s sale.
We love natural hair, and we love the perfectly laced-up queen with equal measure. If you are looking to take a break from the norm or if you just love to be as glamorous as possible, Yummy Extensions will be a delight. This company comes from the same mind that created Kosa Professionals so you know that they are worth all of the hype. All of the extensions are made from 100% chemical-free hair. Not only do the styles look great, but they will also last longer than the average bundle as well.
What little girl’s room is complete without a doll for her to love and care for? Orijen Bees is a line of Black dolls in various skin tones. The brand was created by a 7-year-old and her mom who wanted toys that taught self-love, Black pride, and cultural fun in a simple way. The dolls come in just about every Black skin tone under the sun which ensures that you will be able to find a doll that matches your child perfectly.
The Good Mineral
The beauty space has been shaken up in recent years with more companies being held accountable for their lack of diversity in complexion products. That being said, there is always room for improvement. If you love mineral foundations and powders but simply can’t find a good match, The Good Mineral is perfect for you. Not only are there many different shades available, but they also offer various undertones. The company is woman-owned and Black-owned making it a great target for your Black Friday shopping.
Lifting Up Black Businesses Through Black Friday Shopping
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