On Wednesday, Glossier announced the recipients of its $500K Grant Initiative For Black-Owned Beauty Businesses. After amassing nearly 10,000 applicants, the company selected 16 businesses to receive advisory support and awards that range up to $50K.
The initiative was created in June amid Black Lives Matter protests to drive change within the beauty industry and to support the next generation of leading beauty companies. And the grantees, which range from “a superfood-based beauty and wellness company to a soon-to-launch men’s hair care brand” have next.
Here are the Black-owned beauty brands you’re about to see everywhere. And Glossier will continue to partner with the brands to amplify their stories.
This clean skin care line developed by Dr. Anne Beal, focuses on simple and effective skin care solutions for melanin-rich skin.
Alodia Hair Care
Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris’s personal experience with unnatural and toxic hair care products led her to develop Alodia Hair Care, a line of clean products that address scalp and hair issues.
This Brooklyn bred beauty brand created by Trinity Mouzon Wofford and Issey Kobori, offers a range of superfood enriched products to help you look and feel good.
Entrepreneur Abena Boamah-Acheampong, launched Hanahana Beauty, a clean Black women-centric skin care and wellness brand, with the intent to disrupt the global beauty industry.
After years of sharing their healthy hair routines on YouTube, sisters Nikki and Whitney launched Melanj, a company that offers clip-extensions designed to blend in seamlessly with natural hair.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chaneve Jeanniton, created epi.logic for individuals who want simple and effective skin care products.
Brown Girl Jane
Founded by Malaika Jones Kebede, Tai Beauchamp, and Nia Jones, Brown Girl Jane offers plant-based CBD products that holistically address the needs of women of color.
Flaunt Body, a line of body care products founded by Cameron Moore, offers solutions for niche skin concerns like ingrown hairs.
Kanti founders Keamone F. and Alisha Ricki, are on a mission to uncomplicate skin care for people of color and provide clean, effective and affordable solutions for common skin concerns.
Inspired by their passion for beauty, Mabel and Shaira Frías created Luna Magic, a beauty and lifestyle brand that offers vibrant, high-performance cosmetics that pays homage to their multicultural heritage and culture.
Redoux is a line of sophisticated fragrances featuring scents designed by Asia Grant and Alejandro Villalba to elevate day to day rituals.
The Most was created by entrepreneur Dawn Meyers and the brand will develop all-in-one products that streamline hair care for women of color.
Deon Libra is an adaptogenic beauty brand founded by Devin McGhee and Brittany Kirkland, launching in 2021.
Eadem is a hyper-targeted skin care line for melanin-rich skin founded by Marie Kouadio Amouzame and Alice Lin Glover, launching in Fall 2020.
Pound Cake is a pro-Black, pro-fat, and pro-queer cosmetics company founded by Camille Bell and Jonathan Velazquez, launching in October 2020 with a line of liquid red lipsticks that cater to different lip tones.
Wavy Blue is a men’s hair care brand founded by Cameron Maple and McKervin Ceme, launching in September 2020 with a mission to give shine to Black men who are making waves every day.