Are African American Beauty Companies Still Relevant?

This is a great question.  I say yes.  Even though the “mainstream” companies are starting to add sections for our skin care and makeup needs in to their lines, I still feel like they won’t do our skin justice the way we can ourselves.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for

Take a second to look inside your beauty bag. How many products are from brands specifically targeted for black women? Anything from Iman Cosmetics, Fashion Fair, Black Up, E’Lon Couture or Flori Roberts? If the answer is “no,” you’re not alone.

Many black-owned beauty brands are being purchased by huge mainstream companies and developing the line to reach a wider audience, thus losing it’s ethnic focus. Only a handful of lines remain that are dedicated to the African-American community.

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1 thought on “Are African American Beauty Companies Still Relevant?

  1. I, personally feel, Afrcan American beauty companies are still relevant and necessary. I say this for several reasons. One, it is a huge accomplishment for a African American company to thrive at all. It is no small feat to start a company and secure the funding for the company to exisits. Two, seeing any African American compay is inspiring; to show it can be done. Three, historical because in 2011 African Americans still have the least resources in the business world.

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