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15 Black Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing The Beauty Industry  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Ursula Stephen, Ursula Stephen The Salon

Ursula Stephen, Ursula Stephen The Salon

The stylist responsible for coiffing the hair of such names as Rihanna, Kerry Washington and Taraji P. Henson, Ursula Stephen poured her over 15 years…

2. Jasmine Lawrence, Eden BodyWorks

Jasmine Lawrence, Eden BodyWorks

At the mere age of 13, Jasmine Lawrence had the brilliant idea to create a line of all-natural hair products to strengthen and protect all…

3. TriciaLee, Polish Bar Brooklyn

TriciaLee, Polish Bar Brooklyn

Chances are if you meet a stylish black woman in Brooklyn, she frequents beauty hot spot Polish Bar. The brainchild of TriciaLee Riley, Polish Bar…

4. Patrice Grell-Yursik, Afrobella

Patrice Grell-Yursik, Afrobella

Considered the godmother of brown beauty blogging, Afrobella’s blog is one of the first online destinations to celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of natural hair.…

5. Myleik Teele, Curlbox

Myleik Teele, Curlbox

The Los Angeles-bred wunderkind launched one of the first, and most popular, monthly subscriptions services for naturally curly hair and started a viral movement on…

6. Karen Mitchell, True Indian Hair

Karen Mitchell, True Indian Hair

Founded in 2005 in New York City, True Indian Hair, a brand of luxurious, virgin hair, is the brainchild of entrepreneur Karen Mitchell. The popular…

7. Sara Liz Pickett and H. Ginger Johnson, Ginger & Liz

Sara Liz Pickett and H. Ginger Johnson, Ginger & Liz

The dynamic duo founded a vegan-friendly line of luxury nail lacquers, lauded for its trendy colors and clever polish names. http://gingerandliz.com

8. Ashunta Sheriff, Ashunta Sheriff Makeup

Ashunta Sheriff, Ashunta Sheriff Makeup

If you find yourself marveling over Taraji P. Henson or Alicia Keys’ makeup, you have Ashunta Sheriff to thank. The accomplished makeup artist built a…

9. Taren Guy

Taren Guy

One of the first natural hair vloggers, Taren Guy has transformed her wildly-popular YouTube channel into a blossoming enterprise, and created a business model for…

10. Dana L. Hill, Cocotique

Dana L. Hill, Cocotique

Dana used her extensive knowledge of the beauty industry and her experience in public relations to create Cocotique, a curated box of beauty and lifestyle…

11. Jane Carter, Jane Carter Solution

Jane Carter, Jane Carter Solution

Jane Carter Solution is one of the inaugural haircare lines devoted to women with curly hair. Encouraging women to “love their hair” for over 20…

12. Myrdith Leon-McCormack and Monica Promsavanh, M2M Damore Jon Nails

Myrdith Leon-McCormack and Monica Promsavanh, M2M Damore Jon Nails

There are so many reasons to love M2M Natural Nail Care company: the colors are diverse and rich, the products don’t contain harmful ingredients, and…

13. Tasha Turner and Marcia Caster, Beauty Beatbox

Tasha Turner and Marcia Caster, Beauty Beatbox

A quarterly subscription service that caters to the unique beauty needs of women of color, Beauty Beat Box is the brainchild of former magazine editors,…

14. Karen Tappin-Saunderson, Karen’s Body Beautiful

Karen Tappin-Saunderson, Karen’s Body Beautiful

Karen Tappin-Saunderson took her popular organic body and haircare line, Karen’s Body Beautiful (affectionally referred to as KBB), from a home business to a household…

15. Lisa Price, Carol’s Daughter

Lisa Price, Carol’s Daughter

Lisa Price needs no introduction. The natural hair visionary started Carol’s Daughter in her kitchen and 20 years later, it’s a powerhouse natural hair and…

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