As a community we constantly get taken advantage of and one of the primary reasons this happens is because we have a lack of power. What type of power? Economic power is what I’m talking about. Going into 2015 the topic of community wealth will be a major part of our movement here at BMWK.
To kick off the movement we’re encouraging you to spend your hard earned dollars within our community instead of immediately taking them elsewhere this weekend. Stop waiting in line at 5AM to support companies that don’t support you!
We want you to spend Black Friday by BUYING BLACK. This is the first portion of our BMWK 2014 Buy Black Gift Guide. Today we’ll highlight 5 high quality hair & beauty companies that you can support immediately. Spread the word to #BuyBlackFriday.
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HAIR & BEAUTY:
Koils by Nature was founded by Pamela Jenkins, a native of Beaufort, South Carolina. Pamela’s goal is to provide her customers with exceptional, high quality, all natural hair and skin care products; at an affordable price. Koils by Nature recognizes the value of natural ingredients resulting in proven fabulous benefits for all who use our products. Pamela is passionate about bringing the best of nature to the marketplace.
Led by Walker & Co. CEO and former Foursquare executive Tristan Walker, Bevel is the first and only end to end shaving system specifically designed for men with coarse and curly hair. Bevel is promoted as the first five-part system clinically tested to reduce razor bumps.
Led by founder Gwen Jimmere, NATURALICIOUS is the first company to develop an all-natural, all in-one, complete hair care system guaranteed to take you from wash to style in 1 hour or less. No more blocking out your entire day to wash, condition, deep condition, moisturize and style your hair (not to mention all the vital steps in between required for fabulous natural hair). This easy-to-us 4 step system was recently named one of the top 6 Black-owned beauty brands by Black Enterprise Magazine; is proven and safe for kids and adults, and is sulfate-free, paraben-free, petroletum-free, mineral oil-free, gluten-free and cruelty-free.
Created by Atlanta based natural hair blogger Stacey Taylor aka The Sistah Chick comes Sistah Buttah. Sistah Buttah is an all natural, handmade Shea Butter blend that is light, smells wonderful and contains ingredients to give your hair, skin & scalp what it needs to stay healthy, shiny and hydrated! Each ingredient promotes healing, growth and provides moisture no matter which way you use it!
Founded in 2004 by then 13 year old Jasmine Lawrence, EDEN BodyWorks™ is still made with the same natural ingredients the Founder used from the start. With no petroleum, mineral oils or sodium sulfates, EDEN BodyWorks’ product lines strengthen and repair all hair textures – whether relaxed, natural, or somewhere in between. EDEN BodyWorks™ provides natural products that integrate wellness and beauty inspired by nature to restore and maintain the hair and body’s original design.
We hope that you go immediately to support the prodocts and entrepreneurs that we’ve featured on the page above. If we missed your company feel free to share it in the comment section. Next we’ll share 5 black owned fashion related companies you need to know about. Stay tuned!