4 Reasons to Support Black Owned Beauty Supply Stores and Where to Find Them In Your State

4 Reasons to Support Black Owned Beauty Supply Stores and Where to Find Them In Your State

Two weeks ago footage leaked of a Korean store owner in Charlotte, NC placing a chokehold on an African-American woman for allegedly stealing a pair of false eyelashes. A purchase worth $2, caused this man to kick and choke her while another worker helped take the alleged thief down. Although further video has surfaced insisting the customer was stealing, the whole event was disturbing to say the least.  Immediately, the Charlotte community started to boycott the store.  A few days later, I came across a Facebook post discussing why some black women choose not to shop at other black owned beauty supply stores. Higher prices and product variety where the top reasons. The most obvious reason was not a surprise. Black owned beauty supply stores are out numbered.  Although African-Americans purchase 9 times more beauty and grooming products than any other ethnic group, we represent about 1% of the beauty supply store market share. These numbers have probably grown since the last time I read this stat about 2 years ago but I wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t. So, here are 5 reasons you should start supporting black owned beauty supply stores and where you can find them in your state.

4 Reasons to Support Black Owned Beauty Supply Stores

1. Better Customer Experience

There is nothing better than going into a store and speaking to someone who understands your needs.  Specifically, with hair care it is a great feeling to be able to talk to someone who knows your hair struggles and can recommend a product based off personal experience. No one wants to feel like someone is just trying to make a sale without any regard to your concerns or wants. Your chances for a more personal shopping experience increases by shopping at a black owned beauty supply store.  In addition store owners, including myself,  are extremely happy to help you so don’t forget to ask!

2. Launching Pad for Other Black Owned Beauty Brands & Small Businesses

Black owned beauty supply stores also support tons of other small businesses. Several natural hair care brands launched in small, black owned beauty supply stores before reaching the shelves of Sally’s , Wal-Mart, or Target. Most of the time, black owned beauty supply stores are the first stores to offer in-store distribution for up and coming brands. As a result, your support at these stores could be the difference in another small business getting off of their feet.

3. More Competitive Prices

The #1 compliant I hear from women about black owned beauty supply stores is the costs are too high. Why shop here when “ABC Beauty Supply” has the same product for a dollar less around the corner? Yes, I get it. Everyone is counting their coins. However; lower costs are available when stores buy more product in bulk. Unfortunately, there is a possibility your local black owned beauty supply store will not be able to compete on price alone for a few reasons. 1) The in-store demand isn’t there for them to purchase hundreds of products at a time. 2) They might not be able to obtain certain distribution accounts due to limited access – weaves especially.  However, more support and shopping at these stores will in return help the store owner know what to purchase. If you want something, speak up and let your local store owner know.

4. Help Support Expansion of Additional Stores

If you want to see more black owned beauty supply stores in your area, start by supporting the ones that currently exist. We all know there is no shortage of women who want to purchase hair and beauty products; however, expansion into additional stores can only happen with the initial support first. Stores like Tendrils and Curls in Houston, Texas recently launched their second location last year, almost 6 years after the opening of their first store. Fabulous Freddy’s in Queens, NY launched their first store in 2010 and are looking to open their second store this year. Help your local black owned beauty supply store grow and expand simply just by shopping at least 1 day a month. Trust, a little goes a long way.

Black Owned Beauty Supply Stores by State

This list was originally complied and seen on Official Black Wallstreet and Lisa A-la Mode. Additional stores have since been added to this lists, which are all below. Special thanks to both of those websites for their help gathering this information. If there are any stores we’ve missed please add them below in the comments!

Alabama

KSR Hair And Beauty Supply
350 N Broad St, Ste G,
Mobile, Alabama 36603
(251) 434-8266

Benton’s Beauty Supply
28 Bibb St,
Alexander City, Alabama 35010
(256) 329-3560

Arizona

Get Sassy Beauty Supply
1368 N Arizona Ave, Ste 102,
Chandler, Arizona 85225
(480) 917-0014

ZuZu Beauty Supply
2700 W Baseline Rd,
Tempe, Arizona 85283
(602) 437-1229

Arkansas

Hair Couture
1680 N. College Ave, Suite 4,
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
(479) 935-4852

California

KD Haircare Supply, LLC
24453 Sunnymead Blvd
Moreno Valley, Ca 92553
(951) 242-0200

Ace Beauty Supply
12805 Prairie Ave,
Hawthorne, California 90250
(310) 978-4452

Trina’s Beauty Supply & Salon
4854 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 931‑1359

Tru’Mane Natural 
332 S. Market Street
Inglewood, CA 90301
(213) 235‑6533

The Girl Cave LA 
7513 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90046
(323) 592 3233
[email protected]

Simply Wholesome
4508 W. Slauson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 294‑2144

Shades of Afrika
1001 E 4th St.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436‑2210

Elise Beauty Supply
214 G Street
Antioch, California 94509
(925) 206-4981

Friday’s Beauty Supply
1528 S Wilmington Ave
Compton, California 90220
(310) 638-0578

The Essence of it Beauty Supply
5409 Central Ave, Ste 14
Newark, CA 94560
(510) 793-9224

In the City Beauty Supply & Salon
26305 Jefferson Ave
Murrieta, CA 92562
951-696-3999

Universal Beauty Supply and Salon
4793 Telegraph Ave,
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 601-5914

Dama Beauty Supply
711 Jackson St
Fairfield, CA 94533
707.422.8694

TTZ Hair & Beauty Supply
1717 E Vista Chino
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Our Essence Beauty Supply 

3253 South St., Ste#J108
Long Beach CA 90805
Phone: (562) 386-2287

Colorado

Wigs & Beauty Supply
5145 Chambers Rd. Unit D
Phone: (303) 574-3088

Connecticut

Pelo Natural’e
166 Columbus Blvd
New Britain, CT 06051

Discount Beauty Supply
1245 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden , CT 06514
Next to Family Dollar

Florida

Annie’s Beauty Supply
920 22nd St. S.
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33712
(727) 343-9582

Beauty Fab Lab
8126 Lem Turner Rd,
Jacksonville, Florida 32208
(904) 982-7812

Garden of Natural Beauty
2900 W Sample Rd, # 1305,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33073
(954) 366-2720

Fly Girl Beauty Supply
2547 South Federal Highway
Fort Pierce, FL 34982
772-882-4038

Onyx Beauty Supply
18561 NW 27th Ave.
Miami Gardens, Fl. 33056
786 440 5744

Georgia

Natalya’s Beauty Supply
2890 Highway 212 SW, Ste B,
Conyers, Georgia 30094
(678) 413-1101

Atlanta Beauty Depot
2388 Cobb Pkwy SE,
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
(770) 916-1990

Cova Beauty
5248 N. Henry Blvd., Suite 700
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Hattache  
6035 Peachtree Rd, C112, Doraville, Georgia 30360
Phone# (470)545-4182

Kinks and Curls 

3157 Sugarloaf Parkway Suite 190,

Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045

(770) 559-9027

My Beauty Beauty Supply
5001 Lavista RD
Tucker Ga 30084

PD&K Beauty Supply
611 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Ste B,
Roswell, Georgia 30076
(678) 720-5879

Premier Beauty Supply

9559 Hwy 5, Suite 302,

Douglasville, GA (678) 909-6718

Illinois

Jordan’s Beauty Supply
1911 East 79th Street
Chicago IL 60649
(773) 734-6268

Second Location

8228 South Kedzie Ave.
Chicago IL 60652
(773) 498-2555

Curl Kitchen
3428 S King Dr,
Chicago, Illinois 60616
(312) 273-3646

Studio 27 Beauty Supply
2329 W Madison St
Chicago, IL 60612

Idaho

Hair Bliss Beauty
6407 W Ustick Rd
Boise, ID 83704

Indiana

Precise Beauty Supply
4875 W 56th St e
Indianapolis, IN 46254

Kansas

The Hair Store, LLC
3012 E Harry St, Wichita Ks 67211
(316) 730-8452

Louisiana

Naturally Me Hair Store
3535 Sherwood Forest Blvd. Ste. 142
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(225) 448‑5662

 Unity One
4125 Washington Ave
New OrleansLA70125
(504) 533-9436

Maryland

Dee Beauty Supply & Salon
13535 Clopper Rd.
Germantown, MD 20874

Glorious Beauty Supply
7809 Parston Dr
District Heights, MD 20747

Beatitudes Hair and Beauty Supply Store
25 W Washington St
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Beauty’s Own Beauty Supply
922 E Swan Creek Rd
Fort Washington, Maryland
(301) 292-3108

Beauty Plus
2107 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218

Luxe beauty supply
2477 Crain Highway
Waldorf, MD 20601
United States
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‭+1 (240) 607-2187‬

Action Beauty Supply
6093 Central Avenue
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
301-808-0708

EL& S Beauty Supply

3523 Laurel Fort Meade Rd
Laurel, MD 20724

(240) 297-9732

Massachusetts

Head Games Beauty Supply
67 North Pleasant Street,
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
(413) 253-7478

Fufu’s Beauty Supply
945 State Street
Springfield, MA

All A’s Beauty Supply
284 Boston St,
Lynn, MA, 01904

Franklin International Beauty Store
38 Eastern Ave
Malden, MA 02148

Koah’s Beauty Supply
284 South Main Street
Fall River, MA, United States

Flora’s Beauty Supply
Westgate Mall
200 Westgate Dr, Brockton, MA 02301

Flora’s Beauty Supply
570 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02124

Missouri

The W Spot Beauty Supply
946 S Main
Joplin, MO

African Naturals
4511 S. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 768‑0710

Discount Queen Beauty Supply
4600 Chippewa Street, Suite Q,
St. Louis, Missouri 63116
(314) 224-5450

Mississippi

Wonderfully Made Beauty Supply
8952 Mid South Drive
Olive Branch, MS 38654
(3 miles outside of Memphis, TN)

Nevada

Hollywood Beauty Supply
4850 W Flamingo
Las Vegas, NV

Unbeweavable Beauty Supply
2900 Clear Acre Ln
Reno, NV 89512

Ensoul beauty gallery
855 E. 4th st suite F.
Reno Nv. 89512

New Jersey

Systahood Beauty Supplies
61 Central Ave,
East Orange, NJ 07018
(973) 414-1300

Paris Hair & Beauty Supplies
1566 Edgewood Ave,
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
(609) 218-5883

New York

Fabulous Freddy’s 
9409 Astoria Blvd,
Queens, NY 11369
(718)505-2989

Vivrant Beauty
220 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, New York 10027
(212) 865-0100

IBI Beauty Supply Store
20013 Linden Blvd,
St. Albans, NY 11412
(718) 525-5255

North Carolina

Hairizon Beauty
341 W. Main Street Ste. 104
Durham, NC 27701
(800) 557‑9828

Mane & Beat Beauty Boutique
2106 Ayrsley Town Blvd,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28273
(704) 625-6023

Nyenzo Natural Boutique
918 Rock Quarry Rd. Ste. 103
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 649‑1063
Beaute’ Mark Beauty Supply
8906 Bellhaven Blvd,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28214
(980) 237-7625

Monique’s Natural Hair Boutique
1530 S Evans St Suite 104C
Greenville, NC 27834
(252) 321-6331

Ohio

VNTG Boutique Beauty Cafe & Supply
2809 Philadelphia Dr.
Dayton, Ohio 45405
937-991-1045

Sparks Beauty Supply
16951 Chagrin Blvd.
Shaker Heights, Oh. 44120
216-350-6044

Powell’s Barber and Beauty
901 Nebraska Ave,
Toledo, Ohio 43607
(419) 243-7731

Oklahoma

Go Natural 24/7
4721 SE 29th St.
Del City, OK 73160
(405) 601‑4673

Oregon

Brixton Beauty Supply
12503 SE Division St, Ste C,
Portland, Oregon 97236
(503) 719-6367

Pennsylvania

Big Apple Beauty Supply
5224 Milford Rd,
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18302
(570) 588-7200

Systahood Beauty Supplies
1434 Knox Avenue
Easton, Pennsylvania 18040
(610)-253-1400

Sisters Beauty Supply
100 5th Ave,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
(412) 281-3390

Sisters Too Beauty Supply
2719 Brodhead Rd,
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania 15001
(724) 788-1549

Knight ‘s Beauty Supply
7161 Stanton Ave.
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19138

South Carolina

Diva Beauty Supply
3237 North Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 467‑0790

Kim’s Beauty Supply 
52 Highway 72 W
Abbeville, SC 29620

Tennessee

Black Star Beauty Supply
620 Mall Blvd, Ste E,
Dyersburg, Tennessee 38024
(731) 589-1993

Texas

Beauty For U
5145 Lake Ridge Pkwy Ste 115
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
(972) 606-2669

Empress Beauty Supply
2286 W Pleasant Run Rd, # 108,
Lancaster, Texas 75146
(214) 884-9224

Flor Bella Boutique
427 E Aviation Blvd,
Universal City, Texas 78148
(210) 776-7729

Lin’s Beauty Supply
6803 Preston Rd, Ste 142,
Frisco, Texas 75034
(469) 362-551

Pampered & Twisted Natural Hair Boutique
15015 Westheimer Rd, Ste D3,
Houston, Texas 77082
(281) 752-5153

Tendrils and Curls
2501 S Shepherd Dr, # 1,
Houston, Texas 77019
(713) 520-7179

(NEW LOCATION)

3527 South Texas 6, #150
Sugar Land, TX77478
TEXTURES Natural Hair Care
Dallas, TX
469-608-1967

Vermont

HAIR R US
1140 Williston Rd
South Burlington, VT 05403

Virginia

Life Beauty Supply
801 Merrimac Trail, Ste G
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Edify Beauty Supply
7216 Hull Street Rd
Richmond, Virginia

CATHY CIRE BEAUTY SUPPLY
514 Pantops Center
Pantops Shopping Center
Charlottesville, VA 22911

Wisconsin

Savanna Beauty Supply
1712 Eagan Road
Madison, WI 53704
608-422-4001

Washington State

Kumba’s Beauty Supply Store
5723 Rainier Ave S,
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 760-5339

C&G Hair and Beauty Supply
24228 104th Ave SE
Kent, Washington 98030
(253) 854-4229

Saran African Market & Beauty Supply
20019 International Blvd,
SeaTac, WA 98198
(206) 878-8623

Tsehay Beauty Supply & Salon
15216 Military Rd S
SeaTac, Washington 98188
(206) 659-0358

Diva’s Beauty Supply
16911 Highway 99 Suite102
Lynnwood, WA 98037
(425) 742-0991

Awa Beauty Supply
19826 Aurora Ave N,
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 542-2646

Unlimited Beauty Supply & Salon
12354 15th Ave NE,
Seattle, WA 98125
(206) 417-9349

H&J’s Natural Beauty and Supply Shop
4227 Robinson Rd NE
Bremerton, WA 98310
(360) 932-1455

Wisconsin

Savanna Beauty Supply
1712 Eagan Road
Madison, WI 53704
608-422-4001

 Leave a comment below and let me know of any other black owned beauty supply stores I missed. Thanks!
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14 Comments

  1. Quinda
    March 28, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    Thank you for this post, I’ve been seeing a lot of ” I don’t shop at Black Owned” but the reasons are far more ignorant than the ones you mentioned. I try to support locally but unfortunately not many are in my area so I shop online. I think we like to hold black people to different standards than what we hold these Asian owners to and that has to stop. I personally stopped shopping in those stores years ago but it’s hard knowing who’s who sometimes.

    • Charlene Walton
      Author
      March 28, 2017 / 11:51 pm

      Hi Quinda! Thank you so much for your comment. And yes I agree, black owned stores are definitely few and far in between. And yes most people certainly do hold black black people to a higher standard! A lot of stuff people put up with at other stores, they threaten to never do business with black owned stores ever again due to the same reasons. Thanks for continuing to support. Also since you shop online don’t forget to check out my online store https://texturesnaturalhaircare.com/ of course! 🙂

    • Charlene Walton
      Author
      May 8, 2017 / 4:07 pm

      Thank you for reading! Hopefully you are able to find some in your area or close to you in the future.

  2. May 5, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    I’ve been commenting on some of those YouTube sites. And, there’s several trolls (paid or not) leaving hateful rhetoric comments. Yes, some of these KBSS, have loyal customers due to salons in their stores. But, I believe the boycott is working. Especially among the younger generation.
    I’m a member of a black website and asians are asking to become members of black websites. WHY? Because the BOYCOTT is working. They’re trying to come through the back door, instead of asking for forgiveness.
    Black folks have sent enough Asian kids to college. We need to demand that Asians put money back into those communities, if they survive this boycott.
    I went natural over a year ago. And, I buy my hair products from a BOBSS. Yes, it cost more. But, they know OUR HAIR. Asians products aren’t designed for black women hair.

  3. July 1, 2017 / 6:29 am

    Hi I own the first black owned beauty supply storein wichita is .facebook.com/thehairstorellc I love t his article because it highlights amazing reason thank you for doin
    this

    • Charlene Walton
      Author
      July 13, 2017 / 5:11 pm

      Thanks for leaving your info! I’ll add you to the list!

  4. LaShayla
    August 6, 2017 / 5:53 am

    Hello everyone! I would like to add another store to the list. There is one in Laurel, Maryland. EL&S Beauty Supply 3523 Laurel Fort Meade Rd, Laurel, MD 20724 (240) 297-9732 https://www.facebook.com/elsbeautysupply/. They are very friendly and offer excellent customer service.

    • Charlene Walton
      Author
      August 7, 2017 / 9:34 am

      Thanks LaShayla! Will add that store now!

  5. October 3, 2017 / 10:27 am

    Here are two you can add. Both in Brooklyn NY. – Jeffrey beauty supply – eastern pkwy n st. Marks
    – Black girls divine beauty supply and salon Flatbush

  6. Ebony
    March 29, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    There is a black owned beauty supply in fort worth /saginaw tx as well its called Watsons beauty supply 🙂

  7. James
    July 5, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    Excellent article. We are trying to start the first black owned wholesale braiding hair company. Good luck to you on your blog and thanks for taking the time to write.

  8. Patricia Smith
    January 15, 2019 / 6:28 am

    Knight ‘s Beauty Supply
    7161 Stanton Ave.
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19138

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