Happy summer! The change of season affects our hair. It’s the season for graduating, so why not graduate from your old beauty routine and ways of thinking about the beauty industry as a whole? Giving back is a buzzword on Thanksgiving Day but it’s a daily mentality within the city of Detroit, especially for beauty businesses. Join the new wave by supporting local businesses as they lead the future.
Detroitsit rounded up a wholesome list of 5 black-owned, natural beauty businesses in Detroit that are either just beginning to impact the greater African-American community or are already seasoned and have contributed to change within as well as the outer reflection! Take a look at why you should start loving the hair you were born with and what a little attention can do!
MOY HAIR ESSENTIALS
Miranda Moy of MOY Hair Essentials is a Detroit native erupting more care in the beauty industry. In addition to putting Detroit on the map with her product line, she is dedicated to enriching the community. She recently volunteered with EarthWorks Detroit, which has a mission to create a just and delightful food system for locals. Miranda is a master cosmetologist who pivoted her hair salon business into award-winning natural hair care products. Her haircare line is rooted in Moy’s love for inner beauty and naturally healthy tresses. Click HERE to support Miranda’s movement and let your hair pick out your next all-natural product. Perhaps start with a Moisturizing Leave-In Detangler.
EVERETTE’S NATURAL BEAUTY SCHOOL & SALON
We mentioned graduation season in the intro, which connects to this next natural, family-owned, beauty business in Detroit. Take on the next chapter of your life by growing to appreciate your natural hair. Yes, this includes the nappy, coarse, kinky, wooly, thin, short, etc. The creator of the classes, Master Teacher & Educational Director, Sheila Everette-Hale invites you to enjoy the professional classes, events, services, and products. There’s a community on their own haircare journey. Check out the classes offered HERE Located at 227 Iron Street, Loft 133, Detroit, MI. Call 313-527-2884 for more info.
Natural beauty businesses in Detroit typically start right in Detroit, but Amarra Products didn’t even begin selling in Michigan despite its Detroit location. You may have already spotted Tiffany Cartwright’s G.L.A.M. beauty products at a Walmart store across the country, at Target, or online. Amarra Products is a certified women-owned and minority-owned business dedicated to eco-friendly, skin-friendly products. Check the bottles and you won’t find any preservatives, SLS, mineral oils, parabens, phthalates, or animal testing. Positive change is the name of their game! They remain committed to bringing employment opportunities, mentorship, and hope to underprivileged, underserved inner-city communities. Not convinced to buy yet? A portion of the proceeds from each sale is donated to charity to support cancer, lupus, and diabetes survivors. Click HERE to shop for an organic body scrub and more.
CREME BRULEE DETROIT
Up your celebrity status with this next black-owned beauty salon in Detroit worth a mention. Launched in 2020, Black entrepreneur, Katrina Wilson conjured up a successful way of helping people with the art of hairstyling…and her dream got a kickstart with a $596K grant. The Midtown Detroit Salon & Spa is the first and only multicultural, celebrity beauty salon in the area that caters to all hair textures and ethnicities. No one else in Detroit has yet to do it like Katrina, which means the experience is sure to be one-of-a-kind. Warm staff will welcome you in with a relaxing drink. From there, you’ll enjoy a massage, facial, hair, nail, or any other service. The staff consults with you to evaluate your needs, so all you have to do is walk out like the star you’ve always been. Click HERE to shop their products online and click HERE to make a salon reservation.
A Motor City Match (MCM) Round 18 awardee, Joyola Mei received a $25,000 cash grant. The salon is one of 15 Black, woman-owned businesses opening in Detroit in 2022. Join the grand opening festivities on Wednesday, May 11 with remarks from Mayor Duggan, community leaders, and contributors, followed by a walk-through of the salon. Joyola Mei is an eco-conscious curl-driven salon for the wavy, curly, coily, and tight textured beauties. Located at 1432 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48216.
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