The history books always mention Estee Lauder, Charles Revlon, and Helena Rubenstein when they talk about icons in the realm of beauty and cosmetics. But those same people don’t know the first self-made millionaire in America was a Black woman named Madame C.J. Walker. Walker created hair products for Black hair back in the early 1900s.

Fast forward to today. Walk into any major retail chain’s cosmetic section and most Black women will find it hard to find quality products designed for them. It might be due to the lack of marketing money available to these smaller (by comparison) Black owned cosmetic companies, that don’t allow them the power to compete for shelf space but we can change that! Here are 11 Black Owned Beauty Brands You Need To Know. Give them a try and support.

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