Look good, feel great and show your support for Black businesses!
In times of uncertainty, taking care of yourself is important to bring a bit of joy into your life and keep you feeling good. There has never been a better time to purchase some makeup, skincare, body and grooming products from Black-owned businesses in Chicago!
With the vast variety of products to choose from online and in-store, supporting local beauty and wellness suppliers is easy, accessible and a great way to support the community. Here is a list of picks from us as well as links to even more places to shop.
Photo via Google/Urban Beautique
315 E. 35th St. - Bronzeville
Urban Beautique carries an extensive selection of makeup, hair tools, hair care, wigs and so much more! This local beauty supply store is two levels and the employees are sure to help you find what you’re looking for. Swing by Monday-Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to see all of the products that this spot has to offer!
Photo via Facebook/Mango Moi
Leave your skin and hair moisturized with beauty products from Mango Moi. Treat yourself to the new Summer Vibes Lemonade collection, which includes deliciously scented hair and body butter. Click here to shop all of the collections online.
Photo Via Instagram/Smear Chicago
At Smear Chicago, all beauty supply and handmade skincare products are handcrafted, eco-friendly, free of toxins and made cruelty-free. Everything is packed by hand right here in Chicago. Shop the high-quality brand online.
Photo via Facebook/Solo Beauty Supply
8158 S. Cottage Grove Ave. - Chatham
Located in Chatham, Solo Beauty Supply is a local hair and beauty supply store open Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to visit this location for makeup, wigs, hair care products and lots more!
Photo via Facebook/Blade + Bloom
Blade and Bloom is an online small-batch apothecary that offers skincare products, candles, aromatherapy and plenty more. All of the products are handmade in Chicago, use plant-based ingredients and are packaged in recyclable/reusable containers. Click here to shop now!
Photo via Facebook/Soap Distillery
Started by Danielle Martin in 2012, Soap Distillery sells handmade bath and body care inspired by cocktails and spirits. Some of the company's best-selling soap bars are Limoncello, Beer + Cigarettes, Mint Mojito and so much more. Sustainability is taken seriously here so most products are plastic-free and soapboxes are biodegradable. Browse products and shop online.
Photo via Facebook/Beelove Buzz
Based in Chicago, Beelove Buzz is an online skincare line offering raw honey and honey-infused body care products. The honey is extracted from an all-natural urban apiary in the heart of the North Lawndale. To learn more, visit the online store.
Photo via Facebook/Essations
70 North St. - Park Forest
For salon-quality hair care at home, check out Essations, a hair products brand based in the Chicagoland area. This shop has developed many lines including the Classic Essations Collection, Sanity by Essations, Essations Tea Tree Collection and fan-favorite Naked by Essations and Naked X Collections. Shop the store online or place an order for pick up by using the discount code "PICKUP" at checkout. More details on how they are keeping up to date with COVID changes are here.
Photo via Instagram/Depart With Art
Depart With Art is an online store that sells hand-crafted beard, body and home products including beard balms, soaps, candles and more. Shopping here benefits the community because a portion of DWA’s annual proceeds is donated to various anti-violence organizations in Chicago. To learn more about Depart With Art, check out the online store.
Photo via Facebook/Iris Botanicals
Iris Botanicals is a handmade, organic hair care line that works to nourish curly hairstyles. You can shop for products online or at various retail stores, including Whole Foods, The Black Mall, Solo Beauty Supply and many more.
Photo via Facebook/Jordans Beauty Supply
1911 E. 79th St. - South Chicago
8228 S. Kedzie St. - Ashburn
Jordans Beauty Supply has been around for over 30 years. Jordans carries professional salon products and equipment at both locations in the city. You can shop in-person at either location or order online.
Photo via Facebook/Mad Moisture Beauty
Mad Moisture Beauty is an inclusive, natural skincare and beauty company celebrating multicultural and multiracial beauty. All products are handmade in small batches with organic and/or wild-harvested flowers and herbs. Treat yourself to some plant-powered products by shopping online.
Photo via Facebook/Solo Noir for Men
This one is for the fellas! Solo Noir for Men is an online skincare store for men that offers 100% natural 2-in-1 skincare products for guys on the go. All products are made with organic ingredients without alcohol or unnecessary preservatives to keep your skin healthy and smooth. Shop on the Solo Noir website to see the full selection of products available.
Photo via Facebook/Distinct Bath & Body
4046 N. Milwaukee Ave. - Portage Park
Distinct Bath & Body is a family business specializing in all-natural, handcrafted, artisan-created soaps and bath products that contain locally sourced ingredients. Distinct Bath and Body also offers grooming and shaving supplies, bath accessories and home fragrances.
Photo via Facebook/Salubria Holistic Beauty
Salubria is an organic skin and hair care online store based out of Roseland. The owner, Arica Jackson-Morgan, aims to show customers how to care for their appearance while simultaneously strengthening overall health. Check out their amazing products for yourself here.
Photo via Facebook/Pear Nova
2150 S. Canalport Ave. - Pilsen
Pear Nova is a nail lacquer brand designed in Chicago and made in the USA, cruelty-free and vegan friendly. Take a look at their lacquers, collections and nail care here and bring the salon home to you!
Photo via Facebook/Hemp Heals Body Shop
Check out Hemp Heals Body Shop for CBD bath & body products that are sure to leave you feeling calm and relaxed. This online store offers a variety of natural and organic products including bath salts, body butter, gummies and more! Visit the shop’s website to view the full list of products.
Photo via Facebook/Nzuri Body Essentials
Treat your skin at home with naturally handcrafted skincare products from Nzuri Body Essentials. Check out the online store for Triple Whipped Body Souffle, body oil, shower gel in scents like vanilla lavender, eucalyptus, citrus mimosa and more.
Photo via Facebook/Luxurious Lathers
512 Orland Square Dr. - Orland Park
Take a trip to the ‘burbs to grab some natural skincare products from Luxurious Lathers. This shop has a variety of different natural products, including handmade soap, scented candles, organic skincare and so much more. Grab a gift for a loved one or take something home for yourself!
Find a list of more Black beauty professionals in Chicago here and here.