Local Gems: A Look At Renowned Beauty Stores In Major Cities

By Jay S

Finding the perfect beauty supply store can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Lucky for you, we decided to help out. Our focus was on highlighting Black-owned beauty supply stores in select cities across the country, establishments that are not only dedicated to offering quality products but also actively contribute to the betterment of their local communities.

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Please note that this list is not exhaustive, but it’s an excellent starting point whether you’re a local resident or have recently relocated. If you have a favorite Black-owned beauty supply store that we missed, please don’t hesitate to share it with us.

New York City

  1. Zee Black Beauty Supply (Bronx): Zee Black Beauty Supply, located in the Bronx, offers a diverse range of beauty products. Keep an eye on their social media pages for promotions, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, they even have a suggestion box for future visits.
  2. Jada’s Luxury Beauty Supply (Elmont): This store in Elmont is highly regarded online, thanks to its owner, Jada, who not only provides a friendly shopping environment but also runs a beauty blog filled with valuable tips and advice.


  1. Jordan’s Beauty Supply: Jordan’s Beauty Supply has been serving the community for decades and provides a wide range of products. Beyond that, they offer classes from hair care to business management, making it a place that gives back to the community.
  2. Lux Beauty Supply: This one-stop shop not only offers beauty products but also features a nail salon for a complete pampering experience. Utilize their bundle deals for added value.


  1. Zoet Beauty Supply: Founded in 2019 by two Black women, Zoet Beauty Supply aims to redefine beauty care standards. With only a few years in business, it’s receiving rave reviews online for its commitment to quality.
  2. Atlanta Beauty Depot (Smyrna): This family-owned store prioritizes up-and-coming brands, supporting those who are just starting out in the beauty industry. It’s a great place to practice the principle of paying it forward.
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Los Angeles

  1. African Image Enterprise: Serving the Black community for over three decades, African Image Enterprise blends traditional African beauty care with modern trends, offering a wide selection of products that cater to various preferences.
  2. The Girl Cave LA: Not only can you find The Girl Cave LA in Los Angeles, but also in Inglewood and Compton. Owned by Lia Dias, this store is growing quite fast, so check it out!


  1. BPolished Beauty Supply (Addison): With the catchy slogan “Don’t forget to BPolished,” this store offers an extensive in-store experience and an easy-to-use online catalog.
  2. Mayvenn Beauty Lounge: Mayvenn is renowned for its wigs and its founder’s commitment to supporting salons within the community. Whether you’re a professional or just a client, Mayvenn has something for you.