Black Businesses

Black businesses we love, founded by black women (of course!)

Monchi

“A London born and raised visual artist best known for her Monchi series, Nyanza uses vintage pop art conventions to explore modern women as ‘contemporary muses’ in her work. Based on her childhood surroundings, daydreams as well as pop culture, blended in with themes of femininity, self identity and freedom with heavy focus on expression, she aims for people to see themselves in each of her subjects in some way. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, Afropunk, Ebony Magazine and more.” We are so here for this art!! We love seeing representations of ourselves and we feel like Nyanza really capture us in a beautiful way. Be sure to check out her website https://nyanzad.com/ and follow her instagram and twitter @nyanzad_. BUY HER ART.

Meliko

Meliko is a fashion brand that is only a year old but already a must have in any bosses wardrobe. Founded by Black British beauty Kezia Naykene when she was just 19 years old. They aim to inspire more women to be their own boss, the way the founder is. Colour and comfortable their collection is a must have. Check out their pieces on Instagram @melikobrand or the website meliko.co.uk

Vamp UK

Vamp Co-founders and friends

Vamp Co-founders Christina Okorocha, Ruby Aryiku and Rumbi Mupindu are three black British women who came together to create a business to fill in the gap for women like themselves. they aim to represent the under represented as a social media marketing agency focusing on women in colour in fashion, beauty, lifestyle and entertainment. There most recent project wasn’t s a UK screening and party for the movie Hustlers. Follow them @VampUK on instagram and their website wearevamp.co.uk

LAPP The Brand

LAPP The Brand is founded by the beautiful international model Leomie Anderson. Her own take on fashion and fitness we’ve seen her develop and put her all into this brand. She’s shown many young women that you don’t need to stick to just doing one thing in life, and that hard work truly pays off. Of recent she’s shared her struggles of dealing an ex investor who has been holding your stock for ransom. Opening up about this and being transparent about her story not only gives us insight into how difficult the industry can be (for young black women especially) but also inspires us, as she kept on pushing and hasn’t given up on her dream. For that we support her fully, go shop lappthebrand.com now!

Bernicia Boateng Studios

Bernicia Boateng – a global make-up artist and beauty entrepreneur has been showing levels in the beauty game. With her own studio, she not only does stunning make-up looks, but features masterclasses and her own Youtube channel where she gives tutorials and talks with black British up and coming stars such as Yinka Bokinni and Ms Banks. We love a woman who’s in her own lane and Bernicia is most definitely one to watch. berniciaboatengstudios.com

Hair Advisor UK

One of the winners of Conna Walkers #CbWomen4Women competition they have proven that they are about to do big things. Hair advisor UK is a UK hair review page “where your opinion of hair services doesn’t go unnoticed”. We definitely feel it’s important to have platform that gives black women the chance to see genuine reviews on something so important to us, our hair! Especially from our peers who we trust to steer us in the right direction. They are currently in the process of creating a website but check them out on social media @hairadvisoruk on twitter and Instagram. You can share a review on this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8XTGWFX. We can’t wait to see this business develop! 

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