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3 South African Black-owned beauty brands to know

Internationally, Black-owned businesses make up only 9.5% of all enterprises. When it comes to beauty, brands that cater to women of colour have mostly been owned by individuals who are outside of the demographic.

Black Owned Beauty Brands

Thus, owing to the struggle WOC have when it comes to finding beauty products that meet their needs. So here are three South African black-owned beauty brands you should cop today.


Created by Dr Leslie Nteta, Dermopal is a sunscreen, specially formulated for melanin-rich skin tones. The brand describes itself as a proudly South African company, who is 100% black-owned with a full commitment to empowering and celebrating women in South Africa. With a majority female workforce, they truly believe that the future is female and African.

The Perfect Hair

Made from natural ingredients (and love) The Perfect Hair’s range of products cater specifically to women who have tight coiled, wavy, and curly hair. Founder, Tarryn has a gorgeous head of curls and used her personal hair journey to inform the brand’s ethos.


Created by Naledi Sibisi and Salia Labo, Estrella Cosmetics is a game-changing makeup brand that produces bold lip colours and glosses.

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