With the beauty industry thriving, women of color are definitely highlighting their eclectic beauty and style. Entrepreneurs such as Melissa Butler of The Lip Bar, Kay Cola of OrganiGrow to Gwen Jimmere of Naturalicious, have paved the way.
About Naturalicious: Naturalicious is an organic, all-natural hair care brand. Gwen Jimmere’s (CEO) wanted to create hair care products that focus on women with curly and naturally kinky hair. As the first African American woman to own a patent for natural hair products, founder and CEO Gwen Jimmere is a true trailblazer.
About OrganiGlow: OrganiGrow created by Kay Cola is a Jill of all trades. In addition to running 2 companies, Kay is a mother of 3, an author, a Grammy nominated songwriter/recording artist and self-proclaimed health nut.
After a terrible haircut and years of tough hair care that left her hair in bad condition, Kay decided she wanted her natural, curly hair back. After years of research and experimentation with all-natural ingredients, she developed a formula that gave her curls that exceeded all expectations! The positive reaction and overwhelming inquiries for her secret inspired her to turn her development into a business. 4 years later, the vegan and organic collection has expanded from haircare to include skincare, vitamins and supplements.