Female-Founded, Black-Owned Philadelphia Businesses

A-List Skin and Lash Lounge

What They Do: A-List Skin and Lash Lounge is a new beauty destination for key services, in one location, such as: eyelash extensions, brow styling, skin care, and manicure & pedicure services.

Business Owner: Twana Miller

Phone Number: (215) 563-LASH (5274)

Address: 2013 Sansom St. 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Email: alistfabulous@gmail.com


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Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse

What They Do: Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse is a comic bookstore and coffee shop hybrid. Founded & owned by Temple University alumna, Ariell Johnson, it is the only black-owned, female-founded shop of its kind and the first on the east coast.

Business Owner: Ariell Johnson

Phone Number: (215) 427-3300

Address: 2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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Batter Up Shop

What They Do: Batter Up Shop is a bakery that creates custom, luxury cakes & gourmet cupcake collections for all of your special events.

Business Owner: Janayah Davis

Phone Number: (757) 943-9863


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The Beauty Studio Suites

What They Do: The Beauty Studio Suites provides hair styling products & services, focusing on: micro-links, custom coloring, closures, frontals, wigs, and units.

Business Owner: Naneke Green

Phone Number: (215) 849-0419

Address: 4209 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129

Email: ngreen.tbs@gmail.com


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Buddha Babe

What They Do:

All Buddha Babe products are designed and crafted in Philadelphia with the most discerning clients in mind. Droolers demand safe, effective and stylish options to control the inevitable. As a brand, Buddha Babe celebrates detail, comfort and quality, firmly rooted in a sense of style.
 
Business Owner: Tina Dixon Spence
 

Phone Number: (215) 315-8430

Location: 7101 Emlen St, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Email: hello@buddhababe.com


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C Silhouette

What They Do: C Silhouette is a body waxing studio that provides wood therapy, permanent hair removal services, and contouring by a licensed esthetician & trainer. Founded in 2019 by Celeste Kenton, licensed esthetician. With extensive experience in hair removal techniques and wood therapy, the motto is to enhance one's beauty of skin, curve to curve.

Phone Number: (215) 701-4731

Address: 3502 Scotts Lane, Ste. 1925, Philadelphia, PA 19129


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Ceramic Concept

What They Do: A ceramic centered space that is representative of over 50 artists from across the country and two abroad. All of the wares in the space are carefully curated and run by Stefani Threet, a ceramic artist whose work is among the artists represented. The concept of the space is simple, to intentionally highlight the works of artists of color, women, and local artists by providing a space that exclusively carries their wares.

Business Owner: Stefani Threet

Address: 5015 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

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Creative Repute, LLC

What They Do: Creative Repute, LLC is an award-winning graphic design and website development agency. They design exclusively for social justice driven organizations and transformative brands who are interested in making the world a better place by using multidisciplinary approaches that bridge data with creative thinking.

Founder & CEO: Nile Livingston

Phone Number: (215) 690-1185

Address: 2001 Market Street Suite #2500 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Email: info@creativerepute.com


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DermHA/Skin Health Solutions

What They Do: Founded by licensed medical esthetician, Mildred Bell, DermHA's products are formulated with sensitive skin needs in mind and are free of fragrance, alcohol, lanolin, dyes, propylene glycol, and mineral oil.

Founder, President & CEO: Mildred Bell

Phone Number: (610) 269-7009

Address: 131 Wallace Avenue, Unit 1 Downingtown, PA 19355

Email: info@dermha.com


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DVINITI Skin Care, LLC

What They Do: Founded by chemical formulator, Marquita Robinson Garcia, DVINITI Skin Care, LLC's mission is to provide plant based, naturally derived skin care that nourishes your skin for daily maintenance to improve skin health and appearance.

Business Owner: Marquita Robinson Garcia

Phone Number: (215) 845-5229

Address: 1500 Locust Street Suite 3801, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Email: skincare@dviniti.com


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The Evoluer House

What They Do: The Evoluer House is nonprofit organization that delivers evidence-based empowerment programs to help girls envision a future filled with possibilities. They are on a mission to help produce strong female leadership in the workforce and in society, by investing in the well-being and power of young women and girls.

Phone Number: (215) 592-8988

Email: info@evoluerhouse.org


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Freedom Apothecary

What They Do: Freedom Apothecary is a holistic wellness shop that creates a physical space for women, especially black women and women of color, to find community, support, and themselves.

Business Owner: Morrisa Jenkins and Bonkosi Alyssa Horn

Phone Number: (215) 982-2772

Address: 736 N 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19123

Email: info@freedomapothecary.com


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Girl Build

What They Do: Girl Build is an empowerment initiative for women in the development and construction industry. Their goal is to start a community that shares the necessary resources & tools for women to confidently embark on a career in the market by using experience, education, and providing apparel solutions.

Business Owner: Monica Miraglilo

Email: https://girlbuild.com/contact


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Harriett's Book Shop

What They Do: Named after Harriet Tubman - the historical heroine - Harriett's Book Shop is an indie book shop that celebrates women authors, women artists, and women activists.

Business Owner: Jeannine A. Cook

Phone Number: (267) 241-2617

Address: 258 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Email: info@harriettsbookshop.com


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Historical Dream

What They Do: Historical Dream was founded six years ago with a simple but crucial mission: to honor the legacies of trailblazing icons of the American narrative. I artistically design historical images of figures such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Octavius Catto, Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, Phyllis Wheatley, and many others on jewelry, home accessories and more.

Business Owner: Nina Grier

Phone Number: (267) 551-1969

Email: historicaldream@outlook.com


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Honey Blowout

What They Do: Honey Blowout sells hair products that range from melts, treatments, kits, and products from their very own, Honey Blowout line.

Business Owner: Carla Clarkson

Phone Number: Contact through website

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Influence Entertainment

What They Do: Influence Entertainment provides personalized strategic media coaching and lifestyle coaching to help artists learn and perfect the invaluable skill of effective communication.

Business Owner: Dyana Williams

Address: Influence Entertainment P.O. Box 382 Gladwyne, PA 19305

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Intertwined

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Business Owner: Tammy Echols Howell

Email: 331@gmail.com


Jae Barnes Spa and Beauty Bar

What They Do: Jae Barnes Spa and Beauty Bar specializes in acne skin aesthetics, brow styling, facials, and full body waxing.

Business Owner: Jae Barnes

Phone Number: (215) 772-1045


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JBD Apparel

What They Do: JBD Apparel is dedicated to giving you the very best knitwear thats affordable, efficient, and quality. The clothing is made in the USA & has been featured in VOGUE.

Business Owner: Saudia Islam

Address: Online

Email: contactjoliebydia@gmail.com


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Just Call Kia

What They Do: Just Call Kia for your Design and Construction Needs!
20+ year old Business specializing in Film/Television Production as well as Interior Design for your Home or Business.

Business Owner: Kia Steave-Dickerson

Phone Number: (215) 778-3278

Email: kiathedesigner@gmail.com


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The Link Hair & Beauty Studios

What They Do: Beauty services, artists, and products

Business Owner: Carla Clarkson


M3M Classie and Essential Nutrition

What They Do: Millenium 3 Management, Inc. is a branding, public relations, and management company that specializes in services such as communication, social media, and consulting.

Business Owner: Patricia Marshall Harris

Phone Number: (215) 751-0140

Address: 421 North 7th Street, Suite 603, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Main Line Psychiatric

What They Do: Main Line Psychiatric is a private psychiatric practice that provides a safe and comfortable atmosphere for children, adolescents, and adults. MLP specializes in the identification and treatment of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral conditions.

Business Owner: Dr. Taliba M. Foster

Phone Number: (484) 412-8316

Address: 121 Coulter Avenue #206 Ardmore, PA 19003

Email: support@drfoster.org


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Marsh and Mane

What They Do: Marsh + Mane is a beauty supply store that creates an experience for women that they actually look forward to when shopping for beauty products. They provide a beautiful space that is inviting, with knowledgeable staff and products that cater to all aspects of your beauty routine.

Business Owner: Jenea Robinson

Address: 529 South 4th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147

Email: Contact through website


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Philadelphia Diamond Co.

What They Do: As Philadelphia's fastest growing custom jewelry retailer, Philadelphia Diamond Co. offers a unique, personalized, and custom jewelry experience tailored to a client's style, individual preferences in a welcoming and soothing environment.

Business Owner: Nicole Black

Phone Number: (215) 607-6710

Address: The Bank Building 421 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19106

Email: Contact through website


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Psychotherapist and Professional Coach

What They Do: Dr. Tina Scott, LPC, NCP, is a solution-focused therapist and professional coach, whose goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. She uses complementary therapy approaches and techniques to help you with what may be holding you back from experiencing a fulfilling & meaningful life.

Business Owner: Dr. Tina Scott

Phone Number: (215) 519-2531

Address: 1445 City Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096

Email: Contact through website


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Skai Blue Media

What They Do: Skai Blue Media is a creative communications and strategic marketing agency that focuses on shifting culture.

Business Owner: Rakia Reynolds

Phone Number: (215) 625-7988

Email: rakia@skaibluemedia.com


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The Sable Collective

What They Do: Fueled by creativity and connected in community, The Sable Collective provides dope, unique products that reflect the cultural references and experiences of Black women and women of color.

Business Owner: Shanti Mayers

Email: thesablecollective@gmail.com


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Stay Well Collective, LLC

What They Do: Stay Well Collective, LLC is "where wellness meets wonder," selling smoothie jars, reusable straws, and water bottles.

Business Owner: Ronnie Howard


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Susan Urban Folk Art

What They Do: Susan Ragland is an East Coast based artist specializing in her own brand of urban folk art. Visit her site to find acrylic or gouache paintings and unique items displaying the art.

Business Owner: Susan Ragland


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Trunc

What They Do: Trunc Artisans features hand crafted goods that range from apothecary, art, clothing & accessories, homegoods, jewelry, and vintage products.

Business Owner: Dorothea Gamble and Dagmar Mitchell

Phone Number: (267) 559-1604

Address: 929 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Email: trunc929@gmail.com


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Valencia Key Design

What They Do: VALENCIA KEY Jewelry brand starts each creation from hand-sketched designs, with the intention to spread a powerful message." VALENCIA KEY's mission is to create beautiful jewelry that are "wearable reminders to unlock your strength, bravery, and light. Inspiring you to radiate to your fullest potential."

Business Owner: Lia Valencia Key

Phone Number: (267) 277-3288

Email: info@valenciakey.com


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Will's Eye | Ophthalmology

What They Do: Dr. Leslie Brown, MD is an Ophthalmologist who sub-specializes in cataracts. She is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has received her degrees from Stanford & Princeton University.

Business Owner: Dr. Leslie Brown

Phone Number: (610) 664-4616

Address: 225 E City Ave Ste. 101, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Email: DrLbrowneyes@gmail.com


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Yowie

What They Do: YOWIE is a home and life shop that focuses on curating small collections from friends, independent artists, and designers. The shop also operates a small design studio that offers consulting services through Art Direction and Interior Design for hospitality and commercial spaces.

Business Owner: Shannon Maldonado

Address: 716 S. 4th Street in Queen Village, *Pickups Only During COVID

Email: hello@shopyowie.com


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