The Black women that revolutionized the beauty industry

It is important to give credit to the countless Black women who have shaped and transformed the beauty industry to what it is today. Black women that have taken into account what is happening in the world, that have acted against racism and injustice and that demand equality, inclusivity and acceptance.


Madam C.J Walker

She’s known to the world as the first self-made female millionaire as she played a crucial role in the hair and beauty industries. Walker developed signature hair products for Black women and also posed as a mentor for her thousands of Black, women employees.


Naomi Campbell

Rightfully dubbed as the ultimate diva, Campbell has left no stone unturned in the modeling industry. From starring in global campaigns, gracing countless covers to being awarded with the prestigious CFDA Fashion Icon Award for her exceptional work in the modeling industry.


Pat McGrath

Dubbed by Anna Wintour as “the most influential makeup artist in the world”, McGrath transformed luxury brands such as Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabanna before opening her own Pat McGrath Labs in 2015 and taking over the beauty industry.


Alicia Keys

The Grammy award-winning musician has started the No Make-Up Movement thus breaking stereotype barriers and prompting individuals to embrace their natural beauty.


Grace Jones

The futuristic and provocative queen has paved the way for countless Black women as her unique aesthetics and provocative nature has prompted her to succeed in everything she sets her eyes on; from disco queen and Bond girl to fashion model.



The modern world has its Black beauty moguls too! Rihanna is no longer only known as a nine-time Grammy award winner. Since her 2017 launch of her Fenty Beauty cosmetics, Rihanna has become a megabrand that celebrates both genders of all colors and sizes which is greatly appreciated by consumers.