Anytime is the perfect time to shop with a Black-owned business! Philadelphia would not be the vibrant, eclectic city it is today without the contributions from Black-owned-business and entrepreneurs who uniquely add to the culture and essence of Philadelphia.
We surveyed local Black-owned businesses in the community from various industries including tech, health & wellness, beauty, food & beverage, fashion, finance and more.
Below is a list of 50+ booming Black-owned businesses in Philly you should know! By no means, is this list exhaustive however, every business listed is most certainly worth your support. Check them out!
Dope hair doesn’t come a dime a dozen if it isn’t slayed by the one-and-only Yazzo! Founded by serial entrepreneur, celebrity hairstylist, and Philadelphia influencer, Yasmeen “Yazzo” Caldwell, Dope Hair Artistry is Philadelphia’s premier and luxury hair studio.
With over 20 years in the industry, Yasmeen is knowledgeable, talented, and passionate having won multiple awards and hair shows throughout the Tri-State area.
Yasmeen’s celebrity clientele includes Philly’s own Jazmine Sullivan and Pattie LaBelle.
Other celebrity clientele includes Cassie, Malaysia Pargo, Deelishis, Lil Mo, and more. Yasmeen’s work has also been featured on VH1, BET, & BET AWARDS, and Philly’s own Meek Mill music video “House Party”.
You can read more about Dope Hair Artistry and schedule your appointment here.
💇🏽♀️ Where: 1108 Buttonwood Street
Tiffany J. Beauty
Founded by MUA phenom Tiffany Jones, Tiffany J. Beauty offers full-service makeup sessions for everyday glam to a special occasions. Tiffany is a pro MUA servicing not only PA, but also NJ, DE, and NY.
Tiffany J Beauty specializes in bridal services and is a true bridal artist ensuring the bride and her party are completely flawless and downright stunning.
Flexible scheduling options, reasonable pricing, as well as unmatched talent, makes Tiffany J. Beauty the premier MUA and company in the Tri-State area.
💋 Where: DM for inquiries
Flawless By Dominique
Created by Philadelphia-native, Dominique Kidd, Flawless By Dominique is a newly- booming hair-care company gearing up for a big launch.
Flawless By Dominique‘s innovative hair care line is created exclusively with fresh, plant-based ingredients that are ethically-sourced and cruelty free. While their packaging is mostly recyclable items, they are committed and working diligently to ensure all packing is 100% recyclable.
At Flawless By Dominique, begin a luxurious hair care journey your hair will absolutely love! Life has its flaws, their mission is to make sure your hair isn’t one of them.
✨ Where: stay up to date here
One local beauty suite is on a mission to elevate the standard salon experience by offering unmatched customer service and a spa-like experience unlike any other.
Located just outside of Philadelphia, in Jenkintown, Muse Beauty Suite offers its clients a relaxing and pampering experience. From the moment you walk into the door until the time you leave again, every detail of the experience is specially-crafted to allow women to unwind and enjoy some self-care.
💇🏽♀️ Where: 224 York Rd, Jenkintown
Philadelphia-native Brianna Simone is a healthy hair care specialist specializing in repairing damage hair and helping restore your natural hair to its destined luster.
Brianna is highly skilled and passionate about teaching her clients about not only beautiful hair but hair that is healthy and thriving. She offers a wide range of services including silk press and hair-extensions. If you are ready to grow and repair your natural locs, Brianna is the healthy haircare specialist you’ve been looking for.
💇🏽♀️ Where: Book with Brianna here
High Maintenance Beauty Bar
This black-owned beauty bar features a wide range of services including hair styling, eyelash extensions, makeup, manicures, pedicures, and so much more.
You may be high maintenance, however, your beauty routine doesn’t have to be. H.M Beauty Bar makes it easy to get glammed up all in one. Their team of highly professional and passionate artists and technicians will ensure you are feeling confident and beautiful.
💋 Where: DM for inquires
This Black-owned nail salon and spa offers a wide range of services including manicures and pedicures that are reasonably priced yet still so luxurious.
This multi-level establishment also has an on-site barber, esthetician, massage therapist and more. Mr. Nails is conveniently located and close to Center City and Temple University.
💅🏼 Where: 1334 W. Girard Ave
Salon In A Box
This innovative Black-owned business is changing the way you buy your beauty supply products. When you’re in need for emergency beauty supplies such as hair, lashes, makeup, hair care products, and more, Salon In A Box offers 24/7 delivery!
Indeed, the queen of beauty supply, Salon In A Box will deliver same-day and carries top-of-the-line, quality and in-demand products! Never have a beauty fail again.
🦄 Where: learn more here
Located along Township Line Rd in Havertown, this Black-owned, family day care is a perfect choice for your little ones. From newborn to school-aged, qualified and experience staff are on hand to make sure your child’s day is safe, engaging, and fun.
🍼 Where: 104 E. Township Line Rd
Willow’s Early Learning Tree
Founded by owner, Khadijah Trice, Willow’s Early Learning Tree is a top-rated and beloved daycare and pre-school in Philadelphia. With passion, expertise, and knowledge the team at Willow’s Early Learning Tree are exceptional and trustworthy. Children are taught engaging and challenging curriculum through various games and activities to help them succeed.
🍼 Where: 5535 Spruce St
Creative Refinery Studios
Founded by Maylasia Childs, Creative Refinery Studio is a content production company that specializes in refining Black-owned business brands.
CRS offers comprehensive services to create and produce various forms of content for businesses and individuals. They specialize in developing engaging and high-quality content across different mediums such as videos, podcasts, articles, social media posts, and more.
📸 Where: learn more here
Fantasy meets creativity as Philly’s hottest airbnb franchise, founded by creative director, Siren_Redd.
The Philly Hottie House was designed by Siren_Redd to provide a fantasy experience unlike any other. This is a content creator’s paradise! Not only is The Philly Hottie House equipped with living essentials and creative tools, each room offers a completely different and unique experience.
Choose between the mermaid-theme Siren’s Cove or step on the wild side with the Love In The Jungle-themed room. The Philly Hottie House is perfect for content creation but also offers adventerous overnight stays for you and your lover or friend group.
📸 Where: Northeast Philly
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Nicholas Ritchie is a highly sought-after digital creator. With over 17yrs experience, he’s built a reputation for bringing excellence to every project he is involved with. Services include providing creative solutions like brand strategy and development, web design, social media direction, photography, film, and more.
Nick works with personal brands, high level speakers, small to large businesses, influencers and entrepreneurs to develop timeless brand design that engages, defines and captivates their audiences.
🎥 Where: visit website here
Dominique Smack is a creative strategist, digital storyteller, UGC creator and freelance consultant. A digital artist, she works with businesses, creators, and entrepreneurs to assist them in creating innovative and impactful social media strategies, while building intentional communities through visual storytelling.
Dominique has over 7 years working with individuals to identify their brand’s unique pain points while providing solutions that allow them to create visual stories through content planning and strategy. Dominique is truly passionate about seeing that her clients have the resources and tools to succeed.
🎥 Where: learn more here
This Black-owned, woman owned cleaning company is helping to make your environment spotless and manageable. New Wave Cleaning Service services home, offices, or businesses in the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs. Their team takes prides in making sure the end result of any cleaning project are sanitized and glistening spaces that are essential to any home or office.
🧽 Where: visit their website here
Events & Entertainment
Located in Fishtown and Willow Grove Mall, Philly Shared is a curated retail showroom and creative space offering intimate vibes and cozy atmospheres.
With two creative spaces to choose from, perfect for art shows, photography sessions, workout classes, birthdays, date nights, and so much more! Entrepreneurs can also apply to showcase and sell their merchandise in a busy storefront!
Where: visit their website here
S. Luxe Events is an event planning & coordination company founded by Sydney Julia McCloud. It is a full service luxury event planning business specializing in social & corporate events.
S. Luxe Events provides a seamless & stress-free experience for all of their clients, resulting in flawless planning and execution to make their client’s dreams come true.
They have two different popular packages which include partial service event planning for those who only need help with specific aspects of their event as well as full time service event planning.
Additionally, S. Luxe Events provides exclusive customized packages dependent on the client’s vision and needs.
Where: learn more here
Kabila Events is a Black-owned, woman-owned experiential marketings and event management agency. Their mission is to cultivate meaningful partnerships, develop innovative strategies and execute creative experiences while promoting multicultural awareness and inclusivity.
The team at Kabila Events is passionate about creating memorable experiences for inclusive audiences. They work with clients looking to differentiate their brands and diversify their reach. Bringing versatile experiences and expertise to the event planning process allows Kabila Events to serve a wide range of needs.
Where: visit their website here
627 Loft is an intimate event space and lounge bringing together nightlife entertainment and luxury events for all occasions. They also offer chair and sign rentals for parties, baby showers, and more.
Where: 5949 Media St
Founded by Morehouse Graduates Jason Wells and Jvonn Forbes, One Group is Philadelphia’s premier event planning company bringing the best events to the city.
In addition to curating their own events, One Group has organized events for the Congressional Black Caucus, the former Mayor of Atlanta, Tastemakers, and a bevy of politicians and athletes.
Where: learn more here
This Black-owned online jewelry shop has dozens of accessories to choose from to add some razzle dazzle to your ensemble. From customized name earrings to blingy necklaces, shop Sincerely Rose for classic and trendy accessories.
💍 Where: online
Founded in 2010, Philadelphia Print Works is a team of creatives that use apparel to advocate and fundraise for marginalized communities. Philadelphia Printworks is black, woman and queer owned.
👕 Where: online or at Target
Infinity Eight Apparel
This up-and-coming Black-owned fashion line combines strength with streetwear. As its slogan goes “be infinite”- never let anything limit or stop you from your destiny. Founded by Breon Clark, Infinity Eight Apparel offers staples such as comfortable relaxed t-shirts you can both look and feel good wearing.
👕 Where: online
Founded by fashionista Celebrity Rashay, this boutique not only bares its founder’s name but also features stunning apparel. No matter the occasion, Shop Celebrity Rashay has what you’re looking for. From the latest fashion trends, to classic closet staples, and accessories to make you stand out, this boutique has it all. Indeed, you’ll feel like a celebrity when you Shop Celebrity Rashay.
This luxury and trendy eyewear line is the brainchild of entrepreneur and founding member of the official Blackis experience, Koty Duckett. Established in Philadelphia, KDHPHILLIPEYEWEAR offers quality and fashionable eyewear that’s affordable so you can look good without breaking the bank.
🕶️ Where: order your pair here
Stanton Financial Management
Ernest James Stanton is the CEO and Founder of Stanton Financial Management. Mr. Stanton is originally from Philadelphia, PA and he graduated from University of Maryland with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.
Available services include tax preparation, business services, and financial planning. You can learn more about available services by visiting their website. Learn how to manage your money and grow your wealth!
💵 Where: 400 Green St, 6900 Rising Sun Ave
Get In Lon Fitness
Realtor and health enthusiast, Lonnie Perry founded Get In Lon Fitness to help people transform their lives without spending hours in the gym. Lonnie has curated an effective HIIT program that challenges you but indeed brings you closer to your physical goals.
An expert in the field, Lonnie charismatically motivate his clients to stay on track and ultimately, flow towards a healthier lifestyle.
Get In Lon Fitness was featured in 2020’s Philadelphia Magazine and is the premier choice for personal training, health & wellness coaching, or group exercises throughout the city. Don’t be surprise if you see Lonnie leading a group class running up the art museum steps to victory like Rocky!
🏋🏽♀️ Where: online and in-person
This Black-owned personal training company is dedicated to helping you reach your ideal weight. Founded by Darrick Lee McNeill, Lee_Fit prioritizes hard work and dedication to reach your goals.
Darrick also has his own line of athletic footwear and streetwear to compliment his brand. Furthermore, Darrick also wrote and recently published an imaginative and inspirational children’s book you can order today.
🏋🏽♀️ Where: online and in-person
This Black-owned, Muslimah-owned floral shop located in Germantown section of Philly, offers the largest and most variety of floral arrangements in the city. Choose from traditional and seasonal arrangements to exotic and customized ones. Who doesn’t love flowers? R & R Floral Creations is a perfect choice for flowers for any special occasion.
💐 Where: 53 W Pomona St
This Black-owned, new restaurants located in Fishtown is making a name for itself. Choose from traditional brunch staples or try something new like the downright delectable short rib hash!
🥘 Where: 2499 Aramingo Ave Ste E
Founded by owner Dominique Ryan, it’s true, pretty girls can cook! This Black-owned female business offers scrumptious menu items with fun names including Lobsta Mobsta loaded fries to Drunken Mussels and a Pattie Approved Pita Pocket. PGC recently was the official caterer for the second year for the one and only Alicia Keys! How’s that for Black girl excellence!
🥘 Where: 1016 N. Marshall St
Enjoy upscale Southern cuisine and live Jazz music in mesmerizing, mellow environment. South Jazz Kitchen, located in the Spring Garden section of the city, is the perfect option for a romantic date night or a relaxing night out on the town. Pair it with flavorful soul food and a nice cocktail, you’re surely in for a treat!
🥘 Where: 600 N. Broad St
Located in West Philadelphia, Booker’s restaurant and bar is a must-try stop for guaranteed mouth-watering cuisine! Choose from a brunch, happy hour, or dinner menu and there’s even a separate menu for kids. Enjoy outdoor or indoor dining in a chic, comfortable atmosphere that embodies the essence of Black culture.
🥘 Where: 5021 Baltimore Avenue
Forget Uber Eats and Doordash! Black And Mobile is a food courier service founded in 2019 in Philadelphia by twin brothers, David & Aaron. What began as delivering from only two restaurants on bikes, has grown into a reputable company operating in various cities throughout the country. Black And Mobile not only delivers food, it delivers culture bringing to your doorstep cuisine from Black-owned restaurants. How’s that for representation!
🥘 Where: the App Store
Caring For You Home Care is a Black-owned home care agency serving Philadelphia and surrounding areas offering heavily screened and highly trained staff to perform a quality home care services for adults to improve quality of life.
🩺 Where: visit their website here
Good Karma Candles
Founded by Philadelphia-native Elizabeth Jones, Good Karma Candles is a candle and lifestyle company that will truly transform your space and soul. Good Karma Candles is centered around aromachology, which is the study of correlations between odors and human behavior, with a therapeutic approach.
GKC are hand-poured and designed by adding elements that promote a healthy way of living, starting with natural ingredients that contain no added harmful chemicals.
Indeed, GKC sends forth a luxurious aesthetic accompanied by the philosophy that there is no better luxury than your peace of mind.
🕯️ Where: online
Married co-founders, Dane & Brittany Davis founded B&D Headquarters to bring you once step closer to your dream home. This Black-owned home improvement company has a solid reputation to coincide with its loyal and growing customer base and expansive list of services.
Their residential & commercial projects include everything from full rehabs to minor repairs & restorations.
B & D Headquarters offers an end-to-end client experience that includes seamless communication, budgeting, staffing, on-site organization, and high quality craftsmanship.
Currently, B & D Headquarters serves the Greater Philadelphia area.
⚒️ Where: contact them here
A & A Painting
If you’re looking to spruce up the interior or exterior of your home, this Black-owned business can meet your needs. From power washing to pristine painting to yard work and more, A & A Painting will have you feel like you moved into a brand new home.
🎨 Where: Dm to request a quote
Sisters With An Agenda
Founded by Philadelphia native, Taja Morris, Sisters With an Agenda offers mentoring and coaching services to women throughout the community. Whether you are looking to be more accountable, make realistic goals and stick to them, or grow professionally, Sisters With An Agenda can guide you. There’s also plenty of networking and community events throughout the year to connect you with other ambitious melanated beauties!
🙏 Where: learn more here
Wounds Healed Out Loud
Founded by thought leader, motivational speaker, and consultant Orlando Vicki, Jr, Wounds Healed Out Loud is helping to strengthen communities. This Black-owned, male organization is on a mission to help people be more comfortable with their wounds, accept them, and begin to heal from them.
WHOL fosters healthy, mentoring and coaching relationships through various forms of counseling. They believe that “all lives deserve healed wounds”.
🙏 Where: learn more here
This innovative Black-owned photography studio is changing the way you take professional photos. Allow your creativity to take hold of you in Philadelphia’s Philly’s First Premier Self Portrait Studio. No photographer is necessary. All the equipment you’ll need for a successful shoot is at your fingertips along with a full studio to bring your creativity to life.
Capture life’s most precious memories and have fun while doing it, only at UPIC Studios.
📸: Where: 2531 W Girard Ave
Located in Philadelphia, Creative Mind Productions specializes in videography and photography. CMP was founded in 2020 by Emmy nominated Videographer/photographer Vernon Ray, Jr.
Vernon sought photography as a creative outlet that has ultimately changed his life for the better. As a result of his newfound direction, Vernon formed Shoot Cameras, Not Guns, a campaign aimed at creating avenues of creative expression through photography and gun violence awareness for youth in Philadelphia.
For entrepreneurs in need of professional headshots, CMP also offers their 40 shots for $40 special. What a great way to make necessary and quality photography accessible to all people in our community.
📸 Where: 426 E Allegheny Ave
Founded by Philadelphia publicist, Yahne Jackson, PubliSIS Grind is a PR firm whose core values are female enrichment and empowerment. The GRIND is to promote SISterhood, happiness, peacefulness, productivity, etc. for women and girls within our society.
PG offers PR services for individuals, businesses, brands, and events!
Reading & Writing
The Literacy Lounge
The Literacy Lounge is a Black-owned, woman-owned children and teen bookstore that promotes less TV and more reading in our community. This bookstore features book for preschoolers to high schoolers. The stories are representative of Black culture and character.
Furthermore, you can gift a young reader in your life with a book basket, a decorated bundle of age-appropriate books to keep young minds nourished in literature.
The Literacy Lounge also offers private tutoring for students who may be struggling or need extra help in the areas of reading, language arts, writing, and comprehension.
👩🏽🏫 Where: 6650 N 20th St
Located in West Philadelphia, Hakim’s Bookstore & Gift Shop is Philly’s oldest African American bookstore founded by the late Dawud Hakim. This local gem is revered throughout the Black community for its impact over the years. Hakim’s Bookstore & Gift Shops is family owned and operated for 61 years making it the oldest Black-owned bookstore on the entire East Coast.
However, Hakim’s is more than just a bookstore, it is an education center and resource center for so many families in the community.
🧑🏽🏫 Where: 210 S. 52nd St
Wryters Block is a professional and creative writing company that helps entrepreneurs and businesses elevate their brand by taking their ideas and conveying them uniquely on paper.
Whether you are in need of a mission statement, a company blog, content creation, technical manuals, etc., Wryters Block offers a wide range of writing services as well as coaching. Propel your writing project from first draft to final!
👩🏽🏫 Where: Dm for free consultation
Black Brilliance Home Ownership Team
Founded by Mortgage Broker, Mark Wilson, the Black Brilliance Home Ownership Team will help you kiss your landlord goodbye! This Black-owned company has helped thousands of people achieve their home ownership goals.
The Black Brilliance Home Ownerships Team are experts in working with clients from various types of stations and backgrounds. Their motto is start where you are and let them guide you.
Home ownership may seem like a daunting task for many people in our community, however the Black Brilliance Home Ownership team is on a mission to change that.
They are licensed in Nj, PA, & Delaware. Make you dreams of home ownership a reality!
🏡 Where: learn more here
Zen Sken was founded in 2012 by Philadelphia native, Alaina Howard. This Black-owned, female-owned business is a Med Spa that produces a down to earth, relaxing, & “ZEN” like atmosphere. Indulge in some much needed “Self Care” while receiving treatments such as VI Peels, Dermaplaning, Botox, CryoSkin Fat Freezing Therapy, etc.
Alaina is a reputable esthetician licensed in both PA & DE.
🧴 Where: book your appointment here
Au’Naturelle is a plant based body and self care company.Founded by Chanelle Rae in 2020, the goal of the company is to increase skin health with the use of plant ingredients that are organic and closest to their au’naturelle state.
🧴 Where: buy products here
Smell good. Look good. Feel good. Lumi Luxe is a Black-owned skin care line consisting of the highest-quality products with ingredients that are free of toxins and great for your skin.
Lumi Luxe also specializes in parfumes oil so that you are smelling lovely and feeling refreshed throughout the day. Don’t forget to show off your skin’s glow with their popular body oil collections.
🧴 Where: shop products here
Sweet Petites By Monique
Add some razzle dazzle to your normal snacks with Sweet Petites By Monique! This Black-owned business specializes in various dessert options to satisfy your taste buds and solidify any special occasion.
🍭 Where: online only
This Black-owned, woman ice-cream & dessert shop is all the rave! Enjoy wild flavors of ice-cream, endless toppings and sweet treats surrounded by eye-catching ambiance. Marlie’s Sweet Tooth is located in Philadelphia and open-year round transforming into a cafe during the winter months with additional comfort food options. You can also rent the drizzle lounge for your own deliciously-sweet private party.
🍭 Where: 433 W. Girard Ave
M & N Communications is a Black-owned, male technology company based in Montgomery County and founded by Philly-native, Melvin Williams. The company’s mission is to provide small businesses with innovative software solutions to streamline their operations and increase efficiency.
They also offer customized websites and mobile applications to enhance the online presence of small businesses and attract more customers.
Additionally, M&N Communications can provide cybersecurity services to protect small businesses from potential cyber threats and ensure the safety of their data.
👨🏽💻 Where: 1320 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell
Bring your dreams of travel to life with this Black-owned, woman owned travel agency based in Philadelphia, PA. Allow the expert team at You Be Everywhere to efficiently book your next trip. Enjoy advice on destinations, accommodations, transportation, and activities.
They handle logistics such as visa applications, travel insurance, and itinerary management, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free travel experience for their clients. Save time and effort with You Be Everywhere for a memorable and stress-free vacation.
🌴 Where: online
Remedy Spa & Wellness is a results-driven full service day spa located in Brewerytown. This Black-owned business is on a mission is to restore, correct, and improve the body to its natural state.
🧘🏽♀️ Where: 1208 N 29th St
Stretch your body and elevate your mind at this Black-owned, female-owned Yoga studio. No matter your level of expertise you can sign up for a class and learn the art of Yoga. Mediate, heal, unwind, release- you deserve it!
🧘🏽♀️ Where: 2719 W Girard Avenue
Located just outside of Philly in Hatfield, this Black-owned business is a smoothie and juice bar centered on health and wellness. Now you can enjoy delicious juices, smoothies, teas, and snacks that is packed with both flavor and health benefits. Now is the perfect time to go green and buy black!
🧘🏽♀️ Where: 317 S Main St