Black Founder Launches New Line Of Military Caps With Silk Liners In Retail Stores Nationwide

Meet Natasha Hinds, a retired U.S. Army veteran who is also the founder and CEO of Keep Your Hair Headgear, a pioneering Black-owned brand dedicated to promoting hair and scalp health. proudly announces the availability of its revolutionary silk military cap liners in physical military retail store locations across the nation. The brand aims to provide quality headwear solutions that promote healthy hair and protect sensitive skin.

With 65 percent of the U.S. population having curly hair, Keep Your Hair Headgear, LLC recognizes the unique needs of military personnel with textured hair. Traditional headwear materials like wool, cotton, and nylon can lead to breakage and damage. Natasha, with her firsthand experience and understanding of the challenges faced by service members, established her brand to address this issue.

“Our unique mission is to protect your precious hair from breakage realized from wearing moisture-absorbing wool, cotton, and nylon headwear,” says Natasha. “We offer revolutionary quality satin and silk-lined headwear products that are friendly to the hair and scalp, promoting healthy and long-lasting hairstyles.”

The launch of silk military cap liners in 156 National and Overseas Exchange Retail Stores, as well as 10 National Navy Exchange Retail Stores, marks a significant milestone for Keep Your Hair Headgear, LLC. This initiative not only introduces innovative solutions for military personnel but also underscores the company’s commitment to championing diversity, inclusion, and care for the hair and skin health of service women and men.

“Our range of silk liners and satin-lined headgear is designed to help individuals maintain the health and beauty of their hair while providing protection for the sensitive skin of cancer patients,” adds Natasha.

Beyond offering high-quality products, Keep Your Hair Headgear, LLC is dedicated to supporting the veteran community. By choosing their liners, military personnel also contribute to the company’s commitment to donate 10% of profits to veteran-owned non-profit organizations.

For more details, visit the official website at

Keep Your Hair Headgear, LLC is a certified Small Minority, Woman, and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. Founder Natasha Hinds is a Saint Paul’s College graduate and proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., who recognized the potential for damage and loss of hair caused by commonly used materials in headgear, such as cotton, nylon, and wool. This issue, combined with other factors like medical conditions and tight hairstyles, prompted her to establish Keep Your Hair Headgear.

As a visionary, Natasha set her focus on addressing the conflict between the necessity of maintaining a professional appearance and the importance of preserving healthy hair and protecting sensitive skin. In addition to its military collection, Keep Your Hair Headgear offers satin-lined headwear under its trademark licensing agreements for the following organizations: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Howard University, Morgan State University, and the U.S. Air and Space Forces.

Benefits of wearing the products include: Less breakage and tangles, retained moisture, healthier hair, shinier hair, reduction in hair loss, longer-lasting hairstyles, and comfort for sensitive skin.

Ms. Moore joins the crowd of five-star reviewers and says, “Love love love my hat. Also love what this business stands for. It’s hard out here trying to save our hair! So far, I’ve been saving my edges from a whole lot of snagging and tugging with this silk-lined patrol cap.” Mr. Johnson concurs, “This is the greatest thing I’ve bought in my Army career. I absolutely love this product. Thank you.”

For more information about Keep Your Hair Headgear, LLC, please contact Natasha Hinds at or 404-860-1182.


Founder Of Black-Owned Fragrance Brand Teams Up With JCPenney To Launch Luxury Collection

November Nichols, the African American founder and CEO of a fragrance brand called Chémin, has teamed up with JCPenney to unveil a new affordable luxury collection. The collaboration brings the line of gender-neutral perfumes and body products to more than 50 of JCPenney’s stores nationwide and their online platform.

Together with retail giant JCPenney, Nichols is dedicated to making Chémin’s products accessible to everyone while maintaining the same delightful scents and sensory experiences its loyal clients have come to love.

The Chémin collection is now available at JCPenney stores in various states, including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Texas, and Utah. The range includes not just perfumes but also a variety of natural body products such as body butters, crystal-infused body oils, Vitamin E sugar scrubs, charcoal scrubs, and lotions, according to Black Enterprise.

Founded in 2017, Chémin holds a special place in Nichols’ heart, paying tribute to her paternal grandmother, the “medicine woman” Mary Lena “Chémin” Portalis. Since then, the brand has been known for its focus on self-care, exploring the intersection of beauty, wellness, experience, service, artistry, and life. Aside from fine fragrances and body products, the brand also makes hand-poured soy candles and artisan handcrafted teas.

Chémin, which is the only Black brand with its own fragrance house, also offers a unique “Chémin Custom Fragrance Experience” where individuals, groups, and organizations can create their own signature scents through consultations and formulation sessions, and curate their palette of fragrance accords, taking home a bottle of their own creation.

Moreover, Nichols is committed to empowering artisans and increasing diversity in the fragrance industry. With the fragrance sector projected to generate significant revenue, she is optimistic that more minorities and women will venture into this lucrative industry.

Learn more about the brand via its official website at

Also, be sure to follow them on Instagram @MaisonChemin


Founder Of Black-Owned Cosmetics Brand Collabs With Miss Black USA To Sponsor Scholarship Program

Dr. Satasha Stephen, Founder and CEO of SOROR By Satasha Stephen, a Black-owned all-natural makeup and skincare collection created for all skin types, tones, and hues, is celebrating having her brand as the official cosmetic sponsor for the 2024 Miss Black USA pageant. Based in St. Paul,  Minnesota, this is the second year that her company has partnered with the organization to sponsor a $1,000 scholarship giveaway.

The SOROR “Shades of Excellence” $1,000 Scholarship is a collaboration with the Miss Black USA organization. The brand exemplifies diversity, self-expression, and confidence through its inclusive makeup for all skin types, tones, and hues. “This made our brand a natural fit for a collaboration with the Miss Black USA organization,” said Stephen.

The name SOROR means sister. Dr. Stephen says that she named this makeup and skincare line after her relationship with her sister Penny, as they bonded over their love of makeup during their mother’s bout with cancer. Her collection expertly carves out the makeup and skincare needs of individuals with a diversity of skin types and tones while creating products that are also health-conscious with their paraben-free, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly formula. The health-conscious nature of the product was especially important to Stephen when thinking about the creation of the SOROR makeup and skincare collection.

Her brand, the first makeup and skincare collection under Stephen Beauty and Cosmetics, leverages and relies on the integrity of its carefully vegan-formulated products. The collection offers affordable, inclusive makeup and skincare products that offer a solution to the challenges many women of color face finding makeup that matches their skin tone and works with their skin type. It was created for all skin types, tones, and hues to accentuate one’s natural beauty and to provide a natural skincare routine.

The brand’s dedication to supporting self-care, self-empowerment, diversity, self-expression, confidence, and excellence is evident not only in their thoughtful wide range of products that are health-conscious, environmentally conscious, and paraben-free that can be blended to create natural fresh looks, elegant and glamorous styles, but also evident in their sponsorships.

While this is the first scholarship endeavor for the brand, Dr. Stephen hopes that this is the first of other scholarship opportunities her company will offer in support of young Black women who have displayed excellence by making a positive impact or difference at their local or campus community. The Spring 2024 recipient of the Shades of Excellence Scholarship Giveaway was announced on February 16, 2024.

For more information about the scholarship, visit the brand’s official website at

Be sure to follow the brand on Instagram @SatashaStephen

For press inquiries, contact Dr. Satasha Stephen or 512-554-4384/


3 Women Make History, Open Newest Black-Owned Plastic Surgery Center In DC

Peel Haus Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery is excited to announce its debut as Capitol Hill’s premier destination for cutting-edge aesthetic and plastic surgery services. Nestled in Washington, DC on historic Pennsylvania Avenue, Peel Haus is unique not only for its state-of-the-art offerings but also as the first-of-its-kind center on Capitol Hill, led by an all-black, all-female entrepreneurial team. Peel Haus is more than a medispa. It’s a safe space where anyone can access top-tier medical aesthetic services. Because the ability to safely treat everyone is not the industry standard, but it is our standard.

Visionaries Sonya Lowery-Young and Wendy Pittman formed Peel Haus, recognizing the demand for pioneering approaches in medical aesthetics. With over 25 years of combined experience, they have set out to redefine care standards by blending aesthetics seamlessly with cutting-edge medical services. The addition of Sorelle Cooper, NP, a top injector in DC, further solidifies Peel Haus’ position as a trailblazer in women-led entrepreneurship.

Sorelle Cooper, NP, a renowned figure in the aesthetic landscape, stands as one of DC’s top injectors, bringing unparalleled expertise to Peel Haus Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery. With a reputation for precision and artistry in the field of injectables, Cooper enhances the team’s commitment to delivering exceptional and personalized care.

The practice also takes pride in showcasing the expertise of Dr. Vikisha Fripp, MD, FACS, and Dr. Cassie Nghiem, MD, distinguished plastic surgeons specializing in facial and body plastic surgery. They bring their skill and focus to enrich the practice’s comprehensive array of services.

Besides industry standards like Botox®, HydraFacial™, and VI Peel; Peel Haus stands out for its commitment to revolutionary services, introducing regenerative treatments like Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) injections, the GlowTox combination therapy and medical grade skin care products that promote skin renewal with ingredients that include growth factors and exosomes. This, combined with the expertise of the all-female team, redefines aesthetic enhancement possibilities on Capitol Hill.

Peel Haus practices inclusivity, advocating that everyone deserves the chance to enhance their natural beauty. Rooted in honesty, excellence, and a commitment to unparalleled client experiences, the center ensures patients achieve remarkably natural results. Peel Haus is on a mission to reshape industry standards by offering personalized and results-driven treatments for all.

For more information, visit the company’s official website at or follow @PeelHaus

For press inquiries, contact or 202-891-4287.


Meet The Entrepreneur Behind The Newest Black-Owned Luxury Fragrance Brand

Meet Patrick Whitney, the Founder and CEO of American Luxury Unlimited (ALU), one of few Black-owned luxury fragrances brands that offers a unique and sophisticated selection for both men and women. Although only just one year old, his brand is a rising star in the luxury fragrance industry and already making waves with its commitment to quality, sustainability, and representation.

Patrick’s passion for bringing head-turning fragrances to the market began with a simple compliment. After purchasing a fragrance from a popular store, he received compliments wherever he went. This inspired him to create his own fragrance brand that would embody confidence, admiration, and success. “I wanted to show that luxury items didn’t have to come from foreign brands with a long history, rather they could be made in America by people of all backgrounds,” he says.

ALU fragrances are crafted with the finest ingredients, sourced from sustainable suppliers who use ethical and environmentally responsible practices. The brand is also committed to cruelty-free practices, using no animal products or derivatives in its fragrances.

The brand’s flagship fragrance line, The Gold Standard, features three Eau De Parfums that are sure to provide you with a go-to scent and give you the feeling of being the best of the best. These long-lasting scents are perfect for any occasion and have been praised by celebrities, politicians, athletes, and business leaders alike.

For women, ALU offers a luxurious fragrance called Ms. Influential that embodies confidence, ambition, and inspiration. The fragrance opens with bright, invigorating citrusy notes that make a lasting impression. The dabber bottle is the perfect size and shape that can take with them in their purse, and the elegant design makes it a stylish addition to your vanity.

The brand also highlights stories of women who use their influence for good, like former WBC, WIBA, IBU, & IWBF Women’s Boxing Champion Melissa St. Vil, who dedicates her time outside of the boxing ring to advocate for children with autism.

Each of these scents comes in the form of 10ml fragrance oil roll-ons that are perfect for those on the go and offer even longer lasting smell goods. Special gift sets are also available that combine 1.76/2oz bottles of its fragrances with the 10ml fragrance oil roll-ons. In addition, the brand is also introducing limited-edition Gold Standard 24kt fragrances with some featuring real gold flakes inside the bottle.

Patrick says that his company is more than just another fragrance brand; it’s a movement. He comments, “ALU is committed to empowering people of all backgrounds to feel confident and successful. The fragrances are a reminder that luxury is not about price or brand name; it’s about feeling good about yourself.”

For more details and/or to support the brand, visit the company’s official website at 

The products are also available for purchase at Amazon.

Also, be sure to follow the brand on Instagram and Facebook.

For press inquiries, contact


Black Mom Of 3, Makeup Artist For 30 Years, Launches Vegan-Friendly Cosmetics Brand

Lady Joi, a radio personality, a television host, and a mom of three children from North Charleston, South Carolina, is also the founder and CEO of POJE Cosmetics, a Black-owned, vegan-friendly line of cosmetics. She says the idea was born out of the experiences of women of color, evolving forward to usher in a new generation of beauty.

Lady Joi has never shied away from her love of cosmetics as she is a former makeup artist. Being on stage and under bright lights for over 30 years, she has seen her fair share of not-so-great makeup and makeup tools. So she started POJE (pronounced Po-Jay) Cosmetics to push the prestige cosmetic industry far beyond its current reach.

Understanding the discomfort of not being able to find cosmetics that would give a flawless look for women of color on and off stage, Lady Joi decided to re-imagine cosmetics for women of color. Extending a nod to the history-making brands of the past, her goal is to help women of color of all ages renew their excitement in high-end makeup again.

Offering a vibrant collection of upscale cosmetics, accessories, and brushes, her brand gives women the tools and shades they need to achieve subtle and bold looks alike. Initially starting the company — which is based in North Charleston, South Carolina — with an innovative line of makeup brushes, Lady Joi has expanded POJE’s offerings according to the initial vision she established nearly 13 years ago.

What makes her brand especially unique is its commitment to unparalleled quality. In addition to earning various certifications and memberships such as Woman Minority Owned Certification, Amazon Black Business Accelerator Certified, Sunoco Cohort Certified, MBE Certified, and the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

Having these certifications will further enhance the brand’s support of major global concerns (e.g. sustainability, etc.) as well as being a vegan-friendly, paraben-free, and BUNNY APPROVED brand, POJE Cosmetics is dedicated to using top-tier ingredients and materials. Serving as an elite cosmetics brand for women of color, the company is the first of its kind to be launched in decades. Lady Joi’s vision is: “Let us help you show the world your color!”

For more details and/or to support the brand, visit its official website at

Also, be sure to follow her brand on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

For press inquiries, contact


Breast Cancer Survivor Launches Black-Owned Vegan, Plant-Based Cosmetics Line

Meet Charisma Declouet, the Founder and CEO of Nature Girl Cosmetics, an innovative Black-owned cosmetic line that is redefining the beauty industry with its commitment to non-toxic ingredients, vegan formulations, and a passion for nature’s serenity. Her brand empowers individuals to embrace their beauty and bloom wherever life plants them.

Born and raised in the vibrant city of New Orleans, Charisma is an accomplished entrepreneur with a Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship and a Master’s in Business Administration. Her passion for business and cosmetics, combined with her love for nature, led her to establish Nature Girl Cosmetics, a brand that epitomizes her personal journey and dedication to providing non-toxic beauty products. She believes that beauty should not come at the expense of your health.

Nature Girl Cosmetics was born out of Charisma’s desire to offer consumers a safe and healthy alternative in the beauty industry. All of the products are vegan, paraben-free, and talc-free, ensuring that customers can enjoy the transformative power of makeup without compromising their well-being. The brand’s commitment to non-toxic ingredients sets it apart from traditional cosmetics, emphasizing the importance of self-care and the environment.

Just five months after the launch, Charisma was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Determined to live up to her company motto, “Bloom wherever life plants you,” she channeled her strength and resilience into her personal battle with cancer. As a breast cancer survivor, Charisma’s journey has become an inspiration to many, encouraging individuals to embrace their own inner beauty and overcome life’s challenges.

Charisma’s love for nature started at a young age while assisting her mother with pot planting. This early connection ignited a deep appreciation for the serenity and pure bliss found in nature. Nature Girl Cosmetics embodies this connection, infusing its products with the beauty and tranquility of the natural world. Each cosmetic item captures the essence of blooming flowers, lush forests, beautiful oceans, and the vibrant colors found in nature, allowing customers to enhance their beauty while feeling connected to the earth.

Nature Girl Cosmetics offers a diverse and cruelty-free range of beauty products that cater to all skin types and preferences. From long-lasting lipsticks to talc-free pigmented highlighters and blushes, each item is carefully crafted to provide a luxurious and non-toxic beauty experience. By combining the power of nature with innovative formulations, Nature Girl Cosmetics allows individuals to express their unique beauty while making conscious choices for their well-being.

For more details and/or to support the brand, visit

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Sister Duo Behind Atlanta’s Black-Owned Teen Cosmetic Brand Takes Center Stage On

Nikki and Kelli Sumlin, the visionary sibling owners at the helm of Prom Queen Cosmetics, have successfully established their brand as a trailblazing, Black-owned cosmetic company passionately committed to addressing the unique and evolving makeup requirements of teenagers.

Prom Queen is a cosmetic brand focused on creating makeup products, especially for teens and tweens. The brand was established by the sister duo, to overcome the lack of beauty products for teens and tweens just starting to explore the world of makeup. The brand will also prioritize catering to the specific makeup preferences and requirements of teenage Black consumers.

According to the sisters, they believe that this segment of makeup enthusiasts, particularly black teenagers, has been overlooked by existing makeup companies. They are committed to stepping in and bridging the gaps, ensuring that these passionate makeup lovers receive the attention and products they deserve.

The brand is currently offering lip gloss in its collection. However, in the near future, they are hoping to provide an extensive range of makeup and beauty products for their target audience. Prom Queen takes pride in their 19 unique lip shades. These ‘glam glosses’ come in glossy, shimmer, and glitter finishes. The sister duo has laid special focus on the packaging of their glam gloss collection, keeping in mind the trends in the teen beauty and makeup world. They have diamante-studded caps for each glam gloss, adding to the aesthetic value of the product and making it unique.

In addition to this, Prom Queen also offers an ambassador program on their website. According to this program, any customer can send their submissions for becoming an ambassador. This program aims to build a community of aficionados and give them a sense of belonging and validation. The brand also addresses the concerns of parents looking for assistance with their teen or tween’s makeup journey.

With a tremendously positive response to the brand launch, the future of Prom Queen looks undoubtedly shimmering, just like their glam gloss collection.

Prom Queen is a USA-based cosmetic company by Nikki and Kelli Sumlin dedicated to tweens’ and teens’ basic makeup needs. Their prized glam gloss line is a clean, light-medium pigment gloss that tweens and teens can wear daily or for special occasions. Prom Queen lip gloss can be purchased on the company’s official website at,, and

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Black Sibling Entrepreneurs Making History With All-Natural, Plant-Based Haircare Products

Meet Glynnis and Shelly Smith, the dynamic sister duo behind Meme Natural You, a Black-owned line of all-natural, plant-based products that are making waves in the world of textured hair care. Based in Kansas City, Kansas, they are now known for their latest creation, the Nutritional Hair Growth & Scalp Oil, but their journey is a remarkable tale of determination, dedication, and cultural preservation.

The Smith sisters embarked on their path to success in 2018 when they founded their company. Their mission was clear from the start: to address the unique hair care needs of Black women and transform the world of textured hair care. Their products, now widely used in hospitals, have made a significant impact on the diverse needs and environments of children.

The Smith sisters spent seven years owning a beauty supply store in 2000, followed by over two decades of operating Braid Heavens, a hair salon that became a local legend. Their stories have been featured in prestigious magazines such as Allure, Essence, KC Studio, American Salon, and various local media outlets.

Now, their latest creation, the Nutritional Hair Growth & Scalp Oil, stands as a testament to their commitment to serving their community’s hair care needs. It’s not just a product. “It pays homage to our cultural roots,” says Shelly. “This unique formula is designed to stimulate hair follicles, promoting growth, thickness, and hair strand fortitude.”

The motivation behind this visionary product is deeply rooted in Glynnis and Shelly’s connection to their native culture in Guyana, South America. They recognized the profound need for a culturally-inspired hair care solution, resulting in a harmonious blend of natural and organic ingredients. Glynnis and Shelly, the driving forces behind Meme Natural You, extend a warm invitation to everyone to join them on this incredible journey to healthier, more vibrant hair. Their commitment to the Black community and their passion for cultural preservation shine through in every drop of their products.

For more details and/or to purchase their products, visit

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Meme Natural You is a proudly Black woman-owned hair care brand, dedicated to celebrating the beauty of textured hair. Inspired by their Guyanese heritage, sisters Glynnis and Shelly have created a range of products that fuse tradition with innovation, providing holistic solutions for healthy, strong, and beautiful hair.

For media inquiries, interviews, or product samples, please contact or 800-215-8095.


Disney Collaborates With Black-Owned Photography Studio To Reimagine Its White Princess Characters

CreativeSoul, an Atlanta-based Black-owned photography business, has been tapped to collaborate with Disney to launch a special edition artist series that features a beautiful collection of reimagined diverse dolls. All of them are inspired by the original Disney princesses.

The CreativeSoul Doll Collection, which is based on the work of CreativeSoul Photography founders Regis and Kahran Bethencourt, completely reimagines what a classic princess could look like through a diverse new lens.

The dolls, which are inspired by four Disney Princesses — Tiana, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Cinderella — have natural hairstyles and dark-colored skin, empowering girls of color that they can be a princess, too. The dolls are adorned with intricate African fabrics and jewelry in bright colors that showcase the vibrant culture.

Aside from that, the collection will also include a series of 5 photographic prints of the models that inspired the dolls, plus one bonus print that features Elsa.

The husband and wife duo behind the collaboration has always pursued initiatives that highlight and celebrate the beauty of diversity uniquely and creatively for more than 13 years.

“Our mission has always been to bring bold inspiring images of people of color to life,” Kahran said.

“We are both excited and proud of this project and hope that through the lens of photography, it will help further empower young girls of color and show they can be a princess too,” added Regis.

Learn more about CreativeSoul Photography via their official website at

Also, be sure to follow them on Instagram @CreativeSoulPhoto