Susan Taylor was born in New York in 1946. In her early twenties, the young entrepreneur started Nequai Cosmetics, one of the first companies to create beauty products for African American women. Although her product line was well received in African American communities and in the Caribbean, Taylor was interested in expanding her career. She heard that Essence, a fledgling publication catering to African American women, was looking for a beauty editor. Taylor approached editor-in-chief Ed…
33 Successful Black Women Who'll Inspire You To Chase Your Dreams
Mrs. Annie Turnbo Malone founded and developed a large and prominent commercial and educational enterprise centered around cosmetics for African-American women. Photograph by Unknown. via Chicago History Museum
Award-winning makeup artist and entrepreneur Sonia Kashuk’s selection of personal images, with poetry by artist Poppie Van Herwerden show that beauty, in its essence, is everywhere. Kashuk says, "As a makeup artist I appreciate beauty as an endless exploration and journey throughout all aspects of life. I find my greatest inspiration in moments, places and in people. In both breathtaking expanses and humorous exchanges.” #SoniaKashuk #BeautyCouncil #DiscoverBeauty
Madame C.J. Walker: 1867-1919; Sarah Breedlove, known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an American entrepreneur and philanthropist, regarded as the first female self-made millionaire in America. She made her fortune by developing and marketing a successful line of beauty and hair products for black women under the company she founded, Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company.