Right now, the commitment to stand with Black Americans and against racial injustice are more powerful than ever.

Attending protests, signing petitions and especially donating to the Black Lives Matter movement as well as other related causes all are paramount to making a difference.

Though, it’s also important to support Black creators and business owners. There are hundreds of businesses in the beauty space with Black creators at the helm and, a few weeks ago, I put together a list of over 200 Black-owned beauty and personal care brands.

There are Black-owned businesses here in our area, though, which puts money right into the Black community locally.

Check out this list of beauty and grooming businesses* with the help of Black Scranton Project’s Black Business Directory, and make sure to let me know if you have any favorites I may have missed.

*COVID-19 may affect business hours so be sure to check with each business before you arrive.


Salons/stylists/barber shops

Braids by Nique Lynn

Offers all different kinds of braid styles for men and women.

Address: Kingston (address provided after booking)
Hours: By appointment only
Online: Visit niquelynn.com, Braids by Nique Lynn on Facebook, follow @nique_lynn on Instagram or Nique Lynn on YouTube.

Butter’s Barbershop & Salon

Offers traditional hair cuts to fades, designs and more, for all ages.

Address: 831 Pittston Ave., Scranton.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Phone: 570-955-5937.
Online: Visit butters-barbershop-salon.business.site.

In the Name of Hair, LLC

Salon that caters to men, women and children and offers everything from cuts, color and styling to extensions, braids, Brazilian blowouts and more.

Address: 1343 Main Street, Peckville, PA 18452
Phone: 570-234-9794 or 570-383-1840
Online: Email  inthenameofhair@gmail.com or follow @inthenameofhair on Instagram.

Real ByNature

Licensed New York and Pennsylvania cosmetologist and natural hair care specialist.

Phone: Call April, 570-789-2007.
Online: Email imrealbynature@gmail.com or follow @real.bynature on Instagram.

Southside Cuts & Fades

Cuts for all ages, including classic cuts and trendier styles.

Address: 604 Cedar Ave., Scranton
Hours: Wednesdays through Fridays, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Phone: 570-343-0631
Online: Visit the Facebook page.

Touched by Toi

Licensed cosmetologist specializing in hair, nails and feet. The salon offers color services, eyelash extensions, acrylic nails, pedicures, weaves and locs, Dominican blowouts, strengthening hair treatments and more.

Address: 98 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre
Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Phone: 785-503-1206
Online: Visit the Facebook page.

Vanity, A Boutique Salon

Salon catering but not limited to multi-cultural hair care. Vanity offers everything from blowouts, dry styling and color to weaves, braids and extensions as well as hair straightening, natural hair care and more

Address: 505 N. Main Ave., Scranton
Hours: Sundays and Mondays, private clients (inquire via email); Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Phone: 570-591-1651
Online: Email info@aboutiquesalon.com, visit aboutiquesalon.com or follow @aboutiquesalon on Instagram.


Beauty/hair supply stores


Anisyeme Beauty Plus

Find wigs, hair pieces, hair care products and more.

Address: 1915 Pittston Ave., Scranton
Hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Phone: 570-207-6999

Big Apple Beauty Supply

Offers wigs, synthetic and human hair, hair pieces, braids, styling tools and accessories, as well as and hair care products and more.

Address: The Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave.
Hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Phone: 570-343-5770

Carmen and Co.

Find hair products, wigs, weaves and accessories in the retail shop. The back is a full-service hair salon and barber shop, which offer services including hair cuts, braids, dreads, color, perms, relaxing and more.

Address: 98 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre
Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Phone: 570-823-2499
Online: Visit the Facebook page.

Wig & Hair Extraordinaire

Find wigs, weaves, braiding, extensions hair pieces and hair care products.

Address: 930 S. Main St., Scranton PA.
Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Phone: 570-468-9625
Online: Visit the Facebook page.


Skin and body care products

Above the Bar Soapery & Gift Co.

Offers handmade soaps, fragrances, skin care, body creams, candles and more.

Address: 864 Route 940, Pocono Lake
Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Phone: 570-972-0295
Online: Visit abovethebarsoap.com or email info@abovethebarsoap.com