Black-Owned Businesses in and Around Fairfield County

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A business owner holding an open sign.There is currently a black-owned business renaissance taking place in Connecticut. Below is only a sprinkle of what Fairfield County has to offer. Come support these creative and inspiring female entrepreneurs and business owners in and around Fairfield County.

Hair

The Curly Hair Salon by Luvena Leslie: Luvena Leslie helms the ship at The Curly Hair Salon in New Haven. The stylists specialize in curly hair and offer services such as women’s, children’s, and men’s haircuts.

Super Scissors: This highly reviewed hair salon in Wilton, CT specializes in children’s haircuts and anyone with special needs. Special salon perks include tablets and a PlayStation for the kids while waiting. The owner, Malisha, creates a warm and inviting environment for kids of all ages.

 Spa & Wellness

Royal Treatments: A Skincare Boutique: Licensed esthetician, Reba Gaines, began her career as a nail technician before opening Royal Treatments in 2014 in Fairfield. Royal Treatments is dubbed as caring for the skin and the soul.

Written Purpose Wellness Studio: Written Purpose is trauma informed wellness studio. It offers services such as Trauma-Informed Yoga Classes and wellness coaching for domestic and sexual abuse survivors. Coaching programs are geared toward individuals looking to make sustainable healthy lifestyle changes such as stress management, mindfulness, and major life transitions.

Live Like a Lotus: Live Like a Lotus is a kids’ yoga and mindfulness studio in Canton, CT owned by registered yoga instructor Felicia Jordan. Her studio offers kids classes and group classes at her Canton studio.

Events & Party Planning

Mahogany Lifestyle: Luxury Picnics: Mahogany Lifestyle is owned by local Fairfield, CT mom, Wendy Headley. She offers a highly cultivated, high-end boutique event planning company. Her primary focus is luxury picnics and private parties.

Camp FLY Slumber Parties & Events: Camp FLY is a party planning company that offers specialty themed sleepover parties for kids and picnic packages. Specialty themes include Gone Camping, Mermaid Dreams, and Tribal Princess.

Restaurants

190 Main: Melissa Gorman from Savannah, Georgia is the owner of this upscale, intimate, and delicious seafood restaurant in downtown Westport, CT. Melissa was inspired to open this trendy spot after leaving Savannah and relocating to Weston, CT. The well-appointed spot boasts a fun and inventive menu and offers something for everyone. 

Soulfully Vegan: Soulfully Vegan Food truck service is owned and operated by a husband and wife food team, Allison and Calvin. They pride themselves on healthy and delicious, entirely plant-based food. Though their food truck covers mostly Hartford events, you can contact them to come to you!

Bakeries

Sugar & Cream Cake Studio: Adriel McKoy got her start at culinary school in New York before successfully opening her own cake business. Operated out of her home in Brooklyn, NY, all cakes are made from scratch. She specializes in “novelty” cakes.

Magnolia Chocolatier: Chocolatier, Margaret King, started making chocolate in Stamford, CT, in the early ’90s. Magnolia Chocolatier specializes in artisan chocolates. She has recently expanded by opening an outpost in Barbados as well.

Bookstores

Kindred Thoughts: Kindred Thoughts is an independent bookstore located in Bridgeport, CT, focusing on African American literature and cultural events.

Alternate Universe: Alternate Universe is a comic book and collectible store located in New Haven and Milford, CT.

What other black-owned businesses do you love and support?

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