Black-owned beauty supply stores in Atlanta

710 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell

(678) 720-5879

Atlanta Beauty Depot

Another family-owned shop, this Smyrna spot opened in 2006 “to provide an environment where our customers could shop freely without being hassled.”

2388 Cobb Pkwy SE, Smyrna

(770) 916-1990

Natalya’s Beauty Supply

Customers say this Conyers store is “always super friendly and welcoming” and praise the product quality and customer service.

2890 Hwy 212 Ste B, Conyers

(678) 413-1101

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COVA Beauty

Dianna Foster owns the largest beauty supply retailer in Stockbridge. It specializes in organic care products, cosmetics, virgin hair extensions and accessories.

5248 N. Henry Blvd., Suite 700, Stockbridge

(678) 829-3352

Kinks and Curls Natural Hair Boutique

This Gwinnett County shop is owned by Crystal Daniel, who is dedicated to researching and educating customers on products on the market.

3157 Sugarloaf Pkwy Ste 190, Lawrenceville

(770) 559-9027

Sheer Haven Beauty Mart

Amber Bunch owns this East Point beauty supply store with her sister, Salathia Brittian, and their mother, Rosalind Powell. The shop opened in 2018 and includes products from Aunt Jackie’s, Design Essentials and Uncle Jimmy’s.

4504 Washington Rd, Atlanta

(404) 953-1928

Uncle Jimmy Products

Based in Atlanta, this men’s e-commerce grooming products line was launched by Taliah Waajid, the owner and presenter of the World Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Show that occurs annually in the city.

4480 S. Cobb Rd Suite H260, Atlanta

(404) 799-0038

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Naturally Beauty Supply

This Atlanta beauty supply store opened in 2014 and has been seen on VH1. The shop features many go-to haircare brands including Cantu, ORS and Dukes.

1046 Fayetteville Rd SE Atlanta

(678) 973-0080

Ultimate Beauty Supply

The Alpharetta shop is open every day of the week excluding Sunday. It opened in 2014 in the 7,000 square-foot space on Highway 9.

12990 GA-9 Alpharetta, Georgia

(770) 837-9257

Zoet Beauty Supply

Customers have praised the friendliness of the staff at the Mableton shop. One wrote on Yelp, “The staff is friendly and if there’s anything I need that they don’t have they always get it for me.”

1025 Veterans Memorial Hwy SE Suite 670 Mableton

(678) 742-8063

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The Clintons asked him to help choose artwork for the White House during their tenure. And he amassed an art collection so vast — it numbered at least 500 pieces almost 25 years ago — that a portion of it was the subject of a three-year national tour, “Narratives of African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection,” from 1998 to 2001.","_id":"P2EUSBUKD5EDNGQCWATYLUETPI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612180248205,"type":"text","content":"But Driskell was an accomplished artist in his own right, inspired by the Southern land of his birth and the experience of being a Black man in America. Two new exhibitions of his work open in Atlanta this month, which explore those themes. First, “David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History,” opens at the High Museum of Art on Feb. 6 and runs through May 9. The survey includes more than 60 of Driskell’s own drawings and paintings. From there the show is scheduled to travel to the Portland Museum of Art, in Maine — where Driskell once taught and where he maintained a summer home in Falmouth — and then to the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.","_id":"MT6QY3ABQNDJREMYTES6V75UTU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612180248206,"type":"text","content":"The second, eponymous show, “David Driskell,” opens on Feb. 16, at the September Gray Fine Art Gallery in Buckhead. While the show at the September Gray gallery is small and focuses on Driskell’s work in printmaking over the last 15 years, the High’s show spans much of the late artist’s career. From early drawings to his most recognizable pieces, including “Young Pines Growing” (on loan from the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum), to his masterwork, “Behold, Thy Son,” a meditation on the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, the show argues that Driskell created as fiercely for himself as he did the idea that Black art was essential to the American canon.","_id":"LWXBLXVGOVE2RIR4PEQDNJODLM","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"RLYG7GXCSZGNJB6DU7M7PGX3RU","type":"interstitial_link","url":"https://www.ajc.com/life/high-museums-new-african-art-curator-picks-her-favorite-works/IOFURAXHNJAKFAKQQE6G77G3TU/","content":"High Museum's new African art curator picks her favorite works","_id":"WLSR5XZ3QNDZHK
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They moved from Eatonton to North Carolina while he was young. His father farmed and was a blacksmith, but he was also a preacher. His mother was a prolific quilter. Those experiences deeply affected Driskell’s artistic vision, from images of pine trees to the use of color and collage technique.","_id":"A7YA3WAKBRHJJDCUGIXIIU5QNI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1612180248211,"type":"text","content":"Driskell’s formal path began at Howard University. Holton said Driskell often told the story of how he got into Howard. Not realizing he actually had to apply, Driskell simply showed up on campus and sat in on classes until he was found out. Rather than be kicked out, he was made to formally seek admission. There he came to the attention of James Porter, a professor and artist widely regarded as the nation’s first African American art historian. Porter encouraged him to pursue art history to further tell the story of Black artists. 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Her first small solo show of drawings and etchings in Atlanta at the Alexander Gallery in 1960 (made possible in part by Buckhead art patron and founder of the then Atlanta Art Festival, Caroline Becknell) embraced abstract expressionism. That same year she earned an honorable mention in the Atlanta University art annual competition for an etching titled, “Reeds,” said Tina Dunkley, former director of the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum.","_id":"M22S74SPV5G6BE5TKH63GWMWTA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611328556270,"type":"text","content":"Amos soon enrolled in graduate school at New York University. By then, Woodruff was teaching there. Through him, Amos was invited to join the Spiral collective. They’d meet to talk about what it meant to be Black artists in a time of civil rights struggle and whether their work should even be bound by racial categories. There was also talk of how difficult it was for them as Black artists
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