11 Indie Hair & Beauty Brands You Should Know About

Indie Beauty Brands

The 2017 Indie Beauty Expo was in full effect in New York last week and we were in beauty heaven! The event was bigger than ever, with more than 200 vendors filling Skylight Clarkson Square Studios with everything from science-based healing and skin-matching technologies to hand-crafted family recipes and luxe offerings (including a liquid gold infused skin care system).

[SEE ALSO: 11 Vegan Beauty Brands That Should Be On Your Radar]

Brands also showed off their health and earth conscious side, with many being either vegan and paraben- and toxin-free or using sustainable and renewable sources.


We tried out scores of new launches, discovered longtime staples and even chatted with founders behind the brands. Keep reading to check out some of our faves.

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About The Author

Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

Stephenetta (isis) Harmon serves as digital media director for Hype Hair and founder/Black beauty directory for Sadiaa Black Beauty guide, the premier directory Black-owned beauty brands.