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Glossier announces the five grantees for £10k Black Beauty Grant

Chloe Burney
03 June 2024

Glossier's inaugural Black Beauty Grant Programme, in partnership with Black Girl Fest Studios, has today announced the five prize winners. The grantees will receive help to scale their businesses and expand their networks.

Created by Black Girl Fest (BGF) and powered by Glossier, the 2024 programme will offer black beauty founders personal and professional growth through a tailored 12-week learning programme and £10K equity-free grant, as well as industry connections, brand exposure and mentoring. Together, BGF and Glossier hope to "amplify the voices of Black Beauty Founders, celebrate their unique perspectives, and work towards a more inclusive and equitble future for the industry."

The partnership, which began in April 2023, is part of Glossier’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the beauty industry and beyond.
Glossier aims to transform the perception of beauty by changing the industry itself. The UK Grant Program is a key initiative in this mission, building on the success of Glossier’s US Grant Program that started in 2020. To date, the US program has partnered with over 30 founders leading 32 innovative beauty brands, providing them with funding and tailored business support.

Building on the success of last year's program, many brands achieved significant milestones such as signing with new retailers, launching global initiatives, and innovating new product lines.

Kleo Mack, CMO of Glossier, said: “We’re proud to be in partnership with Black Girl Fest for the second year of our Grant Program in the UK.

“Our team loved getting to know and learn from our first cohort of founders in 2023 and we’re thrilled to welcome a new cohort of five brands into this year’s program. We cannot wait for our community to learn more about these brilliant brands and the visionary founders behind them.”

Nicole Crentsil, Founder and CEO of Black Girl Fest, added: “We’re really pleased to be working with the team at Glossier for the second year of our Black Beauty grant programme.

“Early-stage founders in the beauty industry need the right networks, knowledge and access to funding to thrive. That’s why we truly believe this programme will offer founders something impactful for both their personal and professional growth.”

The winners are Karen Olla of Oré Mi, Phoebe Ellis of Caribe Skin, Dannielle Igor of Igor Hair, Damilola of Ami London and Natel Allen of Telle Moi.

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