About Us

Our Origin Story

Black Vanity was founded by two best friends looking to make a difference in the skincare industry. One day, Akeya and her best friend, Marlaina, were on Facetime complaining to each other about their skin care issues. They needed solutions, but there were none on the shelves at the store. So, they started researching, brainstorming, and testing to develop a lot of the formulations you see today.

Our Mission

We want to create products that use natural ingredients to improve the look, feel, and health of your skin and hair.

At Black Vanity, our main goal is to help you achieve a holistic health through self-care practices, quality natural products, and knowledge about caring for melanated skin and coily hair.

The beauty industry is filled with so many products that may not fulfill the promises on their labels, may include harmful ingredients that lead to health issues, and/or may even irritate your skin.

As our product lines expand and products improve, we hope that we can help everyone improve their skin + hair care routine and become more conscious consumers when purchasing face, body, & hair products.

My Story

Hi! I'm Akeya, the Founder, CEO, and Product Expert at Black Vanity. I started Black Vanity to be the difference I needed (and that I know you need too) in the beauty industry. I was tired of seeing reports reveal alarming findings about products I had been using since a kid. So, I said "enough is enough" and started making my own products. Once I saw the difference in my hair and skin ... I knew the rest of the world needed me too!

  • Akeya Fortson-Brown


    Founder, CEO, & Product Expert

  • Anissa Crump


    Brand Ambassador

  • Ivory Scott


    Customer Experience Expert

  • A'Kayla

    Brand Ambassador

  • Sasha

    Brand Ambassador

  • Jaydin

    Brand Ambassador


Although all of Black Vanity's products are made using natural ingredients, it is important that customers use their own discretion when choosing what products to purchase and use. Please take allergies, existing conditions, etc. into consideration when purchasing and using products. Black Vanity, nor its owners, are in no way responsible for any unwanted reactions that result from the use of our products.

By purchasing any of our products or merchandise, you are acknowledging and agreeing to these conditions.

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