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10 Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Raleigh

Revisn has refreshed our list of some of our favorite local Black-owned businesses in the Oak City to highlight local talent, from food to clothing to spa treatments. Don’t let our list stop you from exploring all the other wonderful services and products offered by our Black neighbors in Raleigh—these are just our recent favorites!

Located a hop, skip, and a jump away from Revisn, Adara Spa is a full-service spa and salon offering massages, manicures, facials, and more! We can vouch first-hand that Adara Spa is the most inviting and professional locally owned spa in Raleigh. Visit their website for a full menu of services.

Clean, responsible skin care and beauty products are all the rage now that our industries are becoming interested in sustainability, health, and environmental impact. Anne's Apothecary in Downtown Raleigh is a totally independent line of skincare products from Anne Suinner-Lawoyin, who opened this brick and mortar store in 2021. Operating primarily as a pop-up with online sales, this permanent location gives you the in-person option to purchase their wide array of skincare options no matter your trouble.

Boss of Vegan sounds like a dream come true for vegans and vegetarians alike: delicious, juicy burgers with none of the animal product. This fast food concept was launched at the tail end of 2020 by Elizabeth City native Demetrius Liverman and is located just off of New Bern Avenue. Even carnivores will have something to celebrate biting into their Boss Burger.

Located off of Capital Boulevard, CORE Fitness is a unique fitness studio lead by Jojo Polk, who was once paralyzed from the waist down and worked hard to overcome the challenges that came with the disability. He is now a proponent of his own "D.I.G." process (Determination, Intensity, Guts) which is injected throughout CORE's services and messaging. With super amenities, a dedicated team and similarly dedicated members, CORE Fitness is an excellent option for anyone looking for a new edge to their weekly exercise regimens.

Got a suit or dress that's just never fit right, or a pair of pants sitting in the back of your closet you've needed hemmed for years? Maybe you need a suit or dress to begin with! Look no further than Glenwood South Tailors and Alterations, located just a few blocks from Revisn's front door. Book an appointment for anything from a suit alteration, a closet purge, and private buying sessions. This swanky purveyor of bespoke suits and alterations is also a supporter of local social causes like Band Together and Caring Community Foundation, so you know that you're shopping with a conscience!

H.E.R. Divine Energy is the multi-faceted holistic healing brand and the name of the services provided by Thais Pratt, one of Revisn Raleigh's most valued employees. Pratt, a visionary that provides space through her offerings to allow her clients to reconnect to their divinity, does so through art, jewelry, crystals, herbs, and an extra helping of self-love! "My sole purpose is to connect and exchange high frequency energy and knowledge with as many people as possible, and in return, they will share what they’ve learned with others," Pratty says of her craft and small business. Get in touch with H.E.R. Divine Energy today on Instagram or Facebook to start your journey!

Get the manicure of your dreams from Nail Yeah! Crystal Clark first started operating Nail Yeah! in 2013 and has a permanent location at the Carter Building in Glenwood South. Turn heads with a totally unique set of brand new gel nails, or keep your natural length simple and shapely at this Black-owned business. Nail Yeah! can do it all, and Raleigh is lucky to be home to such talent.

Mental health is an important topic and piece of our lives that can often be overlooked in our culture, and Urban Healing Counseling has recognized this problem to bring therapy and counseling from an all-Black team of providers. Urban Healing prioritizes comfort, safety, and non-judgment in their practice. They have also been featured on websites such as Psychology Today, Therapy For Black Girls, and Open Path Collaborative.

One of THE most magical services you can book for your next event, WonderPuff is Raleigh's only purveyor of cute, kitschy, and whimsical cotton candy, with a storefront at Boxyard RTP to boot! These all-organic, vegan fluffs of joy are available to order online as well, and you can book owners Jackie and Rem Martin to __ WonderPuff at your next party or event. Need a place to host your next event? Their bright, bubbly and sparkly store, or the Disco Space, is available for small events and photoshoots as well!

Another one of our favorite black-owned businesses! The ZEN Succulent is a trendy neighborhood plant shop with plenty of adorable gifts and accessories located in Downtown Raleigh! Mother-daughter owners Margaret and Megan George opened The ZEN Succulent in 2016 and have since become a downtown shopping staple. Their retail shop is currently open Friday-Sunday, and they are taking online orders as well. This Black-owned business's flagship store in Durham is also open!

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