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Hair Brands Launch Grants To Support Black Women’s Businesses [Video]

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The hair industry is doing its part to help women-owned businesses build their way to the top.

Gabrielle Union’s Flawless haircare line launched its first Lift As We Climb grant initiative on Woman’s History Day (March 8). Black women brand owners with businesses in fashion, skincare or hair accessories/tools are eligible to apply.

The grant will individually award three entrepreneurs $25,000 in financial support, a one-year LinkedIn Premium membership and a mentorship session about elevating their LinkedIn profile. The application process is closed to businesses already distributed in a major retailer.

Those interested in applying must have a brand “past the ideation phase.” The business needs to have a fully developed product or service and customers — or be ready for customers. Brands should also have a company website and social media presence.

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