SUPPORT LOCAL BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES IN ALEXANDRIA

The past couple of weeks have given us an abundance of information to absorb and reflect on during these unsettling times. With everything going on around us we have used the resources our community and friends have provided us with to further educate and improve our understanding of the challenging movement at hand. In the meantime, we have created a collection of local black owned businesses we implore you to support, as well as other resources contributing to Black Lives Matter Efforts. 

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BEAUTY



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GOOD BROWS: Luxury brow boutique with artists trained in precision waxing and brow shaping. @GOODBROWSDMV

HAZEL O. SALON: Local hair salon staff comprised of color and cutting specialists to textured and extensions specialists, styles are curated for all hair types. @HAZELOSALON

HAIR BY LE’DONNA: Hair coloring customizing, balayage, ombre, trendy haircuts, wedding styles and makeup all dine by Le’Donna. @ELLEHAIRSTUDIOS

BARE SKIN WAXING: Full body waxing for men and women. @BARESKINWAXING

ENVY US BEAUTY SUPPLY: DMV beauty supply store. @ENVYUSBEAUTYSUPPLY

ALEXANDRIA ASSOCIATES IN DERMATOLOGY: Medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology practice. @ALEXANDRIADERM

ALLURE HAIR LOFT: Owner of Allure Hair Loft. Master barber, grooming specialist and entrepreneur. @CUTNCRAY

CYNTHIA SANTANA HAIR: Boutique hair salon helping women love their hair. @CYNTHIASANTANAHAIR

FOOD AND DRINK



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CHARLENE’S KITCHEN: Catering specialized in gourmet cuisine, exquisite displays, floral arrangements and specialty bars. @CHARLENESKITCHENOLDTOWN

GOODIES FROZEN CUSTARD & TREATS: 1950′s inspired soda fountain serving legendary Wisconsin-style Frozen Custard and nostalgic treats. @MMMGOODIES

CALABASH AFRICAN CUISINE & BAR: Authentic African cuisine. @CALABASHAFRICANCUISINE

ENAT FINE ETHIOPIAN CUISINE: Ethiopian favorites like dory wat, enat kitfo & tibs in a relaxed dining room.

FOOD BY ZARIA: Vegan and vegetarian deliciousness with ingredients listed so you know what you are putting in your body. @FOODBYZARIA

HAUTE DOGS AND FRIES: Gourmet hot dogs & local sausages/brats with an array of fresh and creative toppings. @EATHAUTEDOGS

HAWWI ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT: An array of classic Ethiopian dishes with injera bread. 

MS. JO’S PETITE SWEETS: Tiny and delicious desserts serving the DMV. @MSJOSSWEETS

THE RUB CHICKEN AND BEER: Hot chicken and cold beer in the heart of Old Town. @CLUCKINHOT 

SOUTHSIDE 815: Casual southern cuisine in Old Town. @SOUTHSIDE815

HEN QUARTER: Home, history and food is southern born. Open for lunch, happy-hour, dinner and brunch. @HENQUARTER

DR. FEELGOOD GOODS AND SERVICES: Vintage mobile bar with legendary Ginger beer. @DRINKDRFEELGOOD

CLOTHING 

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DONNA LEWIS: Women’s boutique. Really nice clothes. @DONNALEWISUSA

THREADLEAF: Independent women’s boutique in Old Town.@THREADLEAF

OTHER BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT 

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MANUMISSION TOUR COMPANY: Manumission provides cultural heritage tours designed to highlight Alexandria’s rich African American history. @MANUMISSIONTOUR

HARAMBEE BOOKS & ARTWORK: Independent African American bookstore in Old Town. @HARAMBEEBOOKS_ARTWORKS

FOUNDATION FITNESS: Personal training gym that works on physical and mental growth. @FOUNDFITPT

DEXTEROUS ORGANIZING: Lifestyle company that acts as a gentle guide in the journey of organization and productivity fitness. @B_DEXTEROUS

THE SPICE SUITE: Bringing customers gourmet, exotic and tantalizing spices, infused oils and other culinary delights in a hip, quaint and comfortable, atmosphere. @THESPICESUITE

EYE SMILE OPTOMETRY AND DENTAL: Next and last stop for comprehensive, patient-centered vision and dental services. @EYESMILECENTRO 

ASHA-MAIA: Interior designer with an aesthetic that combines classic & modern in a fresh, bright & sophisticated way. @ASHAMAIADESIGN

MAURISA TURNER POTTS: CEO of Spotted MP (Marketing strategy+Public Relations+Events). @MTPOTTS 

CONFETTI TEEPEES: Offers a range of party services and delivers an unforgettable experience by turning an ordinary place into something magical. @CONFETTI_TEEPEES  

ALEXANDRIA SEAPORT FOUNDATION: Providing a life-changing, hands-on learning opportunity for young people, ages 16-22, who have struggled with significant obstacles and are eager to get on a path to success. 

RESOURCES  

Follow these resources to ensure you are up to date on all the ways you can support black-owned businesses’ today. 

BLACK RESTAURANT WEEK : @BLACKRESTAURANTWEEK

FEED THE MALIK@FEEDTHEMALIK

DINE DIASPORA@DINEDIASPORA

WILL DRINK FOR TRAVEL@WILLDRINKFORTRAVEL