Below is a list of small business owners in Santa Monica that we encourage you to support. If you own a Santa Monica-based business that is not listed on this page and would like it to be included, email email@example.com .
Be sure to check out the City's blog article series on Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs at santamonica.gov/blog. Articles that have been published thus far are as follows:
- Part 1: Hair, Love It
- Part 2: Black Santa Monica Tours and Concierge
- Part 3: Westside Premier Soccer Club
- Part 4: Blades & Associates
- Part 5: Gunn Consulting Group
- Part 6: Cuttin' Up! Barbership III
- Part 7: YM Jewels
- Part 8: Beach Mom's Child Development Centre
- Part 9: Children's Clothing Giveaway, Inc.
- Part 10: Tangana Wellness
- Part 11: Prophetboy
- Part 12: Inspired Method, Inc.
- Part 13: LJ’s Kitchen and Catering
- Part 14 : FitFlyFreeForever
On a related note, the City of Santa Monica is working with community members to create a Black Agenda as part of our commitment to equity across our city.
Get involved and find out more>>
Business Name: Affirmation Effect
Description of Services: Apparel, accessories and natural wax scented candles
Owners: Allister and Denise Hill
Contact Information: (949) 667-3246 | www.affirmationeffect.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Instagram: @affirmationeffect | Facebook: @affirmationeffect | Twitter: @affirm_effect
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday
Beach Mom’s Child Development Center
Owner : Celia Fisher
Description of Services : Childcare services
Contact : 1720 Broadway | (310) 341-6269 | www.beachmomz.com
Black Santa Monica Tours and Concierge
Description of Services : Historical tours of Santa Monica
Owner: Robbie Jones
Contact Information: 310.928.5891 | BlackSantaMonicaTours@gmail.com
Hours of operation: By Appointment
Blades & Associates
Description of Services : Full service marketing and public relations agency offering digital marketing, including SEO and social media marketing, website development, and graphic design services, as well as technical online solutions including software and app building.
Owner: Kera Blades- Snell
Contact Information: www.bladessolutions.com | 805.991.7130
Description of Services: Coffee and grab-and-go meals. Vegan-friendly, dog-friendly, people-friendly.
Owner: Edward Ackah-Miezah
Contact: 2834 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | email@example.com | www.caferuisseau.com | IG: @cafe_ruisseau | FB: @CafeRuisseau
Business Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Sunday
Business Name: Chateau Beauty Bar
Description of Services: Beauty Bar specializing in textured hair and protective styles.
Owners: Cordell and Sophia Broadus
Contact: 614 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401 | (424) 272-9190 | www.chateaubeautybar.com (under construction) | IG: @chateaubeautybar | firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, closed on Sunday
Business Name: Chick-fil-A Santa Monica
Description of Services: Fast Food restaurant
Owner: Eddie Brown
Contact: 2207 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405 | (310) 391-2499 | IG: @cfasantamonica | email@example.com
Business Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday
Children's Clothing Giveaway, Inc.
Description of Services : Children's Clothing Giveaway, Inc. is a non-profit that collects new and gently used children's clothing, toys, books et al to redistribute to those in need. We are the link between those who want to give and those who need to receive.
Owner: Shenita and Todd Moore
Contact Information: www.childrensclothinggiveaway.org | youtu.be/8rvub4gDQOw
Hours of operation: By appointment only
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Service
Description of Services : In Home and Online Tutoring Services Offered by Local Teacher with 20 years of Classroom Experience
Owner: Keli (pronounced Kee-lee)
Contact Information: Clubztutoringwestside.com | 424.214.0709
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. – 9p.m.
Business Name: Creative Roads
Description of Services: Children's enrichment center serving elementary-aged children in the Santa Monica area. Services include art, science, STEM activities and after-school enrichment.
Owner: Cassy Henry
Contact Information: (310) 310-2877 | firstname.lastname@example.org | creativeroadsenrichmentcenter.com
Hours of operation: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Mon-Fri
’ Up! Barbershop III
Owner: Xavier and Tamara
Description of Services : A full-service barbershop offering an array of services for men and women
Contact Information: 310.461.9053
Hours of operation: 10am-8pm Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm Sat, Closed Sun
Business Name: 4F - FitFlyFreeForever
Description of Services: Coaching programs in nutrition, health and wellness
Contact Information: email@example.com | Instagram: @FitFlyFreeForever | Facebook: @4FGoddness
Hours of operation: By appointment
Owner : Karen Gunn , Ph.D.
Description of Services : Organizational and management development, training and facilitation, DEI initiatives, Executive Coaching.
Contact : (310) 367-1354 | 2663 S. Centinela Ave., Suite 504, Santa Monica, CA 90405 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of Operation : Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., by appointment
Hair, Love It
Description of Services : Hair Care Products that Cater to the African-American and Mixed Culture Communities
Contact Information: Hair.Love.email@example.com | 424.322.0525
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Business Name: Inspired Method, Inc.
Description of Services: Fitness boot camp
Owner: Jared Rodriguez
Contact Information: (424) 625-5913 | www.inspired-method.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of Operation: Mon, Wed, Fri 6-11 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Tue, Thu 7:30-10 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. | Sat 9-10 a.m.
Business Name: LJ's Kitchen and Catering
Description of Services: Catering services
Owner: Chef LJ
Contact Information: (310) 736-7318 | email@example.com | Instagram: @chefljskitchen1 | facebook.com/LJskitchen1
Hours of Operation: Based on client bookings
Logan’s Gardens at Santa Monica Farmers Market
Description of Services : Edible plants
Contact : www.instagram.com/logansgardens
Business Name: Pretty Productive Financials, Inc.
Owner: Cheryl King - Rolland
Description of Services: Accounting, Fractional Controller and CFO for small- to mid-size companies.
Contact: (310) 295-1213, firstname.lastname@example.org
by Kwanza Jones
Owner : Kwanza Jones
Description of Services : Fitness studio
Contact : 1820 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404 | (310) 494-6303
email@example.com | https://iamsupercharged.com/contact
Business Name: Tangana Wellness
Owner: Isabelle Barros
Description of Services: Merchandise, music, messaging, book
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | tanganawellness.com
Hours of Operation:Online only
Westside Premier Soccer Club
Description of Services : Soccer academy for kids 5-8 and 6-14. Provides scholarships for those in need.
Owners: Reginald, Executive Director, and Hajar
Contact Information: westsidepremiersc.org | 424.214.8471
Description of Services: Wolflite Candles creates beautiful soy-based candles, with an array of scents for every nose. Each candle is hand-poured in small batches, and made with intention for your manifesting and aromatic needs.
Contact: 2450 Colorado Ave Suite 100E, Santa Monica, CA 90404, Room 344
: YM Jewels
Owner : Ayana Robinson
Description of Services : YM Jewels offers handcrafted earrings, bracelets and statement necklaces inspired by founder Ayanna Robinson’s travels abroad and African culture.
Contact : (424) 645-7583 | email@example.com | www.yanamariesjewels.com | Instagram: @ymjewels