30+ black-owned businesses in Lakeland, FL

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This week, we asked you to share your feedback and questions about how we could use our platform to serve the community as protests continue in cities around the country, including in Lakeland. We’re here to listen, learn, and facilitate positive conversations about our diverse and vibrant community. (Share your voice here.)

We heard you all this week when you asked for a list of local black-owned businesses. And before we could create our own list, members of the community did it. 👏

Local resident + business owner, Stephanie Gregg (founder of Buena Nights – events that showcase the talent of Lakeland Makers) created a list of black-owned businesses and we pulled 30+ businesses to highlight from the working document, where black business owners can add their information. You can also use this doc

Businesses can also register to the TAACCPC Polk County Black-Owned Business Directory 2020 Registration Form, here.

Note: Due to COVID-19, some businesses may currently be closed or offering limited services.

Apparel

  • Creatively Black Customs | Shop online | Customized apparel from hats, t-shirts, tumblers, and more.
  • Urban Appeal | 123 S. Kentucky Ave. | Clothing and apparel store, offering name brands, shirts, shoes, kids clothing, shorts + women’s clothing. 
  • 321vintage | Online | Did someone say Disney-themed tees? 
  • Bayshore Swimwear | Online | Summer’s right around the corner + we have our eyes on this unique collection
  • Fashion Fetish & Co. | 651 E. Main St. | An upscale and vintage boutique that caters to a wide range of women from diverse backgrounds. 
  • The Kodae Way, LLC | Online | Established by De’Janique Wilson, this shop sells onsies, swimwear, lashes + more. 
  • FlyKingz Apparel | Online | Scroll through more fashion options here.

  • BTE Custom Apparel & More Online | Choose from a large selection of shirt design options here that can be customized for whatever color and wording you’re looking for.

Beauty/Barber

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  • My Touch Barber Shop and Impressions | 1227 Ariana St. | Local barbershop with a mission of #KeepingTheCityFresh + offering services like comb-overs, a pompadour, all textures, hot towel shaves + more. 
  • Bella La Vie Salon | 4525 S. Florida Ave. Ste #16 | Owner and founder, Charline Fulbright opened up this salon to bring unique and enjoyable spa experiences to Polk County. This salon not only offers hair services but spa + makeup services, as well. 
  • Crystal and Co Too Hair Salon | 105 Allamanda Dr. | Owned by Crystal Troutman. Scroll through Crystal and Co Too Hair Salon’s Facebook page for some before + after hair stories.
  • Velvet Beauty Bar | 5036 Lunn Rd. | An upbeat salon that caters to people with all hair types.
  • Lauren Nailed It | Book Online | Founded by Ashanti Lauren, a specialized nail technician.
  • Second 2 None Barber Shop |1320 N. Florida Ave. | Owned by Jairus Rutherford. Jairus started his shop out of an “idea of being good at something and providing a fulfilling service.”
  • Astan African Hairbraiding | 801 W. Memorial Blvd. | Professional African hair braiding shop, specializing in styles such as box braids. 
  • Tay Styles | Online | Shantavia Taylor started her business at age 22, with a desire to build self-esteem in women. 
  • Second2None Barbershop | N JL Redman Pkwy., Plant City | Get a fresh cut inside this cool, colorful shop.
  • Body Allures 328 South Indiana Ave. | Brittany Lewis, owner of this spa, specializes in specialty facials.
  • Wax Haven | 2200 Havendale Blvd. NW, Winter Haven | This place is the first shop in Winter Haven that is dedicated solely to waxing.
  • Glow Beauty Bar | 501 Peoples Ln. | Founded by Leeah Bell, offering services like light therapy, back facials, dermaplanes + more. 

Health 

Food 

Events

  • Inflatable Playables | 612 N. Ingraham Ave. | From yard letter signs to balloon numbers for parties + special events
  • Any Event Linen & Chair Rental | P.O. BOX 6182, Lakeland | An award-winning boutique rental agency that specializes in weddings + events.
  • The Petal Group | Online | Scroll through The Petal Group’s Facebook page to catch a glimpse at what these event planners do
  • DJ Red Stryke | Online | Need music for your wedding, birthday party, or corporate event?
  • The Canvas Event Center3048 Cypress Gardens Rd, Winter Haven This event center offers three set venue packages with customization options, along with apparel to match your occasion.

ForKids

  • ISA Basketball Training | Online | For kids K-12th grade who wants to learn the game of basketball or improve on their game
  • Wonder Here | 111 Florida Ave. S. | Co-founded in 2016 by Tiffany Thenor, Wonder Here is a learn and play studio in Lakeland that focuses on offering classes to kids.
  • All aboard Learning Station | 505 Peoples Ln. | Infants welcomed.

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Business Resources

  • The Well Lakeland | Online | Training, development + networking opportunities.
  • My Laser Focus | 122 E. Main St. | Kelvin McCree is the Chief Learning Officer of Laser Focus Leadership Solutions, LLC + founder of the 8 Organizational Brand Pillars SystemTM, a system that assists businesses with developing and strengthening structural and staff engagement pillars around a consistent brand message.
  • Sunshine and Kirk LLC | Online | A global coaching and consulting company, family-owned and operated by husband + wife team, Tony Kirk + Lisa Sunshine. 
  • Balance Branding | Online | A resource to assist small businesses in communicating clearly and directly to their customers.
  • Innovative Academy | 502 E. Main St. | A collective of creatives that explore different opportunities in job development
  • Black Flamingo (Videography and Marketing) | 3111 98 S. Ste. 106 | Owner: Duane Drisdom Jr. Specializes in any form of marketing.
  • Simply Creative Designing | Online | Founded by Stayce Jones, to create designs for both small + large businesses. 

Photography

  • Photos by Titus | Online | Plant City-born Titus Moye created his photography business after realizing his love for photography.
  • Blue Skies Visuals | Online | Founded by Demetrius Haynes. Scroll through more breathtaking photos on his Facebook page.

Dance/Fitness

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  • Crystal’s World of Dance | 801 Massachusetts Ave. | This dance studio has been serving the Lakeland community for 17 years.
  • Dynamic 24 Fitness Center, Inc. | 3111 98 S. Ste. 106 | Owners Duane “Driz” Drisdom & Drisdom. Offers: Personal Training, Athletic Training, Nutritional Counseling, Healthy Lifestyle Change. First black-owned 24-hour gym serving the Lakeland community for over 20 years.
  • Big Dreams Boxing Academy, LLC | 1853 E. Memorial Blvd. | A fitness studio/limited school that utilizes boxing, strength, and conditioning exercises that will enhance your overall body composition

Misc.

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What a wonderful idea that @lakelandermag came up with to help #lakeland indie creatives who are dealing with new ways to sell their merchandise during this time. Many of us don't have brick and mortar stores. At Hocus Pocus Comics, we sell online, at local markets, comic conventions, and local bookstores. The hashtag #supportlkld can help all of us connect to each other to help spread the word about our merchandise! If your kids are home and need something new to read, consider ordering a graphic novel for them. Our books are available at @amazon @barnesandnoble @booksamillion and @tombolobooks We have an incredible creative community in Lakeland. We'll get through this together. www.hpcomics.net #lkld #wearelakeland #indie

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Funeral Homes

  • Cannon Funeral Home | 317 W. Memorial Blvd. | Owner Reginald Cannon has 17+ years of experience + a passion is to provide services that aren’t offered by any other funeral home in the state of FL, such as a full catered dinner service to our clients, personalized caskets, complimentary refreshments, and 24hr visitations ceremonies that would accommodate any schedule. 
  • Coney Funeral Home |1404 Martin L. King, Jr. Ave. | Sonji Coney-Williams has been around the funeral business for many years, as her family owned and operated a burial vault business since she was 12 years old.

Artists

  • Deek Beatz | Online | Listen here
  • ILL2Def Studio | Online | An artist management group rooted in the sounds of hip hop and urban music and supporters of all local music of all genres. Led by local producer and engineer Darius Malloy, AKA RedStryke

Additional Resources

But, wait. That’s not all. There are so many more conversations about supporting black businesses happening all around the City – on PolkWay863’s Instagram page, on Lakeland Good Group’s Facebook page, on BLM Lakeland Movement’s Facebook page, on Lakeland Magic’s Twitter post, on Black & Brew’s Instagram page, and on the BRIDGE Local Public Forum Facebook page, to name a few. 

Thanks to all readers who sent in responses + those who reminded us about this website, with lists + categories of black-owned businesses to support in Florida. Use the links below to share this list with your family, friends, and neighbors throughout our community.