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New Orleans-Founded Probiotic Scalp Care Brand Bea's Bayou Skincare Wins Big at the Black Ambition Prize Demo Day 2023
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New Orleans, LA (November 29th, 2023) — Bea’s Bayou Skincare has been awarded a $20,000 prize at the Black Ambition Prize Demo Day 2023. Black Ambition is a non-profit founded by music mogul Pharrell Williams. Bea’s Bayou Skincare is a Black woman-owned business founded in New Orleans, LA by Louisiana native Arielle Brown.
On November 9th, Brown traveled to New York City to participate in the Black Ambition Awards where Brown was awarded $20,000 for Bea’s Bayou. Over the past year, Brown has been working hard fundraising in hopes to further accomplish the Bea’s Bayou mission. Arielle was one of thirty-six entrepreneurs named top finalist at the Black Ambition Prize.
“The Black Ambition team was amazing and the support I have around me, including our local start-up community, tells me that despite the economic challenges BIPOC founders face, there will always, ALWAYS, be someone looking out for us. We have to stay steadfast, committed, goal-oriented, and grateful. We are not content with the status quo, but grateful for the breath of fresh air and encouragement. Thank you, Black Ambition. Thank you to Pharrell Williams and Felecia Hatcher for all you’ve done to keep us motivated through anything and provide your resources!”
Brown stated after securing the prize.
Bea’s Bayou Skincare has attracted the eyes of other grant programs. In September, Brown was the recipient of a $10k grant from Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s BEYGOOD charity. Arielle plans to further fill the gaps in the skin and scalp care market by having products available in retailers across the country. You can purchase Bea’s Bayou Skincare at leading online retailers: Amazon.com, Walmart.com, and Macy’s.com as well as the website beasbayouskincare.com.
About Bea's Bayou Skincare
Louisiana native and Licensed Master Social Worker, Arielle Brown, is the founder and owner of Bea's Bayou Skincare, named after her maternal grandmother, Beatrice. After getting her Masters degree in Social Work from Southern University New Orleans, she provided direct mental health services conducting trauma-focused therapies with children and families for seven years. After leaving the education system, Arielle chose entrepreneurship, working as a Realtor. During the pandemic, she created scalp drops to help soothe her inflamed scalp and to her surprise, Bea’s Bayou Skincare was born! “Our vision is to inspire healing & build confidence and our values are empathy, integrity, and audacity!” Bea’s Bayou’s product line has grown to include both scalp and face care products to address sensitive, itchy, flaky, imbalanced skin. In 2022, Bea’s Bayou Skincare won the Essence and Aveeno Skin Health Pitch Award. Arielle has participated in various accelerator programs including Founder Gym, Black Girl Ventures, Fearless Fund, IDEA Institute, Jrue & Lauren Holiday Fund, and most recently by Stitchcrew, Amazon, New Voices Foundation, and Digital Undivided - Breakthrough! She is a member of Cosmetic Executive Women, International Society of Female Professionals, and her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Arielle loves family time, reading, good food, and singing!
“It is an honor for me to continue growing Bea's Bayou Skincare into a legacy brand, and one day, help other young entrepreneurs go after their goals as well.” For more information, please visit https://beasbayouskincare.com or email email@example.com.