LGBTQAI-owned Skincare Brands
With 27 shops across the country, Rudy’s is a barbershop that has its own product line. Since day one, they’ve created a space where people from all walks of life can come to look and feel good. True to our ‘For Everybody’ roots, Rudy’s is a longtime ally of the LGBTQAI+ community, working with partners like the LA LGBTQ Center and the It Gets Better Project. They even have plastic-free option of bar soap bundles.
Marble & Milkweed
Crated by an herbalist, this line comes in sustainable glass packaging and offers everything fit for inner & outer beauty: vintage perfume balm compact; nourishing chamomile facial tonic; and even tea blends!
“I started NOTO because, as a queer woman, I felt that there was a gap in the representation of identities in beauty and wellness,” founder Gloria Noto tells them. "I would look at brands and feel a huge disconnection between what they were selling and who I and my friends were. I wanted to create a brand that was pure, with highest quality ingredients that also had branding that represented inclusivity towards all genders, races, body types, and backgrounds and also tie in my love for design and aesthetics."
“I feel that the queer community is hugely underrepresented in the beauty and wellness world, and one of my missions through NOTO is to help change that,” she said.
W3ll People has a bountiful offering of makeup products that are non-toxic, gluten-free, vegan, and sustainable. Co-founder Shirley Pinkson is an out lesbian makeup artist, puts the products to test to make sure each product is up to rigorous industry and personal standards, and well, most importantly, yours in mind.
STRANDS FOR TRANS
The NYC-based Barba Salon just launched Strands For Trans, an initiative working to end discrimination against trans men and women at barbershops and hair salons. So far, 10 salons and barbershops in cities like Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago have pledged allegiance to the cause — even Marc Jacobs stands in support — and you can check out the website for participating salons across the country. Even better for those based in New York, Barba will be offering pink, white, and blue color stylings today and tomorrow — just in time for Pride.
“Haircuts are historically gendered: Salons for women. Barbershops for men. This leaves the trans community feeling uncomfortable, unwelcome and unsure.
Strands For Trans is bringing gays, straights, women, men, anyone, together to create more trans-friendly barbershops and hair salons. Join in and let’s help this community feel welcome.” The NYC-Based Barba Salon is working to end discrimination against trans men & womxn at barbershops and hair salons that have been historically rejecting them in their gendered notions. So far, 10 salons and barbershops in cities like Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago have pledged allegiance to the cause — even Marc Jacobs stands in support — and you can check out the website for participating salons across the country. If you don’t see a local shop, like we didn’t for the DMV area, follow our footsteps & suggest it to your salon.
This is an NYC and LA-based store with many offerings but most importantly one towards funding many different LGBTQAI+-friendly organizations, such as The National Center for Transgender Equality and Planned Parenthood. Otherwild stocks many of our favourites, including our zero-waste pick below.