In an effort to more easily connect you to Black-Owned businesses in Northside, we’ve compiled this list of Black-Owned Businesses in our Northside community, from food and art, to hair and nails, youth mentoring, personal training and more!

Ajani’s Gourmet Strawberries

Ajani’s Gourmet Strawberries is a Sweets Boutique specializing in chocolate covered strawberries, and have many other delicious sweet treats! Currently operating by appointment only, call to place an order for weddings, parties, events, and special orders, 513-400-2188.

All About Athletics The Results Center

A personal training studio, located at 3938 Spring Grove Avenue in the Liberty Exhibition Hall building. “You either Train to look a certain way or you workout to look a certain way… BUT.. they are NOT the same! Here at The Results Center we train our bodies while I help and encourage you to create a healthy overall lifestyle with what you consume.” Call 513-692-4664 or email [email protected] to set up your first training session.

Beautiful Strands Salon & Barbershop

A Salon and Barber Shop that focuses on the health of your hair to leave you with beautiful strands or barber shop fresh. Offering cuts, color, relaxer, locks, braids, weaving (sew-in & glued), lashes, eyebrow arching (wax & razor), make-up, barber cuts, manicures, and pedicures (natural, gel nails, & minx). Located at 4031 Hamilton Avenue, call to inquire about an appointment, 513-873-3664. You can also shop hair from LaTisha online at

Darou Salam Restaurant

Senegalese restaurant in the heart of Northside, offering tasty dishes like lamb shanks, plantains, and dibi. Located past the courtyard next to Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Avenue. Call to place an order 513-681-3663, or walk-up carry-out.

Darou Salam also maintains its sister market across the street at 4158 Hamilton Avenue.

Guiding Light Mentoring

Established in 2014, Guiding Light Mentoring is an organization dedicated to serving youth ages 8–18 in the Greater Cincinnati area by providing positive role models, teaching relationship skills, and helping develop moral character. The organization provides 1:1 community-based mentorship, a leadership summer program, tutoring, and annual youth summits.

Guiding Light Mentoring takes a holistic approach by integrating community partners, parents, and youth through collaboration to help youth recognize and reach their highest potential while looking toward a brighter future.

Guiding Light Mentoring is located at 4141 Hamilton Avenue Suite #1. Call 513-541-9777, or visit the website for more information,

J. Nikole Glam Studio

JaeNicole is a licensed hair and makeup artist, talented, creative, and innovative while performing the most beautiful hairstyles and makeup applications. JaeNicole specializes in all hair textures and skin types. While JaeNicole is known for her infamous bob techniques and extensions, her broad capabilities have allowed her to make women look and feel beautiful for more than a decade!

Located at 4206 Hamilton Avenue, see services available, and book an appointment through the website,, or call 513-909-4247.

Joseph Clark Gallery/Arts of Africa

Joseph Clark Gallery is the inspiration of curator and owner Lowery Joseph Clark. An avid collector of African art for more than 30 years, he opened the gallery in 2011. As a student of African art, Lowery determined that the Cincinnati tri-state area did not have an art gallery that featured a diverse selection of African art.

The Joseph Clark Gallery showcases the traditional tribal arts and artifacts of Sub-Saharan Africa. African statues and figures, masks, ritual objects, earthenware, textiles, tribal currencies, bronze figures and plaques, terracotta, jewelry, dolls and so much more are available for viewing and purchasing. The gallery also features the varied artworks of local artists and artisans.

Joseph Clark Gallery’s primary objective is to provide exceptional and unique artwork and artifacts from the African continent with emphasis on the people of Sub-Saharan Africa. The gallery strives to share with visitors, the history, belief systems and cultures of the various ethnic groups represented in its displays, place the art objects in context and provide insight into their use.

The gallery helps its visitors select and purchase pieces that will express their personality and fit well in their homes.

Joseph Clark Gallery is located at 4038 Hamilton Avenue. Call to make an appointment, 513-351-8111, or shop the collection direct from the gallery website,

• Mama D&D Glam

Mama D&D Glam is a hair, makeup and nail salon providing mink lashes, threading, waxing and more. Mama D&D Glam also allows you to enjoy a glass of wine during your visit. See a list of services at Located at 1757 Chase Avenue. Call to make an appointment, 513-920-9288, or email [email protected].

Moreau Sewing Unlimited

Moreau Sewing Unlimited is a locally owned and operated alterations business. With 35 years of experience, owner Ian Moreau alters and makes clothing with confidence. In addition to alterations, Mr. Moreau teaches a variety of sewing classes. Furthermore, he teaches students how to create custom clothing. The Moreau sewing program aims to empower the community to learn sewing skills while encouraging self-employment. Moreau Sewing Unlimited also supports community projects and local businesses.

Moreau Sewing Unlimited has two locations: (Northside)1622 Chase Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223, and (Over-the-Rhine) 1351 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Both locations are open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 513-413-6136 or 513-899-1054.


PAR-Projects’ mission is to help empower community in the arts.

As educators, we provide workshops & multiple-week classes, related to career development & skills training.

As working artists, we enjoy hosting thought provoking exhibits & large scale collaborations throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Located in Northside at 1662 Hoffner Street. For more information, send an email to [email protected], or visit the website

Socialtique Events

Socialtique is an upscale “Social Boutique” where style and play come together. At Socialtique, we offer a unique and inviting space that can take your pop-up or event to newer heights. Our space is perfect for fashion or jewelry pop-ups, product launches, private events and so much more!

Socialtique offers 1100 square feet, plus a selection of tables and chairs for dinner parties or seated events as well as hi-top style tables and stools for a cocktail party or happy hour. Linens in black or white are also included in your package. Also, additional furniture and/or equipment is available for rent.

Socialtique is located at 4027 Hamilton Avenue. Visit the website to learn about rates and booking,, or email [email protected], or call 513-795-1880.

Stephanie’s Hair Options

A full service hair salon located at 4204 Hamilton Ave, call to make an appointment, 513-681-0600.

Supreme Styles Barber Shop

Good timely service in a positive atmosphere is our specialty. Call ahead to schedule an appointment or just stop by for conversation and a haircut! Many services are available stop in today to meet the barbers! Located at 1569 Chase Avenue, call ahead to make an appointment, 513-853-0211.

TopCoat Nailbar

Impeccably hygienic and skilled nail care. Custom hand-crafted nail art. For those who demand the best, you can relax – you’re in the care of a master technician with over 15 years’ experience. Located at 1568 Chase Avenue, call to make an appointment 513-542-NAIL, or book through

TyeDye Nails

A full service nail salon, located at 4175 Hamilton Avenue, call to make an appointment, 513-279-2524, or book through