Here at Detroit Mom, there are two things we love more than anything else: supporting other women and supporting small businesses. That’s why we decided to create the Detroit Mom Guide to Women-Owned Businesses In + Around Detroit. We want to showcase all of the incredible women who have created amazing businesses in hopes that you’ll decide to choose them the next time you’re looking for any type of product or service.
This guide is ever-evolving and continuously growing so be sure to check back frequently for updates. We are so proud to feature these women-owned businesses and hope you decide to check them out!
BEAUTY + SKINCARE
MORE BEAUTY + SKINCARE
beautiLofts | Various Locations
Beauty in Science Medspa | St. Clair Shores
Body Shopp | Detroit
HBC Organics | Genesee County
The Lip Bar | Detroit
London Beauty | Ann Arbor + Brighton
NadyB Beauty Bar | Dearborn
PAINT Nail Bar | Rochester
Primp Beauty Bar | Plymouth
Rae Soap Co. | Westland
Ruby’s Balm | West Bloomfield
Skinphorea Facial Bar + Acne Clinic | Detroit + Royal Oak
SKN Medical Spa | Ferndale
Ullman’s Health + Beauty | Berkley
Wax Spa Studio | Birmingham
Wildflower & Company | Grosse Pointe
BOOKSTORES, LEARNING + KIDS
Stemville is a children’s activity center located in Downtown Northville that promotes STEM through open play. It is their hope that Stemville will stimulate the minds of all children who visit so they too can imagine, explore, design, and create. They have a membership program that allows unlimited visits, no fees for additional adults, monthly buddy passes, and private party discounts.
Smarty Pants Clothing Co. provides minimalist, functional, and fashionable clothing for children. They started by selling little boy’s clothing free of dinosaurs, trucks, and slogans that were fashionable and could be mixed and matched with their existing wardrobe. In the fall, Smarty Pants Clothing Co. will add girl’s clothing to their product line.
Hank a Roo Readings is a children’s book imprint dedicated to telling adventure stories that spark creativity and inner dialogue. Based out of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, their current award-winning books include To the Moon and Back, The Pirate Doctor, and The Guardians of the Garden. Hank a Roo Readings also offers consulting and coaching services for aspiring indie authors.
MORE BOOKSTORES, LEARNING + KIDS
2 Dandelions Bookshop | Brighton
Coreander’s Children’s Bookshoppe | Grosse Pointe Park
Hungry Kiddos | Macomb County
KiddieKlub Childcare + Preschool | Rochester Hills
Learning Bug Preschool | Ferndale
Little Threads Resale Shop | South Lyon
Sidetrack Bookshop | Royal Oak
Socialight Society | Lansing
CLOTHING + ACCESSORIES
Adorn Permanent Jewelry is your new favorite bonding experience servicing Metro Detroit! Adorn provides custom fit, clasp-less jewelry that is safely welded together creating a seamless, comfortable piece lasting you from years to decades. They offer a variety of metals and chains to meet your investment budget and style. Host a private party, or find pop ups at local businesses and events!
Emily Prchlik Fine Jewelry specializes in unique, vibrant, heirloom-quality jewelry. With over eight years of experience as a designer in the fine jewelry industry, Emily started this brand with a vision to empower women to show up as their highest selves. She believes the jewelry you purchase should reflect your spirit, and should be made of the utmost quality so that it can be enjoyed by future generations. She specializes in custom engagement rings, wedding bands, unique anniversary gifts, and heirloom redesigns.
Lauren Wilson is a mom of three children and the owner of LovePeaceThreads. As a creative soul, she started thinking of how she wanted to take leisurewear to the next level by creating cool threads that are comfortable for adults. She hand dyes the items herself and allows hers customers the option to use their own creativity by personalizing them. This allows you to wear your personal business logos, a special memory, an important saying or word, family names, hand written notes from loved ones, and much more. Her leisurewear includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, baseball and trucker hats, and beanies. She’s located in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
MORE CLOTHING + ACCESSORIES
4GOOD Permanent Jewelry | Macomb
Avabelle Boutique | Plymouth
Be Scene Boutique | Rochester
Bella Mia Boutique | Plymouth
Courtney Fischer Jewelry | Royal Oak
Ferne Boutique | Ann Arbor + Bay City
Harper Maya Shop | Detroit
K. Carroll Accessories | Auburn Hills
Kiloh + Co. | Plymouth
Kitty Deluxe | St. Clair Shores
The Little Seedling | Ann Arbor
Madison Boutique | Plymouth
Rebel Nell | Detroit
Reware Vintage | Berkley
Sum Girls Boutique | Berkley
Creative Play Studio teaches process art classes to kids ages 18 months to 11 years old. Their classes are tailored to reach each age group at their level. Their youngest classes provide art and sensory play experiences for kids and their caregiver. The preschool classes do the same but also begin teaching some art skills, techniques, and history, too. The older kid classes allow children to explore and create freely without the pressure or stress of a picture-perfect product. They allow moms to come and enjoy the youngest-aged classes right alongside their child without feeling like they have to basically take over and do the whole craft for them. Creative Play Studio brings classes to families at their location as well as at their Outdoor Art Space in New Hudson.
AR Workshop | Ferndale
The Art Attic | Plymouth
The Art Shack SCS | St. Clair Shores
The Craft Hut | St. Clair Shores
Epiphany Studios | Pontiac
Glass Action! Studio + Custom Design | Oak Park
Motor City Woman Studios | Southfield
Paint’D – The Paint Bus | Detroit
The Painted Croc | South Lyon
ENTERTAINMENT + EXPERIENCES
Aesthetic Play is a local, mom-owned, luxury soft play business! They have everything from ball pits, to climbers and slides, to bounce houses, and so much more! They are able to set up indoors and outdoors. Their equipment is designed to create a fun and safe environment for all kids to have a blast in style!
Detroit’s first all-white bounce house company. Looking for modern party inflatables? You’re in the right place! Luxury Bounce offers a wide variety of inflatable products including bounce houses, ball pits, and their newest addition, the Luxe Bubble. All of their inflatables come in a range of sizes and can be customized to fit your party’s specific theme. Their inflatables are sure to provide hours of fun and entertainment for your guests, and make your party an unforgettable experience.
Sweet Mitten Dreams is your local go-to full service sleepover business! They offer both indoor and outdoor experiences including customizable teepees, the Glamping Bell Tent, and the Outdoor Movie Experience. Clients celebrate many occasions while using their products and services, but the most popular are birthdays, first sleepovers, girls nights, and grad parties! Sweet Mitten Dreams is located in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Let KB Event Co create something magical for your next event. Any event without balloons is just a gathering–KB Event Co takes your upcoming event from average to extraordinary with their luxury backdrop rentals and balloon designs. They want to spread joy and happiness to those who are celebrating special occasions by creating the most beautiful areas to take pictures that will last a lifetime. KB Event Co is in the heart of Howell, Michigan and serves the surrounding areas including the Metro Detroit and Lansing areas.
Mercantile Fairs is the creator of retail-based consumer shopping events such as Handcrafters Markets, Detroit Foodie Fair, Detroit Vegan, and Shed 5 Flea. Mercantile Fairs is women-owned and operated, and has been in business since 2007. It is one of the fastest growing events and marketing companies in the industry. Mercantile Fairs creates, promotes, and manages not-to-be-missed shopping experiences!
MORE ENTERTAINMENT + EXPERIENCES
Bacons Balloon Decor | Dryden
Darling Events, L.L.C. | Metamora
FlowerSmith Studio | Brighton
Iron + Light Collaborative | Detroit
My Girly Party | Farmington Hills
Old Fashioned Concessions, Rentals & More | Sterling Heights
Pillow Fight Sleepover Company | Lake Orion
Studio Neue | Plymouth
Zero Bar + Lounge | Jackson
FOOD + DRINKS
Karma Wellness Kitchen is a women-owned small business based in Michigan. They have created plant-based Indian superfood snacks and lentil meal kits without any additives and preservatives. Their Popped Water Lily seeds, known as Karma pops, are their best selling product as it’s gluten free and comes with many health benefits. Their vision is to create a sustainable and accessible healthy food future that’s good for our bodies and planet.
Jashan Chocolate (pronounced Juh-shun) means Celebration in Hindi, Urdu, and Persian. They make handmade artisan chocolates that are infused with Indian spices and flavors. Their chocolates are made in Michigan with 100% Belgium chocolate that is gluten free, vegetarian, halal, and kosher certified. Their chocolate boxes come with an assortment of flavors: Chai, Rose, Orange Clove, Mango Lassi, Coconut Jaggery, Pistachio Kulfi, and many more. Makes a unique gift for Mother’s Day, Easter, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, “thank you” gifts, corporate gifts, birthdays, anniversaries, and more! They also offer customization for weddings, parties, and events.
MORE FOOD + DRINKS
Brit’s Baked Bites | Royal Oak
Cake Mitten | Clinton Township
Cookie Creations by Jackie | Shelby Township
Drifter Coffee | Ferndale
Flavors of Jamaica | Pontiac
The Five Forks | Jackson
For the Love of Sugar | Detroit
Good Cakes and Bakes | Detroit
The Grazing Hour | Clawson
Gumbo’s | Mt. Clemens
House of Cake Pops | Westland
Hummus Goodness | Southfield
J&W Ice Cream | Eastpointe
J&W Ice Cream on Wheels | Roseville
Lala’s Too | Brighton
Laura Rose Cookies | Commerce
Le Bon Macaron | Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, + Holland
Shree Sweets n Bakes | Novi
The Silver Shamrocks Cuisine | Oakland Township
Spacecat V-stro | Ferndale
Spun Sugar Detroit/Spun Sugar Shoppe | South Lyon
Sweet Eats by Erin | Ferndale
Sweet Maes Desserts | Plymouth
Utopia Sweets by Elyse | Huntington Woods
Whippin’ Dippin’ Desserts | Rochester Hills
HEALTH + WELLNESS
Healing Home Counseling Group offers an empowering space to heal, regain strength, and restore peace in your home. They are a certified perinatal, family, and youth therapy group. All of their clinicians are perinatal mental health (PMH) certified or trained. Some of their staff are also EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) trained with an emphasis on BIPOC and perinatal trauma.
Pelvic Core PT is a physical therapy clinic owned and operated by two physical therapists who specialize in all things pelvic floor: Dr. Marganit Weinberg and Dr. Nicole Dailey. At Pelvic Core PT, they are passionate about treating pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, perinatal issues, pelvic organ prolapse, constipation, and low back and hip pain. They also love helping people reach their wellness goals and optimize their pelvic floor!
Core (LP) Fitness provides 1:1 and small group Megaformer training based on the Lagree Method in the heart of downtown Berkley, Michigan. This high intensity, low impact workout incorporates strength, endurance, cardio, balance, and flexibility training to help improve range of motion and joint health, and create lean, toned muscle. In every session, you can expect 50 minutes of music-driven, muscle shaking, total body workout that will help any driven person strengthen those tough-to-get areas. That means core, obliques, arms, and cheeks! You haven’t quite worked out like this before, but they promise you will sweat, shake, and see the difference after just a few sessions. See you soon the on the Mega!
Live Light Birth & Family is a collective of certified specialists with a common goal and mindset of offering the highest quality services for before, during, and after birth. They offer birth and postpartum doula support, childbirth education, birth planning assistance, and infant feeding counseling to all of southeast Michigan. Their services are personalized for you to create the beautiful and empowering experience you deserve.
Detroit Counseling Collective’s approach to therapy focuses on the importance of human connection. They want you to feel seen. They are here to normalize your experience and help you verbalize what you need in order to overcome obstacles to joy. Detroit Counseling Collective’s mission is to help you become more accepting of the imperfections of being human through in-person or online therapy.
Let’s explore Ballet through Play! Join the interactive, live dance adventures led by your favorite dance teacher, Ms. Shirel. Unlike traditional classes, Ms. Shirel curates all classes around the pure joy of movement–not technique or ability. By using Zoom and YouTube, no matter where they are–Detroit, Brooklyn, California, The Philippines, or wherever–kids can engage in interactive and high-quality dance education experiences, right from the comfort of their own homes.
Erin is a pre- and postnatal coach working with women who want to build strength throughout pregnancy and beyond. Her newest project has been the How Mama Got Her Groove Back Postnatal Transformation Program. It is a complete resource for ALL postnatal moms. Erin focuses on giving you the strategy and support you’ve been looking for to finally get your groove back in your postpartum journey.
TRV|Fit Berkley is a fitness community and family where you’re surrounded by like-minded individuals who will inspire you every day to be better. They offer personal training, semi-private training, and group classes to help you reach your fitness goals. They’re constantly setting the standard of functional group fitness, and TRV|Health because they thrive on staying cutting edge.
MORE HEALTH + WELLNESS
86 Plastic | Troy
Active Nutrition | Fitness, Nutrition, + Wellness Coaching
Alexis Adams Integrative Health | Integrative Women’s Health Guide
Ali Long Sunny Side Up Wellness | Milford
Allegro Dance | Bloomfield Hills
The Barre Code | Various Locations
Because Her Hands Care | Eastpointe
Brandi Thomas | Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Brooke Stone | Licensed Professional Counselor
Burn Boot Camp | New Hudson
Detroit Yoga Lab | Detroit
DownPup Yoga | Plymouth
Dr. Rachael Elizabeth | Physical Therapist + Women’s Health Coach
Essential Family Chiropractic | Farmington
The Giving Tree Collective | Oxford
Grace School of Dance | Jackson
Joanne Mulhere | Therapist
Metta & Moxie | Pleasant Ridge
Michigan Massage + Wellness | Troy
Peace of Mind Therapy | Berkley
Pelvic Noire | Oak Park
Rumble Boxing | Shelby Township
Running Lab Brighton | Brighton
Sarah Watson | LPC + Certified Sex Therapist
South Lyon Nutrition | South Lyon
Sunny Squirrel Farm LLC | Oak Park
Suzette’s Masters of Dance | Shelby Township
TRV|FIT | Berkley
Walking Lightly (Refill + Zero-Waste Shop) | Ferndale
Welcome Home Yoga + Wellness | Detroit
XO Aesthetics | Shelby Township
HOME DECOR + GIFTS
Soul Roots Wax Company is based out of Brownstown, Michigan and offers a variety of hand-poured small batch candles, room sprays, and wax melts. Their products are inspired to escape reality by taking you back to a special moment in time or place. They are focused on their craft of creating simple, clean-burning, soulful candles from their heart to your nose. Each of their products are hand-poured small batches using fragrance oils that are free from phthalates and Prop 65 chemicals. Their candles are made from 100% American-grown soy wax and are free from paraffin and dyes. It’s their desire to share more soulful moments with others through the craft of slow burning, non-toxic candles, making emotional connections one sniff at a time.
Riverside Vintage Market (RVM) is a local furniture, home decor, lifestyle, and gift shoppe. They currently have one brick-and-mortar location for weekend shopping, plus an online presence via social media. RVM specializes in carefully curated antique, vintage, and found pieces that are styled to evoke creativity. For their new merchandise, they strive to source locally made, handcrafted, and/or sustainable products whenever possible. RVM combines these unique items to create a blended historic, modern, and organic aesthetic that their customers can then incorporate into their own homes.
MORE HOME DECOR + GIFTS
The Artsy Umbrella | Berkley
The Barakah Boutique | Canton
City Bird | Detroit
Come to Your Effin Senses | Brooklyn (coming soon!)
Jenny’s Noodle | West Bloomfield
The Junk Drawer Mercantile | St. Clair Shores
Liv a Little at home | New Haven
Made in the Mitten | Royal Oak
Michigan Roots Artisan Shoppe | Madison Heights
Michigan Slices | Canton
Poesy | Royal Oak
Stitched With Love By Lindsey | Macomb Township
Wallflower Mercantile | Brighton
Erin Goodrich is a published portrait photographer + videographer servicing Michigan and beyond with over a decade of experience focused on creative content. She is honored to tell your story whether it’s for branding, families, weddings, or editorial. Erin is here to capture your beauty, your emotional moments, and your passions. Striving to capture each individual’s personality is her specialty and she loves that she gets to freeze memories in real time for her clients.
Tracy Picmann Interior Design is a home design company striving to work on your vision and give you the confidence to create a home that fits your needs and brings you joy each time you walk through the door. Tracy loves working with moms to create spaces that are kid-friendly and budget-friendly! Located in Oakland Township and offering in-person design to the Metro Detroit area, as well as e-design services nationwide.
RTS Sleep Consulting is owned by Rachel, a certified pediatric sleep consultant through the Center for Pediatric Sleep Management. She finds a genuine passion in helping parents find sleep because she knows what it feels like to go without it. She is here to help you and your family. RTS Sleep Consulting offers a two-week custom sleep plan that includes unlimited support throughout the two weeks. They also offer a custom sleep plan, which is an option for parents that just want clear-cut directions on how to sleep train.
Serenity At Home is a professional home organizing business serving the Metro Detroit area. They partner with their clients to create realistic and customized organizing systems that are sustainable for them and their families. They work in any and all spaces in the home striving to reduce the stress and chaos often felt by their clients. Their goal is to simplify their clients’ lives!
Modern Social Detroit strives to revolutionize the social experience at your event with the world’s most beautiful, modern photo booths. Known for their perfectly on-trend yet timeless aesthetic, they capture gorgeous glam photos of your guests and provide you with a completely custom-designed social booth experience. Located in Bloomfield Hills and servicing the most premier events in Michigan and beyond.
After just one session with Kenisha, you’ll feel that you’ve started to build your cultural capacity that will guide your diversity and inclusion plan, equity goals, and your anti-racism journey. She helps small businesses and individuals facilitate anti-racism and DEIB work around the state and nation, such as facilitating conversations, training, creating strategic plans, and consulting. You will find her trying to dismantle the disparities of black and brown youth in the child welfare system and teaching others lessons toward becoming anti-racist in everything that she does. In her personal life, along with this business, she runs a calligraphy business, Lettering by Kenisha.
The Blonde Mom | Personal Stylist
Brooklyn Outdoor | Advertising
Concetti Studio | Interior Design Studio
Courtney Opalko Etiquette, LLC. | Modern Etiquette Training
Curated Events Detroit | Event Planning
Essential Recycling – ER 4 The Planet | Pontiac
Grace This Space Interiors | Interior Design + Home Organization
Great Lakes Resume | Resume Writing
Heylo Creative | Boutique Branding + Design Studio
The Inclusion Project | Speech, Language, + Communication Services
Lauryn Laszczak | Somatic Business Coach
Lynnette Cretu | Brand Stategy
Maglothin Well + Water Treatment | Waterford
MPQ Events | Event Planning + Coaching
Off Main Studio | Marketing + Branding
Pixell Bug | Graphic Design + Illustration
Reum Organizing | Home Organization
RTS Sleep Consulting | Pediatric Sleep Consultant
Rue | Detroit Female DJ + More
Sandy Speaks Therapy | Speech + Swallow Therapy
Serenity at Home | Home Organization
Tracy Picmann | Home Design
Wedded Perfection | Wedding Planning
Whole Self, Whole Child | Parent-Family Coaching
We hope you love these local businesses as much as we do! They are truly some of the best gems in Detroit. Whether you’re looking for something to do, a gift, or something to make your life easier, this guide has you covered!
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