Detroit Mom-Approved Guide to Women-Owned Businesses

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!

CREATIVITY

BEAUTY + SKINCARE

Dermy Doc Box is a seasonal subscription skincare box curated by Michigan-based board-certified dermatologist Dr. Fatima Fahs, with the goal of bringing an affordable assortment of dermatologist-selected skincare products directly to your door.

Chelsea teaches women over 30 beginner makeup skills. She works with clients one-on-one and also offers beginner makeup kits so women have makeup to learn with. She is based in Farmington Hills.

MORE BEAUTY + SKINCARE

beautiLofts | Various Locations

Beauty in Science Medspa | St. Clair Shores

Bellaroma Natural Skincare Boutique | St. Clair Shores

Blue Lilac Skincare

Body Shopp | Detroit

Brown Sugared Babies

HBC Organics | Genesee County

The Lip Bar | Detroit

London Beauty | Ann Arbor + Brighton

NadyB Beauty Bar | Dearborn

Natural Red

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.

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!

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.

CREATIVITY

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.

MORE CREATIVITY

AR Workshop | Ferndale

The Art Attic | Plymouth

The Art Shack SCS | St. Clair Shores

Clara’s Craft Boutique

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!

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.

Small Bites was conceptualized by the desire to just snack and connect. Portion sizes in the food industries are huge, and Small Bites highlights the joy in grazing. What makes Small Bites unique is the accessibility it provides and how they are seeking to provide a sensory experience through food within the Metro Detroit area.
Neehee’s is a unique and vibrant restaurant chain that offers a wide range of delectable and authentic Indian street food. You can find them in Canton and Troy. Neehee’s is also in Columbus, OH and Hanover Park, IL. Neehee’s has become a go-to spot for locals and tourists alike who crave the bold flavors and vibrant spices of Indian cuisine. From chaat to dosas, thalis to vada pav, Neehee’s menu has something for everyone. The restaurant’s warm and welcoming atmosphere, combined with its colorful and stylish décor, creates an experience that is both unique and enjoyable.

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.

Michigan Pediatric Therapy delivers expert pediatric occupational therapy and craniosacral therapy (CST) in Farmington Hills, MI, facilitated by licensed and experienced professionals. Their comprehensive services encompass occupational therapy, feeding therapy, sensory integration therapy, oral-motor therapy, and craniosacral therapy. They help children struggling with picky eating, breastfeeding, sensory issues, and more achieve normal functioning skills. Rooted in experience and evidence-based practices, they empower children to unlock their full potential by addressing the whole child with tailored techniques. Their mission is to offer families a warm and supportive environment where they can learn about their child’s developmental needs and how to nurture their child’s capacity to succeed through occupational and craniosacral therapy.

Michigan Family Doulas is a certified Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula Agency based in Metro Detroit and servicing all of the growing families spread through Michigan. Their skilled and compassionate care supports new families during the crucial postpartum period. Each doula is trained, certified, insured, and equipped with CPR training. Clients typically have a primary doula and a backup doula, ensuring personalized support for their unique needs. They specialize in providing non-clinical emotional, physical, and informational support to pregnant individuals and their families before, during, and after birth.

Sunny Side Up Wellness was created to empower, educate, and facilitate natural healing. They embrace a holistic ideology, rooted in nature, and consider all aspects of your well-being–physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Rather than diagnose or treat, their philosophy is to find the root cause of symptoms, disease, or chronic/acute issues. They encourage their clients to get CURIOUS about their health, be open minded about healing, and understand that it’s a journey–not a destination. They offer Natural Health Consults, Iridology, Reflexology, Muscle Testing, and other health services in the Metro Detroit area with an office in Milford.

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

Barefoot & Free Yoga Retreats

The Barre Code | Various Locations

Because Her Hands Care | Eastpointe

Brandi Thomas | Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Brooke Rozmenoski

Brooke Stone | Licensed Professional Counselor

Burn Boot Camp | New Hudson

Detroit Doulas

Detroit Yoga Lab | Detroit

DNA Wellness Co.

DownPup Yoga | Plymouth

Dr. Rachael Elizabeth | Physical Therapist + Women’s Health Coach

Essential Family Chiropractic | Farmington

Everyday Wellness for Moms

The Giving Tree Collective | Oxford

Grace School of Dance | Jackson

Jennifer Watson Wellness

Joanne Mulhere | Therapist

Jump-A-Rama Gymnastics + Fitness Center | Canton

Live Latch Love

The Mama Coach

Metro Detroit Doula Services

Metta & Moxie | Pleasant Ridge

Michigan Massage + Wellness | Troy

Peace of Mind Therapy | Berkley

Pelvic Noire | Oak Park

Retreat to Reclaim

Rumble Boxing | Shelby Township

Running Lab Brighton | Brighton

Sarah Watson | LPC + Certified Sex Therapist

South Lyon Nutrition | South Lyon

Strong with Sarah

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

Simpkins Studios personally designs, prints, hand cuts, and packages everything they offer. They offer coloring cards with unique crayons, coloring books, recycled notebooks, junk journals/crap books, notepads, greeting cards, journals, and affirmation cards.

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.

Tinkertown Creations offers customized creations for all your needs! From children’s organization boxes to store those important life documents, to holiday apparel, to personalized gifts . . . Tinkertown Creations is here to add a personal touch to every one of life’s occasions.

PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

SERVICES


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 three-week custom sleep plan that includes unlimited support throughout the three 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.

Albiona Rakipi is a parenting coach known for helping parents reframe their daily challenges, discover accessible solutions, and reclaim more joy and connection in parenting. She is the founder of the website “The Parenting Reframe” and hosts a podcast by the same name.

Ashley helps busy and overwhelmed moms regain control of their family’s lives by guiding them through the process of buying their dream home and selling their too-small starter home. She helps them find a home that perfectly fits their unique needs and lifestyle, providing a nurturing and organized environment where they can thrive. She prides herself on doing this all while helping moms feel heard and understood in a way that only another busy mom can relate to!
An award-winning Keynote Speaker, Coach, Group Facilitator, and Happiness Trainer, Tamara helps people cultivate deeper relationships with themselves and others through the skills and tools of wellbeing. She offers 1:1 and group coaching, team-building events, wellness series, and local meetups to help you create a life you love, now! Services offered online and in-person in the Commerce Township and Metro Detroit areas.
Mikki is a Certified Life + Conscious Parenting Coach, a mom, a speaker, and host of the Co-Parenting with Confidence Podcast and author of The People Pleaser’s Guide to Co-Parenting Well. She supports moms in navigating co-parenting with confidence, calm, + clarity so that they can create a harmonious home for themselves and their kiddos.

MORE SERVICES

Ashley Jolley Real Estate

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

Higher Living Real Estate

The Inclusion Project | Speech, Language, + Communication Services

Kelly Houseman Counseling

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

Two Unique Caterers + Event Planners

Wedded Perfection | Wedding Planning

Whole Self, Whole Child | Parent-Family Coaching

You + Me Catering and Events

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!

Are you a women-owned business and would like to be featured in our guide? Partnering with us allows your business to have more visibility with a large, targeted market made up of local families. Send an email to [email protected] for more information!

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