Aside from St. Patrick's Day and the start of spring, March is a very important month, especially for the ladies. Women's History Month not only honors the impact of women throughout history but also celebrates women who are making major strides today. From food to cocktails to salons and more, here are a few of the many incredible Women-Owned Businesses to know, support and visit in Dallas.
Over the years, charcuterie boards have grown in popularity. In Dallas, Oliva Genthe is not only dishing out amazing boards - she's creating breathtaking grazing tables. Her business, Fount Board & Table is a cafe and event space in Uptown where folks can also flock to for coffee, sandwiches and more.
Finding a quality cocktail in Dallas isn't hard but finding one that comes to you can be. Luckily there's Pontent Pours, a mobile mixology service owned by Kimberly Scott. What started as a hobby blossomed into a niche business. Now Scott offers her services - in-person and virtually - at corporate events and private events/parties. Scott even offers bar menu consulting for local establishments.
The team (all sisters!) behind Kookie Haven.
The Bishop Arts District sweet shop Kookie Haven is owned by not one, but three women - Darla McCuen, Kim Haynes and Shinita Briggs - who happen to be sisters. The bakery - named after their late mother - boasts an array of homemade treats including cookies, brownies and the infamous square bites, which are square cupcakes that are so moist they're considered a must-order item.
Getting in and out of the hair salon in a timely manner can oftentimes be a struggle. That issue was rectified when blowout bars came on the scene. However, Piersten Gaines noticed there weren't many (if any) that serviced clients with coarse hair. So she created Pressed Roots, a silk blowout bar in the Trinity Groves area, stacked with stylists specialized in working with textured hair. The luxury Pressed Roots experience comes with complimentary bubbly and the guarantee of an express appointment.
When Daisha Board left the corporate world, she took a deep dive into Dallas' art scene. Upon realizing BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists were vastly underrepresented in art galleries, Board decided to act as a consultant to get the artists the exposure they deserved, which later led to the opening of Daisha Board Gallery in West Dallas. Now, Board is using her space to bring in a wide range of talent specializing in an array of art forms, from portrait to abstract to mixed media and more!