Sundial Brands is a leading hair care and skincare company recognized for its innovative use of high-quality and culturally authentic ingredients. Sundial’s brands include SheaMoisture, Nubian Heritage, Madam C.J. Walker and nyakio (shown). Since its founding in 1991, Sundial has championed inclusive beauty and has served the unmet needs of consumers of color. Its business model and certifications are in line with the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) to accelerate growth while increasing positive social impact.
Sundial Brands will operate as a standalone unit within Unilever. Sundial’s founder, Richelieu Dennis, will continue to lead the business as CEO and executive chairman.
As part of the agreement, Unilever and Sundial are creating the New Voices Fund with an unprecedented initial investment of $50 million to empower women of color entrepreneurs. The intention is to scale the Fund to $100 million by attracting investments from other interested parties.