Black-owned Business Month: Spotlight on Bryans Road, MD

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Located in the northeast part of Charles County along the Potomac River, Bryans Road, Maryland has a long agricultural history of tobacco farming. After the installation of the nearby Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center and the growth of local commercial establishments, Bryans Road has evolved into a thriving community of professionals. With a population of majority Black residents (64.2%,)[1] Bryans Road is one of many communities within Charles County that demonstrates the importance of simultaneously uplifting diverse voices and local businesses.


In honor of National Black-owned Business Month, learn about a few Black-owned businesses located in Bryans Road below:



Making Life Sweeter


Founded by Anthony and Tisha McFarland, the Honey Bun Cake Factory (HBCF) is a bakery that specializes in baking honey bun cakes with a range of flavors. McFarland's goal is for their honey bun cakes to become America’s number one favorite cake, one flavor at a time. This Bryans Road company can provide catering services for any occasion, including holiday celebrations, corporate functions, family gatherings, and fundraisers.





Bringing Relaxation and Beauty to Clients


Founded by mother and daughter duo, L-Marie and Martyna-Marie, Bodi Oasis Wellness Spa & Salon is a one-stop spa, salon, and event center. This woman-owned, Black-owned business specializes in enhancing the beauty of its clients through meeting hair and skin care needs.





First Class Styles and Experiences


Tarshea Smith founded We Wear Hair in 2019 to pursue her life-long passion for “the exoticness and luxuriousness of hair.” Smith built this company to bring a feeling of luxury and style to all of her clients, regardless of budget. We Wear Hair is a virgin hair lounge that specializes in undamaged and untreated hair, RAW unprocessed full lace wigs, frontals, closures, and hair bundles of all styles.






Recognizing Bryans Road’s Black-owned businesses not only highlights the diversity of Charles County, but also reiterates the importance of investing in local communities.


To read more about how we are celebrating National Black-owned Business Month, read our previous blog post!










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