Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by visiting these Latin-owned Charlotte businesses

From local artisans crafting handmade gifts to hard working entrepreneurs that provide essential services to fellow residents, Charlotte’s Hispanic and Latino community boasts a colorful and resourceful array of small businesses that others can benefit from.

With nearly 130,000 people in Charlotte identifying as Hispanic or Latino, it comes as no surprise that local Latino-owned businesses in the city are present and thriving in many corners of Charlotte’s neighborhoods.

Here are just a few of the businesses owned by Charlotte-based Hispanic and Latino entrepreneurs:


ÉCLAT Skin Confidence Spa & Academy

Location: 20901 Torrence Chapel Rd Ste 103-A, Cornelius, NC 28031

Neighborhood: Cornelius

Service: Cosmetics and aesthetics

What to know: ÉCLAT accommodates a wide range of beauty needs such as facials, lash extensions, microblading and semi-permanent and permanent makeup. The spa even offers medical aesthetics and advanced esthetic training.

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J&Y Computers

Location: 4724 Old Pineville Rd F, Charlotte, NC 28217

Neighborhood: Lower South End

Service: Computer repair, refurbished tech

What to know: J&Y not only offers same-day repair on PCs and Macs, but you can also browse through a variety of refurbished and affordable computers for purchase.

La Barberia Barbershop and Salon

Location: 1018 Mt Gallant Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732

Neighborhood: Rock Hill

Service: Men’s hair, cuts and styling

What to know: This Latino-owned barbershop caters to all ages and can take on any styling task from simple trims and cuts to unique fades and intricate designs.

LaCa Projects

Location: 1429 Bryant St, Charlotte, NC 28208

Neighborhood: Wesley Heights

Service: Art, art sales

What to know: LaCa (Latin American Contemporary Arts) is a gallery that showcases — and sells — artwork by Hispanic and Latino artists. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Owner Walter Dolhare toured 100 buildings before purchasing the property on Bryant Street that would become LaCa Projects.
Owner Walter Dolhare toured 100 buildings before purchasing the property on Bryant Street that would become LaCa Projects.

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Livink Tattoo

Location: 14815 Ballantyne Village Way Suite 240, Charlotte, NC 28277

Neighborhood: Ballantyne

Service: Tattoos

What to know: Livink is a locally-owned tattoo shop that specializes in custom, unique and realistically detailed tattoos.

Pet Wants - The Urban Feed Store

Location: 1700 Camden Rd Suite 102, Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: South End

Service: Pet food

What to know: Pet Wants prides itself on being a retailer of all-natural, gluten-free and byproduct-free pet food.

Pet Wants is inside Optimist Hall.
Pet Wants is inside Optimist Hall.

Pura Vida Worldly Art

Location: 3202 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205

Neighborhood: NoDa

Service: Handmade gifts

What to know: Products at Pura Vida Worldly Art are handmade and ethically sourced from artists located in over 40 other countries. Customers can browse through clothing, garden and patio decor, kids toys and accessories, and kitchen dishes and utensils.

Pure Glo Spa Loft

Location: 416 East 36 St Loft #14, Charlotte, NC 28205

Neighborhood: NoDa

Service: Holistic spa experiences

What to know: It’s about more than just the “vibe.” Pure Glo Spa Loft offers a wide variety of skincare treatments, body treatments, light therapy and even lash and brow services.

Raven Moon Emporium

Location: 2210 India Hook Rd #104, Rock Hill, SC 29732

Neighborhood: Rock Hill

Service: Herbs, crystals, oils

What to know: Customers of Raven Moon Emporium can rest assured that they’ll find all their holistic healing needs at this locally-owned shop. Browse through teas, body care, bulk herbs, candles, chakra products, crystals, elixirs, curios, energy care products, herbal blends, herbal samplers, incense, oils, seasonings and spices, smudging products and sprouting seeds.

Tapp Beauty

Location: 607 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207

Neighborhood: Eastover

Service: Beauty, clothing

What to know: Tapp Beauty’s “Passionistas” offer an extensive range of beauty services including fashion, hair, makeup and skincare.


Charlotte Deck Repair

Location: Charlotte and surrounding areas

Neighborhood: Charlotte and surrounding areas

Services: Deck repair, design

What to know: The Charlotte Deck Repair team specializes in designing and constructing hardwood and composite decks, as well as deck repair and restoration to existing decks.

Expert Cleaning Solutions

Location: Charlotte and surrounding areas

Neighborhood: Charlotte and surrounding areas

Services: Janitorial solutions

What to know: Although Expert Cleaning Solutions doesn’t offer residential cleaning services, this business can be a resource for fellow entrepreneurs in the area. Expert Cleaning Solutions offers routine janitorial services for retail facilities, apartment buildings and complexes, offices and commercial properties.

J&M Guttering

Location: Charlotte and surrounding areas

Neighborhood: Charlotte and surrounding areas

Services: Gutter cleaning

What to know: J&M Guttering brings over a decade of experience to customers within the Charlotte metropolitan area who are in need of gutter cleaning services. In addition to gutter cleaning, J&M also offers gutter repair, rotted wood replacement, window replacement, roofing, pressure washing and interior and exterior painting.

Lake Norman Catering

Location: Lake Norman, Charlotte and surrounding areas

Neighborhood: Lake Norman, Charlotte and surrounding areas

Services: Event catering, event staffing and coordination

What to know: Whether it’s for a private wedding, a corporate event or anything that lands somewhere in between, Lake Norman Catering offers everything you need to make the catering at your event a success, including a full staff.

Priscilla Green Photography

Location: 1609 Sardis Rd N Suite B, Charlotte, NC 28270

Neighborhood: Sardis Woods

Services: Photography, photo editing

What to know: Bringing more than eight years of experience to the table, Priscilla Green offers a wide range of photography services including maternity portraiture, newborn and baby photography and family photography. Priscilla’s studio is located in southeast Charlotte and features everything you need for a session, from stunning backdrops and props to wardrobe and accessories.

Queen City Pelvic PT

Location: 4108 Park Rd Suite 406, Charlotte, NC 28209

Neighborhood: Montford

Services: Health, physical therapy

What to know: Ana Karim, the physical therapist behind Queen City Pelvic PT, has over 25 years of clinical experience and specializes in pelvic health for both men and women of all ages.