Nail polishes come in all different tones, shade ranges and color selections, and for good reason! The nails are often the unspoken accessory of any outfit, and need to be just as poppin’ as any other aspect of your outfit.
When it comes to nails, Black women have always been the connoisseurs of creating edgy, stylish and creative nail art. Although nail care companies have historically been dominated by the Asian community, Black women are beginning to break barriers and create companies in a industry they’ve been pumping money into for years.
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Creating a color range and changing the nail art game seems to be a new goal for African American entrepreneurs as a growing onslaught of Black-owned nail polish brands continue to pop up on the market. Check out these Black owned businesses to support the next time you are on your way to a mani-pedi appointment.
25 & June Nail Elixir has dominated the nail care industry with it’s 7-free formula and eclectic color range. Try Thalia ($9) for a timeless pretty in pink look.
2 Sisters Cosmetics is the brain child of an engineer, architect, accountant, two entrepreneurs and a retired college ambassador. Colors like “Fierce” ($7) is just one in their array of ultra affordable shades.
Bernadette Thompson has worked with countless stars, including Nicki Minaj, offering her stellar manicurist skills, and now her collection is available to the world. Thompson’s line offers a number of polish colors with signature frosty finish like “Desert Storm” ($8).
Mischo’s minimalist bottle design fits the lines diverse yet chic product line. Colors like “XO” ($18) can give you a pop of spring, no matter season life brings.
Lisa Nail Lacquer is 5-free for those that prefer their nail polish without all the additives. It still offers fun, vibrant color like the collection’s midnight blue shade, “Bossy” ($7).
“Maximize your mani” with a whole range of youthful Nail Glam nail colors, like “Sexy & Single” ($8).
Ginger + Liz is a nail polish collection that can channel every mood, from your mellow tones to more eccentric hues like “Party Over Here” ($12).
Pear Nova is known its uniquely on-trend nail colors and their fast, friendly shipping. “Glamher” ($12) is just one of the signature colors that compliments all skin tones.
Polish My Life offers small, travel along polish with big pops of color. Add the sparkly lavender “Lavi Life” ($11) to your stash for a beauty pick-me-up.
Polish & Co. was founded by nail expert Theresa Williamson in 2011 and has expanded its shade range and clientele since then! This grey color, “5 O Clock Shadow” ($12), is a perfect winter neutral green.