This article recently appeared on BlackBusiness.org
Women spend nearly $1 billion dollars every year on nail polish, and one survey revealed that 33% of women own at least 25 bottles of nail polish. The industry consists of many trends including sand polish, matte finishes, at-home gel, polishes that look like gels, and even gel stickers.
African American women reportedly are the biggest spenders in this industry, and so it’s no surprise that several nail polish companies are… well, Black-owned.
Here’s at least 5 of the popular Black-owned nail polish brands:
#1 – Adore Her Nails: Former model turned nail lacquer enthusiast, Devorne Love, created this eye-catching and affordable line that also has a fun and flirty appeal.
#2 – Polish and Company: From cosmologist and nail expert, Theresa Williamson, this brand was created for the beauty bombshell with the aesthetics of a Southern belle.
#3 – Underground Nail Queenz (UGNQ): Created by former army brat, Jacklyn Berry, this new, chic & revolutionary nail polish brand promises to add a shimmering iridescent shade with a special touch.
#4 – Ginger + Liz: Created by Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett, this line is heavily influenced by arts, travel, entertainment and especially the Classic Chic, Modern Luxe, Bohemian Hipster, and Rock Glam fashion driven lifestyles.
#5 – Bernadette Thompson Nail Care and Color: Created by Bernadette Thompson, a trend-setting nail artist, this line gives a seasonal presentation of slick, sophisticated, fun colors that literally put the latest fashion trends on women’s finger tips.
#6 – Lisi Cosmetics: Lisa Hill, a make-up and nail artist, created this brand that boasts a nail lacquer line with a vast selection of glitter-crazy, and delectable glimmering colors.