9 Black-Owned Nail Businesses To Invest In And Support
At Beauty and Style Edit, supporting and uplifting women of colour is at the heart of everything we do, it is the reason BASE was created. A space in which women of colour are represented, our needs, wants and concerns addressed. A place where we are centred in the conversation, the main focus and not a one-off feature as is often the case in mainstream media. But we all know we can do more, as a platform we feature products and services that cater to or benefit women of colour but not all of these products are owned by people of colour. And so we will make a concerted effort to support and spotlight brands that are black-owned or owned by POC. Brands who like BASE have created their businesses for the sole purpose of catering to women of colour and help make the decision of supporting these businesses and communities easier and more convenient for our readers.
Over the next few weeks we will provide you with lists of beauty and wellness companies that are black-owned in our new ‘The Black Beauty Files’ series. These resources will be ongoing and will be updated as and when we come across new brands.
This week in our #TheBlackBeautyFiles series we focus on black-owned nail companies to support. From salons and technicians to nail polish brands, now that salons are finally allowed to re-open we’ll be booking in for our mani-pedi asap!
British-Ghanaian Ama Quashie is the influential London based session and celebrity manicurist. Her nail bar ‘Ama’ is located in culturally rich Brixton and offers a ‘free from’ menu featuring polish and gel brands that are up to 90% natural, 10-free, vegan and cruelty free. The salon reopens on Wednesday 15th July.
Founded by the amazing Sharmadean Reid, BeautyStack is a booking platform for independent beauty professionals and a social app allowing customers to book the images of beauty treatments that they have seen on social media making it possible for customers to book the latest trends by the artists that created them.”Celebrities and Session manicurists would do cool things on Rihanna or in Vogue, but where could you actually get it done on the street? Accessibility is incredibly important to the consumption of trends”.
Multi-award winning Manicurist and Entrepreneur, Roxanne Campbell is the founder of nail polish brand Roxanne Campbell London, her products are cruelty-free and toxic-free. Roxanne recently added a mobile nail service to her company so that you can enjoy the luxury of your manicure or pedicure in the comfort of your own home.
Pillbox Cosmetics is the brainchild of sisters Afua and Nana Ohene-Darkoh, the UK’s first online custom colour service that allows you to create you own nail lacquer colour, select a scent and name your finished polish for a truly personalised beauty experience. They also have a range of tradition ‘prêt-à-porter nail lacquers’ that are vegan, toxin-free (10-free), and cruelty-free.
Ugandan-born, London based Emolyne Ramlov has created a range of 30 nail lacquers which have a corresponding lipstick and lipliner in the same shades. Eliminating the hassle and guess work of creating a co-ordinated beauty look. Inspired by her heritage each shade is named after and pays homage to an African country, city, or landmark.
Founded by Bianca Miller, The Bianca Miller London brand was launched after extensive research offers a nude gel nail varnish collection. The initial offering is 5 Nude Hues and 3 classic shades in a high shine, high quality gel nail varnish finish. Our new gel collection is 100% vegan friendly and cruelty free.