8 Black-Owned Nail Polish Brands That Should Be On Your Radar

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M2M DAMOREJON – www.m2mdamorejon.com

Founders: Myrdith Leon-McCormack and Monica Promsavanh

Launched: February 2009 during New York Fashion Week

How would you describe DamoreJon?

“m2m damorejon is a cosmetics brand that sells nail polish and is extremely dedicated to giving back to our community and our culture. We want to make the world a bit more beautiful and we use our products, our time and our revenue to support charities that benefit Haiti, cancer research and more.”  

What inspired you to create a nail polish company?

“I’ve been a manicurist for 18 years, so launching a nail polish company was a logical next step. It also seemed like the perfect retirement plan and a wonderful way to leave a legacy for my children.”

How did you break into the business?

“One day while I was doing nails, a magazine editor nameed Dianne Hendy came into the salon, loved the service, wrote about it and invited me to be a manicurist on set for her magazine Black Elegance. There I met a celebrity makeup artist, Peter Brown, and he took me under his wing and trained me. He also introduced me to my agent Bradly Curry Management at my first show during New York Fashion Week. The rest is history.”

What is the most popular color in your collection?

Nudes, Let’s talk (inspired by Tyra Banks)

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