Nailed It: 5 Black Owned Nail Polish Brands You Should Know

polish-co-With nail art and lacquer becoming more of a finishing accessory, more and more independent African-American brands have put their bid in for a slice of the ย $768 million pie.

With African-American women dominating consumption at a mind-blowing 80%, (WWD), more than any other race or group of women in the cosmetic industry in America, mainstream brands tend to neglect to speak to the African-American consumer.

Here are some F.U.B.U. (For Us By Us) brands to make all of your nail lacquer dreams come true. I’ve found everything you can possibly need from bold, sassy, dramatic, and dainty, to fun names that incorporates familiar lingo that we will make you kiki on the inside.

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Guest blogger:ย A fashion and lifestyle enthusiast, Ramona keeps her watchful eyes to what’s trending and upcoming in fashion. An advocate for small/ independent businesses and brands in the industry, she enjoys discovering the next star on the rise.


  1. Tiera Shanai January 7, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    I really enjoy the quality of Adore her nails! I purchased a few colors from this line at your PAMPERING MIXER last winter and I am still pleased with the results!!!! Thanks for shinning light on our young black talented artist! You rock!


  2. Janell Delaney January 7, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    Woman of color making nail colors! I love it! This is so inspiring and such great knowledge! Thank you for the useful information, I will be sure to pass it along.

  3. Kellie January 8, 2015 / 12:07 am

    I am wondering if these brands are professional salon sales only and of so how do I contact the wholesaler.

    • Ramona Jones January 8, 2015 / 8:29 am

      Hi Kellie! You can purchase from any of these brands directly from their websites. Ginger + Liz lacquers you can purchase from their site and also at Ulta stores and If you’re interested in purchasing wholesale, perhaps you can reach out to them directly. Mention that you found them here! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoRJ

  4. Keisha Smith January 8, 2015 / 1:04 pm

    This is AWESOME! I would also like to point out another nail polish line owned/founded by a black entrepreneur TreNique Nail Lacquer ! Keep An Eye on This Brand!

    • Ramona Jones January 8, 2015 / 1:37 pm

      Thanks Keisha! We will totally look into them! xoRJ

  5. TimiA January 8, 2015 / 4:23 pm


  6. Tamika Mua January 12, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    This was an amazing bit of information! Thank you for opening my eyes to these brands!

  7. Dee January 23, 2015 / 1:41 am

    I LOVE this post. More reasons to shop ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you guys heard of MischoBeauty? She’s another black-owned nail lacquer companu and hers are also erring on the side of non-toxic ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ty Alexander January 23, 2015 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks for the tip Dee! I know & love Kitiya, completely forgot ๐Ÿ™ . But nothing an edit button can’t fix! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Diane February 13, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    There is also another HOT HOT brand @……. It was recently featured on The Fashion Trending show Deco Drive,it has captured the heart of many nail boutiques and spas….. Def worth checking out…..

  9. Na Amaris July 29, 2015 / 2:17 am

    Great read! I will have a nail polish line coming out this year. This article was such a motivation booster.

  10. Julia September 26, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    Absolutely love this article very informative. Certainly check out Blu Ink Nail Lacquer. They have an amazing color Palette and story that goes along with their colors.

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