This quarantine made me realize I've definitely been taking my salon trips for granted. Don't get me wrong, not getting my nails done isn't the worst thing in the world, but I definitely miss that fresh set feeling. Recently, we dropped an article on this site called "10 Press-On Nail Inspo To Get You Through Quarantine"; and now we're giving you the tea on who, what, and where to get the things you need to get your nails on track. And you already know, this list is going to be blackity-black-black!
Before I get into the list though, I have to say, I love the variety of black-owned businesses to shop. I mean to go from growing up without many black businesses to variety, our ancestors would be proud. While it's necessary to have businesses for us and by us, it's just as important to support them.
From press-on nails to nail growth products, here are some black-owned nail brands to use while in quarantine.
Nail Supplies & Wraps
First of all, you had me at the name. Vanity usually has some negative perception but this business wants to encourage you to take pride in your looks, especially your nails. bVAIN offers everything you need to enhance your nails like: charms, decorations, crystals, and more.
If you're wondering what the heck is a nail decal, it's pretty much a sticker or gem that is applied to a portion of your nail. Power Nail Decals offer a variety of high-quality but affordable nail decals that highlight black culture one handshake at a time.
Ethereally Touched Nails is a luxury nail company based in the UK. Ethereally offers trendy and custom nail designs, from animal prints to ombre styles.
Complimenté Nails offer a variety of vibrant gel color press-ons. Get into the spring/summer season with light and bright colors like this "Madame" red.
Precious Kreation creates a variety of custom nail options for your birthday, prom, etc. This LA-based nail company offers one-of-a-kind designs for every moment in your life.
If long nails are your thing, then I definitely recommend that you check out Leluxx Beauty. Their press-ons give you long chic but classy vibes. They offer long-length coffin, stiletto, and almond shaped nails in almost every design you can imagine.
Sassy Nails are nothing short of its name. It's far from basic, this is for the girls who like to add sassiness to their nail design. Sassy Nails offers high quality custom multi-design press-ons, plus the option to make your own.
Glam NailZ offers a variety of affordable glam-worthy press-ons and accessories for those who like both an edgy and natural look.
LAW Beauty Essentials is a luxury nail polish line that's innovative and eco-friendly. Their pigments are high shine, chip-resistant and 13-free and cruelty-free, meaning no animal testing or harsh chemicals.
LaPierre is a luxury nail polish brand that embodies elegance and class. Their polishes are free of harmful ingredients so you don't have to put your health over beauty.
Rooted Woman bridges nail care and self-care together. It's a non-toxic, ethical nail brand that offers treatments to promote radical self-care for women.
Polished by Pretti offers acrylic nail powders in a variety of colors, nail cuticle oil, and press-on nails. Polished by Pretti gives a very girly and trendy look for your nails.
Triple O Nail Polish is dedicated to inclusivity. They provide imagery, nail lacquers and gel polishes for underrepresented skin tones so no color is off limits. Their mission is to inspire people to explore beauty that is relatable.
Breukelen is a luxury vegan nail polish brand straight out of Brooklyn. They cater to the health conscious who isn't afraid to own their dopeness.
Kaeess Nail Polish empowers everyone to break boundaries through color and self-expression. This brand was created to be diverse and empower those who are boxed in and want an outlet to express themselves through subtle yet bold color art.
People of Color Beauty offers quality and vegan-friendly nail polish that represent everyone who lives in and loves color. One of their main missions is to represent People of Color and the various shades of brown skin when curating our nail polish collections.
Pear Nova is the perfect mix of function and fancy and is committed to celebrating the strength and beauty of women everywhere. Pear Nova is cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and 5-free, which means — no harmful ingredients.
Mischo Beauty nail lacquers are vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and free of artificial fragrances and ingredients. Mischo offers over 16 soft and very pigmented nail lacquers.
Woo Me Beauty offers a nail growth nail serum made with all-natural ingredients like Olive Oil, Biotin Oil, garlic, and Vitamin E Oil. The nail serum claims to transform brittle and fragile nails that refuse to grow into strong healthy nails.
Nail Gel System
The Pottle offers a variety of nail care systems for you to get the most out of your nail design like the Ebony and Ivory set. This set inspires more DIY projects and allows you to create your own colors and creations. They also offer healthy gel nail alternatives.
Featured image via LaPierre Cosmetics/Instagram