Marsai Martin is making moves. At only 17 years old, the actress has founded a production company, Genius Productions, became Hollywood’s youngest producer after starring and producing Little, and more recently, she launched a luxury press-on nail company called Mari by Marsai.
The two-time SAG Award winner made the announcement on Instagram in January and the line dropped February 2. So, what prompted the black-ish star to go into the luxury press-on nails business? According to her Instagram, “everybody and they momma was doing makeup so I wanted to do something different."
Marsai’s press-on nail packs range from $20-$22 and she also provided a tutorial on how to properly apply the nails. But while the actress is now getting to the press-on nails bag, she isn’t the only one. There are many Black-owned press-on nails companies to choose from.
Check them out below:
Nail Candy Press-Ons
Nail Candy Press-Ons are handmade acrylic press-on nails that offer a variety of styles and sizes that are trendy and chic. According to the site, Nail Candy was founded by a “small-town gal” who wanted to provide beautiful nails at an instant.
Nailed By LA Studios
Atlanta nail artist LeAndrea, aka LA, provides acrylics, gel as well as press-on nails for her clients. The prices range from $35-60 and she provides various shapes from short coffin to XL square.
The Sassy Nails Studio
The Sassy Nails Studio is a custom press-on nails business founded by Jamie Barbie. From jelly nails to blingy nails, The Sassy Nails Studio does it all and has it all. They also have an option where you can create your own press-on manicure by providing clients with their own tools.
Nailed By Ren
According to Renee’s Instagram, Nailed By Ren offers “100% handcrafted affordable and reusable press-on nails." Based in Toronto, you can choose your pick from ballerina, stiletto, or almond-shaped nails and if you’re really feeling bold, you can even choose from press-on toenails.
Pretty N Pressed
Pretty N Pressed provides you with all of your press-on nails’ needs such as sizing kits, E-files, and budget-friendly options that start at $12. If you’re looking to start your own press-on nails business, they also offer classes that show you how to get started in the right direction.
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