L.A. has given birth to many a revolution — and we're not just talking about Hollywood, but in fashion and beauty, as well. Denim companies continue to thrive in SoCal, and designers are headed out West in droves. And, in terms of makeup, skin care, and hair, it looks like this sunny city is about to hold court to a big breakthrough in black beauty.
Delali Kpodzo and Myriam Bocobza created We Are Onyx to fill a void — did you know that products for dark-skinned women are often more toxic and less customized than those for white women? Plus, there's also the simple supply and demand issue: It's claimed ladies with dark complexions aren't numerous enough for big companies to better serve them. Rather than invest in less-then-perfect conditioners and curl-definers, Kpodzo and Bocobza built a beauty box (similar to Birchbox and Glossybox) for women who boast everything from kinky waves to relaxed tresses.
For just $20 per month, subscribers will receive a package every 30 days filled with four hair and makeup samples (of their choosing) and treated to a fifth surprise item. Experts like Felicia Leatherwood (she's worked with Jill Scott, Viola Davis, Nicole Ari Parker, Tomiko Fraser, Kim Coles, and Will Smith!) are onboard, and free tutorials are offered to the public via their website. Trust, this out-of-the-box idea is bound to blow up any minute now! (Style Network)
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