Symantha Wechie-Onyechi | Founder + Creator
The inspiration for a line of polishes specifically catered to the many shades and undertones of women of color came from my love of nails and nail polish since I was a child! I actually used to be an avid nail biter until I was in highschool! And I would still paint those little nubs and my toes obsessively!
My mother and aunts had the most beautiful nails! Man! Their nails stayed fly! Always painted, super long, and perfectly shaped! As an incentive, my mom bought one of my favorite jewelry pieces to encourage me to grow my nails..definitely didn't work, ha! Eventually, I was allowed (yes, allowed lol) to go to the nail shop, slapped some nail tips on and I haven't looked back since! Anyone who knows me, knows my nails are always groomed! Just like my Mommy!
Fast forward to 2016, I was so tired of the limited nude color selections at the nail shop and in stores, I decided I wanted to make a true nude shade based on my skin tone. Within 30 minutes of receiving my materials I created my first color, Orunmila. The shade that started it all!
My mother, being a makeup professional for over 10 years, inspired me to learn why certain shades and colors bring out our skin tones more than others. Many times when we prepare for the nail salon, we usually limit ourselves to certain "go to" colors because brown skin isn’t even considered as starting point in creating colors that bring out the beauty of brown skin.
I believe representation matters and I want to take away the guess work when selecting beauty products for your skin tone. Of course, all OOO lacquers are beautiful on all skin tones and I welcome everyone to enjoy my beauty products!
We are 100% Black Owned and Family Owned. Our handmade lacquers are our handcreated formulas that are safe for you without compromising on quality. Each polish is uniquely named after several Yoruba Orishas, African Gods, historic Queens of Africa, and more. We believe that education = unity.
Infinite Light. Infinite Love. Infinite Life.