Meet Shaiann, an Influential Brown Girl and Teen Entrepreneur
Shaiann is a talented, bubbly, business savvy teen-entrepreneur from California. I first found Shaiann when I wa scrolling through my news feed when I came across her nail polish line – Shai’s World. I was immediately impressed because the branding was clean and looked very professional. I began following Shaiann because, ironically, someone had suggested a few days earlier that I add nail polish to the subscription box I was offering at the time. When I clicked on her website, it was perfect! Anyone looking for nail polish, or who loves beautiful colors, would instantly be drawn to the fun and super bright selections being offered in her shop.
I decided to reach out and make a purchase – I had to have this in the next sub box. I ordered a nice gold glitter nail polish. What I was most impressed about when initiating a sale with Shaiann was how professional she was. She communicated back and forth with me, sharing her price list and making color suggestions. I was proud to be able to support and promote a young Black female entrepreneur by sharing her awesome product with many Beautiful Brown Girls!
On her website, Shaiann states that her mission is to “inspire, elevate and educate young girls that they have a gift within. Within her business she helps girls and women unwrap their gift while igniting self-confidence that they too can sparkle and shine.”
How it all started..
Like many little girls, Shai experimented in her mother’s makeup and later filmed a makeup tutorial on her ITouch. This was the start of her blossoming career in the beauty industry. With the support of her mother, Shai learned how to produce her own custom nail polish.
Shai’s World, an indie nail polish company, was launched by Shaiann at the age of 13- she is now 16. The nail polish is 100% vegan, cruelty free and is made without 5 toxic chemicals commonly found in other nail polishes such as: Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resins, Dibutyl Phthalate(DBP), Toluene and Camphor.
Shaiann hit the ground running and built great momentum making guest appearances on some pretty popular news outlets! She’s appeared on “The Real” Talk Show , “Harry” TV Show, and Good Morning Washington. She’s been featured in Teen Boss Magazine. Her accolades include, placing 2nd in the 2017 Urban League. She has also been awarded with the “Her Eyes Matter” Black Business Woman Rock award in 2017.
Shaiann was the first guest on our BeYOU TV Insta-Chat Show where we interview and chat with Influential Brown Girls/Women from all around the world! Our first episode premiered Wednesday, November 11 @7pm EST/ 4pm PT.
Watch out first episode below!
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