Teyana Taylor Buys Out Nail Designer Press on Nails on Blackout Tuesday
Singer and Model, Teyana Taylor, stole the hearts of black business owners after buying and publicizing a nail tech’s press-on nails on Blackout Tuesday.
The business owner Asia, a nail tech as well as makeup artist, publicized her business on twitter for the Blackout Tuesday which was set up to support black businesses. She also tweeted at Taylor, offering to gift her a box of press-on nails for free. Teyana Taylor refused to collect the nail creations without pay and instead asked the MUA for her website link so that she could buy a box.
“I much rather support and buy them, you have a website?” Taylor tweeted back at the business owner.
Asia responded speedily with a link to her website and Teyana bought a box for herself. Afterward, she replied with the tweet, “Just purchased! Thank you.”
This encouraged more people to patronize the business owner and before the end of the blackout Friday, the nail tech was sold out.
But Teyana Taylor did not stop there. She also retweeted posts about the luxury candle line Femme Candles, though her shade was already sold out. Even though she didn’t buy anything for this reason, her retweet publicized the business and boosted sales for the business owner.
“Love the candles but my complexion sold out sis! U gotta restock.” Teyana tweeted.
“Just like that, sis sold out. Love to see it!!!” the business owner, Alexus, tweeted later.
Teyana Taylor has been known to be one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry and has stood as a role model for black women. Teyana is also expecting her second baby with her husband, Iman Shumpert. She’s made her name in business by opening her own nail salon named after her daughter Junie, but she recently announced that she would be leaving the location with hopes of reopening in her own suite versus a suite she was renting.
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It saddens me to announce that @juniebeenails will not be returning to this location. Junie Bees strives to excel as a black owned business and now its time to OWN A BLOCK! As a culture it’s imperative to expand our business standards to completely OWN the establishment that we operate out of! From the beginning of our journey we were second guessed and they attempted to minimize the success of a BLACKED OWNED BUSINESS. We’ve endured less than equal treatment as an occupant but we stood strong amongst the opposition! Junie Bees success has put us in a position of OWNERSHIP!!! We appreciate ALL of your support and business! You’ve really helped us learn a lot and have RODE THE TRAIN with us during the journey of our ups and downs….and we THANK YOU for that!! Thanks to all of our wonderful staff who has aided into our success!! We will be providing a BIGGER and better atmosphere that will support all of your needs!! During this time we’re embracing the movement as BLACK LIVES MATTER & BLACK BUSINESSES!!✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 We will no longer be renting…..so the next time we see you…..WE’ll OWN IT!! ITS TIME TO LEVEL UP!!! 🖤🖤🖤🖤 “The Marathon Continues!” -Nipsey Hustle🏁 💙💙🏁
Many fans spoke up in support of Teyanna’s decision especially in these times when we are part of a movement in support of black ownership and empowerment. She’s still making moves in the beauty industry with the launch of her own collection with MAC.
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❤️💛💜💚💖 ALL AVAILABLE NOW!!!! #Repost @maccosmetics ・・・ Layer, remix, match, repeat. @teyanataylor remixed her favourite products and invented all-new shades to create a collection as versatile as she is. Embrace her experimental approach to beauty with an all-inclusive lineup that empowers endless self-expression. All rapped in 90s-neon packaging. #MACTeyanaTaylor