MKE Black Business Spotlight


Francis & Jean

Welcome to the MKE Black Business Spotlight! This week we feature Dorothy Reynolds and Rebecca Brooks, who are the owner of Francis & Jean, which sells a custom line of nail polish, press on nails, and more. Read on to learn more about Dorothy and Rebecca’s business.

Tell us about yourself, where you’re from and what you enjoy.

We are a Black/women owned nail polis company. We specialize in custom made press-ons, custom made vegan nail polish, vegan nail oils and our own mani pedi bags. We’re high school best friends who always had a love for nail polish, nails, and everything related. We felt like we should make something for our people by our people and just something special for women. A lot of self-expression goes into nails and there’s nothing more satisfying than helping others express themselves!

What do you want people to know about your business?

That we are a new, small business trying to get a BIG name for ourselves and help make more people happy through our nail art.

Please explain why your business is important to the community.

Our business is important to the community because we want everyone to be able to afford the nails and nail polish they’d like without it being heavy on the pockets, especially during this trying time.

Anything else we should know?

All of our products are custom made, vegan, and safe for EVERYONE to use!

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