The enterprising duo of Zakiya Black and Nirvana Dove met while attending the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and developed a lifelong friendship through their shared major and membership in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. After graduating with a BA in Marketing and Communications, Zakiya decided to put her strong analytical skills to good use and attend the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Nirvana soon followed in her footsteps and decided to attend Emory University School of Law.
Post-graduation, the pair ended up working at the same law firm and put in long days and nights as corporate attorneys. During this very busy time, hair and nail appointments were made and routinely cancelled or squeezed into the latest part of the evening or on already busy weekends. It was almost impossible to maintain a regular beauty routine. Nirvana and Zakiya had many late night conversations about how they could remedy their need for professional beauty services while managing busy careers. The pair dreamed about an on-demand beauty service that would come to their home or office and provide hair, makeup and nail services to keep them looking good and feeling great. The pair polled friends and colleagues, did market research and settled on a final business plan for Zyn Beauty, which officially launched in 2014.
"I want women to feel beautiful all of the time and Zyn Beauty can help make that happen. If you look good, you feel good and that confidence leads to success in other areas of your life," says Zakiya."People think that you have to be rich or a celebrity to have in-home services, but that’s not true!" says Nirvana, "Our services are comparable to what you pay when you go to the salon, but you get to avoid the hassle. What’s better than having your hair and makeup done in the comfort of your own home and paying a reasonable price? Nothing!"