Created by the founders of IV KULTURE in 2020, The 2% Black Nail Tech Initiative focuses on amplifying black nail technicians by creating a platform that supports, collaborates and showcases their artistry. Black nail technicians make up only 2% of registered nails techs - one of the largest gaps in the beauty cosmetics industry. In order to build an inclusive nail community, there must be a space and place for the voices of the disenfranchised.
According to the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), nail tech training programs cost $3,000 to $10,000 (including tuition, fees, books, and supplies). We need your help.
HOW TO SUPPORT
A portion of sales from IV KULTURE products help support this initiative. This includes creating a black nail tech directory designed to elevate their artistry and function as a platform for the nail techs to grow their clientele; a top obstacle once completing cosmetology school.
To create a more inclusive and diverse environment for black nail artistry and products. Through this effort, we can help close this gap and achieve a more connected nail community.
Build a black nail tech directory across 50 states in the U.S.
Help 400 black nail techs obtain their license and operate in the U.S.
Locate apprenticeship opportunities and support the cost of nail insurance and cosmetology school testing fees
Interested in being added to the Black Nail Tech Directory? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org