5 Women-Owned Brands We Love

Which women inspire you? At PROSE Nails, we’re passionate about elevating female creators and entrepreneurs. We take inspiration from these women-led, women-owned, and women-supported brands because we ARE one. That’s why we showcase their products in our boutiques, in the PROSE at Home collection.

If you’re a PROSE Nails member, you may already recognize these brands. Maybe you even own one or two of their products. We handpick each brand in PROSE at Home, not just for the quality of their products, but for the value of their visions. Read on to find out which creators we love this month—and be sure to keep an eye out for their products during your next visit.

1. Mala + Mantra

Who they are: Founder Judith Compton is a self-described chronic entrepreneur and global citizen. Mala + Mantra was born from her passion for fashion and artisanship. The brand honors Compton’s Filipino heritage while sharing its beauty with people around the world through unique, fashionable jewelry.

Why we love them: Compton’s desire to serve others led her to source her products from the Philippines: Northern Luzon. Mala + Mantra provides sustainable income, pays fair wages, and provides a safe work environment for a women’s cooperative. Every piece you purchase helps support these women and their families.

2. Tudaloo Totes

Who they are: Tudaloo Totes brings a splash of sunny California flair and fashion to PROSE Nails. Found in boutiques from Los Angeles to San Diego (and now our salons), these small but eye-catching bags are in high demand. The totes found in PROSE at Home collections were made especially for PROSE Nails.

Why we love them: Tudaloo Totes represents three generations of women and their personal styles: founder Jodi Salerno, her mother, and her Grandma Rose.

“My Mother always has stunning presentations, from wrapping gifts to hosting events, and I grew up admiring her creativity,” Salerno recalls.

Salerno took her grandmother’s signature phone call sign-off—“Toodaloo!”—as inspiration for her brand’s name. To honor Grandma Rose, the very first Tudaloo Totes collection featured red rose fabric with a rhinestone rose brooch.

3. Night Space

Who they are: If your sense of style goes beyond the visual, allow us to introduce you to Night Space: candles and room sprays with unique and intriguing scent profiles. Each color-inspired fragrance features a complex profile of notes that demands attention when you walk into the room.

Why we love them: Night Space is the brainchild of founders (and best friends) Kat Hammill and Danielle Armstrong. Each scent is inspired by the duo’s shared experiences. Together, they created products that transform living spaces, pay homage to their professional backgrounds, and honor their lifelong friendship—proving work and play can be a beautiful combination.

4. INK+ALLOY

Who they are: Take a trip around the world with accessories made in Atlanta, India, and beyond. Every INK+ALLOY piece is made with your lifestyle in mind: casual enough for everyday wear, yet special enough for events and evenings out.

Why we love them: INK+ALLOY accessories are made with traditional techniques and natural, yet durable, materials. They honor centuries-old traditions while bringing you stylish necklaces, earrings, and more that stand up to the test of time. INK+ALLOY empowers women by partnering with Commit 2 Change (C2C), an India-based initiative focused on giving girls life skills and digital literacy. Each purchase you make supports their mission.

5. Olive + M

Who they are: Olive oil finds its forever home at Olive + M, a beauty brand built around one dynamic ingredient. Each product is made with affordability, simplicity, and nature in mind—plus one simple, yet powerful adage: “We believe that quality skincare should be inclusive and accessible to all.”

Why we love them: Olive + M was founded by a single mother of two who believed that healthy, sustainable beauty could also be affordable. Using her culinary background, founder M experimented at home to create olive oil-based products that are good for you and good for the planet. The cherry on top? Olive + M plants a tree every time you make a purchase.

Do you know a woman creator or entrepreneur who deserves more publicity? (Including yourself?) Ask about opportunities to franchise with PROSE Nails, or to partner with us as a PROSE at Home brand.

There’s more to love: find these brands and more in the PROSE Nails 2021 Holiday Gift Guide. Go online to find perfect presents for everyone on your list, plus exclusive seasonal deals you won’t want to miss.

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