Angela and Vanessa Simmons in 2007, launched pastry under their family’s Run Athletics imprint and became businesswomen at at a young age, they took the brand far and wide and even the Pastry became America’s No. 1 sneaker for professional and university dance teams.
Moving on to 2020, they just launched another business; skincare line ‘Simmons Beauty.’
The products are made from natural organic ingredients and include everything from skin glow kits to Rose Glow Infused Rose Stem Cells.
The excited duo in an interview with Revolt, opened up about Simmons Beauty while uplifting Black entrepreneurs in the space.
“Simmons Beauty is really a quarantine baby of mine,” said Angela.
“I’ve been wanting to do it. I was in the house stuck and felt everyone’s really concerned about their skin, right? You’re in the house with dry skin, you got time to do it yourself… I’m about seven products deep at this point. I have a toner already, a hydrating toner. My sister and I, I said, “Yo, we should do this toner together.”
“She was game, I was game. It made sense. She’s already got her own skincare stuff. Listen can we collaborate here? She was down. It’s super cool.”
Together, the superb duo pulled up another quality Black-owned business into the marketplace, while hoping to empower the next generation of Black entrepreneurs.
“There’s room for everyone. Being a Black woman entrepreneur, it’s about inspiring the generation below us, the people who are looking to start businesses and companies to let them know it’s possible. Even when we started Pastry, that’s what it was about.”
“Obviously sneakers were the main thing, but we’re always meant to be an aspirational brand. That goes into all of the businesses we have. We want to empower the next generation of people coming up.”