BSW: 4 regional ladies open up new cosmetics retailer in downtown Homewood

From remaining, Katrina Brown, Kim King, Mia Jennings and Tiara Jackson. Brown, King, Jackson and Latanya Tharpe (not pictured) are homeowners of BSW Cosmetics, which opened July 3 in downtown Homewood. Jackson mentioned Jennings is a businesswoman-in-teaching. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Four regional entreprenuers held the grand opening on July 3 of their most up-to-date challenge, BSW Cosmetics, a new cosmetics shop at 2050 Ridge Street in Homewood.

The loved ones-run company is owned by Katrina Brown, Tiara Jackson, Kim King and Latanya Tharpe. Jackson and Tharpe are Homewood-Flossmoor Large University graduates. 

BSW stands for Splendor Begins In. Jackson reported the enterprise, open up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday via Saturday, is filling a require that usually is not adequately met by mainstream cosmetics companies.

“The vision and the intention for this was built on a have to have for a room in the attractiveness business for female of color and Black females,” she reported. “Black females and gals of color make up a large percentage of buyers in the beauty field having said that, numerous firms variety of watch us as an afterthought.

“We wanted to make a space that would be inclusive of everybody not praised by the mainstream media, which is most men and women.”

She stated the solutions the shop provides are all nontoxic and some are vegan, which are items that have no animal-derived substances. 

“People treatment a good deal about what they are placing in their bodies, as they need to,” Jackson claimed.

The retail outlet has typical women-oriented cosmetic solutions for lips, eyes and skincare, alongside with a couple of products and solutions for males, such as cleansers, just after shave and moisturizer. 

The store’s signature line is  a CBD-primarily based skincare collection. Cannabidiol is extracted from cannabis vegetation and is credited with obtaining anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and pain aid qualities. 

Jackson claimed the owners’ values emphasize inclusivity, range, positivity and philanthropy. The company recently partnered with the Chicago Basis for Ladies on a fundraiser to profit the Englewood Women’s Initiative, which allows single moms with task placement, coaching and economic literacy.

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Tiara Jackson, co-operator of BSW Cosmetics, greets clients through the store’s grand opening on July 3. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)