Although she grew up as an “upper-middle-class child with [a] half-a-million greenback schooling,” Nonie revealed she was reduce off financially at a younger age. “Each penny of my fortune is self-made,” she instructed The Seattle Instances in an interview final month.
After following a boy to London within the ‘90s, Nonie started doing nails to make ends meet. “I didn’t have a visa. I used to be 22 years outdated and an unlawful alien,” she defined. “I made a decision to do nails as a result of it was a money enterprise — I didn’t need to get caught! Resourcefulness is one in all my higher qualities.”
Nonie received so good at it that she began reserving high fashion trend exhibits, making precious contacts alongside the way in which. After 10 years as a contract nail artist, she moved to Seattle to change into the founding artistic director of butter LONDON.
She spent almost six years with the corporate earlier than beginning her personal cosmetics vary for Walgreens known as Nonie Creme Color Prevails. In 2017, she launched her newest enterprise, BeautyGARDE, a line of make-up, pores and skin, hair, and nail merchandise.