Target is bringing more black girl magic to the masses after an 18-year-old entrepreneur landed a deal to partner and bring her beauty brand to the big box retailer, Black News reported.
Zandra Cunningham, a 2018 Young Futurists, developed plant-based skincare products called Zandra Beauty that will soon hit select Target shelves—a major feat for the Buffalo, N.Y. teen, and a dream come true.
“I am so excited to offer my unique brand of American made yuck free products in an exclusive gift box designed specifically for Target,” Cunningham said in a statement.
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From our Kitchen Table to 707 Target Stores!!! The @target Exclusive 'Treat Yo Self' Gift Box is now available in stores nationwide and at Target.com. ????? A motivational minute… We have been grinding for 8 years! This thing has evolved from a 9-year-old with a cute little hobby to an international brand. If Zandra can do it. Young Mogul you can too!! We are on a mission to educate + empower girls and women across the globe via S.T.E.A.M. & Entrepreneurship! Our tribe is the best, we couldn't have done it without you all…THANK YOU!
Cunningham started her beauty business at the tender age of nine and continued to hustle until her dream was realized.
“This is yet another dream come true for me. I am working hard to pave the way for other indie brands with teen CEOs,” Cunningham continued. “My journey hasn’t been easy but it will forever be worth it. I am on a mission to shatter the status quo, and with partners like Target, I am making that happen.”
Cunningham’s line has some 50 plant-based skincare products that boasts being chemical-free. She trekked them around at local farmer’s markets in Buffalo, N.Y.
Now the teen CEO has hit the big time with her target run.
Cunningham has found her niche with the plant-based skin products, but Black hair products are big business too.
Still Black women have to deal with being targeted for how they look. Hopefully Cunningham won’t run into that issue but recently a Black news anchor in Mississippi was fired because her bosses allegedly wanted her to look more like a beauty queen.
Atlanta news anchor Francesca Amiker took everyone by surprise when she spoke out about how she’s proud to wear her natural hair on air.
“With naturalistas under fire in the news industry, I am PROUDLY representing what many Black woman look like in their every day life … on this anchor desk. Good Morning, Atlanta. Tune in NOW. ?? Protecting my hair and my peace. #MorningRushATL” @FranTVHost wrote on Twitter.
We hope Cunningham continues to find success as she develops even more beauty products for women of color.