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BSW: 4 regional girls open new cosmetics store in downtown Homewood


From still left, 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 reported Jennings is a businesswoman-in-coaching. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

4 nearby entreprenuers held the grand opening on July 3 of their newest challenge, BSW Cosmetics, a new cosmetics keep at 2050 Ridge Street in Homewood.

The family members-run small business is owned by Katrina Brown, Tiara Jackson, Kim King and Latanya Tharpe. Jackson and Tharpe are Homewood-Flossmoor Higher Faculty graduates. 

BSW stands for Splendor Begins In. Jackson claimed the business enterprise, open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday as a result of Saturday, is filling a need that frequently is not sufficiently achieved by mainstream cosmetics providers.

“The vision and the aim for this was designed upon a need for a house in the elegance sector for lady of color and Black ladies,” she stated. “Black ladies and women of all ages of shade make up a big percentage of buyers in the attractiveness business nonetheless, quite a few corporations sort of watch us as an afterthought.

“We wished to make a room that would be inclusive of everyone not praised by the mainstream media, which is most folks.”

She mentioned the merchandise the keep provides are all nontoxic and some are vegan, which are goods that incorporate no animal-derived substances. 

“Individuals treatment a whole lot about what they are placing in their bodies, as they should really,” Jackson stated.

The shop has typical women-oriented beauty goods for lips, eyes and skincare, alongside with a number of merchandise for guys, like cleansers, soon after shave and moisturizer. 

The store’s signature line is  a CBD-primarily based skincare collection. Cannabidiol is extracted from cannabis plants and is credited with owning anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and agony relief homes. 

Jackson stated the owners’ values emphasize inclusivity, range, positivity and philanthropy. The business a short while ago partnered with the Chicago Foundation for Women on a fundraiser to gain the Englewood Women’s Initiative, which aids single mothers with task placement, training and economic literacy.

A lot more data: 
BSW web page
BSW Facebook web site


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