A Black-owned nail salon has been featured in Facebook’s national small business campaign.
BlackNews is reporting that the September Nail Salon in Germantown, TN, has been chosen to be a part of the social media giant’s “Good Ideas Deserve to Be Found” campaign. The campaign, which began on June 9, will run for the remainder of the summer.
“We are grateful to Facebook for this opportunity,” said Jennifer Purnell, the owner of the Black-owned nail salon, in a statement provided to the outlet. “In addition to being a part of this campaign, we also received their Small Business Grant and met with members of the U.S. Congress to discuss current issues affecting small businesses. Facebook has been instrumental in helping us grow and promote our business. We anticipate it will become even more integral to our business as we seek to grow the reach of our hand-crafted bath and skincare product line, September BODY, with the launch of a new subscription service.”
September Nail Salon also says that they’re an “all-natural” salon, and they don’t use drills or artificial nail products. In addition to being selected for the campaign — which Purnell said she couldn’t be happier about — she was a participant in the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business Program, and was a part of Facebook’s Leaders Network for two years.
But the Black-owned nail salon certainly had its fair share of drama to go through. After closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were hit with problems when they re-opened. The salon suffered extensive water damage, which is when Purnell decided to kick the promotion of September BODY’s subscription service into high gear. While it’s unclear if the BODY subscription service will be available nationwide, what’s clear is that Purnell is clearly winning — and we’re here for it.
Congratulations are in order for this Black-owned nail salon!