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Making it in the Beauty Biz

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Nikki Narvaez Manns never had any entrepreneurial dreams and figured she’d be working her 9 to 5 until retirement. All of that changed on 2009. While out running errands, Nikki was chatting with her college friend, lamenting how she’d just purchased a tube of lip-gloss two weeks prior and could no longer get another drop out because the applicator wouldn’t reach the left-over make-up. She said,” I should invent something to get this out!” Her friend replied, “You should and it’s called Nikki’s Magic Wand.” The journey began. After many phone calls to patent and business attorneys, design consultants and manufacturers, she could have cried when she first held the “Wand” in her hand.  Nikki’s Magic Wand was first available to the public in December 2012 and Nikki and her friend from that fateful day are now business partners and distributing Nikki’s Magic Wand.


Miyoshi Anderson is an actress, spokes model, and fashion model. She has graced the covers and pages of every major magazine and newspaper in Pittsburgh and commanded the runway in scores of major fashion presentations. She is a marketing spokesperson for the Buick division of General Motors and was named Pittsburgh’s “Top Model” in 2005 by Whirl magazine and remains a favorite of national and international fashion designers.