KIMBERLY SMITH, ESQ.
FOUNDER & CHIEF BEAUTY DISRUPTOR
Meet our founder, who has combined her two passions, travel and beauty, to create a beauty & cosmetics company for women of color.
This is what Marjani is about. “We aim to not just be a retailer, but a community where shopping is a fun, memorable experience. Bringing international beauty and cosmetic products to the local consumer, and using this platform to empower brown girls, across nationalities, age, hair textures and shades to embrace and claim their beauty.”
Kimberly is originally from Philadelphia, PA, but now calls the District of Columbia home. She attended Penn State and University of Pennsylvania Law School, and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Read Kimberly's Open Letter to the white Beauty Community HERE.
“I started this business to create a space where women of color could find products, from a curated selection of brands, that address our needs without having to compromise in quality, price or our appearance.”
THE BROWN GIRL BEAUTY AUTHORITY
We've created a retail experience where beauty and cosmetic products just for you are accessible, no matter your shade, hair texture, age, nationality or geographical location. We are building a community with those who share our passion and respect for the wide spectrum of beauty amongst brown girls.
We are partnering with brands that highlight and celebrate our diversity and develop products specific to our needs. We are forming a global beauty ecosystem linking our buying power to the best "brown girl approved" brands across the globe.
At Marjani, we shatter the ceiling of everything the world says beauty should be. We cater to brown faces by curating makeup & skincare collections from across the globe by brands who also believe that your beauty is anything but basic. In our world, rules are meant to be broken, and real beauty begins when you decide to do you.