We had the good fortune of connecting with Saniyya Hunt and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Saniyya, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
I am the CEO of Sassy G Nailz a low-tox, vegan friendly, nail polish line. A percentage of my proceeds are used to support my non-profit The Sassy Squad Project. The Sassy Squad is a group of girls aged 8 to 18 who visit nursing homes and adult care facilities and provide free manicures to the residents. This is an extremely important to our community, especially for this population. These individuals are sometimes forgotten and feel disconnected. The human touch and interaction they have with us is truly a beautiful thing. Often times the directors and organizers in the facilities tell me that the time we spend with the residents becomes the highlight of their week.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I create 10 free vegan nail polishes and nail care products. I am proud of my ability to create any color I can imagine. I have learned to trust my instincts and I have become really knowledgable about the science behind my polishes. Building my business has required a lot of sacrifice, but I have a great support system and I have a lot of really great business friends so we encourage each other. I want the world to know that my brand is focused on creating beauty in the world, inspiring kindness and building confidence.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them to have a manicure at iwi Fresh because it is amazing and I love it! Then we would visit the World of Coke. I am obsessed with coke as a business model, as well as the company’s history. One day we would visit Catch Air the trampoline park because that is really fun. If it was spring we would go strawberry picking. And we would eat at all the best Maxican Resturaunts around town. My Favorite is No Mas Cantina
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My Mom Terri Hunt (Terri Teaches) She homeschools me and is continually supportive. My mentor is Yolanda Owens, owner of iwi Fresh Garden Day Spa and she is amazing. I am part of the most amazing kid business community the Raising a Mogul Parent Manager Community. The CEO, Tamara Zantell is both my mentor and business coach. These three ladies have helped me accomplish more than I could have imagined in the last two years. I love them all deeply.
My mom took most of these pictures. David Jones Media is our professional photographer.