Tish & Snooky’s® MANIC PANIC® N.Y.C. Becomes Sponsor of Girls’ C.E.O. Connection™
Tish and Snooky are a perfect example of female entrepreneurs who took their passion and over 40 years built a global business. They each had $250 to open a small business and chose NYC’s infamous St. Mark’s Place. MANIC PANIC® became America’s first punk style shop and a symbol of first generation punk. Generation Z high school girls will relate to them because continue to be authentic and true to themselves.
About Manic Panic® N.Y.C
Tish & Snooky’s® MANIC PANIC® NYC began on 7/7/77, when the two N.Y.C. born sisters, added a little extra ambition to their rock n ‘roll lifestyle. Debbie Harry was more than an early celebrity customer. Tish and Snooky were backup singers in her original punk group Blondie. Aside from opening the first punk boutique they went on to start the world’s first alternative beauty brand.
The original MANIC PANIC® boutique was located on St. Mark’s Place in the East Village of NYC. It became a symbol of first generation punk and specifically catered to the punk rock and alternative crowd. People from around the world visited MANIC PANIC®to do more than shop. They also wanted to see and be seen.
The wild MANIC PANIC® hair dyes were in every color of the rainbow along with identical colors for lips, nails, and eyes The products were 100% vegan and cruelty-free. When the popularity of the colors soared in the late ’80s, the products were distributed out of the boutique. In the ‘90s MANIC PANIC® exploded in the magazines, on television, and in major motion pictures.
Through MANIC PANIC’s® decades of evolution, it has become the internationally renowned hair color and cosmetics company it is today. Tish & Snooky continue to deliver their rock ‘n roll lifestyle to the world through their iconic brand. Their legendary hair color has helped celebrities stand out in the headlines. This includes Cyndi Lauper, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian.
Tish and Snooky continue to spread their brand of radical glamour® throughout the galaxy!
The products continue to be 100% vegan and cruelty-free. The company donates 15 percent of its annual profits to various charities.
Co-owner and co-founder of Tish & Snooky’s® MANIC PANIC® NYC Snooky Bellomo is a graduate of the High School of Music and Art and a BA degree in English from New York University. Attending classes by day, and singing with Blondie and other bands at night, she completed her education doing her homework backstage between sets. As a breast cancer survivor, it fills Snooky with pride that a percentage of Manic Panic’s profits go to Breast Cancer research and relief charities. Today, she and her sister, Tish, continue to run Manic Panic. Snooky enjoys playing the harp, and reading.
Co-owner and co-founder of Tish & Snooky’s® MANIC PANIC® NYC Tish Bellomo attended New York City’s prestigious High School of Music and Art (now the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & The Arts), and then continued her education in fashion design in NYC. She too was a backup singer in the original Blondie band as well as being heard on various albums with her sister Snooky. Tish helped set the tone for both punk music and fashion designing. Cher bought a dress that Tish designed and crafted straight from the original MANIC PANIC® store on St. Mark’s Place! She also designed and refurbished stagewear for entertainers like Dr.John, The Dead Boys, and Kate Pierson from the B-52s. Tish designed the original MANIC PANIC® logo, signature fonts and packaging. Throughout her busy life, she somehow found the time to birth two beautiful boys with her husband of 26 years.
Tish and Snooky continue to sing at nightclubs throughout the United States, Canada and the UK and fundraise for various charities.
Find out more about Tish and Snooky in our September 2017 blog post about under Role Model Entrepreneurs.
For additional information on Tish & Snooky’s® MANIC PANIC® NYC please contact David Klasfeld-Whitten, Brand Manager/Product Development at firstname.lastname@example.org