MANIC PANIC® N.Y.C. New 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 New York City’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 they continue to be authentic and true to themselves.
Tish & Snooky’s® MANIC PANIC® NYC began on 7/7/77 when the two New York City born sisters, added a little extra ambition to their rock n ‘roll lifestyle. Tish and Snooky were backup singers in Debbie Harry’s 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 New York City and specifically catered to the punk rock and alternative crowd. It became a symbol of first-generation punk. People from around the world visited MANIC PANIC®. However, they wanted to do more than shop. It became the place to see and be seen.
“The Martha Stewarts of Punk”
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. The popularity of the colors soared in the late ’80s, and they needed to distribute products from 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.
Co-owner and co-founder of Tish & Snooky’s® MANIC PANIC® NYC Snooky Bellomo is a graduate of New York City’s prestigious High School of Music and Art (now the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & The Arts). She received her BA degree in English from New York University. Attending classes at New York University by day, and singing with Blondie and other bands at night, she completed her education doing her homework backstage between sets. Snooky is a breast cancer survivor and is proud that a percentage of the company’s profits go to Breast Cancer research. To relax, Snooky enjoys playing the harp and reading.
Co-owner and co-founder of Tish & Snooky’s® MANIC PANIC® NYC Tish Bellomo also attended New York City’s High School of Music and Art. After graduation, she studied fashion design.
Tish helped set the tone for both punk music and fashion. Celebrities like Cher and Debbie Harry were loyal customers and often bought her designs at the store. She also designed and refurbished stagewear for entertainers like Dr. John, The Dead Boys, and Kate Pierson of the B-52s. Tish’s talent went beyond designing clothes. She created the original MANIC PANIC® logo, signature fonts, and packaging.
In the midst of her life as an entrepreneur and entertainer, Tish gave birth to two beautiful boys with her husband of 26 years.
Now 40 Years Later
MANIC PANIC® remains a woman-owned and family-owned business with Tish and Snooky at the helm. The products continue to be 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free. The duo can be found singing in nightclubs throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK to fundraise for various charities. On top of their own charity work, 15 percent of the company’s annual profits go to various charities. Most of all, Tish and Snooky continue to spread their brand of radical glamour® throughout the galaxy!!
For additional information on Tish & Snooky’s® MANIC PANIC®NYC please contact David Klasfeld-Whitten, Brand Manager/Product Development at firstname.lastname@example.org