Tennessee has been home to one of the fastest growing immigrant populations in the U.S., including the largest Kurdish community in the nation. NewsChannel 5's Kristen Skovira introduced us to a first-generation businesswoman who has been making her mark on the beauty industry.
Klavish Faraj knows nails.
"So growing up I worked in a nail salon," she said.
The 26-year-old, a member of Nashville's Kurdish community, was born in Syria and raised in America. She said she wants to keep her culture close.
"So I added the Arabic writing and created the name Júwon, which means beautiful in Kurdish," she said.
Each bottle is filled with vegan, animal cruelty-free polish, with color she formulates herself to match any mood.
To Faraj, Júwon Enamel has been more than a beauty product.
"I created my bottle first and then I was like, 'I want to bring my culture into this,'" she said.
She said it's a way to honor her immigrant roots and show others that often times success can be right at their fingertips.
"So I think that's positive feedback I got from my community, especially being first-generation Kurdish people in America," she said.
Júwon Enamel can be found in select Nashville salons and online. Click here for more information.