1st-Generation Kurdish Businesswoman Launches Nail Polish Line

Posted at 7:43 AM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 08:43:39-04

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.