About US

Woven into the framework of 9th & Maxwell is a passion for quality nail polish and a mission to redefine what it means to look good and feel good.

We’ve formulated cruelty free and nontoxic polishes, free of formaldehydes, parabens, phthalates, toluene, formaldehyde resin, DBP, camphor, xylene and ethyl tosylamide. Plus, a portion of each purchase goes towards scholarships for minority youth and grants for aspiring entrepreneurs. After all, it does take a village, as the African proverb goes. This timeless saying grounds our mission and vision of being more than a source for quality, vegan nail lacquers that make bold statements. It’s in our story. It’s in our name.

9th & Maxwell is the intersection of our creator’s childhood home. It was the village, a collective of her grandparents, other black families and colorful personalities, that empowered her to become all that she is today - a lover of cosmetics, certified registered nurse anesthetist and entrepreneur.

So go ahead and treat yourself to a color that accentuates your individuality and soak in the goodness that comes with investing in your wellness and your community. Welcome to our village.