Tania Speaks Organic Skincare on 'Shark Tank': What is the cost and how to grow your eyebrows in 3 weeks
Despite the many anti-bullying measures taken by the authorities and schools, bullying is a sad reality in many children's lives. Sometimes it can get so bad that the victims of bullying end up taking some extreme steps to stop it from happening. It goes without saying that this awful behavior can end up breaking the self-confidence and self-esteem of even the strongest person.
Tania Speaks was bullied pretty badly at her school for her bushy eyebrows. She turned her bullies into her customers when she launched her business of selling eyebrow gel in 2017 when she was just 15-years-old. Today, at the age of 19, she's a successful entrepreneur who has been named as one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential Teens of 2018 and featured on Forbes. Tania will soon be making her big debut on 'Shark Tank' to not only share her inspiring story of how she became an entrepreneur but also pitch for her organic skincare brand called Tania Speaks Organic Skincare to the Sharks- Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, and Barbara Corcoran. While we will have to wait and watch to see if she manages to close a deal with the Sharks, in the meanwhile, you can read all about Tania and her organic skincare brand here.
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What is Tania Speaks Organic Skincare?
Tania Speaks Organic Skincare is as the name suggests an organic skincare brand that formulates and sells "100% organic skincare". The brand's website states, "We believe ingredients matter and carefully formulate our products with naturally sourced ingredients for individuals to attain a healthy skin routine and build confidence in their flaws." At the age of 15, Tania formulated Brow Boost, an organic eyebrow gel for individuals who desire to tame their bushy eyebrows as well as grow thinning brows. Following the success of Brow Boost, in 2017, she launched a product for her newly introduced men's line called Beard Boost, organic beard oil to boost growth and groom beard hair.
It was during the pandemic that Tania expanded her product line and added other skincare products such as cleansers and toners, and rebranded it from Brow Boost to Tania Speaks Organic Skincare. In an interview with Popsugar she shared, "Unfortunately, during the pandemic, I had to shut down my business temporarily and rebrand. I knew that I couldn't shut down for good because at this point, I had been featured in Forbes and Time magazines — I couldn't just abandon my customers. That's when I started researching cleansers, toners, and other skin-care products. I didn't have much knowledge on that prior because I wasn't that serious about skincare yet. But by not putting too much pressure on myself and not overthinking it, I started mixing things together and seeing what would work for me personally. That's how I came out with the cleanser, the toner, and the moisturizer all at the same time. It took me 60 days, and we expanded into organic skin care."
Who is the founder of Tania Speaks Organic Skincare?
Tania Speaks is the brains behind her namesake skincare brand- Tania Speaks Organic Skincare. Since a very early age, Tania was made to feel very conscious of her bushy eyebrows after she was bullied by her peers at her school for it. Despite her repeated requests to get her brows groomed professionally when her mother refused, Tania took the matters into her own hand and shaved them. Unfortunately, she ended up cutting herself and had to be rushed to the hospital for stitches. After the incident, she began looking for products to help grow back her brow hair but realized that all the commercially available products were very harsh on her sensitive skin.
After some research and loads of experimenting, Tania ended up creating her own magic mixture with aloe vera gel and vitamin E, which not only stimulated her hair growth but also helped keep her brows in place. Her peers at school were so impressed by her brows that they began buying the gel from her, thus turning her bullies into her customers! The success of her eyebrow gel prompted her to launch beard oil. Today, her brand sells six products on their website- eyebrow gel, beard oil, cleanser, toner, moisturizer and a kit containing either the gel (for women) or the beard oil (for men) plus the other three products. From launching her business at the age of 15 to currently studying entrepreneurship at Hofstra University. 19-year-old Tania has accomplished quite a bit.
Aside from running her successful brand, Tania also user her platform and experiences to encourage youngsters to explore entrepreneurship. “In recent years, bullying has increased. Some victims are turning to dangerous and even deadly outcomes to escape such incidents. I am grateful that I found a way out of bullying by starting my own business. It boosted my self-esteem tremendously. Now, the negative opinions of others don’t impact me. Entrepreneurship found me. I love helping other teens who are being bullied and lack confidence to embrace their flaws. My horrible experiences helped show me how to turn tragedy into triumph," she explained in an interview with Forbes.
What is the cost and where to buy Tania Speaks Organic Skincare products from?
Tania Speaks Organic Skincare currently sells six products- the eyebrow gel, beard oil, cleanser, toner, moisturizer and a kit containing either the gel (for women) or the beard oil (for men) plus the other three products. All products currently retail for $29.99 except for the kit which is $99.99.You can purchase them directly from the brand's website here.
Where is Tania Speaks Organic Skincare now?
"My plans for the future are expanding the brand with more products, distributing to retail, and being an advocate against bullying," shared Tania in an interview. So we can definitely expect to see more new and exciting launches from this growing brand.
Who will steal the deal?
Considering Tania's inspiring backstory, we wouldn't be surprised if she manages to impress Barbara Corcoran and even close a deal with her. Although the brand's sales numbers and profit margins will ultimately be the major deciding factor for the sharks on whether to invest in the business or not. So, we will just have to wait and watch to see if the Sharks even make a deal.
'Shark Tank' Season 13 Episode 12 airs on ABC on January 21, 2022, at 8 pm ET. Catch the latest episode featuring products like Hiccaway, Tania Speaks Organic Skincare,TA3, and Tristen Ikaika.
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