Nyakio Grieco launched her first brand, nyakio Beauty, more than 20 years ago, working relentlessly to bring her grandparents' beauty secrets to the U.S. Then, in 2020, Nyakio built on her own experience and created new opportunity for founders like her, when she co-founded Thirteen Lune, the e-commerce platform dedicated to the discovery of beauty brands created by Black and Brown founders that resonate with people of all colors. And in 2022, she launched a new clean, inclusive skincare brand — Relevant: Your Skin Seen.
Nyakio is a force in the beauty industry, but she says she struggled with imposter syndrome, and embraced the title "entrepreneur" later on in her career. She's a former chronic people pleaser who's learned how to say no and prioritize what matters most. And she's a mom of 2, who says home is her happy place.
For this conversation, we're in Nyakio's home in Los Angeles, talking about learning to operate from a place of confidence, why she's dedicated to lifting up other women (and how she's supported by her own powerhouse group of girlfriends), and how rest, family time and gratitude fuel her success. Make Yourself at Home with Nyakio Grieco.
Other guests on Make Yourself at Home include Bess Freedman (Brown Harris Stevens), Frédéric Fekkai (FEKKAI), Kara Goldin (Hint), Greg Davidson (Lalo), Danielle Canty (Bossbabe), Kate Torgersen (Milk Stork), Adrian Grenier (Earth Speed Media, DuContra Ventures), Loren Brill (Sweet Loren's) and more.
Make Yourself at Home is hosted by Kristin Twiford and presented by Nines, the household management app designed to help you manage your home and everything that comes with it, so you can live with ease. Learn more at ninesliving.com.