Meet The Founder


  Kalauna Carter 

I'm Kalauna, founder of Kolors by K! I'd like to thank you for being a part of my journey as I work to create the best Nail products through affordable pricing and healthy ingredients that you can trust, read and understand. 

I am a native of Portland, Oregon and a two time HBCU-Grad with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, with a concentration in plant and soil science and a Master of Science in Environmental Management both from Tuskegee University. I am currently working on my Doctorate of Environmental Science at Florida A&M University.  I have been on an upward hill since 2016 of growing my business while working full-time as an environmental scientist and being a full-time student. 

I created this brand because I grew up struggling not only finding women who looked like me owning their own cosmetic companies, but environmentally friendly, vegan and cruelty free companies. I want to be that role model for others to show them regardless of your race, ethnicity, background or religious preference if I can do it, you can too.

Today, I have handmade over 25,000+ bottles of nail polish. Kolors by K® collections are in nail salons nationwide, included in beauty boxes and featured in several publications. Kolors by K® has also received international recognition of having been internationally certified by The Leaping Bunny Program, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and ECOLOGO® products and services are certified for reduced environmental impact.

Kolors by K® has been endorsed by former First Lady of the United States Mrs. Michelle Obama and been worn by Marvels® Black Panther, Dora Milaje.

I believe every human deserves to wear a nail polish that is working towards their health and not against it. I am excited that you have checked out Kolors by K® and hope that you will continue with me on this journey.

Welcome to Kolors by K®