Co-founder, Thirteen Lune
Founder, Relevant: Your Skin Seen
Nyakio's Special Set of Skills
- Beauty and Retail
- Brand Innovation
- Product Development
- Retail Strategy
- Brand Partnerships
Nyakio (pronounced Neh-Kay-Oh) Grieco is a beauty entrepreneur and advocate for clean, inclusive beauty that suits all skin types, tones, and needs. As a veteran beauty founder and trusted industry voice, Nyakio has launched two successful businesses: her award-winning brand nyakio™, based on her family’s Kenyan roots and beauty secrets that launched in 2002, and inclusive beauty e-commerce destination, thirteen lune, launched with cofounder Patrick Herning in 2020. Thirteen lune launched as the first of its kind, e-commerce destination designed to inspire the discovery of beauty brands created by BIPOC founders that resonate with people of all colors. Thirteen Lune has since partnered with retailer JC Penney for inclusive beauty shop-in-shop locations in over 600 stores nationwide.
Continuing her commitment to inclusive beauty Nyakio created Relevant: Your Skin Seen, a clean, science-led skincare brand that works for all skin tones and types. Working with top labs to ensure a diverse mix of chemists, Nyakio formulated each product with superfruits and actives in efficacious percentages to create products that truly perform. In October 2023, the Relevant: Your Skin Seen collection will expand into cosmetics.
Most recently, Nyakio Grieco has been honored with the CEW 2023 Female Founder Award, the Beauty Matter 2023 Future50 Award and included on the Inc. Magazine 2023 Female Founders 200 List.
Nyakio Grieco is synonymous with Beauty and Retail. She has been recognized time and time again for expanding the e-commerce and retail footprints of Black- and Brown-owned beauty brands. She has done so by never missing an opportunity to try.
Nyakio has invested 20+ years of her life into building businesses and has learned an immeasurable amount more than gross margins and shipping protocols. She has learned lessons off the page and outside of an office that continues to shape her perspective on what it takes to build a business of influence and beyond.
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