The PONO Collection
LaPierre is proud to unveil its first duo signature lacquers with Tre' Spadoni and his brand, PONO (Product of New Orleans).
Inspired by the arts and attitude of New Orleans, a city that is rich in culture and locally owned products, PONO is a product of a creation of unforgettable experiences that makes New Orleans addictive.
An abundance of attributes that has inspired local artist "Spadoni" to create PONO, every aspect of detail illustrated in each design is created to pay homage to how this wonderful city has made an impact on the world with its food, music, and culture crafted into a collection for all ages to say they are proud to be PONO.
These two luxe opaque lacquers are more than just colors, they are an experience.
Our "5 Free" vegan lacquers do not contain the five harmful chemicals that are found in many nail polishes (formaldehyde Resin, formaldehyde, toluene, camphor or dibutyl phthalate (DBP). LaPierre lacquers are cruelty-free and manufactured in the United States of America.
"Never let anyone break your desires and spirit..."
— J. M. LaPierre
Born in New Orleans, "The Big Easy," Louisiana, LaPierre Cosmetics was inspired by the founder's mother, J.M. LaPierre. She was a woman who embodied elegance and class whom also loved to polish and take care of her nails. For years, LaPierre created many fond memories with her daughter, over a fresh bottle of red nail lacquer. On August 30, 2013, LaPierre was diagnosed with lung cancer. A few weeks after receiving her diagnosis, LaPierre moved from Louisiana to Maryland to begin chemotherapy at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The move gave her daughter the honor of being her caregiver, and enabled them to carry on a tradition that, in recent years, had been limited by the thousands of miles between them.
Unfortunately, LaPierre lost her battle with lung cancer on Jan. 1, 2014. In her memory, LaPierre Cosmetics supports and is an official sponsor to the LIVESTRONG Foundation, committing to help empower people in the cancer community addressing unmet needs.