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Tish & Snooky's MANIC PANIC NYC


The “herstory” of Tish & Snooky’s® MANIC PANIC® exemplifies the American dream. Tish and Snooky were raised single-handedly by their mother in the Bronx. It didn’t matter that they had little money as she gave the girls an abundance of unconditional love and encouragement to live their dreams. Their flamboyant style grew without boundaries as they hit the stages of the avant-garde music scene in 1970’s New York City. As backup singers for Blondie, and other bands, they were often asked how to achieve their unconventional style. As a result, the girls decided to open their own boutique and so MANIC PANIC® was born on July 7, 1977. Tish & Snooky’s® MANIC PANIC® NYC was the first to introduce creative colors to the U.S. market and has been leading the color rebellion ever since. They offer hair color and cosmetics in a range of colors that expand beyond the rainbow. Their products contain the highest quality ingredients and are “tested on celebrities not animals™”.


“We are constantly searching for ways to improve our current products and expand our product
line to meet our consumers’ current needs and anticipate future trends,” said Snooky. Their
most recent line expansion is the launch of Manic Panic Professional hair color, a long-awaited,
revolutionary gel formula created exclusively for professional stylists. They have also introduced
new shades of their Coffin Dust eye shadow and a new Blue Lightning bleach kit. A special edition
40th “Manniversary” High Voltage Classic Cream Hair Color and Hair Freshener dry shampoo will
be available this summer. When asked why MANIC PANIC® joined ICMAD, Tish said, “ICMAD has
been an incredible help to our business. It has been instrumental in growing our international
business, always giving us great advice and information. We highly recommend ICMAD to all
independent cosmetic manufacturers and distributors in the industry.”
Members Since 2008.