Manna Kadar has become a celebrity in the entrepreneur world, carving her name and brand out in Orange County, California for over a decade now as the GO TO in all things affordable luxury for life! She has become a reliable resource for her cult following delivering high-quality beauty and wellness products that perform. The self-made, self-funded minority mom-preneur behind the Manna Kadar Cosmetics family of brands includes Manna Kadar Beauty, Goddess by Manna Kadar, Beauty and the Bump, Haute Dog luxury pet products, Mason Man Skincare, and Manna Kadar Luxe Bath and Body. She is the creator of the “7 Minute Face,” Kadar’s three-step, award-winning Beauty Simplified System, and a Life Stylist host for MKB’s weekly Amazon lives. Driven by a philanthropic DNA, Kadar gives back 10% of the company’s annual profits to a variety of organizations she supports year-round.
Born in Paris, Kadar relocated to Lincoln Heights, California by age 5 and was raised by a strong single mom and grandmother. Growing up in a tough neighborhood, she witnessed first-hand the everyday battle to survive, viewing education and enterprise as a way out of the struggle. At age 16, she purchased her first cosmetics store at the local mall. At age 18, she became one of a handful of students accepted into college. Kadar stayed close to home, studying Finance and Distribution Management at USC. A natural-born entrepreneur, she used what she learned in the classroom to grow her mall-based cosmetics chain to 7 stores in 6 years. After college, she sold her beauty business to enter the world of corporate banking. Over the next 6 years, Kadar excelled rapidly, yet missed the fulfillment and purpose that entrepreneurship provided. In 2007, she exited the finance world, taking everything she learned and applying it to her new venture: developing a chain of tanning salons that would one day lead to the Manna Kadar Beauty empire.
Seeking to creatively maximize revenues, Kadar turned her tanning salon lobby into a beauty bar. The idea quickly gained traction, giving Kadar her first opportunity to develop an original cosmetics line. By really listening to the needs of her customers, she was able to craft products that delivered real-world beauty solutions, growing the small company into what is today a family of six brands with more than 600 SKU’s in 40,000 stores nationwide – all without outside investment. Realizing that her motto – “when you look good, you feel good” – means something different to everyone, she designed products to suit multiple concepts of beauty, from minimalist to glam. Understanding that makeup can feel time-consuming and too technical for some, she developed her signature three-step Beauty Simplified System, coordinating instructions with numbered products to streamline application. More than the opportunity for profits, Kadar is drawn to the hope and self-confidence she can encourage in others through her work. She has found that providing people with multi-functional, high-quality cosmetics can change their whole outlook on life, helping them become the best version of themselves.
Kadar’s innovative approach to both beauty and business has earned her a spot as the SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2022, one of the Orange County Business Journal’s “2021’s Top 50 most influential people,” “Top 40 Under 40 Beauty CEO’s,” along with being named 2018’s USC Alumni Member of the Year. The Manna Kadar brand made Inc. Magazine’s 2020 “Top 5,000” list, published among the fastest-growing enterprises in the LA Business Journal and Beauty Industry leader CP & Krell Group recently named Manna Kadar Beauty as a trailblazer of 2022 making waves in the beauty industry!. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently named her 2020 Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Learn more about Manna Kadar and the Manna Kadar Beauty family of brands at MannaKadarCosmetics.com. Get to know Kadar @anna_with_an_m on Instagram and discover the latest product releases/ brand developments @MannaKadarBeauty.