About The Founder

Montgomery 32 is family. It’s peace. It’s 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

⁣When I decided I was going to make my own skincare products the first thing that plagued my brain was, “What is the name going to be?” ⁣⁣I played around with different variations of my name to represent “tailored” and I came up with “Taylor’d Skincare”.  I stuck with that for a minute but then I started to realize I wasn’t the only one to come up with that name or something way too similar, go figure.  I drove myself crazy trying to come up with something else so I decided to let it go because I knew eventually a name would come to me organically. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Months later I tried again. This time I took a new approach and decided to think of what started my interest in skincare in the first place. The farthest memory I have was when I was about 5 or 6 years old watching some cartoon (I believe it was Wild Thornberrys) and the character was relaxing with a face mask on and I just remember thinking she was so decent lol. I remember taking a bunch of lotion and putting it on my face (imitating the face mask) and I thought I was so cool. That was my self care for the day I guess lol. I tried other things after that like tooth paste and hair grease. 
From that memory, I started thinking about where I lived at that time. I lived in a two bedroom apartment with my mom and great grandmother in North Philly on 𝟹𝟸𝘯𝘥 & 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘨𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘈𝘷𝘦. I was born and raised in that apartment; on that block. I still love being around there and I still speak to the friends I grew up with around there. That block will always be home to me. I have stories for daysabout all the funny, crazy, and rough experiences that shaped me into the woman I am today. Since moving from 32nd Street I’ve lived in 2 other areas in the city, but no matter what I will 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 claim 32nd Street because I’ve never felt a sense of home and community anywhere else. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Montgomery 32 is home for me. I’m going to make Montgomery 32 home for you. Home for Black women (and men).  And home for the entire beauty industry. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 
إِنْ شَاءَ ٱللَّٰهُ‎⁣⁣⁣⁣