It all began in 1977 when two N.Y.C. born sisters, Tish and Snooky, at the time singers in the original Blondie lineup, added some extra ambition to their rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. They gathered up some of their clothing designs and opened America’s very first punk-style boutique on NYC’s infamous St. Mark’s Place. Tish and Snooky introduced their customers to MANIC PANIC® hair dyes in every color of the rainbow
The brand’s popularity soared in the late 80’s and the sisters began distributing their line right out of the little store. Suddenly MANIC PANIC® exploded in the media: magazines, television, major motion pictures... adios tiny shop, hello huge warehouse!
Today, many superstars wear MANIC PANIC® hair colors to achieve their iconic looks: Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Bella Thorne, Kylie Jenner, and Justin Bieber are among the long list. We see it just about everywhere on every type of person, age group, and demographic. Manic Panic® has become a household name and remains a leading, innovative and inspirational hair color and cosmetics company. This year MANIC PANIC® will celebrate its 40th “Manniversary” marking four decades of “Leading the Color Rebellion!” With the 2017 launch of our new Professional salon hair color formula, you can see that there’s just no stopping us!