Meet Nancy Twine
Entrepreneur, Investor & Advisor
Nancy Twine has carved her own unique path in the business world. Pivoting from her first career as a VP at Goldman Sachs, she sought a different life filled with inspiration and purpose. Tapping into her mother's roots in natural product formulation, she created Briogeo — the clean, high-performance hair care line that pioneered the "skinification" of hair. At the age of 29, Nancy became the then-youngest Black woman to launch a product line at Sephora, and the brand has gone on to win dozens of awards for innovation, including the most Allure Best of Beauty Awards in the prestige hair care space.
“I’ve always been a relentlessly optimistic person. I truly believe anything is possible if you’re willing to work toward accomplishing a goal.”In 2022, less than 10 years after launch, Nancy sold Briogeo to Wella Company. While Nancy continues in her role as Founder & CEO of Briogeo globally, she is now evolving once again, harnessing the power of her business expertise and life experience to enrich the lives of her community.
By providing meaningful connections to information, tools and resources, Nancy is helping to open up a world of possibilities for others—and to empower everyone to create a life well lived.
Awards & Accolades
Room to Grow
National Board Member
Room to Grow offers parents structured coaching, material goods, and community connections so their children thrive from the start.
Pictured from left to right: Akilah King, Nancy Twine, Uma Thurman
UVA Student Wellness
Suite Lead Sponsor
Nancy is helping to build the first-ever multipurpose health and wellness center at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, opening 2025.
Mentor & Advisor
Sephora Accelerate is a brand incubation program dedicated to building a community of innovative, inspirational brand founders in beauty.
Ulta Beauty MUSE
The MUSE Accelerator offers BIPOC beauty brands in their early stages the opportunity for continued growth toward retail readiness and success.
Cosmetic ExecutiveWomen Board of Governors
Comprised of the most powerful women in beauty, CEW Board members act as ambassadors within their companies and the greater beauty industry.
Pictured from left to right: Amy Erett, Gregg Renfrew,
Nancy Twine, Vicki Tsai, Lauren Gores, Marianna Hewitt
After graduating summa cum laude from UVA's McIntire School of Commerce with a B.S. in Finance, Nancy spent seven years at Goldman Sachs as a VP in the Commodities Sales division before founding Briogeo. Today she is an active investor in multiple startups across the Beauty, Wellness, FinTech industries.