Meet Tish & Snooky from Manic Panic
Sisters and New York City natives Tish and Snooky Bellomo have been America’s darlings of creative hair color and punk rock pioneers and tastemakers, since their days in the original Blondie band line-up in the mid 70s. Opening America’s first Punk Boutique in 1977, they went on to start the world’s first alternative beauty brand, Manic Panic, leading the hair color revolution and changing the concept of what beauty is forever!
For over 40 years, Tish and Snooky have delivered their rock n’ roll lifestyle to the world through their iconic brand. Their legendary hair color, which has remained 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free since its inception, has helped celebrities including Cyndi Lauper, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Cardi B, Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian stand out in the headlines.
Tish and Snooky have been dubbed the “High Priestesses of Punk”, and still rock the Manic Panic lifestyle. “We don’t just sell it, we live it!” has been their motto for over 40 years. To this day, Tish and Snooky continue to perform regularly, singing with some of music’s biggest and icons including the all-star band Blue Coupe, consisting of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dennis Dunaway (founding member of the Alice Cooper group) and Albert and Joe Bouchard, founding members of Blue Oyster Cult.
Co-owner and co-founder of Tish & Snooky’s Manic Panic, Snooky Bellomo is a graduate of the High School of Music and Art and received a BA degree in English from New York University. Attending classes by day, and singing with Blondie and other bands at night, she completed her education doing her homework backstage between sets.
As a breast cancer survivor, it fills Snooky with pride that a percentage of Manic Panic’s profits go to Breast Cancer research and relief charities, annually. Today, she and her sister, Tish, continue to run Manic Panic, the world’s first and foremost alternative beauty company. Snooky enjoys playing the harp, reading, fund raising for charities, all the while still singing at nightclubs all over the world.
Co-owner and co-founder of Tish and Snooky’s Manic Panic, Tish Bellomo attended New York City’s prestigious High School of Music and Art (now the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & The Arts), and then continued her education in Fashion Design in NYC. Backup singer in the original Blondie band as well as being heard on various albums with her sister Snooky, Tish helped set the tone for both punk music and fashion designing and refurbishing stagewear for Dr. John, The Dead Boys, Kate Pierson from the B-52s, and more.
Cher bought a dress that Tish designed and crafted straight from the original Manic Panic store on St. Mark’s Place! She designed the original Manic Panic Logo, signature fonts and packaging, Throughout her busy life, she somehow found the time to birth two beautiful boys with her husband of 26 years. She continues to tour the world with her sister, where the pair sings all over the United States, Canada and the UK, while helping to fundraise for various charities.