How it began
Tish & Snooky’s® MANIC PANIC® NYC was born on 7/7/77 when two N.Y.C.-born sisters, Tish and Snooky, added some extra ambition to their rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.
At the time the sisters were singers in the original Blondie lineup, and few of the people who helped to ignite the late 70’s PUNK scene, would have ever dreamt of the company’s current acceptance by the mainstream.
Manic Panic specifically catered to the punk rock and alternative crowd with hipsters coming from all over the world to shop, and to see and be seen.
Tish and Snooky introduced their customers to wild Manic Panic hair dyes in every color of the rainbow, even with matching colors for lips, nails, and eyes. The popularity of their products soared in the late 80’s, and the sisters began distributing their line on a small scale, right out of the little store.
Tish and Snooky watched their hair dye worn proudly by high fashion models and celebrities of all kinds. Suddenly Manic Panic exploded in the magazines, on television, and in major motion pictures… adios tiny shop, hello HUGE warehouse!
With the millennium came major international distribution for the business. Manic Panic has since made its way to the UK, Australia, Italy, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands… you name it!