Founded in 1981 by Tony Cuccio, his wife Robbie, and brother Steven (sharing the NAILS cover, shown below) with Tony, (read their 1985 interivew here), the company started by selling cosmetics on Venice Beach in California.
According to Cuccio, in 1981, the three would-be entrepreneurs arrived in California from Brooklyn wth 13 suitcases, one of which was filled with nail polish and lipsticks. They set up shop on a Venice street corner and found their products in high demand. Their focus in the early days was private label products at low prices. And while the company grew and their name became well known in industry circles, their mantra stayed the same: help nail technicians make money.
Today Star offersmore than 400 brands of nail products in 120 countries. Total sales of all Star Nail factories over 25 years are reaching $1 billion in sales.The company's international headquarters are in Valencia, California.
November 1, 2009
Cuccio Naturalé is celebrating 10 years of being in business. “The last 10 years have been amazing,” says Tony Cuccio, CEO and president of Cuccio Naturalé. “I really have seen the line grow and develop into a mature spa brand. We started with a few niche products in the beginning and now we have a line of full-scale service spa products.”
July 1, 2006
Southern California’s Venice Beach is known for its canals, its sunny climate, and its sometimes eccentric residents. It’s also the birthplace of Star Nail International, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
June 1, 2003
Last month we talked to three manufacturers who have been around for the last two decades. This month, three more manufacturers give us their take on how the industry has change and where it is headed.
June 1, 2003
While Star Nail president is out in the field, several key women on his staff help the company grow one of the largest nail manufacturers in the world. Here's a little behind the scenes look at them.