September 10, 2013
OPI was founded in 1981 by President/CEO George Schaeffer, who immigrated to the U.S.
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August 29, 2013
Founded by Essie Weingarten (photo, right) in 1981, the global brand is the ultimate color authority and the go-to nail brand. After noticing a void in the nail color market, Weingarten took a gamble and went to Las Vegas.
Keywords: company sales/acquisitions Essie Essie Weingarten L'Oreal polish
August 8, 2013
Revlon, Inc. announced this week that its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Revlon Consumer Products Corporation will acquire all of the stock of CND parent company The Colomer Group, for $660 million.
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June 19, 2013
Tweezerman’s parent company Zwilling J.A. Henckels recently acquired Alessandro International, a professional global hand, foot, and nail care brand.
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June 4, 2013
Richard Hurter, who has been the driving force behind Kupa Inc. for the last 20 years, was a partner and has now acquired the entire company.
Keywords: company sales/acquisitions Kupa
December 17, 2012
It’s So Easy was established in 1992, and American International Industries acquired the brand in 2011.
Keywords: AII company sales/acquisitions It's So Easy
December 13, 2012
Poshé (pronounced POSH-AY) was established in 1994, and American International Industries acquired the brand in 2011.
Keywords: AII company sales/acquisitions Poshe
December 12, 2012
Convenience, quality and design at its best, Chéci Foot and Nail Files are ready to be used anytime, anywhere. For use with or without water, Chéci is ergonomically designed to make it easier to take care of hands and feet quicker. All files can be sanitized in an Autoclave machine, making them ideal for salon and at-home use. Once feet are smooth, Chéci Fütfriend Socks are the best accessory to keep feet soft and moisturized. Their polyester construction helps moisturizing ingredients stay on the skin longer for maximum results.
Keywords: AII autoclaves Checi company sales/acquisitions files
December 12, 2012
ProLinc was founded by Ben Jarvis in 1993 and acquired by American International Industries in 2007. Best known for Callus Eliminator, ProLinc has become the top choice for professionals for callus removal. Its fast-acting formulas penetrate deeply to remove the toughest of calluses. ProLinc has a variety of spa products including Callus and Dry Heel Eliminators, Cuticle Eliminator, spa creams, top coats, toe separators, and spa kits.
Keywords: AII company sales/acquisitions ProLinc
November 26, 2012
Flowery Beauty Products was founded in 1910, about the same time the company’s original owner invented the emery board as an alternative to the more expensive metal files. For years the company was the only company that manufactured nail care and foot care products for salons and consumers.
Keywords: company sales/acquisitions Flowery Spilo
May 25, 2012
American International Industries (A.I.I.), a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of beauty products, recently acquired the Nail Tek (Prima Technologies, Inc.) brand, a nail treatment and polish company headquartered in Nesconset, N.Y.
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January 13, 2011
Polish manufacturer OPI Products was purchased for an undisclosed amount by Coty Inc.
Keywords: company sales/acquisitions Coty OPI Products
January 2, 2011
Can you imagine working in a hair or nail salon (or barbershop for that matter) and not disinfecting your combs, brushes, and nail implements in that famous blue liquid? More than half a century ago there were virtually no rules requiring barbershops or beauty salons to use a commercial disinfectant to disinfect tools that came in contact with clients’ skin, hair, or nails. Maurice King, founder of King Research, traveled the country urging state health authorities to make disinfection law and invented Barbicide, which became the prescribed disinfectant/sanitizer of state boards throughout the country.
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July 1, 2010
In April, Essie Weingarten announced the eponymous company she founded in 1981 was acquired by L’Oreal USA.
Keywords: company sales/acquisitions Essie Essie Weingarten L'Oreal
May 16, 2008
Coty Inc. has acquired Del Laboratories, a market leader in nail care, bleaches, depilatories, and oral analgesics
Keywords: company sales/acquisitions Coty Sally Hansen