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.
June 28, 2012
Essie opened its first flagship salon this month, inside of Samuel Shriqui Salon in New York (35 E 65th St.). This video shows NBC's Jane Hansen visiting the salon.
February 25, 2012
Go backstage with Essie Weingarten, founder of essie, at The Daily Style Lounge to see fashionistas get pampered by essie manicurists.
September 29, 2011
In celebration of Allure's twentieth anniversary, Essie created a classic red nail polish.
August 15, 2011
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Custom solid hues and an array of French and moon manicures took front stage for fall colors and designs at New York Fashion Week.
June 16, 2011
If you’re an Essie Cosmetics fan, then the summer 2011 collection is a must-have to add some fiery brights to your salon’s polish selection.
July 1, 2010
In April, Essie Weingarten announced the eponymous company she founded in 1981 was acquired by L’Oreal USA.
July 1, 2009
Nail product manufacturers tell us their story in the space of a cocktail napkin.
July 1, 2008
Who knew that Essie herself creates all the names, as well as the colors?
September 1, 2006
Today, the company offer more than 200 polish shades, and the line has expanded to include nail treatments, a spa line, and other cosmetics.
July 1, 2006
Do you ever wonder how some of the industry’s biggest power players got their start — in life and in the beauty industry? Are you interested in how their minds work? From theme song to what car they drive, we’re letting our readers peek behind the curtain of some of the nail world’s most powerful players.
August 1, 2001
For 21 years, the "Queen of Polish" -- Essie's Essie Weingarten -- has worked hard to make her name—and her company-known. But despite all the attention she garners, there are still some things many people may not know about her.
August 1, 1999
That’s because Essie Weingarten, president and CEO of Essie Cosmetics, has elevated the naming of polish colors to an art form.
December 1, 1995
So who are the brave nail technicians who handle the grooming needs of our industry’s greats? Here’s who does what to whom.
April 1, 1993
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