LeChat was founded in 1993 by Newton Luu.

The LeChat name stands for L is for Learning, E for Educating, C for Creative, H for Helping, A for Achieving, and T for Talent.

Long known for its specialty nail color lines, LeChat created a new service category with a Powder Gel system that’s as beautiful as it is easy to apply.

LeChat Nail Care Products Research & Development was established September 1993 in Corte Madera, Calif., as a chain of high-end nail salons. During the first three years of business, company president Newton Luu and his staff developed the history-making Powder Gel nail system. This system is the only one of its type in the nail industry and it has revolutionized the nail industry. The Powder Gel System provides the highest quality product in gel nail enhancements. The Powder Gel is a unique standalone nail enhancement system that helps nail technicians create nails that are not only beautiful, but strong and durable as well.

LeChat also manufactures its own brand of nail polishes, which includes the ultimate in color-changing polishes — the Dare 2 Wear 5-N-One polishes. The unique formula can create five different polish colors with just the one bottle. The company also offers nail art paints and manufactures private label polishes for many customers.

From its Dare2Wear line, it has formulated these vitamin-enriched cuticle oils that have great-smelling botanical oils such as safflower, tear tree, and kukui nut.