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About us How do two brothers get into the nailcare business?

This is the single most common question people ask us. There's a long and rocky version but we'll give you the short one. We have our fearless and unconventional mother, Young Salo, to thank. With a single-minded Entrepreneurial spirit, she decided to start her own business at the age of 49. She had a passion for the nail industry and we did everything in our power to support her. In the end, this is a family business.

Greg, the older brother, became a licensed nail technician after switching gears from fire fighter's training. He is energy personified and has a true passion for developing the best professional nail care products and education. Habib is the younger brother. He jumped in a few years later; taking a detour from medical school and a life in music. He brings his own creative mind for business, marketing and strategy. Unexpectedly, we are a perfect team.

Today, 24 years later, Young Nails Inc. is more than a professional nail care manufacturing company exporting to over 40 countries worldwide and distributing domestically to over 3000 stores. It is an energized brand respected for next-level product innovation, education and followed on Social Media around the world.

Our goal is helping you achieve yours by showing you how to create incredible Nail Art with our premium nail products. It's that simple.

Welcome to the Young Nails family!

Greg & Habib Salo

The Timeline

  • 1992

    Young and Greg Salo create Young Nails, under the name Hollywood Nails' International

  • 1996

    Greg creates Young Nails' Acrylic System, named after mom

  • 2003

    First ever non-acid bonding agent Protein Bond Developed

  • 2009

    YN launches Youtube as one of the very first nail education channels on the internet

  • 2011

    Mani•Q Gel Polish System is developed and launched

  • 2015

    US distribution to over 3,000 doors, while international distribution expands to over 40 countries

  • 2020

    YN reaches 5 million followers/100M views across all social platforms

Built for innovation

Rather than create and manufacture the same products as everyone else, we go back to the drawing board to create innovative products you actually want and need.

We created the first ever non-acidic bonding agent called Protein Bond.

Always Learning

We’re here to share everything we’ve learnt, wether it’s building a business or honing your craft. We’re always learning, and always teaching.

Our goal is helping you achieve yours by showing you how to create incredible Nail Art with our premium nail products. It's that simple.