What you’re about to read is the story of how manicure sticks and gel manicures started, how they’ve evolved, and what to look for when buying them.
First up: gel manicured products and the evolution of the manicure.
The origins and evolution of gel manicuristsThe earliest gel manicurers began as manicurist-and-fitter-turned-vendor-turned owners of local businesses, most notably the famous Shampooshop in Brooklyn.
A few years after the shop opened, a local woman named Betty Pippins began using a variety of gel-based products, including salicylic acid, to polish her nails, with a small, artisanal kitchen.
Pippins made gel manicuring one of her primary jobs, and the name Shampoo came to refer to her business, but eventually the business folded and Pipps sold her share to another entrepreneur.
By the 1980s, the market for gel manicurs had exploded, and Pizzas sold the business to the American Cosmetics Co. in 1982.
The American Cosmetics Co. acquired the business in 1987, and it quickly went through numerous owners, each one bringing a different type of gel to market.
While most of the companies were based in the United States, the U.K., and Germany, the Gel-Tech Co. also had roots in Japan, and in 1991, the company bought the rights to manufacture gel and spray-on manicures in the U, U.S., and Australia.
Today, the American Gel-tech Co. is the largest manufacturer of gel nail polish in the world, with its product line comprising almost 3,000 different products.
In 2012, American Cosmters purchased the rights for a second time to produce gel manicurable products.
American Cosmasse purchased the entire brand in 2012.
The gel products are available in two styles: the simple-to-use “traditional” gel manicurer, and a more advanced gel manicuer with a unique shape and formula.
The gel manicuers also feature a special “gel-on-gel” technology that can be used to give the gel manicura a “smooth, matte finish” when it’s applied.
The American Gel Cosmetics Company offers three types of gel polish: the “traditional,” the “gum-on,” and the “sponge” gel, which is a gel-on gel with a thin layer of gel on top.
The “gummy” gel is also available, and contains the gel, but it’s not considered gel-intensive.
American Cosmettes products are also available in a variety on-the-go options.
Gel-based nail polishes include gel, gel, and gel-and-$, and many gel-free options are available, too.
The first gel maniculant was invented in 1964 by Dr. Robert D. Kip, a chemist at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Kip created a gel formula with a specific chemical that had a “gel-on” appearance.
He developed a gel that was not a gel but a “liquid gel,” which contained a specific ingredient that could be applied to a nail and changed the texture and color of the nail.
“I started experimenting with the different types of solutions I could make and I got a formula for my own,” Kip said.
Eventually, Kip decided to go to the grocery store to get the gel formulas he needed.
After a few years, the formula was patented in 1965 by Dr, Paul J. Schulz, a dermatologist who had treated patients with acne and dermatitis.
It was called the Schulz-Kip Gel, and today, American Gel is the only manufacturer of Schulz Gel nail polish.
However, the gel formula was still new, and was very hard to find.
It wasn’t until 1992 that the American Beauty Company of Chicago, Illinois, decided to take a chance on a new product that had the gel technology.
Its name was the Julesburg Gel, named after the German spa, where Kip worked.
The company began to sell the product in the early ’90s.
At the time, Julesbergs gel formula had a pH of 7.8, so it was the perfect choice for patients with a high pH, like patients with sensitive skin or those who had other dermatological conditions.
The Jules-Kips gel formula has a pH range of 6.0 to 6.8.
More recently, American Beauty introduced a “premium” version of the Julsberg Gel formula, which has a higher pH of 8.5.
As the product’s popularity grew, American cosmetics company, Coty, acquired American Beauty and began marketing its own gel formulas.
The two companies collaborated to develop the new premium