tng worldwide history
What started as Nailco Manicurist Centers, a counter in a health and beauty store, has grown into tng worldwide (TNG), an $80+ million family-owned business with customers around the world and more than 200 beauty experts and specialized talent. The company has changed names many times, but has never changed its dedication to customer success.
Nailco Manicurist Centers is founded. The first 16-page black & white catalog features a complete line of nail products.
Nailco expanded to include tanning products and services. The catalog grew to 96 pages.
Changing its name to Nailco Salon Marketplace, the company now offered spa products. The 244-page catalog included massage and skin care.
Nailco purchases its largest competitor, Beauty Direct, and opens the Hairco division offering hair care products. The first website in the industry, nailco.com, went live.
The catalog division is renamed THE INDUSTRY SOURCE, a Nailco Company, reflecting the growing product mix of nail, spa and hair care products. THE INDUSTRY SOURCE retail stores are launched. The Nailco Company earns a Future 50 Company award for the second year in a row. The website expands to include an online sale catalog, retail branding, a salon and spa design studio and much more. FPO debuts as the manufacturer of select products.
Gaynor is named Michigan’s 2001 Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year,” earning TNG the cover story of the August 2001 edition of Entrepreneur magazine. The Pavilion debuts as the World’s Foremost Showplace for Equipment & Furniture, featuring The Design Center, S.P.A. (Spa Professional Academy) and the Raquel Welch Wig & Styling Showroom. CIE (Center for Industry Excellence) is the first solutions provider in the industry to offer marketing services to spa and salon owners.
The transformation of Nailco to tng worldwide (TNG) reflects the original brand promise and vision of Gaynor, and the company’s position as the world’s largest cataloger of professional beauty products. To celebrate the transformation, TNG introduces Nailco Gold, an exclusive, members-only program for loyal customers.
TNG launches the Hospitality division, seamlessly integrating spa supplies with in-room, locker room and health and beauty supplies. This team of experts is committed to servicing the unique and evolving needs of the growing hospitality, spa and fitness industries through providing personalized customer service and business advice. TNG also launches black 15in1 Miracle Hair Treatment, the industry’s first 15-in-1 hair solution.
In 2011, TNG continued to be an industry leader in innovation and creativity while embracing change with open arms.
2011 was also a year of many technological updates and changes, which included converting our SAP installation to a virtual environment known as Cloud Services. Our first Discovery Center was opened in THE INDUSTRY SOURCE Ann Arbor location, allowing salon owners and licensed professionals to try exclusive products free of charge. And TNG continued its commitment to carrying quality products, adding several brands including NaYo, Neuma and Coverderm.
black 15in1 Miracle Hair Treatment was officially launched through salon distributors and was met with great success. Final results of the product’s clinical testing were revealed, demonstrating its effectiveness, and Louise O’Connor became the brand’s official spokesperson. Black 15in1 was mentioned more than 200 times in media and launched its Facebook page to great avail. It also held its first sweepstakes in which more than 1,700 consumers entered.
2012 was a year of changes for TNG. The year was kicked off with a major rebranding of THE INDUSTRY SOURCE, which included updating THE INDUSTRY SOURCE’s logo as well as THE INDUSTRY SOURCE magazine and THE BEAUTY BOOK. In the summer of 2012, TNG’s Corporate Headquarters moved from Farmington Hills, Michigan to New Hudson, Michigan. THE INDUSTRY SOURCE Flagship Store and TheAcademy moved to a new, state-of-the-art location in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
TNG continued to give back to the community at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the company’s final charity program, Beauty Buzz. Held at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, Beauty Buzz showcased all aspects of the beauty industry and featured a range of special guests, including CND’s Jan Arnold, emcee Jay Towers and singer/songwriter Callaghan Smerek.
tng worldwide was named as a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for the fifth year in a row and ranked in the Top Five Midsize Companies. As a result, TNG was recognized by Lyon Township.