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tng worldwide history
What started as Nailco Manicurist Centers, a counter in a health and beauty store, has grown into tng worldwide (TNG), a family-owned business with customers worldwide. 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. TNG converts its ERP system to SAP.
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.
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 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.
2012 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.
The entire ForPro Professional Collection was updated with 4/C packaging and the introduction of more than 200 new items. The brand was relaunched at the Cosmoprof Las Vegas show. Along with ForPro, TNG introduced MassagePro for the growing massage market. Makeup took center stage with the launch of be PRO airbrush and bebeautiful professional makeup collections.
Nailco Gold was renamed Nailco Rewards and remains the top loyalty program in the industry. THE INDUSTRY SOURCE Mobile Made Easy campaign was introduced. TNG was named as a top workplace by the Detroit Free Press for the 6th consecutive year and snagged the award for #2 Mid-size company overall.
It was a great year for many of TNG’s talent as well. Some lost more than 50 pounds while others ran their first marathon.