Glosslab, a hygiene-first, membership-based NYC nail studio operator, raised over $3M in growth financing.
Backers included Andy Stenzler, Co-founder of Rumble Boxing, Sean Rad, Co-founder of Tinder, Co-founder of FuckJerry Elliot Tebele and his FuckJerry partner and creator of What do you Meme? Ben Kaplan, and serial start-up investor M.J. Bas (Revolut, Elysium Health, Mural).
The company plans to open new locations across Manhattan including the Upper East Side, NoHo and Tribeca to go along with existing Flatiron and West Village locations.
Founded in 2018 by Rachel Apfel Glass, Glosslab aims to modernize the nail salon experience with a hygiene-first, membership-based concept. Its future-forward salon features technology-enhanced services (online booking, cashless payment, contactless check-in and check-out) and performance-based products at the forefront of beauty and nail trends including long-lasting vegan polish, gel, and non-toxic polishes.
The company opened the first location in the Flatiron district of New York at 27 West 20th Street. With 1,000+ members, the hygiene-first, waterless, and membership based salon also features technology-enhanced services such as online booking, cashless payment and contactless check-in and check-out. Glosslab patrons can choose from a curated group of performance-based products at the forefront of beauty and nail trends including long-lasting gel and non-toxic polishes. In addition to their in-person manicure and pedicure offerings, the brand launched three proprietary nail kits in Spring 2020. Currently, the brand offers: a nail tool kit, a gel eraser kit and a manicure rescue kit.
Next year, Glosslab will launch a slew of self-care must-haves including a full line of proprietary polishes, at-home mani and pedi kits, hand creams and foot creams.