Essie Weingarten

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Essie Weingarten
Essie Weingarten (2012).jpg
Born 1949
Occupation Founder
Years active 1981 – present
Organization Essie Cosmetics, Ltd.

Essie Weingarten is the founder of Essie Cosmetics, Ltd., branded as essie, a major American nail polish brand.[1]

Weingarten, born in 1949, began her career in the cosmetics industry in 1981 when she premiered 12 fashion nail polish colors in Las Vegas, Nevada. She then began distributing her polishes to many salons across the country,[2] and then internationally through distributors in several countries.[3][4] The company was sold to L'Oreal in 2010.[5]


  1. ^ "Executive Profile – Essie Weingarten". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  2. ^ Clifford, Catherine. "How a 640-Pound Stash of Nail Polish Turned Essie Into a Household Name". ENTREPRENEUR. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Who is Essie". Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  4. ^ "What's in Essie Weingarten's Makeup Bag?". Genevieve Monsma. Marie Claire. 9 April 2007. Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
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