USA's nail salon expert since 1981


USA’s nail salon expert since 1981, essie connects the world through color and its infinite storytelling possibilities. essie is synonymous with salon quality formulas, impeccable colors and whimsical names that make life more colorful. Taking inspiration from airport runways to fashion runways around the world, this must-have nail brand has been offering highly anticipated color collections that drive trends season after season.

It’s why essie has long been the go-to nail brand for celebrities, beauty professionals, fashion icons and the color obsessed. A leader in nail luxury, essie is committed to high quality and safety standards with an award-winning line of nail polishes and nail care products. Since its introduction by namesake Essie Weingarten, essie has created thousands of shades worth obsessing over and sparked #essielove throughout the world.

At essie, color is our obsession.

Essie Weingarten demanded more personality, more nuance, more colors. So, she set out to find them all. and bottle them all. And an obsession was born.

For nearly 40 years, essie has been the color authority on a relentless quest for manicure perfection – all while having fun along the way. If a color doesn’t exist, we create it. This craving for color and passion for storytelling is what propelled essie to its true love brand status, sparking #essielove around the world. essie knows that life is more colorful when we are free to express, play and imagine - giving everyone the freedom to feel like a “mademoiselle” one day, and totally “wicked” the next.

Carolyn Holba

General Manager, essie worldwide


All you want to know about our ingredients

Questions about the composition of our products? Discover all our answers about our ingredients (quality, safety) and our glossary.

Inside Our Products


essie is possibility in a bottle

essie offers a full portfolio of nail polishes and nail care products, including:

  • ESSIE ORIGINAL, our extensive palette of over 1,000 nuanced colors and counting
  • GEL COUTURETM, 2-step longwear system
  • TREAT LOVE & COLORTM advanced color and strength
  • EXPRESSIE, quick dry on-the-fly polish

For special days, and every days, essie creates colors worth obsessing over. For more information and to see our essie shades, visit