About

History

For more than 40 years, NSI has been at the forefront of researching, developing and manufacturing innovative products with cutting edge ideas for the professional nail care industry.

It all started with Dr Frederick Slack, a leader in the prosthetic dentistry and the original developer of plastic teeth, cut his finger and his nail while working. He then made a platform from aluminium foil to create a nail form and dentistry products to build a new nail.  This action lead to the world’s first nail form in 1950.

Fred and his son, Rick, decided to brand the successful formulas and establish Nail Systems.  It was later changed to Nail Systems International due to the demand all over the world.

NSI had many firsts in the industry: 

  1. Light Fantastic range: the first odourless light-cured acrylic.
  2. Thermoshield and Airshield used for quick drying of products.
  3. 1992:  They entered the gel market.
  4. 1996:  The first nail tips with Polylflex.
  5. 2003:  The birth of Balance UV gel system.
  6. 2005:  The sophisticated Attraction Acrylic range.

Imbalie Beauty acquired the Dream Nails Beauty Franchise in 2007, and with that, the Distribution and training rights for NSI in South Africa and Africa. In 2013, Dream Nails Beauty celebrated 28 years in the nail business.  This was built on good service and world class products they work with.

Our Vision

  • The supplier of choice for nail enhancement products in South Africa and Africa.
  • Training of the highest standard and complemented by world class products.
  • A highly focused NSI Team: growing and driving the NSI brand in South Africa and in Africa.

Our Mssion

  • Excellent Service to all our clients.
  • Expert advice on NSI products.
  • Quality nail enhancement products.
  • International Standard training on all nail systems.