A Tabletop Nail Salon
In 2016, Nimble founder Omri Moran was inspired to create the nail-painting device after waiting for his date.
After leaving the salon with nails that had not finished drying, Moran’s date had damaged her nail polish and spent time trying to repair the manicure before eventually giving up and arriving late. It was then that Moran was determined to create a more convenient and efficient experience.
In April of this year, the startup company launched its Kickstarter campaign.
The Nimble device created by the startup company takes the form of a white cube. Users simply load specialized nail polish cartridges into the machine and place a hand into the device. After pressing a button, the machine begins by scanning the user’s nails individually, noting the size, shape, and curvature. Then, the device built by the startup business uses a small robotic arm to precisely apply a base, two color coats, and a top coat to each nail. After each coat, the Nimble device uses a warm airflow system to dry the polish thoroughly. The entire process takes about 10 minutes per hand to complete the manicure.
Polish from the startup company is cruelty-free and does not contain chemicals such as formaldehyde, parabens, xylene, and others. The startup business plans to keep releasing new shades, as well as seasonal colors.
Tapping Into the Nail Care Business
Market research predicts the nail care industry to reach $13 billion by 2024. Nimble seeks to disrupt the market by presenting an at-home solution to achieve a professional-looking manicure. The business also plans to perform software updates for its device to allow it to perform pedicures in the future.
About the Author
James White is a Michigan State University graduate with a BS in Environmental Biology. He is interested in reporting emerging trends in technology, especially with regard to alternative energy and environmental conservation.