About Us

 “How do two brothers get into the nail care business?” This is the single most common question people ask us. There’s a long and rocky version but we’ll give you the short one.  We have our fearless and unconventional mother, Young Salo, to thank. With a single-minded entrepreneurial spirit, she decided to start her own business at the age of 49.  She had a passion for the nail industry and we did everything in our power to support her. In the end, this is a family business.

Greg, the older brother, became a licensed nail technician after switching gears from fire fighter’s training. He is energy personified and has a true passion for developing the best professional nail care products and education. Habib is the younger brother. He jumped in a few years later; taking a detour from medical school and a life in music. He brings his own creative mind for business, marketing and strategy. Unexpectedly, we are a perfect team.  

Today, more than 20 years later, Young Nails Inc., is a professional nail care manufacturing company exporting to over 40 countries worldwide and distributing domestically to over 3000 stores. We’re  respected for our next-level product innovation and education.

Our mission is to bring you the best quality products and we’ll show you how to use them with incredible results. It’s really that simple. Welcome to the Young Nails family!

Meet the senior Mentors




Chief Innovator

Greg was about to become a firefighter when his Mom asked him to help out with a little cosmetology supply business she’d acquired. That was the seed that eventually became Young Nails.


Greg is now President, chief innovator, and an international educator. Unconventional, eccentric, energetic, and enlightening – you know when you’ve taken a class from Greg Salo.

He’s out there teaching the world the Young Nails way, one hand at a time.




Sole Distributor Africa

Yolande joined the international phenomenon in 2003 as the sole importer and distributor for Africa.


She has since built a company and brand with excellent training program and out of this world customer service.


Yolande sees every person in this industry as a family member, and don’t mind picking up the phone to contact nail artists personally to assist building their career.


With Yolande on your side, the sky is the limits when building your future.



Habib joined the company in 2001, and from the beginning, the skill set he brought to the mix was far different from that of Greg and Young.


His no-nonsense style and head for organization and structure have guided the company to the next level over and over. As CEO, Habib handles long range company strategy and overall management.


His door is always open, to anyone that needs to talk – from employees to distributors. If you need something done, Habib is the go-to guy.


"Wat 'n great experience!
Young Nails is defnitief 'n wonderlike produk en sien uit om 'n pad saam met julle te stap. Gertina jy is wondelike mentor dankie vir al die hulp en geduld. Sien baie uit na die nuwe adventure"

By Tarien Ferreira,   Young Nails Cape North student, 9  July  2018

"Amazing Experience.

Everyone is friendly and helpful.

Thanx Yolande. I was amazed by everything you thought me!
Will definitely be back for more courses." 


By Virginie Bryant, Young Nails Kempton Park student. 19 Jan 2018

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