Trail blazers in the Manicure Revolution introducing UV Nail Gels in the 1990's-
We are the original pioneers who created a first generation UV Nail Gel. Private Label UV Nail Gel and UV Curing Technology has been our specialty for all these years.
Dr. Dave Armbruster, PhD. founded our company, Armbruster Associates Inc. in 1982. Dr. Dave worked at several large chemical corporations including Rhohm & Haas and Celanese but soon discovered he had the knowledge and connections to create his own company and UV Curable formulations. Being an expert in UV Curing chemistry and the technology, Dr. Armbruster was an innovator in the new beauty revolution and introduction of UV Nail Gels in the 90's. Always refining his skills, he became a graduate Toastmaster then taught his own course globally in UV Radiation Curing, mostly Amsterdam for 25 years. He was a charter member of RadTech International and active with many other professional organizations.
Our company sold many types of UV Nail Gels, all private label, also called white label to the beauty industry. "You May Not Know Our Name, But You Know Our Products" became the tagline as companies such as Star Nail sold our UV Nail Gels as well as other large companies. We sold hundreds of drums and pails of our UV Nail Gels. That's why we are the Leaders in Nail Coatings. Our company has served over 200 worldwide clients through the years. We are located in The USA and all products are made in the USA.
Dr. Armbruster and our team of UV professionals have also Consulted for other companies around the world on specialized UV Curing products for other industries and applications. He is well known for giving back to the UV Curing Industry by teaching courses and seminars around the world on the UV Curing technology. This intensive UV Curing training was held for 3 days in either the US or Europe annually for over 25 years. He often shares a story about the importance of saying thank you in business and in life. Expressing gratitude often has a "pay it forward" effect that begets success and greater happiness. Back in 1982, he called a colleague whom he had worked on a business deal with and thanked him, it evolved into the world of the beauty business and nail gels. Had he not made the call and expressed gratitude the other opportunities would not have been explored.
As a second generation owner of the company, Catherine Armbruster has taken over the helm with a passion for fresh ideas and positive actions. Catherine has gratitude in her soul and practices yoga, mindfulness and acts of daily kindness. There is profound change in our world and in business we need new ideas that push for greater awareness and kindness. With that said, we will be researching new products going forward allowing us to further align with our passions.
Private Label Nail Coatings are our main stay, offering our original, best selling UV Nail Gels along with our 10 Free Nail Polish, Nail Treatments and Soy Nail Polish Remover, all Private Label for your own brand. We will also have new NAIL products this year.
With our proven background in the nail industry with the first generation UV Nail Gel, we are proud of our many accomplishments over the past 40 years. Dr. Dave Armbruster founded the company and has been a true innovator in this beauty space. We are looking forward to introducing new products and ideas.
Dr. Dave Armbruster and Catherine Armbruster at a Beauty Trade Show
Launching a New Brand, AUTHENTIC BLEU.
This new Brand will offer a beautiful assortment of:
10 Free and Organic Nail Polish- Cruelty Free, Vegan Friendly,
Nourishing Nail Treatments, Soy Remover and a super absorbing Peppermint hand lotion as well as hand sanitizer.
"Distinctive Products meant to Inspire"
Each product will have a KIND MESSAGE, as if you were receiving a gift from a friend with a personalized note.
DEFINITITON OF AUTHENTIC: describes something that is real or genuine. Our mission is to be Authentic, always to ourselves and OTHERS and we have an affinity for the Ocean and anything Blue!
We want our message to be heard and inspiring. We want to share facts about what we can all do to protect the sacred oceans that we desperately need and provide beautiful products.
WHY- Bleu? Our favorite color and the color of the Ocean, which we are passionate about protecting it! Our Favorite Color is BLUE and we LOVE the Oceans and spread the word about saving the Ocean every change we get-From the plastic in the ocean to the wasteful society we all live in. WE MUST all do our parts.