Robert Giblett


Robert Giblett, Co-Founder

Robert is well known in the international nail industry as an expert in nail product allergies and for creating a company that is Europe’s leading producer of hypoallergenic, high-performance nail products. As the creator of the Nail Technicians Allergy Support group on Facebook, Bob has mentored thousands of Nail Technicians and continues to receive requests for information and help to this day, replying to every message with factual information and concern.

"After becoming a co-owner of a nail salon in 2006, I became concerned about the chemicals used to create the products that we used. This concern was amplified when I travelled to international competitions and I met many of the top nail artists and designers who had developed allergies"

"These allergies are for life and as the some of the same ingredients are used in dentistry and bone surgery, can have wider consequences beyond being unable to continue to work in a nail salon. In 2009, I decided to try to create high performance products that our nail artist friends would enjoy using, but that also helped to protect their health". 

"In many ways, it was a crazy idea to think that a small family business could achieve more than what the old famous brands had done, but after 10 years IKON.IQ Nails now offers the widest range of hypoallergenic products in the industry". 

"We could not have achieved this without the help of our Educators, many of them are international competition champions, who thoroughly tested the new products with their students, in their salons and also at national and international competitions."