Famous Names LLC was founded in 2010 by Linda and Jim Nordstrom and Lisa and Ken Cooper. Jim and Linda have spent their entire professional careers in The Professional Beauty Industry. Since its inception, Famous Names LLC has been dedicated to creating Best In Class products exclusively for Nail Professionals.
Famous Names LLC is not only about formulating Award Winning Products such as The IBX System and Dadi’ Oil, but it is also about our unwavering dedication to education. Whether it is assisting you in application technique, advancing your marketing efforts or maintaining the pinnacle of Professionalism, that is where our ultimate gratification truly lies.
“Your Industry Is Our Industry” is not just a slogan! It is our vow, to you, to produce only the very Best in Nail Care! Together, we can make it the Best that it can possibly be.
Jim has been in the Professional Beauty Industry for over 35 years and began his career as co-founder of Creative Nail Design (now CND). He served as CEO & Chairman for 17 years. Jim now serves as Chairman of Famous Names with special focus on Research & Development and Distribution Development. He is also a Director and Partner in Sweet Squared Ltd. in the UK and Ireland.
After starting her career as a successful Salon Owner, Linda became an Educator and Advocate for Nail Technicians and Artists worldwide. With over thirty years of experience, she now leads the global educational and customer support strategy for Famous Names, and still finds the time to be a tireless and supportive daily resource for an ever growing network of enthusiastic Nail Professionals. Linda truly loves to spend her time “in the trenches” with her fellow Nail Technicians.
We’re all about family and chemistry here. It was just about 20 years ago that these values combined to form the bond we share today—with one another, and our customers.
Lezlie was running her own luxury salon, while Jim was working with polyurethane systems in wood products and transportation. Beyond their affinity for each other, they shared a passion for formulating safer, better-performing products. They established LE and haven’t looked back since. The tradition of innovation continues with the next generation, Lexy and Joseph.
These core pillars translate to cutting-edge products that allow you to express your creativity and wow your clients. Our success is tied to yours, and collaboration is what makes the LE family so strong.
Years of research and development inspired our vast selection of hypoallergenic, easy-to-apply gels and acrylics for all skin tones, nail types and styles—from natural nails to elaborate extensions. We’re meticulous about quality control, so you can be confident our products will look, feel and perform beautifully every time.
We can’t wait for you to experience all we have to offer, and we’re even more excited to discover new ways to delight your clients together. That’s the thing about chemistry—you never know where an idea might lead…and the possibilities begin with you.