The Sally Hansen brand was founded by Sally Hansen and her husband in the late 1950s. Sally Hansen has remained a popular nail polish brand ever since, and is currently owned and managed by its parent company, the Coty company.
The first nail formula marketed by Sally Hansen and her husband, who was a chemist, was the still-popular "Hard as Nails" line. This line and the many others that followed have helped Sally Hansen become one of the number one brand in nail cosmetics. The company is also a top producer of a wide range of nail care and personal waxing products.