WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, today announced the launch of the new Nail HQ™, special in-store kiosks that showcase the hottest nail trends and product innovation. Available in more than 2,000 CVS/pharmacy locations starting this month, the Nail HQ™ is the latest advancement for beauty shoppers, providing easy access to nail innovations, including drugstore firsts like at-home gel kits and on-trend shades from former salon-exclusive essie.
With nail care sales increasing by 40 percent since 2011 and growing by double-digits each year since 2008, CVS/pharmacy continues to support demand for the latest innovations in the nail category by making even more room in-store to offer all of the options customers want.
"With nail care sales booming, it's clear that customers are looking to CVS/pharmacy to find the latest innovation that the category has to offer," said Cheryl Mahoney, Vice President of Beauty for CVS/pharmacy. "With the launch of the CVS/pharmacy Nail HQ™, we are able to feature a wide variety of the best new nail trends and technologies that she can experience in our stores and then apply for herself at home—all with the added convenience of shopping at her local CVS/pharmacy."
Nail HQ™ will debut a former salon-exclusive – gel nail technology – with new products from SensatioNail and Sally Hansen. Nail HQ™ will also feature an array of new shade options and allow shoppers to view polish shades outside of the bottles through nail color strip displays. The popular Nuance Salma Hayek line, a CVS/pharmacy exclusive brand developed in partnership with actress Salma Hayek, will be introducing the 32-sku Nail Lacquer collection.
Leading nail brand, essie will also launch their newest collections at the Nail HQ™ every month. "We are thrilled to partner with CVS/pharmacy on this amazing collaboration," says Essie Weingarten, Founder and Global Director, essie. "It's very exciting to see the nail category take its well-deserved center stage across the country."
In addition to Nail HQ™, CVS/pharmacy will continue to stock its shelves with trend-setting nail launches and will be providing exclusive nail content on Facebookhttp://facebook.com/CVSBeautyClub and Twitter http://twitter.com/CVSBeautyClub including inspirational nail art all month-long.
Nail HQ™ is the latest innovation from CVS/pharmacy to improve the beauty shopping experience at the drugstore. Other recent advancements include the introduction of the ExtraCare® Beauty Club loyalty program, which rewards members with $5 ExtraBucks® Rewards for every $50 cumulatively spent on qualifying beauty products.
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,400 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug stores. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at http://info.cvscaremark.com.
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