Beauty File: Interview with Danny Haile, Founder and CEO of Hand and Nail Harmony

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Meet Danny Haile, Founder and CEO of Hand and Nail Harmony, which is known for their fabulous line of Gelish products. Ever wanted to get inside the head of someone with this amazing career? Here’s your chance! We asked Danny about his job experiences over the years and about the things he values most in life.





What was your first job ever?

A paperboy in Riverside, California.


What was your first job in the industry?

Aunt’s salon in the Lakewood Mall in CA, doing nails.


Who would you like to work with?

I’ve always admired Steve Jobs for his creativity.


If you could be anybody famous, past or present, who would you be?

George Clooney for his height and demeanor.


What inspires you?

Creating something new and exciting that’s never been done!


What was your childhood ambition?

Baseball player – outfield.


What was your proudest accomplishment?

My wife, kids and newest baby – Gelish.


What was your most embarrassing moment?

Being woken up by the smell of monomer! No windows!


What is your favorite sport?

Baseball. Go Angels!


What’s your favorite movie?

Crimson Tide.


Describe your perfect day.

A nice hot summer day at the river with friends and family with a cold beer in hand.


Are you a morning or night person?



What is your most treasured possession?

Technically not a possession, but my kids.


What is your favorite type of food?



What was your most recent impulse buy?

An Aston Martin.


Describe the best set of nails you’ve ever seen.

Tom Holcomb’s competition pink and whites.


What’s your guilty pleasure?



What are you most afraid of?

Something happening to a loved one.


Finish this sentence: I can’t discuss nails without… passion.


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