Company Profile

Joan Kahn founded Tip Top in 1981. She is well known in the nail industry for her philanthropy and dedication to giving back to the community.

Tip Top has received numerous awards over time. Proudly South African Caring for Beauty 2005, Prix d' Excellence 1989 & 1999; Gold Award Century International Quality Era Award 2011 and Best of Beauty Award 2014.  The Marie Claire Prix d'Excellence de la Beaute award is an international beauty honour and the best possible indicator of achievement in the global beauty arena.  The 2005 award included, for the first time, the MarieClaire/Proudly South African 'Caring Beautifully' award - awarded to the South African company which has invested most in the local community.  Tip Top provided beauty training for unskilled women across South Africa, giving these women the necessary business skills and assistance to start their own businesses.

Tip Top built credibility through the salon world by offering professional quality products which produced results. In the beginning, Tip Top offered only nail treatments for different natural nail conditions. In 2006 we were approached by a leading mass market retailer to stock our brand in their 500+ stores. At this stage we added nail colour to our product range.

Tip Top is known for unrivalled quality, exclusivity and innovation. All Tip Top products display batch numbers, instructions and ingredients. Tip Top is proud to offer green formulations which are durable, innovative, and toxin and cruelty free. We are committed to caring for the environment and to safety.

Joan and the new Tip Top team of skilled professionals together have over 60 years experience in the cosmetic and nail industries.

Tip Top's extensive range currently comprises carefully selected nail enamels and problem solving nail treatments.