STALEKS is the largest company in Ukraine that produces stainless steel beauty tool. STALEKS products are used by both professionals (technicians of the beauty industry) and ordinary people who are used to taking care of themselves at home. For convenience, the company in 2017 began to produce the tool under two brands: STALEKS PRO – a professional tool for beauty stylists, and STALEKS – for home use.
Student dream and sharpening on the balcony
Just as an ideal tool comes from an unmanufactured steel bar, so does a large-scale company grow out of a tiny sharpening studio. Any business requires time and patience.
The birthplace of the future company is called Kharkiv. It was here where student Alexey Kolodyazhny took the first steps in mastering a new craft – tools sharpening. Then nobody thought about big business, Alexey began to sharpen tools as a part-time job to earn extra money during his dashing student years. Then there were not many nail technicians, the tool was not of impeccable quality and sharpness, and the beauty industry came to Ukraine late. Still, even then, the feeling had not failed the student. A new manufacturer should appear in this area.
The idea of Alexey was supported by his best school friend – Stanislav Yevtushenko. Together, the guys learned all the features of the instrument sharpening. First, they did it at home on the balcony, equipped with a mini-workshop there. More and more nail technicians learned about their skills, they needed to practice using a sharp instrument, but sharpening was not available everywhere.