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About Us

NE1: Redefining Nail Polish for Everyone

Welcome to NE1, the revolutionary gender-neutral nail polish brand founded by Cole Kubisiak in November 2020. Born out of a desire to express individuality and unite people through the power of color, NE1 aims to make the nail polish world accessible and exciting for everyone—regardless of gender.

Our Uniquely Inclusive & Sustainable Approach

At NE1, we pride ourselves on our commitment to inclusion, community, and sustainability. Here's what sets us apart:

  1. Customer-Named, Gender-Neutral Colors: Our diverse range of nail polish shades is not only gender-neutral, but also named by our customers. This brings a fresh and personal perspective to each unique color.
  2. Empowering the Next Generation: We believe in nurturing young talent, which is why we established the NE1, NE-Dream Scholarship Fund. For every bottle sold, $1 goes towards this fund, which is awarded annually to a deserving high school senior.
  3. Eco-Friendly Packaging: To minimize waste and promote sustainability, our nail polishes come in smaller bottles. Plus, we educate our customers on how to recycle their old bottles responsibly through our website.

Find Us & Explore Our Collection

Based in Seattle, WA, NE1's vibrant collection is available online, at local markets, on,, and at Capitol Thrill. Choose from over 15 different colors and our exclusive hand-drawn nail art stickers to express your unique style.

Join us in our mission to make the world of nail polish inclusive, sustainable, and exciting for everyone. Discover NE1 today and experience the power of self-expression through color.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does shipping take so long?

Due to the shipping restrictions associated with nail polish, we are required to ship all orders via ground.

How can I track my order?

All online orders are emailed a tracking number when the shipment has been dropped off at the post office. If you can't find the email, reach out to to request your tracking number.

Where else can I buy a bottle of NE1 nail polish?

You can currently find us at, and if you are in the Seattle area you can find us at the Fremont Sunday Market or at Capitol Thrill in Capitol Hill. We are actively working on expanding our distribution.

What does 7-Free mean?

7-free nail polish is free of the 7 toxic chemicals below that are common in most regular nail polish formulas.

Toluene - it causes skin irritation and high levels of inhalation can cause light-headedness, nausea, and be harmful to your nervous system or cause birth defects

Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) - it has be linked to cancer and birth defects

Formaldehyde - known human carcinogen as well as causes irritation and can trigger asthma 

Formaldehyde Resin - not quite as harmful as formaldehyde, but can still be an allergen

Camphor - can cause seizures and disorientation in large doses and in smaller doses deprives the nails of nutrients and causes yellow staining of the nails

Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP) - can cause issues with reproductive health and lipid metabolism

Xylene - irration to skin, eyes, and respiratory tract and can also cause systemic toxicity which causes a who slew of bad effects including dizziness, drowsiness, tremors, comas, heart irregularities, nausea, and vomiting 

Why are your bottles smaller than traditional bottles?

We purposefully bottle our nail polish in smaller bottles to cut down on nail polish waste because who has actually every finished a full large bottle of nail polish?

How do I get to name a color?

All of our colors are named by customers who follow us on Instagram. For your best chances to name a future color, make sure to follow @for_ne1.

What is the NE1, NE-Dream Scholarship?

The NE1, NE-Dream Scholarship is a fund we started to help high school seniors pay for continued education. Education is a core believe for NE1 and we truly believe anyone can achieve their dreams with the right knowledge.

How do I recycle my old nail polish?

Nail polish is still considered a hazardous waste even though more and more companies like ourselves are taking out the most hazardous chemicals. The easiest way to recycle your old nail polish is to find a household hazardous waste facility. 

Click here to find yours!

If there isn't a facility near you - check out how to recycle it yourself on one of our color pages.

How can I carry NE1 nail polish in my store?

We have wholesale pricing available on Faire.