LeChat Nail Care Products Research & Development was established September 1993 in Corte Madera, Calif., as a chain of high-end nail salons. During the first three years of business, company president Newton Luu and his staff developed the history-making Powder Gel nail system. This system is the only one of its type in the nail industry and it has revolutionized the nail industry. The Powder Gel System provides the highest quality product in gel nail enhancements. The Powder Gel is a unique standalone nail enhancement system that helps nail technicians create nails that are not only beautiful, but strong and durable as well.