Founded in Berlin in 1945 by theater enthusiast and cosmetic chemist Arnold Langer, Kryolan Professional Make-Up was originally created to provide innovative, effective and safe make-up for make-up artists and actors. While the brand’s goal has always been to offer a system of products and services that help industry professionals better accomplish their tasks, as the years have gone on, the line has also become suitable as everyday makeup for the demanding, fashion-conscious and quality-oriented consumer.
The German, family-owned brand migrated to the US in 1977 and opened their first store in San Francisco, which also became the brand’s US headquarters. Chicago followed in 2010, then Boston in 2013, and New York in 2016. Today, Kryolan’s US headquarters is in Cotati, CA.