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The Challenge

Create a nail polish wand that’s easy to use.

The Outcome

The flexible, bendable Plié Wand, which can be held in either hand.

Julep, a fast-growing beauty brand, noticed a problem that has vexed generations of nail polish users: The wand on the bottle is awkward and clumsy to use.

After rounds of user research, IDEO and Julep came up with the solution: the Plié Wand. The elegantly tapered handle sits easily in the hand and connects magnetically with a wand finely calibrated for precision. And for maximum flexibility, it bends to rest gently in the hand, making it an ambidextrous instrument.

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The Wand bends, making polishing with your other hand easy.