A. Conrad Huffman, a pioneer in Naturally & Organically based Health, Beauty, and Personal Care product formulations, founded Vege-Kurl Inc. in 1959. The "Vege-Kurl Home Permanent Wave System" (Original retail box pictured below) was Conrad's first successful consumer product brought to market in 1959. The Vege-Kurl name has remained through the decades as a proud reminder of our founder's philosophy that nature and science could exist in harmony, thus creating synergies, that would benefit consumers with high-quality, truly beneficial Cosmetic and Personal care products. With this in mind, we have been helping our customers develop and package their products for well over 40 years!


Vege-Kurl History

The following are selected images of A. Conrad Huffman's development of the Vege-Kurl Permanent Wave, ads from that era, and the first of three retail Beauty Salons beginning in 1954 on historic Brand Boulevard in Glendale, California. 

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This contemporary photograph of Conrad & Helen Huffman was taken with their friend, Dr. James A. Duke, on October 4th, 1996 at the ACEER Foundation in Washington D.C..  The ACEER Foundation (Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research) is an International Non- Profit  Organization dedicated to the conservation of the magnificent biodiversity and rich cultural heritage of the Amazon Rainforest.  Working in partnership with the peoples of Amazonia, the ACEER Foundation offers a wide variety of environmental  programs as well as sponsoring both basic and applied research. 

 Conrad supported their good work and if you would like to visit their website to learn how to become more involved with saving the Amazonian Rainforest, please click here.



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