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How Does OPI Get Its Name?

Written by Tara

Odontorium Products Inc. And thus OPI — it stands for Odontorium Products Inc. — was born. Weiss-Fischmann’s career is the envy of many, but creating tongue-in-cheek names for bold nail polish colors like A Grape Affair and A Butterfly Moment is just a fraction of what the beauty mogul did for OPI.

There’s always some connection with the name and the color, whether it’s real or not. Sometimes we put a color into a name, and sometimes it’s just my own vision, or all of us sitting in that room, who say how perfect a name is for the color.

Generally What makes OPI unique? Technology. OPI Nail Lacquer is formulated using superior ingredients including film forming agents, plasticizers, solvents, and coloring agents to provide a high-quality professional service with a fast 2-coat application that delivers smooth, even wear.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Who started OPI nail polish?

Why does OPI use the name Suzi?

If you notice, some of our polish names even take a play on food. Suzi is Hungary Again is one of the most popular. The idea for this name was me around 3pm asking around the office if any one has a good snack. Many of the names come from our life experiences—good and bad—and our travels.

How do nail polishes get their names?

Weiss-Fischmann and her creative team take inspirational trips to get ideas for each collection. The name that ends up on the bottom of each bottle is generally a riff on something like a landmark or food they experienced while traveling.

Who named Essie nailpolish?

Essie Weingarten This style of naming was started by Essie Weingarten when she started her own Nail Polish brand Essie. FYI: Essie is still a number 1 brand in the Nail Polish market but is now owned by L’Oréal.

Why does OPI only sell gel to salons?

Diversion is the sale of professional products outside of professional beauty channels. OPI has invested millions of dollars to ensure that our OPI brand professional-use products are used only under the supervision of trained professionals.

Is OPI or Essie better?

Essie performed slightly better than OPI in the longevity test and it is similar in price and visual appearance. With high-quality formulas, fashion-forward nail polish colors, and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented Nail Lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – with up to seven days of wear time.

Is OPI a luxury brand?

Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting, and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers.

Does OPI test on animals?

We love our furry friends and are cruelty-free so we do NOT test on animals nor do we sell OPI Nature Strong to countries who would test it on animals.

How much is OPI worth?

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, founder of OPI (which was sold to Coty for about $1 Billion) always travels [+] OPI was sold to Coty eight years ago for alot of money, she says humbly. (The New York Times reported that Coty bought OPI for $1 Billion.)

Where is OPI polish made?

Sanford, North Carolina OPI has manufactured and distributed a line of popular nail polishes and has been based at its North Hollywood complex at 13034 Saticoy St. since it was formed in 1981, a Coty spokeswoman said. Manufacturing will now be done in Sanford, North Carolina, where Coty has its largest U.S. plant.

How many shades of OPI nail polish are there?

OPI Nail Polish Shades We’ve got 240 shades for every nail polish need. Browse every color of the rainbow, including the trending nail colors guaranteed to turn heads.

What is a nail polish namer?

Nail polish namer Primary duties: Nail polish namers come up with clever names for nail polish colors. Most nail polish namers do not require formal education or training, but must possess strong creative skills.

Who is Suzi with OPI?

Known to many as the First Lady of Nails, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann is the Co-Founder and Brand Ambassador of OPI Products, Inc., the world’s largest professional nail brand. She made her mark in the industry back in 1989, when she created the first 30 shades of the popular nail brand.

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I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!