Elise Noel crafted the intricate nail art styles for our #OPIandNutcracker collection, and we were lucky enough to get her story.
Tom Bachik Interview – Marie Claire Image Makers Award
To gear up for our OPI California Dreaming collection, we traveled the West Coast with Hollywood nail artist, Steph Stone. She works with with superstars like Miley Cyrus, Shay Mitchell and Alessandra Ambrosio, creating gorgeous nail art looks for red carpets, magazine covers and catwalks. As our Pro Ambassador for OPI's California Dreaming collection, we sat down with her to chat about how she got started, where she draws inspiration from, and some of her go-to OPI products.
Meet professional nail tech and OPI Educator Chelsea Baart. We chat about her start in the professional nail industry, her role with OPI, and where she draws inspiration from.
OPI: Tell us who you are.
Chelsea: I am OPI Global Artist Chelsea Baart. You can find me on Instagram @chelseas_nails. I am a wife and mother of two busy boys.
OPI: How did you get into nails?
During our trip to Fiji we we're thrilled to stumble into the ProfessioNAIL Salon in Port Denarau, Fiji. We spoke with their nail techs and team about why they love OPI and the new Fiji Collection. Watch below to see more of the salon and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more Fiji-inspired looks and exclusive OPI content.
There's no denying we're a bit obsessed with our community of professional nail techs - the women and men who have been loyal OPI enthusiasts throughout each collection, color system, and crazy shade name we come up with. We recently chatted with someone who has been working closely with us since September 2015 and . Get to know the incredible Raven Hennington-Billberry by reading her interview below and be sure to follow her on Instagram @nailsbyraven.
Tell us who you are.
One of the most exciting things about being a part of the OPI community is being able to connect with some of the most talented and creative nail technicians and artists from around the world. For our most recent Infinite Shine Collection, we worked with Sydney-based nail artist and the brains behind the So Nailicious brand, Maria Vlezko.
We have a new obsession in Los Angeles, a salon called Nailbox LA and it's located in the trendy Arts District. Not only is the interior of this salon super chic, but they have a big focus on consumer and nail tech education. We sat down with the owners of Nailbox to learn more about their inspiration for the salon and what makes it different, as well as some of their favorite OPI Products.
OPI: Tell us about your background in the salon and nail industries. How did Nailbox come about?
Sophie Harris-Greenslade is a UK-based nail artist based who's been creating beautiful designs for the most recent OPI collections: Artist Series, Alice, Retro Summer, Holiday, Brights and more. We chatted with Sophie on all her inspirations, techniques and favorite OPI products.
How do you begin your nail art design process?
Calling all pros! At OPI, we’re known for our quality products and one-of-a-kind shade names (often imitated, but never duplicated). But the aspect of our business that we’re most proud of is our relationship with the salon professional. OPI finds innovation and inspiration through our loyal professionals. We value our nail techs and salon owners, and we’re dedicated to furthering education and maximizing salon business through OPI products.