Pro Tips

10 Rules for Nail Pros to Live By

As professional nail technicians, it's important that we uphold the highest of standards when it comes to our clients, our salons and ourselves. This is especially true when it comes to the quality of our work, the professionalism of our employees, the happiness of our customers. The team at OPI put together the below list of 10 things every nail tech should practice on a day to day basis. Because no matter how long we've been working in this industry, it's always important to remind ourselves that if you love what you do, you always want to keep learning.


Common Client Issues and Easy Fixes

Hey OPI nail pros! Today I want to get back to the basics and talk about common client issues and easy fixes. Even though you might know these tips already, it’s always good practice to get refreshers to keep learning and evolving as an artist. Remember – having a strong, basic foundation will impress your clients with lasting results and keep them coming back for more!


Dry Cuticles

Issue - You have a client who is a gel user, which is great for Fall and Winter, and colder climates, but typically has dry cuticles.

Pro Tips: OPI Color Systems

Since the 1920s, there have been slight innovations in nail polish improving wearability, coverage, consistency, and overall performance. However, in recent years, nail polish has seen a new evolution with the introduction of gel polish that cures under an LED light to the most recent “hybrid” systems that dry or “cures” in normal.

Healthy Precautions for Nail Techs

As pros, it's always very important for us not only to think about healthy ways to service our clients, but healthy precautions that we can take as nail techs to both ensure our safety and the safety of our clients, and our longevity in this amazing business of ours. Below are some precautionary tips to make sure we're following on a daily basis:


Perfecting Your Designscape Lines with Infinite Shine and GelColor

Creating straight lines with a steady hand can be a challenge, even for the most experienced and skilled nail pro. But we’ve got some pro tips to help you perfect your nail art lines when using OPI Infinite Shine and OPI GelColor. Line it up!

Perfecting Lines with Infinite Shine

  • Be sure to wipe off any excess lacquer on the brush step to avoid the lacquer running down into your brush and onto your design.