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Top tips for perfecting nail prep

By Guest Writer | 27 February 2024

Elevate your business and embrace new techniques with advice from the Scratch Stars award-winning OPI team, as OPI field educator, Ashleigh Clements, shares her top tips for perfecting nail prep. Nail preparation is the foundation of a great nail service. Great nail prep offers a smooth canvas for product application…

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Iram Shelton on 2024 nail art trends, raising your status & working with OPI

By Helena Biggs | 1 January 2024

Luxury nail artist & lifestyle content creator, Iram Shelton, has amassed a huge social media following, owing to her enviable travel stories and stylish nail posts. A star resident at the Bulgari Hotel London Spa, she offers luxury manicures to clients in the capital, and was appointed as global ambassador…

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Add spellbinding festive finishes to nails with OPI’s 14 Terribly Nice colours

By Rebecca Hitchon | 28 November 2023

Are you ready to sleigh the holidays? Nail clients’ Christmas requests – and make your own nails dazzle – with OPI’s Terribly Nice Collection, comprising metallics, shimmers, glitters and crèmes. The Terribly Nice shades, available in OPI GelColor, Infinite Shine and Nail Lacquer, are as follows: Blame the Mistletoe – shimmery…

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Meet the OPI Education Team, Scratch Stars Awards Nail Team of the Year 2023

By Callie Iley | 9 September 2023

Consisting of 20 nail professionals, the OPI Education Team is a close-knit group of passionate educators based across the UK, working on a full-time and freelance basis. “As a team, we all very much admire and inspire each other, whether it be creative talent, business acumen, approach with students, attitude,…

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Embrace Big Zodiac Energy this autumn with OPI’s 12-piece nail colour collection

By Rebecca Hitchon | 1 August 2023

Embodying the OPI ethos of using nail colour to unapologetically express yourself, the brand has launched the Big Zodiac Energy collection for autumn 2023. Designed to help wearers be “unshakably confident in who you are as your sun, moon and rising”, the colourscope of shades is inspired by air, earth,…

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Master the Barbiecore nail trend with OPI’s 9 Barbie the Movie shades

By Rebecca Hitchon | 1 July 2023

OPI has joined forces with Warner Bros. and Mattel to bring the feel-good energy of highly anticipated film, Barbie, to nails. The OPI Barbie the Movie collection’s shade names were conceptualised with Greta Gerwig, director & writer of Barbie, which is set for release this month (July 2023). Boasting nine…

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Weak or damaged nails? Reboot your nail routine with OPI Repair Mode

By Callie Iley | 1 June 2023

Restore and maintain the condition of natural nails from within with Repair Mode, a bond-building nail serum from OPI. Phase 1: Repair Recommended for damaged nails, the brush-on nail serum features ‘Ulti-Plex Technology’. This mimics the natural nail’s protein structure, helping to restore natural nails to their optimal condition from…

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WINNER ANNOUNCED: Scratch Snap April 2023

By Callie Iley | 27 April 2023

The winner of Scratch’s monthly nail art challenge has been announced as Natalie Mugridge. In a showcase of talent, techs stepped up to the Scratch Snap challenge for April & created nail designs inspired by ‘April Showers’ in the bid to win a prize from OPI. Judged by Scratch‘s copywriter, Callie Iley,…

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OPI collaborates with Katie Barnes to launch an E-file

By Chloe Randall | 19 April 2023

OPI has collaborated with Katie Clark, Scratch Stars Services to the Nail Industry finalist & founder of Katie Barnes Tool Range, to launch an E-file. The OPI X Katie Barnes E-file collaboration follows the launch of OPI’s Diamond Gel, a hard gel system that can be used to build, overlay…

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Like mother, like children: The mums and kids working in the nail industry

By Chloe Randall | 19 March 2023

The nail industry has often been described as ‘one big family’, but for many nail brand owners, techs, and educators, it really is a true reality. Due to the fun, loving nature of the industry and the many family run businesses which are passed down, many people in this sector…

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