May 1, 2018 – Dance into the summer season with new Neons by OPI! Inspired by electronic dance music (EDM), OPI offers six new bright, statement-making shades for Summer 2019. The collection’s electric-charged palette includes bold neon hues of yellow, orange, purple, teal, blue and hero shade pink.
“In conceptualizing this collection, we looked toward EDM culture, which really celebrates being bold and energetic,” explains OPI Global Director of Color Collections Jill Bartoshevich. “The EDM concept of PLUR – Peace, Love, Unity & Respect – aligns perfectly with our own brand heritage, which focuses on how colour connects us and allows wearers to express their emotions. Neons by OPI exemplifies some of the messages you can send with colour – from joy and love to peace and acceptance.
Additionally, neons are HOT for summer!” adds Bartoshevich. “Whether you wear these shades on fingers or toes, at the beach or by the pool, neons are fun and playful.
Pump Up the Volume, A bolt of neon yellow ‘bright’ off the tour.
Orange You a Rock Star? This ‘a This ‘ a -peeling ’ orange is sure to rock your world.
V-I-Pink Passes: You’re a VIP – Flash your fuchsia nails to be escorted to the front row.
Positive Vibes Only: Good vibrations A neon purple that explodes with colours.
Dance Party ‘Teal Dawn: Dance all night long with this surreal teal.
Music is My Muse: A blue to embody free spirit and unite music with colour.
All shades in Neons by OPI except PUMP Up the Volume and Music is My Muse will be available in GelColor, Infinite Shine and Nail Lacquer formulas (the yellow and blue hues are available in GelColor and Nail Lacquer formulas only). GelColor provides a salon-perfect finish with up to three-week wear, while Infinite Shine offers a high-shine finish and traditional lacquer application. Nail Lacquer features a highly-pigmented, rich formula for even application without streaking.
OPI will partner with Sanrio this holiday season to celebrate their most iconic little girl, Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary in late 2019. This collection is sure to be on everyone’s Holiday must-have list. In addition to the new limited edition shades, we will be bringing back ‘Let’s Be Friends!’, for a total of 15 shades. All the more reason everyone is invited to this fabulous birthday party! The original Hello Kitty Collection for OPI launched 3 years ago. The popularity of the collection created so much buzz that markets requested it for a holiday collection.
OPI Hello Kitty 2016 Collection
The OPI Hello Kitty 2016 Collection is stuffed with crèmes, pinks and shimmery shades. The OPI Pro Wide Brush is flat, wide and medium in length. It’s of average stiffness and easily spreads out on the nail when pressed. The only downside to the Pro Wide brush is that it can be too wide for slim fingers or little toes. Now that we know a new collection coming up in late 2019, what do you expect? Comment below 🙂
With exceptional formulas, fashionable colours, and iconic names, OPI’s heavily pigmented lacquers are super-rich, long lasting and chip resistant – offering affordable and high end supply to consumers. The OPI brand has always been a synonym to good nail polishes. Their recent launches have bought out some even more amazing products. From spas to toolkits for nail technicians, OPI is the brand you can put your trust in.
The OPI spa line is iconic and probably the first ever professional salon skincare. It’s unique because it’s the only manicure and pedicure system that takes notes from advanced facial skincare. The OPI ProSpa line was developed with a dermatologist and therefore is extremely efficient and reliable. It will leave your clients with transformed hands and feet as well as expectations. The key ingredients Cupuacu butter and white tea tree extract are the best antioxidants that go you with unparalleled moisture.
OPI Manicure & Pedicure
Explore the entire collection of nail colours from OPI from red nails, white nails, glitter nails, nude nails and more we have every colour you could wish. Find your favourite OPI nail polish colours at Nails R Us Wholesale Beauty Supply. OPI nail polish is available in Lacquer, Gel and Hybrid Gel Effect (Infinite Shine).
OPI Nail Lacquer
OPI nail polishes are a must at every salon. When they first came out of its fantastic range of colours floored people. Even today OPI not only has a wide range of colours but also dries fast. The second coat can be applied within a minute or two. It dries super fast and has extended wear. Meaning, it lasts longer. It’s a value for money, with the bottle being a good 15ml. OPI also has a broader brush which is generally appreciated and preferred by nail technicians for a more even and smoother finish. OPI Nail Lacquer provides exceptional formula, fashionable colours and iconic shade names. OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting, and chip-resistant – offering affordable luxury to consumers.
Heavy pigmented lacquers allow exceptional coverage on nails
Features fashionable colours and iconic, humorous names
In my opinion OPI has great colours and stays on a long time using “Start to Finish” Base and top coat. I have been on a lot of high power medication to treat psoriasis, severe osteoarthritis and psoriatic arthritis, COPD, and digestive tract issues. Both treatment and psoriasis affect my skin and nails. OPI stays the best. My favourite shade is Kyoto Pearl.
OPI Infinite Shine (Long Wear Polish)
The OPI infinite shine formula is unique and unusual and just as its name suggests. With a life of 11 days, this formula doesn’t chip easily. It has an extended stay as well. There is around 150 fun, bright and funky shades to choose from in this line. The infinitive shine is a range of formulas that are long lasting a bright and shiny with a vast array of colours. It dries to the touch in around 8 minutes but second, and thrust coats can be applied within a couple of minutes. The infinite shine is a crazy favourite during summers.
OPI gel colour is for the lovers of gloss. Much glossier than any other nail polish out there these formulas have a charm of their own. It’s a thin brush in a method that lasts up to three weeks. The gel colour range matches almost all colours of the existing Infinite shine and Nail Lacquer line on OPI. They are odour free and LED cured systems making them a genuinely revolutionary addition to the nail industry. They come in thick sculpting gels, soft soak-able gels, and soak-able gel colour polishes. They are high gloss, feel weightless, and the application is pure perfection. Honestly, your clients will keep coming back for this one.
OPI Dipping Powder
You love it, we’re obsessed. Introducing Powder Perfection – acrylic nails reinvented with a faster, easier and odour free formula with gel-like shine. Now available in 100 iconic OPI shades. With gel-like shine and durable wear for 14+ days, Powder Perfection uses a unique technology designed for protection. A great alternative to traditional acrylics with no light curing, this chip-resistant powder gives a protective overlay on the natural nail with perfect colour. The ideal solution for those with weak nails, this magic powder is super easy to soak off and remove.
OPI Powder Perfection – Acrylic Services Reinvented. Faster, Easier & Odor-Free, OPI’s dipping powders are a quick applying, the acrylic alternative that promotes a clean-air environment while offering gel-like shine & weeks of wear without the need to light cure.
2+ weeks of wear
This super powder gives a protective overlay over nails to ensure long-lasting wear for 14+ days.
It’s raining nail shades! With 51 new shades of nail colour there are now 100 shades of Powder Perfection available.
Dip Into Durability
Get the most out of your mani. Dip into chip free, vibrant colour that lasts until you take it off.
OPI nail tools are a must in every nail technician’s toolkit. They are very durable, made with stainless steel and coated with hard titanium. This makes them long lasting, and useful tools are always necessary to make your job easier. The AccuNip plus, PediPusher, tooling wallet and pusherPlus are honestly game-changing tools that are easy to work with. They have not only professional salon tools but also files and brushes which are of just as excellent quality. The manicure and pedicure tools ensure that your client’s experience is exceptional and their nails flawless.
Thinking of doing it yourself gel manicure at home and not sure what products to use and how to apply it? Great, because I’d like to show you the how-to and tips for doing gel polish at home.
Doing Gel Polish at Home? Really?
The idea of getting your gel nail polish done at home is very reasonable since applying gel nail polish is getting way easier now and it will save you money in the long run.
No more electric drill or strong-odour chemical because gel polish nowadays is just like regular nail polish in the regular bottle without the painstaking steps. There are tons of brands of gel nail polishes to choose from. Esther’s Nail Center offers just the popular ones such as CND Shellac, Gelish, Daisy DND Gel, etc.
Shellac or Gel Polish?
The first thing people usually ask is which brands of gel polish I should choose. In my opinion for doing gel nail polish at home, each brand has its own pro and contra. CND Shellac requires no buffing on nails (so it’s more gentle) but costs more. Gel polish, such as Gelish or Daisy DND, have a lot more colours to choose from and certainly more affordable. But there is more buffing process involved in the application and removal process so it’s rather harsh for the nail. CND Shellac tends to stay for 14 days or more on nails. Compare that to Gelish that stays up to 21 days.
One best way to find out is to try them out. You may go to a salon and see what and how the nail technician does your nails. Then see which one stays longer on your nails as everyone has different nail condition. Some people have a better application with one brand while not on the others.
Gel Nail Polish at Home Step-by-step
What You Need
Basically, what you need for doing gel nail polish at home are listed below. It’s recommended to use gel polish as a system to ensure the optimum result.
Gel base coat such as Gelish Foundation Base Gel
Gel top coat such as Gelish Top It Off
Nail cleansers such as CND Scrubfresh or Gelish Cleanser (blue liquid)
Gel nail polish such as Gelish Soak-off Polish or Daisy Gel Nail Polish
UV light 36-watt or LED Lamp
Nail bonder such as Gelish phBond
Gelish Structure Gel – optional, only if you have weak and peeling nails
Cuticle Oil – important to use it daily
Lint-free nail wipes or Cotton ball
Fine nail buffer block – Gelish recommend using 100/180 nail buffer but we like to use a fine nail buffer because it’s less coarse so less harsh to the nails.
To make things easier, you may purchase a Gelish Starter Kit that includes nearly all products above (except structure gel, cuticle oil and nail wipes). This kit is a great choice for everyone who wishes to do gel nail polish at home.
Prepare nails by cleaning the nails or removing old nail polish.
Push back the cuticle and clean the surrounding nail plate.
Shape the nails with 180/240 grit nail file.
Buff nail lightly with nail buffer block.
Remove the dust and wipe the nail with Nail Cleanser using a lint-free wipe.
(Optional) Apply a coat of nail bonder. Wait until it dries. Why nail bonder? Read the tips below.
Apply Gel Polish Base Coat in a very thin application and seal the edges of the nails. The key to successful application is to apply in a very thin layer. Make sure the gel doesn’t touch the cuticle. If it does you can wipe it off later with a wood cuticle stick.
Cure (by placing all fingers) in the UV Lamp for 1 minute or LED lamp for 30 seconds.
Apply Gel Polish Color in a very thin application from cuticle to free edge. Be sure to seal the edges.
Place hand in a UV light for 3 minutes for dark colours or 2 minutes for light colours. Or 30 seconds for the LED lamp.
To even the coverage, repeat step 9 & 10 as necessary.
Apply a thin coat of Gel Polish Top Coat from cuticle to free edge.
Place hand in UV Lamp for 2 minutes or 30 seconds for LED light.
Wipe off the tacky surface with nail cleaner and lint-free nail wipes.
Massage cuticle oil to the skin surrounding the nail.
Check out these video tutorials on Gelish application.
Tips for Applying Gel Polish at Home
Shake, shake, shake your polish before application to make sure it mixes well. A good shake to make your application easier. Invest in a good nail polish shaker.
The purpose of applying nail bonder is to ensure optimal performance by increasing the bonding between natural nails and gel polish. If you feel that your application doesn’t last as long as it should be, try using a nail bonder.
Get yourself a nice and handy cuticle oil, like CND Solar Oil or Gelish Nourish, because you often need to keep the nails moisturized as using gel polish can be dehydrating.
Any brand of 36-watt UV Lamp or LED light works. The professional LED light that can cure 5 fingers at the same time is preferable. With UV Lamp you have to change the bulbs regularly and takes more time to cure. With an LED lamp, you don’t need to change the bulbs, it last longer and cures in a shorter amount of time.
If you are concerned with UV Light exposure you can apply sunblock on hands or wear the UV Lamp fingerless gloves before application.
If you find out that your gel polish is thick, use gel polish thinner before application. This is a recommended product to save your gel polish life.
Why choose OPI Tokyo Collection? Because you want the inside scoop on the hottest new nail polish trends.
OPI Tokyo brings so much life to this nail polish collection. From the eclectic fashion, vibrant nightlife and world-renowned cuisine to the rich traditions including matcha tea ceremonies and zen gardens.
On the front line of beauty is this vibrant city where being kawaii (cute) is almost a legal requirement. They are so obsessed that every year, you’ll find nail enthusiasts at the Tokyo Nail Forum, a two-day convention where pro’s show off the newest trends and techniques. On a recent visit to the city that inspired our late Spring 19 collection, we curated edit of the patterns to bring to your salon this year.
3 Dimensional Nail Art
Adorning fingertips with standout 3D art is nothing new for Tokyo, with chains, threads, beads, feathers, flowers, and even tassels spotted hanging off nails. Ideal for the client who isn’t afraid to stand out, traditionally in Tokyo locals have adorned all five nails, but recently they’ve cut it down to two or three. If full-on 3D is too much, tiny embellishments, typically in shades of gold, are a hallmark of Japanese nail design.
It’s all in Nail Colour Details
Think of those cartoon inspired nails you loved as a teenager, and then bring the grown-up version in your salon. Intricate and cool, illustrative motifs are the perfect way to brighten up winter days with flowers, foliage, houndstooth, and anime characters favorite in Tokyo. Insider tip – before attending anime conventions, Japanese superfans often get their hero’s embellished onto their nails before the meet and greets to stand out.
OPI Let you “Think Pink” this time
If your client wants to go full “kawaii”’ then pastel shades are the way forward. From bright fuchsias to orangey corals, and flamingo pinks, a recurring trend in Tokyo is to combine pink shades to create a subtle yet stated look. We recommend trying Ombre styles or colour blocking pink shades, and for clients who want to go more, OTT adds delicate diamante.
Welcome to Tokyo.
Make Mine a Masterpiece
Tokyo nail salons do take art to the next level, with nail professionals hand drawing iconic art onto tips. From Van Gogh’s sunflowers to Andy Warhol’s pop art, these intricate designs bring nails to life allowing your clients to show off their artistic side.
OPI GelColor is ideal for clients looking for a quick service that offers performance with up to 3 weeks of shine-intense wear and stay-true colour. OPI’s professional gel polish system is designed to be cured with the OPI Dual Cure Light and fully cures of foundation to finish in 4 minutes per set. Choose from 140+ shades or find your favourite OPI Lacquer shade matched in GelColor.
Tokyo Collection Features 12 New Permanent Shades Available In:
Rice Rice Baby Another Ramen-tic Evening Arigato From Tokyo
Back to Basics
If your client is into subtle nail art, don’t panic. Styles are trending again toward simpler designs with easier maintenance in Japan. We’re seeing clients showing a preference to short and simple using three nail colours.
We hope you and your clients feel extra ‘kawaii’. Use this guide to give your clients nail art that will immediately make them #OPIObsessed. Don’t forget to tag the incredible nail art you made with #OPITokyo on our OPI social channels. Watch OPI Tokyo Demo Video