Nailpro - July 2013 - (Page 114)

Peace, Love Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, co-founder and artistic director of OPI, discusses her passion for the nail industry and what’s trending on tips this fall. & H ungarian born Suzi Weiss-Fischmann developed her instinct for color and style at an early age, refining her skills in New York’s garment industry while attending Hunter College. In 1989, Weiss-Fischmann created the first 30 OPI colors and revolutionized the nail industry forever. Today, she continues to craft iconic shades and offer spoton predictions for upcoming trends in the nail industry while living in Los Angeles with her husband and two teenage children. The influence Weiss-Fischmann has on the beauty and fashion industries was apparent at New York Fashion Week Fall 2013, where OPI delivered matte finishes, warm nudes and textured lacquers. “This is the era for nails. Gone are the days of wearing only seasonal trend colors such as light or bright in the summer and darker as the weather gets cold. Color, shape and texture of all varieties are now being embraced. Nothing is taboo for nails!” says Weiss-Fischmann. Perhaps her success is a result of the enthusiasm and devotion she has for women and the nail industry. “I have a 19-year-old daughter and a 98-year-old mother; I create for them and for every woman in between … polishes allow them to express themselves.” Her creation of innovative nail products doesn’t hurt either. Weiss-Fischmann says OPI GelColor is here to stay and that gel polish services have invigorated the salon business, giving modern consumers so many more choices. She adds that it’s important to know your client and her lifestyle in order to recommend the correct services. 114 NAILPRO J U LY 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Nailpro - July 2013

Nailpro - July 2013
Nailing the News
Polished Look: Net Effect
Behind the Nail Pros
Workshop: 7 Steps to Creating a Marketable Menu
Art Gallery: Give It a Swirl
Peace, Love & OPI
Perfect Pairs: Shadow Play
Savvy Salon: Blossom Beauty Lounge
Beauty File: Alesia Lanzo
The Real Cost of Relocating
Coping With Unpleasant Coworkers
Tips Are Popping Up
Reality Works
Neon Nails
Dressed for Success
Here Comes the Sunless
Nail Clinic: Handling a Spill
Pro Talk
Marketplace Plus
Ad Index
Hollywood File
Manufacturer Deals & Promotions
Test Yourself

Nailpro - July 2013