family-owned company committed to the highest quality products and to
our customers’ well-being, OPI has long been a leader in the community
and within the Professional Beauty Industry. Quite simply, we are
dedicated to excellence.
OPI was founded in 1981 by President
& CEO George Schaeffer, who immigrated to the U.S. as a child from
post-World War II Eastern Europe. OPI continues to be family-owned,
with Schaeffer at the helm, and has grown to become the world leader in
professional nail care.
With this position comes
responsibility, and OPI has always been committed to providing our
customers with the finest quality in products and services.
its inception, OPI broke through nail industry barriers. Schaeffer was
one of the first in the nail industry to focus on and limit sales of
product to and through beauty professionals only, and who realized the
importance of education in both the sale and use of the product. From
the very beginning, OPI has shown its commitment to quality by putting
batch numbers, instructions and ingredients on all of the products it
sells. OPI has a dedicated team of scientists who ensure product
quality and safety, and bring the latest technology and advances to its
OPI also takes a lead within the
Professional Beauty Industry in raising the standards by which the
industry operates. OPI is active in numerous industry associations
whose aim is to ensure that consumer safety is always preserved,
through products and services which are developed to meet and exceed
safety standards. The company works closely with federal, state, local,
and international agencies and scientists for the same purpose.
addition to its commitment to customer service and safety, OPI is
committed to the safety of its own employees. Work-safety seminars are
held at the company’s headquarters several times each year, and
employees are urged to make safety a priority.
more than any other professional nail care product it produces, OPI is
renowned globally for its Nail Lacquers – a brilliant, chip-resistant,
professional formula available in over 200 fashion-forward colors. With
clever names that customers look forward to with each new Collection,
OPI Nail Lacquers are beloved around the world, and trusted by
professionals. Neither OPI Nail Lacquers nor any other OPI product or
service is subject to animal testing.
is well-known for his philanthropy and his dedication to giving
something back to the community. The Schaeffer Family Foundation,
established by Schaeffer and his family, has donated millions of
dollars to multiple charities, with an emphasis on those which support
health-related causes and children’s education.
In addition to
helping those in need across the U.S. and around the world (most
recently, a matching-funds donation of over $350,000 to the American
Red Cross to help with recovery after Hurricane Katrina), the
Foundation donates to the most local of causes, including a community
health clinic in North Hollywood for those without health insurance.
The Schaeffer Family Foundation also awards OPI employees’ children
OPI continues to be unrelenting in the fight
against diversion of Professional Beauty products, spending millions of
dollars in an effort to protect consumers from unwittingly purchasing
tainted, unsafe product, and to help the Professional Beauty Industry
maintain its high standards of quality.
OPI’s reputation is
built on its commitment to quality, safety, innovation and excellence –
a commitment it honors with every product, every day.