George Schaeffer, founded OPI in 1981. This iconic brand had a iconic leader for over 32 years.

I worked for OPI for 7 years as a educator and guest artist. The time I spent with them was incredibly interesting and satisfying work. M-GeorgeSchaeffer-headshot-1

Having met George on numerous occasion, it is easy to see how he took this company to its heights. He is magnanimous and has a heart of gold.

I am sure that his new adventures will be fruitful for all involved.

OPI is now owned by Coty and with Georges departure, they have placed a women who’s track record is outstanding, in the position of General Manager. I look forward to seeing her advance this company to greater heights than it has already seen.


I wish George Schaeffer great success and happiness in his new life (Can you say Alloxi) and welcome  Mary van Praag to OPI’s wonderful cast.


Pictures from of Nails Magazine.