New OPI GelColor Consumer Ad Campaign Features A-List Athletes

Nail Company highlights the achievements of Gabrielle Douglas, Misty May-Treanor, Danica Patrick, Serena Williams

Oct 22, 2012, 11:00 ET from OPI

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OPI is launching a new GelColor consumer advertising campaign centered around the theme of "Endurance," inspired by the strength and fortitude of female American Olympians and athletes who continue to champion their fields: Gabrielle Douglas, the two-time gold-medal Olympic gymnast; Misty May-Treanor, the three-time gold-medal Olympic Beach Volleyball player; Danica Patrick, the most successful woman in the history of NASCAR and American open-wheel racing; and Serena Williams, the four-time Olympic gold-medalist and Wimbledon champion.

"The strength shown by these world-class athletes is emblematic of OPI's GelColor and prompted our newest message—'Color Endures at the Speed of Life,'" says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. "OPI GelColor is in over 100 countries worldwide, and similarly to Gabrielle, Misty, Danica and Serena, is a champion in its field." According to Fischmann, the OPI GelColor line is trending toward $100 million in distributor sales.

The new GelColor ad campaign will launch December 2012 in Bon Appetit, Essence, Health, Lucky, O the Oprah Magazine, and Real Simple.

Gels are the latest and hottest trend in the multi-billion dollar nail salon industry. Available in gel formulations of over 50 of OPI's best-selling and most iconic hues, GelColor is a professional salon service that allows women to get manicures in their favorite shades, four times faster than a traditional gel service. GelColor is designed to stay on nails for two to three weeks without chipping, enduring through the daily trials of women's lives.

OPI GelColor stays on nails for weeks while maintaining its brilliance. Applied similarly to traditional nail lacquer, GelColor cures in only 30 seconds per coat with a state-of-the-art flash LED UV light. GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only. Prices depend on the salon and range from $28 - $38 for a manicure and $35 - $45 for a pedicure. For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!


As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI's heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI's exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.