What does OPI stand for?

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hi all
please can you tell me what OPI stands for.
I have come up with some answers myself but I would like to know the real meaning.
xxxxx:rolleyes:
 

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It's something to do with dentistry I can't remember the long name but I'm sure someone else will know-it was in Scratch a few months ago X
 

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oh ok. Im even more intriged now!
 

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Orthodontic Products Incorporated....OPI,hth:)
 

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thanks I would never have guessed that in a million years!
xxx:eek:
 

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Orthodontic Products Incorporated....OPI,hth:)
:confused:why would they name a polish brand after orthodontics???Orthodontics is speciality dentistry...how odd:eek:
 

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:confused:why would they name a polish brand after orthodontics???Orthodontics is speciality dentistry...how odd:eek:
I know,but its true:eek::lol:
 

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Most Nail products are linked to Dentistry.....the Founder of CND was also a dentist!!!!
 

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Most Nail products are linked to Dentistry.....the Founder of CND was also a dentist!!!!
Yes but that was to do with the acrylic wasn't it?I know OPI do do L&P but dont see the connection between the actual polish and the dentistry...:eek:Is there an actual ingredient that links polish to dentistry??
 

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I think there is something that is in Nail Envy that is linked to the dentistry profession babs....but i can not think what the particular ingredient is:eek::)
 

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I think there is something that is in Nail Envy that is linked to the dentistry profession babs....but i can not think what the particular ingredient is:eek::)
Mmm thanks Gabi,that again kind of makes sense as nail envy helps strengthen the nails so maybe again same ingredient used in dentistry for crowns, caps and the like.
 

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You'd be amazed how many companies diversify in their original prouct line and end being successful with something a million miles away from where they started.

For instance, Nokia was originally a rubber manufacturer and their first commercial product.....a pair of wellies!
 

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:confused:why would they name a polish brand after orthodontics???Orthodontics is speciality dentistry...how odd:eek:
I think their founder was an orthodontist or something X
 

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I see,thanks Lyndsey and Nail princess,you learn something everyday and at least I now know,though I doubt it will stop my clients calling it OPEY pronounced OPEEEE aaaaargh:irked:I hate it.
 

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yes, the creator of OPI was in the orthodontist/dentist business.

kathleen
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OPI = "Other People's Ideas" :)
Sorry ....industry joke
 

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hi - OPI actually stand for Odontorium Products Inc. Almost there with orthodontics tho!!

OPI - Corporate Bios

hth xx
 

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Odontorium products Incorporated....OPI
hth
 

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:confused:why would they name a polish brand after orthodontics???Orthodontics is speciality dentistry...how odd:eek:
Because Acrylic nails originated from an acrylic substance that was used
for repairing Teeth!! So thats probably why they have named it after
Orthodontics! Thats my thoughts anyway! :idea:
 

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George who owns OPI was a dentist, thats one link.
OPI's first acrylic system was based on false teeth, and was called the lackey band system.

hth becki x
 

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