Corie Russell is a New York-based associate editor at American Salon with several years of experience in print and online media. Always active in her passion, she has tackled writing projects over the years ranging from business books to greeting cards. Before joining American Salon, she was editor at a finance magazine. In her current role, she reports on a variety of topics in the professional beauty industry including salon services and hair and nail trends.
OPI Forms New Design Team
OPI recently announced it formed a new artistic design team with six of its top educators. The team participated in a design-intensive workshop at OPI’s corporate headquarters in North Hollywood, CA, creating hundreds of new techniques using OPI Professional Products, with a focus on GelColor.
The new OPI artistic design team includes Vu Nguyen, an OPI guest artist from Kansas City, MO who attended Disney’s California Institute of the Arts; Chelsea Baart of Victoria, British Columbia, an OPI educator since 2012 who specializes in hand-painted and acrylic designs; Christy Graham of Cincinnati, OH, a salon owner and OPI guest artist since 2008, who focuses on seasonal nail art and 3-D acrylic design; Jeany Perez of Lake Mary, FL, an OPI educator since 2010 and a licensed esthetician, nail technician and salon owner; Robert Nguyen of Oceanside, CA, who has been an OPI guest artist for seven years and judges international nail competitions; and Adela Munoz of Fontana, CA, an OPI educator since 2007 who specializes in hand-painted flat and 3-D acrylic nail art.