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OPI global trainer visits SA23 April 2018Lisa KernTennessee-based nail artist and international trainer for OPI, Lisa Kern, visited Johannesburg on 17 April to launch the brand’s Chrome Effects Mirror-Shine Powder.Held at MESH Club in Rosebank, the launch event was hosted by South African OPI distributor, The Prestige Cosmetics Group (PCG).Kern explained that Chrome Effects works with OPI’s Nail Lacquer and Gel Color ranges. “Chrome Effects is a professional product only,” she stressed. “Our powders don’t have any carcinogenetic properties and are comprised of extra-fine, highly pigmented glass-like particles. The powders, which are very durable, are really easy to apply and then all you do is put the Chrome Effects No Cleanse Top Coat on top of the powder. “It’s also possible to stamp on top of Chrome.” There are eight Chrome shades for nail techs to choose from: Mixed Metals; Blue ‘Plate’ Special; Pay Me in Rubies; Amethyst Made the Shortlist; Tin Man Can; Gold Digger; Great Copper-tunity; and Bronzed by the Sun.“Chrome Effects Mirror-Shine Powders offer salon clients a futuristic finish that they can't help but love – from glitzy golds to mesmerising metallic,” stated Kern.She went on to highlight OPI’s recently launched range for hands and feet – OPI ProSpa, which was specially developed by dermatologist, Dr Zena Gabriel, and contains facial skincare ingredients. These include cupuaçu butter and white tea. Kern explained that the ProSpa hand cream does not contain sunscreen as it adversely affects enhancements. “All previous OPI hand creams, as well as the Avoplex Cuticle Oil, have been discontinued and replaced by ProSpa,” concluded Kern. (Report by Joanna Sterkowicz)