Top competitor and 2003 AVA runner-up John Hauk hwill be responsible for leading OPI’s educational and technical development of new nail care products and will also represent OPI in various worldwide nail competitions.
Top competitor and 2003 AVA runner-up John Hauk has been named OPI’s new Technical and Artistic Advisor. The Dayton, Ohio- based nail tech will be responsible for leading OPI’s educational and technical development of new nail care products and will also represent OPI in various worldwide nail competitions.
“We were impressed by John’s creative and entrepreneurial spirit from the start,’ says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI executive vice president and artistic director. “His artistic talent and forward-thinking vision make him a perfect fit for our team”
Hauk’s road to success has taken some interesting turns. As a construction worker in Dayton, Ohio, he was more likely to hammer nails than to paint them. His interest into the nail industry was sparked when fie took notice of a family member complaining about the lack of service she received at a local nail salon. He recognized that women were seeking salons that would provide exceptional service using the highest-quality products and decided to follow his entrepreneurial hunch Hauk enrolled in a local nail technology school and opened his own salon shortly thereafter. To date, Hauk has earned more than 70 trophies from major nail competitions.