Damaged nails can be a frustrating and sometimes painful issue for your clients. But fear not! The First Ever Bond-Building Nail Serum from OPI has landed! This groundbreaking serum is specifically designed to target and repair different types of nail damage, leaving your clients with strong, healthy, and beautiful nails.

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the different types of nail damage and how the first-ever bond-building nail serum can help you fix each type of damage.

The different types of nail damage

Understanding the specific types of nail damage can help you identify the underlying issues and choose the right solution for your clients. 

Here are some common types of damaged nails:

Brittle Nails: Brittle nails are prone to splitting, cracking, and breaking easily. They are often caused by a lack of moisture and essential nutrients, excessive use of nail products, and frequent exposure to water or harsh chemicals.

Weak Nails: Weak nails are characterised by their thin, soft, and easily bendable nature. This type of damage can be caused by improper nail care, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes, and even certain medical conditions.

Peeling Nails: Peeling nails refer to the condition where the layers of the nail plate separate or peel away. This can result from excessive use of nail polish removers, repetitive exposure to water, and using harsh nail products.

Damaged Cuticles: Cuticles play a crucial role in protecting the nail bed, but they can become damaged due to harsh treatment, excessive pushing or cutting, or exposure to harsh chemicals. Damaged cuticles can lead to weak and unhealthy nails.

Split Nails: Split nails occur when the nail plate splits vertically or horizontally. They can be caused by trauma, excessive use of nail tools, nutritional deficiencies, or even genetic factors.

Discoloured Nails: Nails that are yellow, brown, or have other discolouration can indicate underlying issues such as fungal infections, smoking, or prolonged use of dark-coloured nail polishes.

Identifying the type of damaged nails you have can help you choose the appropriate treatment and preventive measures to restore their health and beauty. The First Ever Bond-Building Nail Serum from OPI is specifically formulated to address these different types of nail damage, providing a comprehensive solution for the nail care needs of your clients.


Did you know that most consumers (92%) have a nail condition, however less than half (43%) actually use a product to treat it.

Introducing OPI Repair Mode

NEW OPI Bond-building nail serum with patent-protected Ulti-Plex Technology™ penetrates and builds new bonds inside the natural nail. This active builds bonds and repairs the strength of natural nails from the inside by mimicking the protein structure of the nail.


“99% Nail Keratin Repair* The first-ever bond-building nail serum with Patented Ulti-Plex Technology.”

Why choose OPI Repair Mode?

✅ The FIRST-EVER Bond building nail serum with patent-protected Ulti-Plex Technology™ that penetrates and builds new bonds inside the natural nail.

✅  This active builds bonds and repairs the strength of natural nails from the inside by mimicking the protein structure of the nail.

✅ Vegan Formula – No animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

✅ Free of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, Xylene, Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Camphor, Parabens, Ethyl Tosylamide, and Triphenyl Phosphate.

✅ Cap made with 50% post-consumer recycled (PCR) material.

✅  Carton & Leaflet: FSC certified carton Formula Recyclable carton & leaflet. No plastic vac tray, no plastic window.

How does OPI Repair Mode work?

Keratin structures in the nail are connected by hydrogen and disulfide bonds. Exposure to chemicals can damage the keratin and break the hydrogen and disulfide bonds.

OPI Repair Mode can help with this

OPI Repair Mode Creates new bonds via biomimicry of the nail’s natural amino acids*.

*Traditional strengthener sticky film transfer to the glove at touch vs Repair Mode™ no transfer.

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How to recommend OPI Repair Mode to your clients

As a professional nail technician, your clients look to you for expert advice and solutions for damaged nails. When it comes to addressing their concerns and recommending effective products, The First Ever Bond-Building Nail Serum from OPI is an excellent choice.

As we have explored, this innovative serum works wonders in repairing and strengthening damaged nails, making it an ideal recommendation for your clients. By explaining the benefits of this serum, such as its ability to nourish and hydrate brittle nails, promote flexibility in weak nails, restore and seal peeling nails, moisturize and revitalise damaged cuticles, and even improve the appearance of discoloured nails.


What is Ulti-Plex Technology™?

Ulti-Plex Technology™ is Patented, breakthrough technology that allows Repair Mode™ serum to penetrate the nails, interact with nail keratin, and create new bonds.

How do I use Repair Mode™?

Repair Mode™ is designed to be used on bare nails or to be applied as a prep booster prior to a nail service. For full benefits and bond restoration apply 2x a day for 6 days.

How does Repair Mode™ repair broken keratin bonds?

Repair Mode™ repairs from inside via biomimicry of nail’s natural keratin. This serum contains Patented Ulti-Plex Technology™ that penetrates from within the nail recreating protein bonds in the nail.

If I stop using Repair Mode™ after the 6-day regimen what will happen to my nails?

Using Repair Mode™ actually penetrates and repairs your nails from within. Daily activities like washing clients hair, etc, can cause damage, using Repair Mode™ as a daily treatment can protect your nails from everyday wear and tear.

I’m a nail pro. Can I use Repair Mode™ under my OPI salon services?

You can absolutely use Repair Mode™ under alllll of your salon services! In fact, OPI experts strongly advise it. Using this treatment is also a great retail opportunity in the salon, for clients that are looking to build their nail strength and condition.

If my clients’ nails are not smooth will Repair Mode™ change the appearance of their finished GelColor manicure?

Using Repair Mode™ will provide stronger nails you can feel even after 2 coats, and natural nails look improved even after the first application. This does not change the finish on a GelColor manicure, and if there is severe nail damage, it will need to grow out completely to create a smooth finish.

How much should you charge to add in Repair Mode™ as a prep booster?

We recommend a 10-15% price increase when offering Repair Mode™ Prep Booster service.

How long do I need to wait after applying Repair Mode™ before I can apply GelColor?

After applying Repair Mode™, its important to wait 10 minutes prior to applying any products that create a coating on the nails. Perform a prep manicure AFTER you apply Repair Mode™, then cleanse the nails. Voila! You are ready to apply your favorite OPI GelColor!

Does OPI offer any salon support tools that will help me add treatments services to my menu?

Yes, OPI offers an OPI Treatment Services Class introducing the best treatments use in the salon, with recommendations on how to price these services and add them to your service menu. OPI also offers salon merchandising tools like posters and service menu templates. (Link needed – Requested)

Benefits of O.P.I Repair Mode:

  1. Enhanced Nail Strength: O.P.I Repair Mode provides a durable, protective layer that reinforces weak nails, reducing the risk of breakage and brittleness. With regular use, you can experience stronger, more resilient nails.
  2. Repair and Restoration: This innovative technology works to repair and restore damaged nails. It helps to fill in ridges and cracks, resulting in a smoother and healthier nail surface.
  3. Improved Nail Flexibility: O.P.I Repair Mode not only strengthens nails but also improves their flexibility. This flexibility helps prevent nails from becoming rigid and prone to breakage.
  4. Increased Nail Resilience: By promoting healthy nail growth and strengthening the nail structure, O.P.I Repair Mode enhances the overall resilience of your nails, making them less susceptible to damage.

How to Use O.P.I Repair Mode

  1. Preparation: Start by ensuring your clients nails are clean and free from any polish or debris.
  2. Application: Apply a thin coat of O.P.I Repair Mode onto your nails, starting from the base and moving towards the tip. Allow it to dry completely.
  3. In Salon Service: Apply 2 coats to clean bare nails, wait 10 minuets, prep those nails and pair with your clients preferred salon service.
  4. Maintenance: For best results, reapply O.P.I Repair Mode 2 x a day for 6 days.

O.P.I Repair Mode introduces a groundbreaking approach to nail care, offering a solution to common nail problems and empowering individuals to achieve stronger, healthier nails. With its bond-building technology, this innovative product repairs, restores, and strengthens nails, making them less prone to damage and promoting natural nail growth. By incorporating O.P.I Repair Mode into your in salon services, your clients can enjoy beautiful, resilient nails!


With OPI Repair Mode, you can ensure that your clients’ damaged nails receive the care and attention they deserve, helping them achieve healthy and beautiful nails again.


Introducing Nail Envy & Nail Envy Color now with Tri-Flex Technology!

Nail Envy is now available with Tri-Flex Technology, a liquid shield that reinforces the nail with layer-building strength.

✅ The liquid shield reinforces the nail with layer-building strength.

✅ The clinically tested formula is now available with biotin, calcium, vitamins A, C and E.

✅ Stronger nails after seven days.

Your dream team to repair and strengthen your client’s nails!

Step One: Repair OPI Repair Mode.

Step Two: Strengthen with OPI Nail Envy.


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