Women of Beauty: Suzi Weiss-Fischmann
First job in beauty: My first and only job in beauty began in 1982 as the co-Founder of OPI. I did work in fashion while going through college.
Tell us: Three highlights of your career:
- The rebranding of the company in 1989 is the biggest highlight of my career. This is when we made nail polish fun and sexy; we gave it a personality that it never had before.
- The second highlight of my career was turning nail polish into an accessory. It became the greatest and most accessible fashion accessory,
- Lastly, making a change within the industry has been a high point of my professional life. Now, women look at nail color and how it makes them feel. Nail lacquer has become a part of regular hygiene for most women; manicures are a part of life. Seeing this change occur was a major milestone of my career.
Beauty legend you respect: I respect Estee Lauder and what she accomplished in the industry. She was Hungarian like me and started something from nothing. Lauder made a difference in the cosmetic field. She changed how women felt about themselves and I can relate to that.
Choose beauty because: Beauty professionals make women feel good. We make them feel happy and provide instant gratification. We give them an affordable luxury.
Quote or mantra: My kids inspire me to do better every day!