OPI, MAC, Nyx, SK-II: These are cosmetics brands we use — and love! — every day. Yet most of us couldn't tell you what in the world those names actually stand for. In fact, in researching this story, even our most seasoned beauty editors were shocked to find out the true meaning of the acronym ghd. And OPI pretty much blew our minds. Meanwhile, some were still a mystery even to the people working for the brand. (Oops.)
Ahead, find 17 companies with more to their names than meets the eye. Go ahead and take your best guesses — and prepare to be surprised.