Our team of internationally renowned Akzentz Certified Educators (A.C.E ) have been highly trained and have achieved specific qualifications making them exceptional technicians in Nail Industry. ACE Educators provide Akzentz users worldwide the best possible education for our products. For contact information of any ACE Educator you see listed below, please click here to use our contact form.
International Certified Educators (ICE)
An ICE is an Internationally Certified Educator of Akzentz Professional Products. These individuals have gone through years of vigorous training and experience in the industry to obtain Akzentz highest status, and strive as Nail Professionals while representing Akzentz through businesses, trade shows and classes all over the globe.
Bella Laura is one of the leading nail professionals in the Asian Nail Industry with over 15 years experience. She's also the owner of LINJING Aesthetic Design, which is one of the most famous beauty salons in Taiwan.
As a nail artist, Bella has earned awards in many international nail competitions. As an Akzéntz International Educator (ICE), Bella works in her own beauty salon as well as educating other nail technicians. She is an accomplished lecturer and has trained many nail artists in both Taiwan and China. She takes every opportunity to further her own manicure technics.
Deborah Jacklin was the first person to reach the ICE level with Akzentz and teaches all levels of nails technicians. This includes New Nail Technicians right through Akzentz Educators. Her extensive nail career started in 1986, wherein she graduated from the Suzanne Randall Nail Academy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Since that time, Deborah has been a lead educator for many nail organizations in the industry. In 2002, Deborah came on board with Akzentz Professional and has worked closely with both educating and distributing the Akzentz Professional Gel & Acrylic lines. Deborah has been featured in international magazines, has been a Head Nail Competition Judge for the ABA, has her own series of DVD’s and is a mentor to many nail technicians. She has trained with some of the top trainers in the industry, including the late Vicky Peters. Deborah is the founder of DK Beauty Systems and has retail store locations in Calgary as well as Medicine Hat with new locations planned for 2016.
Gina Silvestro is known world-wide as one of the leading nail professionals in the industry. She is a master nail artist, award winning competitor, ICE educator, competition judge, owner of Gel Essentialz Salon & Distribution, and a cover artist with 6 covers under her belt. Her client list has included some of the world's biggest A-list celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and the Victoria’s Secret Angels.
As one of the original educators for The High Road To Education (HRTE) Gina has worked alongside leading educators of the world and she is a firm believer that education is the true key to success. In 2013 she retired from servicing clients to dedicate herself to education on a full-time basis. With over 25 years experience in the industry and 10 years as an Akzentz International Educator (ICE) Gina still takes every opportunity to further her own education and to stay on the cusp of the latest trends and techniques.
Olena's goal and mission is to provide knowledge in a precise, professional and comfortable way. Taking her experience of more than 14 years working in a salon, competing and teaching, she set herself to build a professional online platform suitable for nail technicians' needs these days. She created this platform to connect the theoretical knowledge and practice to close the gaps in existing knowledge and gain new skills.
Passion, dedication, perfection, creativity are the things that fulfill her and give her the power to provide 100% in all her work. Olena invests a lot of time and effort to continuously upgrade her skills and help others succeed and benefit from her knowledge.
Viv Simmonds - Director of VIVid Nails and VIVid Nails Academy. With over 29 years of industry experience, Viv has achieved International status & recognition through her accomplishments. Winning Nail Competitions including, the title of ‘Australian Champion’ for 5 consecutive years, the Australian ‘Champion of Champions’ title, EzFlow Educator of the Year Award and many more awards and titles in Australia. In her career, Viv has taken 1st, 2nd & 3rd place trophies in Asia, America and Europe. With this success, Viv has had the opportunity to become a judge for Nail Competitions Internationally. Viv has created 7 front covers for leading International Nail Magazines and Trade Books and has been listed in the Who’s Who of Australian Women 2010 and 2011. She has also been featured on television, in industry and commercial magazines in Australia and Internationally. Viv’s accomplishments have taken her all over the world, conducting training events in Advanced Nail Technology & Design. One of Viv’s greatest achievements in her career is her Australian & New Zealand Team of ACE Educators that she mentored and trained. Viv is constantly rewarded with watching them grow and develop into Multi Award Winning Nail Artists and Educators.
Yuliya Stadnik is an exclusive Akzentz ICE educator in Europe. Yuliya is a professional in the field of nail art. She tirelessly improves her skills and knowledge every day. Yuliya is looking for new ideas, inspires and motivates all aficionados of the perfect manicure.
Her creative journey as a master of nail art began in 2002. Starting from 2014, Yuliya begins her professional career as an instructor. She has developed 15 training programs that are still relevant and in demand among nail art masters.
Today, Yuliya is:
- founder and leading instructor of Yuliya Stadnik International Nail Academy;
- founder and creative mastermind of Yuliya Stadnik Beauty Salon;
- eight-time winner of Ukrainian championships in nail art;
- judge of Ukrainian championships in nail art;
- developer and author of nominations of all-Ukrainian championships;
- mentor who graduated more than 4000 nail art masters;
- head technologist of Kayer Ukraine LLC;
- demanded nail-stylist in Ukrainian show business.
Akzents Certified Educators (ACE)
An ACE is an Akzentz Certified Educator. These individuals have been thoroughly selected and assessed for their skills and experience in the industry allowing them to provide quality education to their students. ACE are often present at trade shows across their region and continue to achieve excellence in their careers as high quality educators.
"Alecia Erickson, located in Edmonton, Alberta, has been a nail technician for over 9 years and has a passion for travel, anything Christmas, and nail art. She loves a challenge and loves when she gets to use her creative side for art and designs. Alecia always wants to continue learning while also teaching other nail technicians tips and tricks to help them be happy and confident in the nails they do! One of her favourite quotes is "If you're doing what you love and you're happy, then no one can tell you you aren't successful!"
Born into the nail industry, Amanda was mentored by her Mother, Deborah Jacklin Akzentz ICE educator, and has been certified in the nail industry since the age of 18. She was among the first graduating group of Akzentz ACE educators in 2006. Her passion is working with DK Beauty students of all experience levels and watching them grow their businesses, sometimes from novice students all the way to becoming fellow Akzentz Educators. Not only is Amanda a dedicated educator, but she also works at one of the largest Akzentz distributors in North America, DK Beauty.
Anjanette Bartlett is a Certified Nail Technician of 13 years. In 2009 she joined #TeamAkzentz. She is the only Akzentz Certified Educator (A.C.E.) and authorized distributor in the Bahamas. She is the owner of Harmony Nail Studio the only 100% gel only nail salon located is Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.
She has proudly educated many Nail Technicians on the Island of Grand Bahama and Nassau and continues to set the standard in quality service on the Island.
Anne Goldsmith has been a nail technician for 17 years. She is the owner of TPN Salon in Chatham, ON. Since becoming an ACE Educator, she is constantly refining her skills from top International Educators. Her salon has expanded to become TPN Academy & Distribution. This is a place where nail technicians from all over Ontario come to perfect their skills as well as receive Akzentz Certification Training.
Anne has also opened an online school with fellow ACE Educator Robyn Schwartz at tpnnailacademy.teachable.com. The online school offers a variety of classes for newer nail technicians to more seasoned nail techs, and every class comes with continuous ongoing support from the Educators.
Ashley Weightman, salon owner of AW Designs Salon has been working in the beauty industry for over 10 years. She received her initial training and licenses as a cosmetologist in the United States perfecting her skills at several salons and day spas in Oregon.
After marrying and moving to British Columbia, Ashley's passion for creating nails and nail art sparked her interest in Akzentz Professional Nail Products. She represented the company in several of the Canadian Nail Cup competitions and was a recognized finalist in the 3D gel art category. Her nails have been showcased in Seventeen Magazine as well as in online articles on Cosmo.com.
Ashley's enthusiasm for Akzentz products has led her to join the Akzentz team as an Akzentz ACE Educator and share her knowledge and the latest trends with her clients and fellow professionals.
Barbara is an artist and Nail Tech based in a small town in in Ventura County California. After coming back to this industry five years ago, she knew that education was key at being successful in this profession. It was only natural for her to become an educator and the versatility of Akzentz products brought her here. She is also a Swarovski Crystal Culture educator. Being a fan of nail art is a driving force, as well as providing the best care and products to her clients.
Owner of Envy Nail Bar in Northeast Ohio, Bekee Mozzillo discovered her passion for nails after nearly 13 years of a successful nursing career. Her devotion to learning has led her from coast to coast seeking to better herself and elevate the nail industry through quality education, sharing ideas, and building relationships with other nail professionals. Until she was introduced to Akzentz, she didn't know it was possible to sculpt gel extensions that were as strong as acrylic and even more beautiful. She fell in love with the ease and versatility of the entire line almost instantly and is now thrilled to share her skills and knowledge and to represent Akzentz as an ACE Educator.
British Burnett is the owner of Buff n Blush Nail & Makeup Studio in Evergreen Park, IL. With over 20 years of experience in the nail industry, she has educated for several of the top nail companies and has been mentored by some of the best in the industry. British believes continuing education is an important part of her success in this business, which is why she became an Akzentz ACE.
Catherine Dawe, owner of Dawe Nails, is a multilingual nail artist from Montreal, Quebec. She is absolutely passionate about nail health and education and strives to provide excellent care for both her clients and her students. She enjoys training nail artists in new techniques as well as helping them to make an impact in the Nail Industry.
Chelsey Labossiere has been a licensed Nail Technician for over 7 years. Immediately after receiving her license, she continued her education with multiple nail classes provided by Akzentz. Chelsey has enjoyed and learned so much working with Gina Silvestro at Gel Essentialz. She decided to follow her dreams and further her career and now owns Sii Bello Nail Studio and Glitter Boutique in Johnston, Rhode Island. Sii Bello is a gel only studio and Chelsey is proud to offer only Akzentz products to her clientele. She is grateful for everything she has learned and believes that continuing education is very important. As an Akzentz A.C.E. Educator she now plans to offer classes in her studio so that she can teach her fellow nail technicians all the wonderful things she knows and loves about Akzentz Products.
Claire Desaulniers, Owner of Accent & Expression Professionnelle, distributor for Akzentz products in Quebec and Maritimes since 2013. I’m a certified technician and educator for most nail health and enhancement techniques, manicure, pedicure and a certified professional make-up artist. I have been active in the beauty industry for over 15 years. I began my educator career in an accredited professional beauty institute in 2003 where I enjoyed my passion for education and for nail enhancement. I worked in the private sector where I develop and managed the nail product segment, established the nail technician education program for students and new educators. I really like sharing my knowledge and my experience. I am an eternal student and strongly believe in continuous education and development. My natural language is French. I’m very proud of being part the amazing Akzentz family.
After relocating to Canada in her early 20’s, Daniela started a family and followed her love of art, design, and the desire to highlight the beauty in women through professional esthetics. For two years, she operated a successful and bustling home studio, offering salon-quality services to members of her community while being able to be at home with her two young children. The high demand for Daniela’s exceptional services quickly outgrew her home business and she expanded. Descubre Beauty Bar is a true reflection of Daniela’s dedication to her practice. Through continuing education, Daniela strives for excellence in both her technique and products, using only the very best supplies available for her clients. Daniela’s inspiration comes from watching her clients light up at their own beauty in the mirror after she has provided a service. It is important to Daniela to give back, and along with her family, she plays an active role in Okotoks as a supporter of local charities, sports organizations, and public servants.
Hailing from Lincoln, R.I., owner of The Glam Shoppe, and nail technician Danielle Costantino has made a name for herself in the industry. After of work alongside one of the most talented names in the industry, Akzentz I.C.E. Educator Gina Silvestro, she uncovered her artistic calling. Working in Gina’s salon, she absorbed everything. She developed her technique, grew her loyal clientele, and worked nonstop until she received a fantastic opportunity to compete to be NAILS Magazines ‘Next Top Nail Artist’. Danielle seized the opportunity and excelled each week securing the most votes several weeks in a row. From 1000s, to 24, to 12, to 3, Danielle was named a Finalist. Her passion, love of art, pursuit of perfection, and social media savvy have propelled her career and popularity. Danielle started educating independently in 2015, and fell in love with it. She is so excited to join the Akzentz family as an A.C.E. Educator. Her curiosity makes her an eternal student. Travelling far and wide to learn and train with the most talented in the world. Danielle is a firm believer in continuing education. Together with Akzentz, Danielle hopes to spread her passion and knowledge to other hungry minds around the globe. Helping and inspiring people as they develop their careers.
Owner of Studio Dee Nail Design, Dawnn began her career in the nail industry in 1999 and continues to strive to become a better artist and oﬀer the newest trends. She is passionate about providing a professional, safe and creative environment for her clients. Her desire to help other nail professionals through education has lead her to become an ACE with Akzentz while motivating others to realize their abilities, dreams and goals.
Elisabeth Wennerbo has over 10 years experience in the Beauty Industry and is the owner of SheSoul Salon in Motala, Sweden. She became an Educator for Akzentz in 2015 and is very proud to be a part of #Teamakzentz.
She has an amazing attention to detail, which is due to her background as a Certified Watchmaker. She continually strives for perfection and quality while keeping an open mind to new ideas and techniques.
Emelie Alwnell is the owner of Nail Pro Store Sweden AB, Beauty Salon and Education Centre. She is the authorized Akzentz Distributor for Sweden as well as the head of the education team in Sweden. Emelie has been working in the Beauty Industry since 1999, having been introduced to the Akzentz Professional brand in 2006. She was looking for a good gel brand to have in her salon, and quickly realized that with Akzentz and her background as an educator for other brands she could develop an enthusiastic and dedicated team of ACE in Sweden. She enjoys being a part of this development and #Teamakzentz. Satisfied clients and nail therapists motivates her to keep on going strong.
I have been a gel nail artist for over 4 years. I am a big fan of Akzentz products and love learning new art and technology in the nail industry. My passion for the art of nails is unbeatable.
Fumi is an accomplished, award winning nail technician with over 10 years of experience in the Nail Industry. She has taken technical training in both Sydney, Australia and in Japan, and is currently based out of Vancouver, Canada. Fumi began working with Akzentz in 2009 and became an ACE in 2014. She strives to get to know her clients to learn what will make them happy. Fumi has begun to facilitate her own private lessons and enjoys sharing her experience within the industry.
Glenda Bradford has been working in the Beauty Industry since 1993 as a Nail Technician. Glenda started educating with Akzentz in 2003 and then went on to become an ACE a few years later. Glenda's passion for nails makes her an experienced educator. Glenda educates at the Akzentz Education Center in Burnaby, BC
Grace Li is the owner of La Peche Nails and Academy and a multi award winning Nail Artist. Grace has always had a passion for Education and upskilling and has had the opportunity to train under some of the Industry's greatest Educators. With the knowledge and skill she has accumulated over the years she has now created her Academy and loves to spend her time nurturing and training Nail Artists.
Jackie began her nail career in Rhode Island 8 years ago specifically honing her skills with Akzentz gel nail products. In 2013, Jackie relocated to Central Florida and enjoys sharing her knowledge and techniques of Akzentz products with other nail techs. Since the beginning of her career, continuing education has played a key role in her success. With a constant desire to learn and be challenged, her focus is on the quality of her work while creating beautiful nails for her clients.
Jamie Yin is an accomplished nail artist trained in both China and the US. She has over 12 years experience within the Nail Industry. Her career really became a huge success after joining Synergy Beaucare in 2015 as their in house nail and lash technician. Jamie strives to offer the most creative possibilities to her forever growing list of clients and uses only the best products offered by Akzentz. She is proud of her accomplishments and most of all her successful induction as an Akzentz ACE Educator.
Jenn has been a licensed nail technician for over 15 years. She started Pampered Hathi Salon in 2013 with the desire to bring a fresh perspective to the Nail Salon environment and experience. Continuing education and exceptional sanitation are the cornerstones to her thriving business.
Inspired by some of the best educators in the industry, her goal is to deliver training and education at the highest level. She enjoys helping fellow nail techs learn new skills and enhance their careers. Jenn firmly believes that product knowledge and understanding of proper application creates the best results for both the client and Nail Pro.
Jennifer is a certified nail technician and an educator having been in the nail industry for over 15 years. She is the proud owner of Gel Indulgence in Leduc, Alberta, Canada. Jennifer’s passion for nails grows each passing year as she continues to strive to reach her goals and learn more in this fascinating nail industry we’ve all fallen in love with. Jennifer is very delighted and honored to be a part of the Akzentz family. Jennifer’s passion is to educate and share her knowledge with nail professionals today.
Jennifer has been a certified nail technician since 2006 and has owned her own salon since 2007. Nails are her passion. Every day she gets to go to work and create with amazing people. Helping other techs grow and learn in an industry is truly love and one of the most fulfilling things a person can experience.
Jessica has been educating and Distributing Akzentz in the United States for over 20 years, traveling across the country to do classes in salons and at trade shows. In 2010 she created Nail Camp which brings together up to 175 Nail Techs from over 30 states and internationally for 4 days of intense learning and fun. Each year there are 1-2 events that help beginners and advanced techs get hands on with classes and workshops in different places around the US. Her passion for gels has helped her create techniques that are easy for beginners to produce nails that are long lasting and keep clients loyal. Signature services like her "30 Day Manicure," Rock Star toes and Glitter Fade excite nail techs passionate about enhancing their careers with nails that can be done in the salon in a reasonable amount of time producing excellent profits. For many salon techs, she’s best known for her videos posted at realworldnails.com that helps them in their daily salon troubleshooting and techniques using Akzentz products.
Kelsey is a passionate nail artist who loves everything about nails from creating to teaching. She wanted to be a nail artist from the young age of 6 years old when Gina Parker Wallace painted Casper on her little nail. Her passion for the industry led her to pursue her dream career path in cosmetology. In 2007 Kelsey began school with a specific focus on nails. In 2013 she opened CoCo Marie’s Lacquer Lounge & Beautique, in Downtown Cocoa, FL, where she has been building a formidable brand since. In 2015 she became an educator for Akzentz and enjoys growing her knowledge by learning and teaching. In June 2016 Kelsey entered a 3D competition in The Premiere Orlando Show, where she placed 5th for her creative work. She also enjoys satisfying her customers and building her clientele by providing continued stellar service.
Kinga is an award winning Nail Artist and Journeyperson Qualified Educator. Since 2006, she has been creating nails with a passion for design and quality. She offers her Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trades Accredited Training Program and various Nail Art Workshops on all levels throughout Canada.
Kinga's work has been published several times in NailPro. To date, Kinga has appeared in the UK leading nail magazine Scratch, placing 6 times in their ongoing photographic competitions, as well as in the Swedish nail magazine Naglar winning 1st place in their 30'-40' Hollywood Style Nails Competition in 2012. She then placed 3rd in the Golden Hands Competition in 2013.
Her goal is to individually create everyone's unique nails for any occasion using only quality products and to offer quality one-on-one and group training with selected, high end products.
Adelaide based salon owner, Tafe Educator and Award winning A.C.E. Educator, Kirsty Crouch has been working with Akzentz since 2009.
In the past 16 years Kirsty has accumulated a vast amount of knowledge, skills, accolades and accomplishments. Training under some of the most elite nail artists worldwide, Kirsty has used her talent to win multiple awards over the years and now spends her time sharing this with fellow nail artists and students. Kirsty’s work has been published in trade magazines over the years and has produced some award winning posters. Kirsty continues to up-skill at any opportunity so that she can share her passion for this industry and gel nails with everyone she comes in contact with.
Lana Gavric has been an ACE Educator since 2003, she shares her knowledge and passion for nails with nail technicians worldwide. Participating at various tradeshows and networking events, Lana is always able to show new trends and techniques in the nail industry. Her greatest satisfaction is to see her students become successful professionals.
Liliana Byce has been a Licensed Cosmetologist since 2012. She started her career wanting to learn Japanese Nail art when she came across Akzentz products. Akzentz has since become her favorite product line. She is constantly keeping up with current nail education in order to improve herself and help other Nail Artists do the same as well.
Lisa’s career in the nail industry has spanned decades, with 2016 marking her 30th year. She earned acclaim and success early on with 1st place nods in 5 local nail competitions. As her artistry and talent developed, she knew that continued education would be her secret to great success. She takes every opportunity to expand her knowledge through participation in classes and events. By becoming an Akzentz Educator and a Swarovski Crystal Culture Educator in 2014, Lisa has been able to bring her goal to educate and develop new nail technicians to fruition. She has taught numerous Pro-Formance Gel classes and participated in several Beauty Expo events. Teaching and mentoring young people through her knowledge and expertise in the industry is second to none for her. Her passion and love for creating beautiful nails has brought a lifetime of fulfillment which she strives to bring to others.
Lisa M. Samad is a skilled professional in the Beauty Industry, holding over 25 years' experience as a licensed Nail Technician. For Lisa, nails are a passion; paying attention to detail combined with expert level technique positions her to articulate a creative vision that keeps clients and students coming back for more. Specializing in gel application, enhancements, and nail art, Lisa uses Akzentz products and education to create transformational, trendsetting nails.
As owner and operator of LMS Designs Nails, located in the D.C. metropolitan area, Lisa has serviced hundreds of clients in the DMV area and nationwide. Lisa continues to hone her craft by keeping up with trend changes in the industry and working toward her goals of becoming an editorial nail artist and a full-time nail industry educator. Lisa's stand out character, coupled with uncanny creativity, has built a framework that will maintain her business continuity and increase Akzentz influence and brand power within the beauty industry. Lisa Samad wants every customer of LMS Designs’ Nails to know, "Your nails are my priority!"
I bring 30 years of experience in the beauty industry to my customers from being a sales consultant, makeup artist, esthetician, aroma therapist, nail technician, nutrition consultant, artist, educator and distributor. I have personally conducted and participated in hundreds of classes. I see education as the foundation for all growth and success. I have partnered with Akzentz for at least 13 years enjoying their growth and exceptional product. I continue to learn and be inspired by the professionals in our industry.
Morgan has been training side by side ICE Educator Deborah Jacklin in Calgary Alberta since 2012 and specializes in, and exclusively uses Akzentz professional products. She became a certified Akzentz nail technician after taking training through DK Beauty. Morgan specializes in 3D gel art, shaping and filing, Swarovski crystals, Luxio, Options and Pro-Formance applications. Morgan became an Akzentz Certified Educator in 2018 and recently won Akzentz Educator of the year for Canada 2019/2020 for outstanding commitment to high level education/ professionalism that year, all while managing 2 fully operating salons in Calgary, as well as a full time clientele.
While working with DK Beauty Morgan has gained a loyal student following at all DK Beauty locations and as well as a loyal salon clientele. Morgan loves to help problem solve and troubleshoot with clients and students to help them find/ customize the perfect Akzentz gel as well as tips in tricks to fit their needs. Morgan has also had the opportunity to work along side as well as take classes and further education with ACE Amanda Moore, ACE Gold Lana Gavric and ICE Gina Silvestro.
Nancy loves traveling, is passionate about meeting new people, and by nature, she was born a nurturer who enjoys watching others grow under her guidance. With her natural love for teaching, it was an obvious and easy choice for her to embark on her extended career path in becoming a certified nail educator. To better position herself, in 2018, Nancy opened a beauty studio (W.H Beauty Studio) and taught others her knowledge that she had gained over her many years of experience. She created a learning hub where passionate, determined and ambitious nail artists would join to expand their independent brand while working in a supportive and encouraging environment. Nancy was able to watch her vision come to life and in return, she not only was able to teach others, but she had the opportunity to learn from her passionate peers.
Natalie is a licensed nail technician, nail educator and the proud owner of N Salon, near Salt Lake City, Utah. Natalie’s love for nails and her degree in secondary education have combined to fuel her passion for helping educate and elevate the nail industry in her area. She feels strongly that with the proper tools and training, nail techs can offer the best possible quality to their clients. Natalie loves sharing her knowledge at trade shows, classes, and on Instagram. She firmly believes that when one of us succeeds, we all succeed.
With over ten years of industry experience, Oxana reached high knowledge about many different Nail techniques, especially Gel and Soak-off system. She graduated many training courses by herself and she also works as an instructor for other Nail Artists in her own training center because she believes education is the foundation for a successful career.
Since 2019 she works as an ACE Educator for Akzentz. She represents Akzentz in her training courses as well as in beauty fairs successfully. Oxana also promotes Akzèntz in her Instagram account.
Robyn Schwartz has been a licensed Nail Technician for 24 years, and is the owner of Robyn Schwartz Nail Design in Charlottetown, PE. She loves being inspired by her clients, and creating beautiful and quality nails.
She is very passionate about the industry, and a strong believer in continuing education. Robyn joined Akzentz as an ACE Educator in 2014. She also works wth ACE Educator Anne Goldsmith with their online school tpnnailacademy.teachable.com to keep classes easily accessible to everyone.
Robyn is the Contessa 2013 Nail Enhancement Artist of the Year, and has placed in the Top 5 in the NAHA Awards, The Mirror Award and Nail Magazine cover tech contests.
I have been a Nail Technician and Esthetician since 1991 and cannot imagine being in any other industry! I truly love what I do and what I love even more, is sharing with others. My passion lead me into teaching Nails and Esthetics in 1998 and I truly value the relationships that I have been able to form. It is extremely fulfilling to see my past students succeed, open businesses, continue their education and love what they do! I have worked in the salon/spa atmosphere as well as owning my own home-based business. I have been so fortunate to have had some of the same clients for my full 28 years in this field. I now own my own business, Trudy Gaudet Nails, and have the fortune to educate for the BEST NAIL COMPANY around! I believe the love I have for teaching mixed with the love I have for Akzentz products is a wonderful combination. I am sincerely honored and thrilled to not only expand my own knowledge through an amazing network of nail professionals but share my passion with others and be part of a great nail community! Never stop learning, do what you love and love what you do!
Based out of the beach town of Redondo Beach, California, Yuriko is first and foremost an artist, previously pursuing decorative and rosemaling painting. As an authorized Akzentz distributor, an Akzentz Certified Educator (ACE) - as well as the owner of Gellipop - she has over a decade of experience in the nail art and distribution industry, catering to the American and Japanese demographics with her bilingual skills. She strives to spread her passion educating anyone - from beginners just starting to experts who need brushing up - all with a smile on her face. Catch her at a your next nail art convention!