Meet and Greet
Meet the names who dynamically represent the companies showcasing.
Some of them are the owners of the companies, some are educators.
Each has their uniqueness and experiences in the nail industry.
Get acquainted and remember to say
"Hi and thank you for being present" when you see them!
Famous Names Educator
Michelle has been a nail professional for over 30 years. She has contributed to writing numerous articles for Nails and Nail Pro as well as many other Professional publications. She is a certified ANT and is working towards her MNT. Michelle holds numerous certifications in both nail care as well as foot care. Her salon Soul to Sole Nailcare is in Connecticut and she loves being a Famous Names Pro for the Northeast!
Director of Business Development
Kelly Diaz is the Director of Business Development of Benestar Corp. She has developed the training and educational model for GEHWOL in the USA and oversees the marketing activities for the company. She is passionate about education as a main tool to grow the spa and health care industry, and in the benefit of all foot care professionals in the USA.
Showing you how you can hone your skills supported by the correct products to make a difference in your clients’ foot and hand care is her main goal. The most rewarding part of her work is when clients are happy at the end of their service, and the foot care professional feels the support from GEHWOL brand and the quality of our products when providing treatments to their clients.
Patricia Mushero is a Licensed Nail Technician with more than 20 years of experience. Patricia was first introduced to GEHWOL products during her years in school in the Netherlands, where she graduated as a hand and foot care professional.
She owns Las Vegas Medi Pedi Center & Spa, and works from her suite inside the podiatry office of Dr. Kirk Larkin, DPM, Larkin Foot and Ankle Institute, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She specializes in nail reconstruction and non-soak med pedicures.
Patricia is passionate about offering the best care, services and products to her clients, “Having healthy, functional feet affects the overall health of the body in many ways. My ultimate goal is to help people keep their feet healthy.”
RussAnna Dudley is a nail artist from Georgia, USA, and has been licensed since 2016.
From the beginning of her career she jumped into competing shortly after graduating from school. She contributes her success in the industry from the competition arena and not being afraid to try new things. RussAnna has won multiple awards from art to structure. The skills and knowledge that she has learned has fueled a passion for mentoring and educating. RussAnna is a Master Artist and Certifier with Wildflowers Nail Academy. She is the owner of a successful salon Simply Enchanted Nail Designs and travels around to nail schools mentoring the next generation.
Lorri Ducharme holds multiple professional licenses in cosmetology, nail technology and aesthetics and has taught both nail and skin care at a private beauty academy. She currently owns Prestige Salon in Webster MA and specializes in at-risk, diabetic nail and foot care. As a member of the Massachusetts Healthy Cosmetology Committee, Lorri has advocated to the State Board of Cosmetology for better working conditions in the salon industry. Her advocacy has been recognized with the 2016 Advanced Nail Tech Award presented by the MediNail Learning Center and sits on the Advisory Board for both Medinail and Bay Path Regional Vocational High School. She has consulted as a Expert Witness in Nail Salon Lawsuits.
She is a Regional Education Ambassador for Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer and A Neubourg Healthcare Independent Educator for Onyfix/PODOExpert.
ORLY Brand Educator
Amy Oung has been in the nail industry for over fifteen years. She is a second-generation Vietnamese American nail technician, licensed in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is a frequent contributor to Nails Magazine and VietSalon Magazine. Amy is a gel expert and a competition winner of U.S. Invitational. Due to her extensive knowledge of Gels and Nail Art, she has become a highly sought after educator for numerous companies. Currently, Amy runs a successful nail studio while inspiring nail artists around the world as an ORLY Brand Educator.
New Look Nail Supply
Bonnie has been a passionate nail technician for 30 years. In that time she has owned 3 salons throughout North Eastern Pennsylvania and currently owns New Look Salon in Swoyersville, PA. She is also the owner of New Look Nail Supplies, which was her quarantine endeavor, where she is a certified NSI Distributor and a ProFiles products Distributor.
Bonnie has attended multiple nail conventions and classes, her most recent being Nail Camp in Maryland. She has taken numerous classes in nail structure, filing techniques, gel painting, one stroke and much more. She is also a recent graduate from NSI university in 2018 where she was certified as a gold level educator for the company.
Melanie Eggleston & Angela Wigglesworth, both met over pedicures months before the pandemic started. While Angela was getting an advanced wellness pedicure from Melanie, there was a spark. They had much in common but the main commonality was the desire to educate people on the importance of foot care. The pandemic moved their desire from a spark to a fire as it gave them time to think and reflect on how they can make an impact on the nail industry. This fire created, Foot Focused Foot Care, an education and consultation company.
They created a weekly Instagram segment called “Feet On Fleek.” During “Feet on Fleek,” Melanie and Angela not only interviewed some of the industry greats and health care professionals, they also facilitated segments on various topics on foot care. The topics varied from Pediatric Foot Care, live wellness pedicure demos, and how to manage your money.
When Melanie and Angela were given an opportunity to become educators for Footlogix, they jumped for joy. They looked at this as their opportunity to expand their reach in the industry by introducing people to the first and only Pediceutical foot care brand while also educating them on various foot care techniques.
The company, while just over a year old has started hosting nail education trainings in the Maryland area and bringing in special facilitators such as Hilary Dawn Herrera and the North American School of podology. They are excited to bring even more trainings to the area!
Melanie and Angela are both Certified Master Pedicurists and have completed numerous trainings on nail and foot care. Angela is also an Oncology Trained Pedicurist.
Dayna is a nail artist from Cranston, RI and she has been a licensed nail professional since 2005. Originally graduating from Paul Mitchell: The School as a cosmologist, she quickly switched gears and fell into nails right away. Dayna has been specializing in gel nails for over 10 years and took her career to the next level in 2017. After receiving multiple certifications from Akzentz and several other companies, she decided to pursue representing Akzentz as an ACE Educator and currently teaches classes at Gel Essentialz Salon in Cranston, RI. Dayna also received the Akzentz Silver level achievement as an educator for her dedication in teaching for the company. At this time, Dayna runs a successful nail business specializing in detailed and advanced cuticle care and wild nail art. Dayna has a passion for art and loves the creativity her job brings. She has always been motivated to learn new skills and further her career. She is eager to teach nail technicians of all levels and is always looking to learn more herself.