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Meet and Greet

Meet the names who dynamically represent the companies showcasing.

These are  the educators who will be providing exceptional technique. 

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!


Danalynn Stockwood
FunFancy Nails Events

A strive for perfection, creativity and artistry are some of Danalynn's attributes. After several years working in accounting and administration, she decided to pursue a career as a Licensed Nail Technician. Her passion for nails began at a young age. She recalls placing large paper clips on the tip of her fingers, pretending they were long talons. Collecting polishes, constantly changing the hues on her nails and adding distinct nail art were one of her favorite pastimes.  With 15 years of experience, her nail art has been published in Nails Magazine & NailPro Magazine, as well as their websites. Danalynn enjoys meeting new clients, catching up with her current clients and mentoring newbie nail technicians.

Education & knowledge are most vital with keeping up in this industry. To continue with new trends and to become acclimated with new products, she enjoys attending Premiere Orlando, regularly takes nail educational classes and organizes the FunFancy Nails Events (Massachusetts & Rhode Island).​   Working Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week has been one of her favorite  endeavors. Danalynn enjoys educating fellow nail techs and is an ORLY Ambassador and a Xtens Master Rep. In 2017 she competed for the first time in Nailympia, and won in three categories. As she aspires to grow her brand, she currently owns FunFancy Nails Studio and is a nail art and supply distributor.

Anna Wesolowska
Blue Amber Nails

Anna is an international educator specialized in multiple nail art techniques and nail sculpture.  Has 19 years experience in nail industry and during that time has taught in over 20 countries.  Multiple Championship Winner in European Nail Competitions in London, Madrid and Milan.

Certified Nail Judge since 2012; member of INJA (International Nail Judge Association).  Certified esthetician since 2003  Originally from Poland, Anna has lived and worked as a Nail Artist and Educator in Spain, Italy, and currently in California.  Anna is the creator of Blue Amber Nails, owner of My Little Nail Art Shop and collaborates with Charisma Nail Innovations


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Lysa Comfort
 Charisma Nail Innovation inc. 

Lysa Comfort is a globally recognized nail product inventor, Co-founder and President of Charisma Nail Innovations Inc, President and Head Judge of The Nailympion International (formerly known as Nailympics) , Founder / CEO of The International Nail Judges Association (INJA) and the creator/producer of Americas first competition related reality television show named Nail’d it.
Lysa’s contributions and commitment to the betterment of the nail industry are vast and unwavering. She is often referred to as the Nail Competition positioning Guru as she has single handedly expanded The Nailympion competitions into Western and Eastern Europe and into Asia making it the largest globally recognized nail competition event in the world. Collaborating with all of the “right people” in the nail industry has made it possible for Lysa to assemble a team of driven, well educated and creative individuals that help make all of her projects wildly successful. Her education events are often attended by the nail artists looking to rise to the next level of their career. She has personally enjoyed the unique pleasure of mentoring countless nail champions and has trained many of her students to championship levels. If you are interested in expanding your nail industry career to the next level or simply want to become the best nail artist you can be, we strongly recommend that you attend this education event. For more information regarding dates and locations please visit and sign up today as class sizes are limited.


The creation of Centre for Beauty evolved around the passion CJ has for Education and helping others grow and achieve their dreams. Since 1987 CJ has owned and operated a Full Service Salon/Spa and has educated for some of the top lines in our Beauty Industry. 

Her experience in an advisory position for major foot care lines, brought her to sell her Salon in 2009 and build a Salon Supply Distribution business promoting Education about Feet. She had one mission in mind. “Provide the Nail Technician the Education, the Attention and the Support they need to safely and properly service their clients”.

CJ is a licensed Nail Technician, with training in Advanced Pedicuring. In 2019 she became Oncology Trained in an effort to bring Oncology care into the Pedicure area via Oncology Spa Solutions.


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Centre for Beauty


Mary Ellon Ballance
Creative Ballance Inc.

Mary Ellon has over 22 years of experience in the nail industry and lives on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She has owned and operated a salon for 18 years, and is currently a Master Educator of the en Vogue products and the owner of Creative Ballance Nail Supply & Education.

Her love for doing nails coupled with her passion to share her knowledge with others has lead her travel professionally working tradeshows, events and teaching classes. Mary Ellon specializes in gel application techniques.

She strives to grow her business and builds on the idea that “No matter how long you have been doing nails, if you think you know everything in this business, you’re done. Never walk away from an opportunity to learn!”

Bonnie Brennan 

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 graduate from NSI university in where she was certified as a gold level educator for the company. 


RussAnna Dudley
Wildflowers Academy

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.

Tracy Vinson
Mobil Manicurist, INC

Tracy is the owner of the Mobile Manicurist, INC and the famous International Nail Art Academy. She ran a mobile nail business for nearly 10 years before transitioning into the role of full-time nail art educator. She has a luxury headquarters located in the heart of Virginia that houses all of her products as well as a state of the art classroom. Her classes literally sell-out within a few hours of them going online. She was third runner up in Season Three of Nails Top Nail Artist and her specialty is stratified nail art with mixed media. She would be delighted to have you join her classes. 

Renee Westmoreland 
Nail Flight USA

Renee Westmoreland has been in the industry over 30 years. Educating in the 80's for Buffalo dental drill mfg. and at Nails magazine shows.

Owner of her own salon and a full time tech,  she maintains a clientele of her own. Renee has a desire to mentor new and struggling techs so that they can become passionate and confident. Nail Flight is a grassroots company for techs by techs providing the best products in the business equipping you for success.

Iryna Zabiran 

In 2009 Iryna graduated “Beauty Nails International” in Ukraine. In 2010 Iryna moved to the US where she got a nail technician license and started her career in InSpa. Later she moved to London where she took advanced classes from world class champion Margarita Belska. 

In 2016 Iryna opened a spa salon “Look at me” in Bellevue. Iryna is the salon owner where she is responsible for business operations and development. Her mission is to take nail art to the next level. They are the only spa that provides E-file manicures and pedicures with full Luxio/EMI Gel polishes collection. 

While teaching her employees, Iryna also started to train other nail techs to help them to improve their skills and grow in the nail industry. She became an ACE Akzentz instructor and graduated official Washington state nail technician instructor program that helped to take her educators skills to the next level. Iryna already trained more than 13 employees and over 150 students. 

In 2019 she met EMI and absolutely fell in love with this company. 

Now Iryna is an EMI educator/art partner and USA representative. She is teaching manicure and pedicure classes, nail art classes, online and in person classes, private classes and many more. 

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Heather Nicholson
Leaf Gel

Heather as a licensed cosmetologist since 2011, specializing in gel nails since the very beginning of her career. She has been both an employee and booth renter, and in 2013, opened her own nail salon in Methuen, MA. She became an educator in 2017, and is currently a certified educator with Leafgel USA, since 2019. She is also part of her local vocational school’s cosmetology advisory board. Heather can’t wait to share with you all that gels nails can offer your clients and their unique needs! Through her experiences, and trainings, she has been able to successfully run her business, attract new clients consistently, and hopes to share her knowledge with you!

Jessica White

Jessica White graduated from nail school in 2013 with a gel brush in her hand. After attending her first NW Nail Retreat, while in school, she decided to put the acrylic brush down and focus only on working with gel. Jessica found out about Akzentz brand when she took a class from Jessica Briarmoon at the NW Nail Retreat. She fell in love with Akzentz after learning how easy it was to apply and
how well it lasted. Jessica has been using the brand ever since and in 2016 she joined Jessica Briarmoon at her new shop Luvnailz in Bothell, WA where her skills greatly improved under the mentorship of Jessica Briarmoon. In 2017 Jessica became an Educator for Akzentz to pass on her knowledge of the brand and help others learn and succeed with gel. In the Summer of 2018 Jessica relocated with her family to Maine where she had to start over as a gel tech in a state full of Acrylic.  With a lot of patience, persistence,  and trial and error, Jessica has finally gained a successful clientel of Gel clients in her new home town where she can continue to share her joy and love of gel with new clientele.   Jessica continues to learn and grow as a tech every year and can't wait to see what the future holds for her in this amazing industry.

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Amy Oung 

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.

Sue Lafferty

Sue has over 35 years experience in the beauty industry and is a Medical Nail Technician and Certified Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistant with Medinail Learning Center as well as on their Advisory Board. She strives to advance nail technicians to a higher level of their profession through Medinails by teaching protocols above the state standards for their safety and the safety of their clients.

Cecilia Ortega & Norma Coleman
PYT Nail Supply

PYT Nail Supply is a Black and Latina Women owned e-commerce business based in Connecticut specializing in products such as nail art, decals, crystals, rhinestones, and various nail art tools. We aim to give our industry professionals superior quality products and a pleasant shopping experience.

Aline Nunes
Aline Nunes Beauty

I am Aline Nunes a Brazilian immigrant now US Citizen living the American dream. Although it’s been a bumpy road I stayed the course. I have been a nail technician for 15 years. I started doing nails in Brazil at the age of 13. I came to America and got my license, worked at random salons before opening up my own salon in 2018. I do pretty much anything you can think of when it comes to nails. Now I’m expanding my empire by coming out with my own line of polish.

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