Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Upcoming Classes Overseas

Thank you for all your emails and enquiries about my classes overseas, here are the schedule and if you're interested to attend any one of these, please register at the link provided or enquire directly through the organizers of each respective events :

Munchen, Germany 19&20 March, 2012
Austria 21&22 March, 2012

VIVCAT Classes
Featuring Viv Simmonds from Australia and Catherine Wong from Singapore
You get 2 educators in one class, how cool is that :)
More info on our schedule and class details here :
VIVCAT Gold Coast, Australia (April 30th & May 1st, 2012)
VIVCAT Orlando, USA (June 5, 2012)
VIVCAT Los Angeles, USA (Aug 21 & 22, 2012)

15-22 September, 2012
Cruise with the Nail Stars Hosted by John Hauk
Featuring John Hauk, Tom Bachik, Lynn Lammers, Rachel Mouritsen, Catherine Wong, Laura Campos, Jim McConnel & Jamie Schrabeck Ph.D.
3 Days of Education 9:00-3:30pm demos individually  / 3:30 - 5:00pm hands-on with all the stars at one time, you can hop around and pick their brains !
September 15-22, 2012
The Oasis of the Seas will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and visit three ports:
Labadee (Haiti), Falmouth
(Jamaica) and Cozumel (Mexico).
Cabins start at $850.00 Per Person
$250.00 Education Fee (Non-Refundable)
After July 2, $350. Book early and save!
Payment plan available when booking early!

Group ID # 913281
Book Your Education John Hauk
Sail away on the world’s largest cruise ship with the nail industry’s best educators. During our weeklong cruise, experience three days of intense education to inspire the nail star in you. Mix business with pleasure as you enjoy fine dining, first-class entertainment and fun in the sun. Ideal for nail professionals, salon and spa owners, friends and ...your entire family!

Monday, February 27, 2012

NQ Studio 2012 Decorative Painting in Gels

The marvels of technology enables the new generation gel products to work like oil paints.
This is a must-have tools for all which is all I use for gel painting

Sunday, February 26, 2012

NailQueen Studio 2012 With A Touch Of Russian Culture

NailQueen Studio 2012 limited edition "Pandora Box" Certificates and Step by Step Workbook

When I developed NailQueen workshops, it became my mission to ensure that we bring the newest and most innovative techniques to the table so that all nailtechs who attend these workshops will truly be inspired and not only learn something new but also to think outside the box. This year, NailQueen Studio focused on the technique of Russian folkart decorative painting of Zhostovo using only gels, something that has never been done on nails with gel. Olga Menshikova, my guest artist for this class and I have been working on this months ahead of our class and all attendees received a beautiful limited edition step by step booklet  that they can bring home and revise after the class.

Design in progress...
Hands-on personal attention to each detail
We are so proud of the girls, some told me that they could not sleep prior to the day of class because they have not done folkart before and also worried that they could not keep up! Well, I have to say that the result of their creation after just 1 day of training speaks volume and with proper teaching aid and step by step guidance, they've not only outdone themselves but these are our first generation of Zhostovo gel artists in the making !

whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, new techniques never cease to inspire us

this is why we love our work so much and being able to make a difference in this industry

We have also covered many other design sculpture techniques in mixed media and here's the latest nail shape called the "Modern"

the creative people behind all these these art 

I think it's absolutely wonderful to add a touch of the west to the east; such inter-cultural influence in our nailart certainly brings a breath of fresh air to the nail industry and help us step outside our square and create a niche for ourselves.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

New NAIL Season Beginning With Korea!

The annual event to look forward to is the ONS Global Educator training in Korea where 20 countries come together to learn the latest and the best techniques, network and share their expertise over 3 days of bootcamp
Following the training is the largest international competition event of the year with over 600 participants in both technical and design categories sponsored by Odyssey Nail Systems

Team Relay

Team Spirit from Australia
International Judging panel
Korea (KNA) Judges - Mr Lee Son, Ms Lee Mi-Sun & Ms Choi Kyung Hee
Mr Matsuura (Japan) & Anita Lime-Sims (Nailpro Judge USA)
Top Artist Award demonstration

my book

Competitors and Participants from all over the world
Beautiful Mexican costumes - they won Best Costume Award !

Victory is sweeeet !

I received 2011 Best Artist Of the Year Award
The awesome supporting staff which made the event such a success

my adorable & talented Korean students
with our new team from Thailand & Vietnam
The dream team of talents from Taiwan and Singapore
Our Korean student category Grand Champion - Hyoryeong Park
So cute and so talented ! 
We owe all great achievements to the heart and mentoring of this man!