Judges

Joanna Bandurska

Joanna Bandurska

Global champion Nailympia 2017 Winner of winners Texas Nailympia 2017 Winner of winners Nailympia London 2014 European Champion 2012 and 2013. Have over 65 trophy’s in pink &white competitions. Running Madelene Wolf Academy and educator world wide both in groups and private classes. Now even owner of Madelene Wolf Nail Design.

Max Braga

Max Braga

International Trainer, European Education Director for Entity. He has collaborated for over 20 years with the most important names in the nail industry.

Olga Erokhina

Olga Erokhina

Judge of the international category, certified by the American magazine Nail PRO, member of the judging panel at the Olympics of the Baltic States, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Championships at the NailEXPO exhibition, honorary judge of International Nail Experts' School (INES) since 2007, representative of the jury of the World Championship Nailympia. Art Director of Fantasy Nails, technologist and developer of the professional brand Fantasy Nails.

Alex Fox

Alex Fox

Alex Fox has been a journalist since 1993 working for six years on photographic titles both consumer and trade. In 1998 Alex moved into the beauty world and worked on the first UK trade nail magazine, Nails Plus. This led to heading a team of 10 journalists as editorial director and launching two salon titles and a spa trade title too. Alex next co-founded Scratch magazine, the UK's only trade title dedicated to hand, nail and footcare professionals in 2003. In her role as editor, Alex has since introduced the first consumer nail title, Gloss, which enjoyed two issues a year before closing and has been organising Nailympia London for the last 13 years, which brings nail professionals together from across the globe to compete on an international platform. Since this time Nailympia has expanded into Australia and the USA and is now three international competitions a year.
Alex and the Scratch team launched the first ever nail industry awards in 2012, known as The Scratch Stars Awards, which celebrates and recognises excellence, flair and creativity among nail stylists and professionals. The awards is an industry staple and is growing with every year in stature and popularity. Most recently Alex, who resides in Qatar in the Middle East, has launched a prosumer magazine to elevate and highlight the professional beauty salon industry across the GCC. Scratch Middle East magazine launched in May 2014 is available in both digital and print versions across the Gulf.
Alex Fox is passionate about the nail industry and focuses on inspiring techs to explore their business opportunities and creative flair while helping shape this exciting and still emerging market sector. Alex currently lives in Doha, Qatar with her three children, three cats and three fish, while the Scratch editorial and advertising team is based in Kent, UK.

Iryna Giblett

Iryna Giblett

Gold medal Nailympics USA 2012;
Bronze and Silver medals IBS NailPro Las Vegas 2009 and 2010. 
International judge USA, UK, Russia, Germany. 
Director of Product Development and Education for Iryna Giblett AB Sweden / Ikoniq Nails AB

Julia Lombardi

Julia Lombardi

Founder of the brand Majida Cosmetics, founder and head of the Academy Majida for Manicure, Pedicure and Airbrushing.
Coach of the Italian national team in preparation for the championships.
Multiple winner of the International Championships 2017 - 2019 (Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Lithuania, Azerbaijan)
Founder of the International European Association IJUA
Author of airbrush trainings
Speaker of the nail service forums
Italy national team Majida: 1st place Geneva 2018, 1st place Geneva 2019, 2nd place Moscow 2019. The team has more than 140 awards.

Natalja Makarchjuk

Natalja Makarchjuk

Instructor- International class coach. Judge.
Multiple prize-winner of international championships from 2010 to 2017 in nail modeling and design. Twice
Silver Medalist European Championship by the version of the MLA. 2013 MODELING NAILS (Classic, Designs).
The founder of the school of manicure Natalia Sazonova
Course developer:
Watercolor Fantasies.
Sculpting 4XD gel plasticine.
Modern nail modeling.
HardwareManicure (PROFI)
Combi-Manicure with the use of TVS

Elena Maltseva

Elena Maltseva

Worldwide known instructor of EzFlow and IBD. The member of a worldwide coachers team, 3 times World Champion in nail design, founder of “Elena Maltseva nail design Academy” that belongs to VICTORY Studying Center unit, the worldwide coach and judge, the author of various books on nail design. The main coach of the competitive team “VICTORY” in nail design nomation.

Marian Newman

Marian Newman

Professionally, Marian Newman has worked in every aspect of the nail industry. She opened a ‘nails only’ salon in 1988 and progressed into training beginners, improvers and master classes after attending master level training courses in the UK and US.

Her session work is a major part of Marian’s life and she has collab- orated with most of the legendary photographers including Nick Knight, Mario Testino, David Bailey, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier and Solve Sundsbo.

Some of her career highlights in this field include over 50 British Vogue covers to her name and years of working on fashion shows for London and Paris Fashion Weeks, including shows as Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Gareth Pugh, Maison Margiela, Mary Katrantzou, Simone Rocha, Manish Arora and Christopher Kane.

Some of the celebrities for whom Marian has worked her particular magic include Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson, Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Kate Blanchett or Bjork.

Marian is the author of the definitive textbook for nail technicians, The Complete Nail Technician, she has worked with some of the top nail care companies in the world and has also designed her own nail polish range for MAC Cosmetics

Krasimira Petrova Krumova

Krasimira Petrova Krumova

Dean of Education-Hand and Nail Harmony INC
CEO and Owner at Krasi Mira Enterprise in Austria
Worldwide known Nail Designer, International Judge and Competition Trainer.
Krasimira Petrova Krumova has been in the nail industry for more than 15 years.
Her experience in nail education and knowledge of multiple European languages made her one of the most important couches, competition judges and Dean of education worldwide. Krasimira has provided nail trainings, seminars and educator certifications in more than 50 countries around the globe, such as China, Russia, South Korea, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, United Arabian Emirates, Thailand, Singapore and more…
She has judged and reported at competition and forums like, Inter Charm-Moscow’Russia, Nailympia-London’UK, Naildesign-Slovenia, Dani Ljepote-Zagreb, Beauty Contest EXPO-Switzerland, Estetica Beauty- Brussels’Belgium, Nail Contest-France, Federal Nail Championship- Vienna & Graz, Austria…
Krasimira's graduates are taking gold and silver medals. In short, the ones who ever start their education with Krasimira Krumova are bound for success in nail salons.
Nowadays Krasimira Petrova Krumova is CEO and owner of “Krasi Mira Enterprise Ltd” in Vienna Austria, whose main activities are Distribution, Education and Salon. The exclusive Nail salon “The NAIL Culture” and Krasimira Petrova Nail Academy devour all of her passion, energy and devotion at the moment.

Elena Popova

Elena Popova

Multiple winner and prize-winner of international competitions and world Championships in nail modeling and design.
Coach of Champions and winners of international World and Europe competitions
The current judge of the world Championships
International certified teacher, Creator of author's programs.
A well-known trainer and speaker of the nail courses in Europe
Coach of the competition team Nail Future Pro, which won more than 600 medals worldwide!
The only Russian participant of the Guinness book of records (USA) on Fastest Full Set Acrylic Sculptured Nails, and her time is 9 min 39 sec (10 nails, French modeling on forms)
Students of Elena Popova repeatedly became Champions and prize-winners at the Championships of Russia, Europe and the world.

Viktoria Prihodko

Viktoria Prihodko

Viktoria Prihodko - organizer of the world championship Nailympia Estonia. Leader and founder of Beauty Office Helsinki. Master technologist, global instructor, national team coach, judge of national and international competitions, international class teacher, author of nail art curricula, multiple winner of international competitions (countries such as America, Russia, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, United Kingdom, etc.), who has participated since 2008, has been the head coach of Iryna Giblett in Estonia since 2010, the founder of VP Intelligent and Iryna Giblett, who won over 150 medals in international competitions.
For many years, Victoria has developed a large number of different nail design techniques, and is also the author of the Speed ​​Nail Opila technique and Nail Mix-Modeling.
2016 Got into the top 10 best masters of Russia score-list.

Natalja Sazonova

Natalja Sazonova

Graduated specialist of international class in manicure, pedicure, nail modeling.
Instructor copyright training courses on manicure, pedicure.
International Judge
Speaker of Russian and international forums
Winner and winner of Russian and international championships.

Anneke Van de Sar

Anneke Van de Sar

Anneke van der Sar, working since 1982 in the Beauty Industry and as a Nail-Technician since 1993. International Educator for different brands in the Nail-Industry since 1995, now salon-school-owner in the Netherlands and distributing Artistic Nail Design products in the Netherlands. Still open for new ‘adventures and opportunities’, will never stop looking for something special in this industry. Judged many competitions in Europe, USA and Russia, different levels and assignments. Worked, and still working with wonderful people in the industry and I will keep doing this as long as it is possible!

Svetlana Turzina

Svetlana Turzina

International certified judge and nail coach. Leading Global Educator at Victory Company.
Winner of national and international nail competitions. The author of numerous manuals and nail workshops.

Jeanette Ulriksen

Jeanette Ulriksen

Jeanette has been in the nail Industry for 16 years, where she attended a basic nail course in acrylic. During that class the was offered a job, by the organizer, as a nail tech and educator for the brand. Within 6 months, she took all the classes needed and exams, to become a master educator and has been educating ever since.

She began to compete as well and she has won several medals in many different competitions in several different countries.

She began running her own salon and nail school, and she has educated several nails techs which also has won medals in competitions all over the world.

In 2013 she became an International Judge and has been judging competitions all over the world since then.

Jeanette stopped competing in 2015 due to the lack of time to practice and she has focused on educating, judging and doing nails for magazines step by steps and cover pictures.

Today Jeanette is the owner of a distributing company. She is distributing professional products for nail techs. She is the head of the education and running a professional team of educators whilst judging and educating students.

Irina Vyazovetskaya

Irina Vyazovetskaya

Creative Director of the international school of nail art Golden Stars.
Technologist of Golden Stars company
Master of international class in nail modeling and design.
Multiple winner and prize-winner of international competitions and world Championships in nail modeling and design.
Coach of Champions and winners of international competitions in the world and Europe
The present judge of the world Championships
Certified international teacher, Creator of author's programs.
Member of the working group of the Ministry of Education of Russia on the development of manuals for the profession "master of nail service".
Famous trainer and speaker of nail service courses in Europe
Author of columns in professional magazines "Nailure", "Nail service", "Beautiful business".
Coach of the competition team "Golden Stars".
Irina Vyazovetskaya's students, since 2006, have repeatedly become Champions and prize-winners at the Championships of Russia, Europe and the world.

Madelene Wolf

Madelene Wolf

Global champion Nailympia 2017 Winner of winners Texas Nailympia 2017 Winner of winners Nailympia London 2014 European Champion 2012 and 2013. Have over 65 trophy’s in pink &white competitions. Running Madelene Wolf Academy and educator world wide both in groups and private classes. Now even owner of Madelene Wolf Nail Design.