Judges

Gemma Lambert - UK

Gemma Lambert - UK

Gemma has been in the industry for over 20 years and has over 50 trophies under her belt, including Scratch Stars Services to the Nail Industry 2016, Yorkshire Choice Independent Business of the Year 2016, Scratch Nail Stylist & Scratch Nail Artist 2013, Professional Beauty Nail Professional of the Year 2013 and many more
With over 75million views on her YouTube videos, Gemma is followed worldwide and her Facebook group THE NAIL TEAM has over 25,000 members.
Gemma's passion is in teaching everything nails from basic skills to every form of nail art; she loves to share her skills, passion and pure love for this growing industry.
Jai Harvey-Yin - Australia

Jai Harvey-Yin - Australia

Alisha Rimando - USA

Alisha Rimando - USA

Alisha started working at the age of 19 as a nail tech in a salon before she was recruited as a manufacturer’s educator and a distributor sales rep. It was during this time she fell in love with teaching and began travelling the world as an educator and hand model for World Champion, Tom Holcomb, who she worked alongside for 17 years.
Together in 2005 Alisha and Tom launched a new line of professional products and she was crowned World Championships winner in pink & white sculpture. Alisha has assisted in writing and contributing to textbooks and supplements as well as the 2014 Milady Nail Technology DVD series. She developed a passion for natural nail treatments whilst working as director of the nail division for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas where she had the pleasure to train 360 nail techs.
In 2011 Alisha decided to return to the professional market and took on her current EVP position with Artistic Nail Design. Alisha now utilises her 20+ years of experience and passion for the nail business by helping working-techs to produce quality products, develop new application techniques and training a cutting edge education team to bring these products and techniques to artists and distributors on a global scale.
Krasimira Perova Krumova - Bulgaria

Krasimira Perova Krumova - Bulgaria

Krasi is a dean of education for Hand and Nail Harmony INC and the CEO and owner at Krasi Mira Enterprise in Austria.
Known worldwide as a leading nail designer, international judge and competition mentor/trainer, Krasi's knowledge merges with her desire for perfection and beauty in the world around, which she then translates into stylish and elegant nails, which have become her greatest passion.
Hazel Dixon - UK

Hazel Dixon - UK

Morgan Haile & Taylor Daniel

Morgan Haile & Taylor Daniel

Morgan & Taylor join the panel as guest judges for the Runway category of Nailympia London.

Morgan has an eye for quality and invaluable experience backstage at fashion week, where she helps the manicuring behind the scenes run smoothly. As part of the brand’s marketing team, Morgan is deeply involved in the creation of lacquer collections inspired by the latest runway trends. Her creative knowledge and eye for standout style plays an integral part of the brand’s growth.

Taylor brings her own talent to New York Fashion Week with her ability to bring the brand’s story to life for editors with genuine passion and enthusiasm. She uses her love of creative writing to name the polishes and lacquer collections, pulling inspiration from movies, books, art and fashion. In addition, Taylor’s unique skill set also lends to creating fan-loving content for the Morgan Taylor social media pages and in-house magazine, NailStyle.

Stephy Pang - Malaysia

Stephy Pang - Malaysia

Stephy Pang is an award-winning competitor/educator and a young successful entrepreneur who owns Momo International Nail & Make Up Academy and two nail salons based in Malaysia. After 12 years in the business and using her experience as an international educator, Stephy will be launching Simple One (S1) in 2017 to offer the latest nail products and education programme in nail technology; a programme that's already gained a cult following in Malaysia and Taiwan.
Galina Spierling - UAE

Galina Spierling - UAE

Galina Spierling is an award-winning tech who holds many titles in the categories of liquid & powder and gel and is the founder of Galina’s Beauty Salon in Dubai. Starting out in 1995 as a beauty, hand and foot care specialist, Galina joined the Dubai team of beauticians and cosmetologists at the Carita Beauty Institute, a part of the Decleor Group, Paris, France in 1998. In 2001 she began her journey with CND, USA. Over the years Galina has mentored many new nail techs in the art of hands, feet, nail beauty and care. She is an international educator who has trained scores of nail chains and beauty salons in the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Egypt and Jordan. In 2013 the demand placed on education for foot and hand care encouraged Galina to open Beauty Profit Supply- targeting education and product supply to beauty salons and spas across the Middle East. Galina’s team have won several international nail competitions, taken part in celebrity photoshoots and continue to service their happy clients!
Karin Strom - Sweden

Karin Strom - Sweden

Frank Schäberle - Germany

Frank Schäberle - Germany

Frank began his career in the nail industry in 1998 in what was meant to be a temporary solution, but quickly turned into a passion! Never satisfied with the normal day-to-day life of a studio, Frank never stopped training and showing off his skills in a multitude of championships! For over a decade he has worked as global artistic director and head of global training for Alessandro, been a leading figure in the international nail scene and one of the most successful nail stylists in the world. Today, the multiple-German and international champion in nail design is not only responsible for Alessandro training courses worldwide and at Alessandro academies, but also works as an expert consultant for magazines and TV production companies. Many celebrities also value his talent with VIP’s regularly travelling to Düsseldorf for a manicure or nail sculpting. Thanks to his open and charming manner, he has developed some genuine friendships and become a celebrity insider for tips on perfect nails.
Emese Koppanyi - Hungary

Emese Koppanyi - Hungary

Catherine Wong - Singapore

Catherine Wong - Singapore

Catherine Wong is an award-winning published educator and contributor to the nail industry through nail education, international competitions, publications and product development.
A regular contributor to nail industry publications Scratch UK and Nailpro USA, she has also worked Nailpro and NAILS covers. Between 2011-2014, Catherine published seven nail books and three designer nail instruction books sold internationally and hosted the 1st & 2nd Global Nail Cup in Malaysia.
Currently she spends her time domestically developing educational materials and reaching out to nail enthusiasts through MYLABLY on demand classes so that everyone can access her knowledge and skills anytime and anywhere.
Aliz Dora Toth - Italy

Aliz Dora Toth - Italy

Eva Darabos - Hungary

Eva Darabos - Hungary

Eva has worked as a nail technician since 2002 and as an educator since 2005.
She has a training school in Hungary, named Eva Darabos Nail Academy and in Norway also, named EM NewLine.
Eva has competed in nail design competitions since 2007, with gel and acrylic systems and in various other categories also.
Eva is a 3 times European Champion, 12 times Hungarian Champion. She was the 2nd winner at the Düsseldorf International Nail Championship in 2011.
She competed at Nailympica London four times and took 10 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.
She is the 3x Winner of Winners in Divison 3 in 2012, 2013, 2015.
She is 3x Norwegian Champion, 2x Swedish Champion, NailArt Master and Internation Nailart Master in Manchester.
Jacqueline O’Sullivan

Jacqueline O’Sullivan

Jacqueline is a highly creative Scratch Stars award winner in the category of “Services to the nail industry”. Her proven teaching and motivational expertise paired with her vast experience delivering first class training and assessments in nail technology, customer care, nail art and procedures within pressurised settings make for the perfect judging candidate. She holds a BA(Hons) Degree in Education and is involved in judging numerous nail competitions including WorldSkills and the prestigious Nailympia London. Jacqui was recently appointed as the executive director of education at Louella Belle working with the Artistic Nail Design, Morgan Taylor, Seche and IBX brands.
Marian Newman - UK - Head Floor Judge

Marian Newman - UK - Head Floor Judge

Rosy Guarini - Italy

Rosy Guarini - Italy

Liesbeth van Langelaan - The Netherlands

Liesbeth van Langelaan - The Netherlands

Sam Biddle - UK

Sam Biddle - UK

Sam Biddle is known for her education and nail art, inspiring and innovative techniques, which are now used in nearly every salon. Sam's company Be Inspired is all about education and self-development and Be Creative is all about the nail art and some kick ass products to help achieve fabulous results with minimal effort.
With over 17 years in the nail world, Sam has a good understanding of what a nail tech wants and needs, and has helped thousands deliver their own unique style and personality in their art and design. Developing others is her secret sauce and she continues to inspire confidence daily with her online membership program, mighty mini courses and workshops.
Sam has devoted her career to help nail techs all over the world find their inner creative warrior because she believes it's not just about art and nails.
Sam has won countless awards, written a book, been featured in industry and non-industry magazines, travelled all over the world sharing nail art secrets to hungry nail techs, has more front covers than fingers, has worked with three of the leading brands in the industry, hosted seminars to 200+ nail professionals and produces online nail art lessons!
Anneke van der Sar - The Netherlands

Anneke van der Sar - The Netherlands

Anneke van der Sar has been working in the beauty industry since 1982 and as a nail technician since 1993. Acting as an international educator for many different brands since 1995, Anneke now runs a chain of salons and nail academies in the Netherlands, whilst also acting as the national distributor for the Artistic Nail Design and Morgan Taylor product lines. Her most recent success is working as owner and developer of successful concept store NailsCafe, which operates two outlets in both the north and south of The Netherlands. Anneke is a well-versed and sought after judge for competitions across Europe, the USA and Russia, at different levels of skill. Anneke has been working with Nailympia London for most of its 12 year lifetime and is a key member of the judging team due to her expertise, charm, skill, attention to detail and wonderful personality.
Jan Norstrom Arnold - USA

Jan Norstrom Arnold - USA

Jan Arnold is the Co-founder and Style Director of CND. Her father, Dr. Stuart Nordstrom, was the brilliant dentist and organic chemist whose discoveries launched the company in 1979. Her family built CND on a commitment to advancing the state of the industry through groundbreaking innovation and world-class education.
Since the company’s inception, Jan has come to epitomize the many facets of CND. Her experience as a brand engineer has contributed to the company’s success as the global leader in professional nail products and services. Her vision for innovation, education and commitment to the Nail Professional has driven CND’s position in the market since its founding.
Jan’s personal sense of style makes her the high-fashion face behind the brand. When asked about the secret to her success, she has attributed it to thinking “big” – big ideas, big impact and BIG passion! She is an inspiration to everyone around her.
One need only look to Fashion Week to see Jan and CND’s many accomplishments. For more than 21 years, CND’s top Education Ambassadors and Nail Professionals have adorned runway models’ fingertips and ignited trends during global Fashion Weeks, including New York, London and Paris. The company has collaborated with many of fashion’s most desirable designers, including The Blonds, Libertine, Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Carolina Herrera, just to name a few. As a result, nails have become the ultimate fashion accessory for women around the world, elevating Nail Professionals to an all-time high.
Jan is founding Board Member of Beauty Changes Lives (BCL), a foundation committed to elevating, educating and exposing the richness of a career in professional beauty. She led an effort to raise scholarship donations for aspiring Nail Professionals though the creation of the BCL CND Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship Fund, which has raised $225,000 to-date.
Head booth judge - Elaine Watson - USA

Head booth judge - Elaine Watson - USA

After more than 21 years as a licensed nail technician, 10 of which were spent working as a global educator and corporate executive with an internationally known manufacturer in the nails category, Elaine Watson launched Nailebrity in 2015. Elaine has worn many hats in the nail category including salon owner, celebrity nail technician, television personality/judge on “Nail’d It”, head booth judge of the internationally renowned Nailympia London competition and most recently as entrepreneur and CEO.
Now she is drawing upon her extensive background to inspire others who have dreams of financial independence. It is Elaine’s hope that the skills she has acquired along her journey can be taught to a new generation of professionals who have a passion for the nail industry and encourage them to think outside the box. Elaine maintains the belief that there is no longer a defined process for the industry, rather a more knowledgeable way to adapt to the needs of constant change and client desire and satisfaction.

Nailympia London Judges 2017

  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Stephy
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Frank
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Emese
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Karin
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Elaine
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Leisbeth
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Rosy
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Gemma
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Eva
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Jacqui
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Jan
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Aliz
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Alisha
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Catherine
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Marian
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Jai
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Hazel
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Morgan Taylor
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Krasimira
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Anneke
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Sam
  • Nailympia Lond 2017 Social Galina

Nailympia Australia Judges 2017

  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Alex
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Alisha
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Rachel
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Marian
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Aliz
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Amanda
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Samantha
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Jonny
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Jai
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Sarah
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Leah
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Lance
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Dannii
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Elaine
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Caroline
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Mindy
  • Nailympia Aus 2017 Social Bex

Nailympia USA Judges 2017

  • Nailympia USA 2017 Social Jan
  • Nailympia USA 2017 Social Traci
  • Nailympia USA 2017 Social Emese
  • Nailympia USA 2017 Social Vitaly
  • Nailympia USA 2017 Social Amy
  • Nailympia USA 2017 Social Ami
  • Nailympia USA 2017 Social Morgan
  • Nailympia USA 2017 Social Elaine
  • Nailympia USA 2017 Social Jai
  • Nailympia USA 2017 Social Keri
  • Nailympia USA 2017 Social Taylor
  • Nailympia USA 2017 Social Tammy
  • Nailympia USA 2017 Social Alisha