Gemma Lambert - UK
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.
Liesbeth van Langelaan - The Netherlands
Eva Darabos - Hungary
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.
Catherine Wong - Singapore
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.
Karin Strom - Sweden
Anneke van der Sar - The Netherlands
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.
Krasimira Perova Krumova - Bulgaria
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.
Stephy Pang - Malaysia
Hazel Dixon - UK
Frank Schäberle - Germany
Sam Biddle - UK
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!
Head booth judge - Elaine Watson - USA
Jan Norstrom Arnold - USA
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.