Another edition of an eductional and trade event organized for over 8 years by „Paznokcie” magazine edutorial office is already behind us. Traditionally the event was full of world-famous and Polish stars of nail stylization, product novelties and nail designs at the highest level.
On Saturday December 5th, International Congress of Nail, Hand and Feet Care was held with its star guest Valentina Denisenko from Ukraine. Two big presentations titled „acrylic fantasies” and „painted” were a great occasion to see the style and craft of extremely talented nail stylist from our eastern border. She is admired due to the numerous publications in industry press and internet. Her precise designs, tricks and breathtaking final effect will be remembered for a long time by the participants of the congress and surely become an inspiration in their everyday work.
Another star at the congress was Rachel Mouritsen from the USA, the champion of Nailpro Cup 2007. Rachel presented methods of work with odourless acrylic which gives some troubles to nail stylists around the world. Following Rachel, odourless acrylic can be easy and pleasant when you learn its challenging characteristic and methods of work.
Kolejną gwiazdą kongresu była Rachel Mouritsen z USA – Mistrzyni Nailpro Cup 2007. Rachel prezentowała tajniki pracy akrylem bezwonnym, który przysparza stylistkom na całym świecie wiele problemów. Jak twierdzi Rachel, praca akrylem bezwonnym też może być prosta i przyjemna – wystarczy poznać jego specyfikę i zgłębić metodę pracy na tym wymagającym produkcie.
Dorota Zawisza from Poland is one of the best nail stylists in Poland. Five times did she win the Championships of Nail Design and Nail Art. She is the owner of nail stylization studio and school, and for last few years she has shared her knowledge on pages of „Paznokcie” magazine. At her lecture she focused on everyday work in a salon and presented her methods of improving effectivess and speed of work and nail stylizations.
The lecture by Magdalena Nietyksza from Poland on problematic cases of foot care which every stylist can face in her regular work was highly appreciated be the audience of congress. Podiatry is becoming more popular in Poland and requires specialistic knowledge and experience. And undoubtedly Magdalena – Champion of Specialistic Foot Care of 2007, has both and can share it in an approachable and professional manner to the participants of Saturday’s cangress.
The Congress organized by „Paznokcie” magazine is not only an opportunity to improve knowledge and learning about novelties of nail stylization but it is also a perfect occassion to meet best nail stylists from Poland and abroad, setting new friendships and exchanging experience. It is also great moment for us, the editorial office of „Paznokcie” magazine, to meet our readers and partners directly. Thank you for this and thank you for all your suggestions, advice and warm words.
Thank you cordially.
Sunday December 6th was full of attractions from the editorial team of „Paznokcie” magazine for attendees. Just before Christmas, New Year’s Eve and carnival, nail companies preapred special offers, presentations and demos of top trends in nail stylization and nail art. Best nail stylists from Poland and abroad, attractive rewards, International Nail Art Championships – these are the main highlights of this day.
Surprisingly great attention of participants was gained by photographic stand of “Paznokcie” magazine, where professional photographers shot pictures of nails of attendees. In the effect we created an interesting gallery of impressive nail art of various techniques and nail shapes which we will be pleased to present in the upcoming issues of “Paznokcie” magazine.
Nail stylist could do some shopping at stands of companies: a.i Polska, Akademia Paznokcia, Ar Style, Bass Cosmetics, Beautica, BioCreative/C+E/Gena, Camino Care, Elegance, Euro Fashion, Gracjano, Grafiti Nails Cosmetics, Helmark – Orly, Matt, IMS Nails, Nails Company, NSI, Tasha Beauty Nails, Paznokcie5zł, Perfect Beauty, Su-Do, Sun Flower, School of Nail Stylization by Emilia Kossakowska, World of Nail Polishes.
Great interest was gained by the presentation of exotic ayurvedic massage of hands and feet by Massage Champion Minira Dutt with a use of DelaWell products.
One of the main attractions of this year event was a lecture by Aleksander Finko, a creator of new shape of nails called Bridget. During the seminar, ukrainian nail stylist presented briefly an evolution of nail shapes beginning in early 1980s. He also pointed out main differences between various nail shapes. Shape „bridget” with its incredible line and a way of sculpting ware also very interesting for professionals who gathered for the event.
The main motive of the final of the 8th International Nail Art Championships was predatory nails and exotic landscapes. The championship was organized by Akademia Paznockia Euro Fashion and its title was SAFARI.
Best stylists from Poland and abroad were evaluated by the international panel of judges:
Sylwia Woś Malissa – the head of judges, the editor of “Akademia Paznokcia” i “Nail Art” magazines, President of Education in Akademia Paznokcia Euro Fashion.
Rachel Mouritsen – International Instructor of INM, Champion of Nailpro Cup 2007
Izabela Stelmaszyk – Instructor and owner of IMS Nails
Ruta Bubliene – “Nagavita” – Lithuania
Valeria Zolotiłowa – Russia
International Champions of Nail Art:
I place – Lidia German from Russia
II place – Jurate Lubanauskiene from Lithuania
III place – Sandra Tecław from Poland
The winners received financial awards from Euro Fashion and product awards from INM, Elegance, China Glaze, ColorClub, NSI, Spa Ritual, BioCreative, IBD, SuperNail Professional, ESN and 2010 calendars from “Paznokcie” magazine.
Congratulations to the winners!
Editorial office of “Paznokcie” magazine would like to thank all the participants, exhibitors and co-organizers of the eighth edition of International Nail Care Congress and Trade Fair for participation and cooperation.