Every ONS- ViVid Educator has completed all 8 Ambassador program classes, Instructor training and International Educator training, they are recognised both nationally and internationally for their efforts. ONS educators continually update their training and have a defined passion for their craft. This shows in their accomplishments both inside and outside the competition arena and in the high standard of work their students produce. All Educators can teach the first 7 Classes in the ONS Ambassador Program and also offer a Certificate II in Nail Technology.
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Team Leader & Advanced Educator:
Olga Menshikova - Sydney CBD, New South Wales
Olga is a nail artist with over 7 years experience in a nail industry. She is an active competitor with more than 40 trophies from 2009 to 2012 including two Australian Overall Champion Titles and a 2nd Place Trophy from her first International competition in Malaysia 2011. Olga has participated in TV shows and fashion related photo shoots and has also judged for the GNDA in 2012. Olga has become well known for her passion for long nails, creative designs and new techniques that she loves to share with her students. Olga has also been awarded Australian ONS Educator of the year 2012 and Australian ONS Top competitor of the year 2012.
Samantha Goddard - Woden Valley, Australian Capitol Territory
Samantha has been part of the Australian nail industry since 1989. A successful business owner and now educator, she has made a name for herself on the Australian competition circuit. Since her first competition in 2006 she has consistently placed in technical categories and has won the Sydney International Beauty Expo Overall Champion in 2009 and Global Nail Design Awards Overall Champion in 2010. Continually striving to improve her knowledge and technique she has trained both nationally and internationally. Her work has been seen on Australian television as well as in national and international publications such as Scratch magazine and Nailpro.
Kirsty has been in the beauty industry for over 11 years, she has spent 9 of those years operating her own salon and has been educating both beginner nail techs and advanced nail techs for over 6 years.Kirsty won her first ever competition at the 2009 International Beauty expo in Sydney and has continued her winning streak with many other awards all over Australia.Kirsty has furthered her training with some of the best nail artists around the world including Trang Nguyen, Catherine Wong, Gina Silvestro, Stephy Pang and Viv Simmonds . She became one of Viv Simmonds Educators in 2009. In 2012 Kirsty was awarded Australian ONS Best Team Leader.
Emi has been involved in the Beauty Industry since 2003. She has been a prosperous salon owner for over 4 years. Emi has consistently placed National Nail Competitions. Her work has been seen in National and International Publications. Emi Has trained with Trang Nguyen, Catherine Wong, Stephy Pang, Antony Buckley, and Viv Simmonds.
Mandy has been in the nail industry for five years, during that time Mandy has been educated by some of the most talented Nail Artists including Trang Nguyen, Catherine Wong, Viv Simmonds, Tom Holcombe, Gina Silvestro, Stephy Pang and Christine Maher. Mandy feels privileged to be a Nail Artist and Educator she says "Being an Educator for ONS for the last eighteen months has been a great honour. I've met some fantastically talented and amazing people. I’m very lucky that most of these talented people are part of our awesome ONS team. Working as a nail technician has opened up lots of doors for me, including my first overseas trip to a training event in Korea in February 2012."
Jessica is a successful Business owner and Award Winning Nail Artist with over 10 years experience in the Beauty Industry. New to the Competition Circuit she is already making a name for herself. Jessica has completed an extensive amount of advanced training predominantly with Viv Simmonds.
A nail technician and salon owner of over 10yrs, Kristy has built her business from the ground up to becoming one of Perth's number one salons as nominated by professionals. With extensive training Kristy’s reputation grew from a little back room of her home to become one of the most successful nail businesses in Perth, Western Australia attracting many nail technicians and salon owners as a preferred service provider. Kristy’s passion for the industry is evident in her work as she strives to maintain the highest standards of the nail industry.