Ontario, Canada

Liliya Saxon
Chief Educator

Educator of the Year 2016

Hey everyone!

My name is Liliya Saxon and I am the Licensed Educator at Magic Gel.

I’ve been in the nail industry for over a decade and during that time I’ve worked with clients full time, taught hundreds of new and existing nail technicians, founded Liliya Saxon Nail Academy, won international nail competitions, was featured in Nail Pro and authored a book on nail designs.

I am truly thrilled to give you the knowledge to boost your nail career and build a successful business that can fill your life with joy, creativity and opportunities.

City: Toronto
Awards: Educator of the Year 2016

Megan Taylor
Licensed Educator

Spotlight Award 2018
Leadership Award 2019

Hi there,

My name is Megan Taylor and I am the Licensed Educator at Magic Gel.

I’ve been passionate about esthetics and nails for a long time. My professional career started from getting licensed in the esthetics, working with clients full time, working for beauty supply stores and opening my own salon.

Currently I am teaching new nail tech classes, one day workshops, consulting nail salons and much more.

City: Toronto
Awards: Spotlight Award 2018, Leadership Award 2019

Laura Barber
Licensed Educator

Hi,

My name is Laura Barber, I have been a certified nail technician and stylist for 17 years, owing a salon for over 9 years.

I have always loved teaching others as I have seen many of my students excel, in the fine art of the beauty industry from application, shaping, 3D and caricature hand painting.

That’s why my true passion is “educating“ – as a nail artist, quality is so important to me. I truly believe in doing what sets your heart on fire!

City: Delhi

Adriana Ruiz
Licensed Educator

Outstanding Drive Award 2018

Adriana Ruiz-Chang is not only fervent about providing services but also for sharing her knowledge with others through her educational seminars.

Adriana is certified аs Medical Aesthetics and Aesthetics Educator.

She has worked for several successful companies offering her Free Lance Training Expertise such as Valeant Group Cosmederm Inc, The Ontario Nail Institute, Laboratoire Dr. Renaud Skin Care Line, En vogue Sculpting Gel Systems, Magic Gel Systems, Micha Brand and currenty as the Exlusive Microblading Master Trainer at Gina’s College of Advance Aesthetics in Waterloo and Mississauga

Adriana completed her post secondary education at Conestoga College where she completed her Business Management Diploma, followed by Gina’s College of Medical Aesthetics completing her diplomas in Advance Medical Aesthetics and Electrolysis. Since then she has not stopped continuing her education and growing, to offer you the best of profession and passion.

She has owned Serenity Skin Care Studio Laser and Medi Spa for more than 15 years were her and her dynamic team offer the latest treatments in the beauty industry.

City: Kitchener
Awards: Outstanding Drive Award 2018

Kathy Tran
Licensed Educator

[coming soon]

City: Sudbury

Quebec, Canada

Caty Pilote
Formatrice Accréditée

Outstanding Initiative Award 2018
Circle of Excellence Award 2019

Bonjour,

Mon nom est Caty Pilote, je suis de Mont-Tremblant, Québec. Mère de deux garçons énergiques, j’ai toujours été, depuis mon tout jeune âge, attirée par les arts. Les gens se souviennent souvent de moi était ” la fille qui dessinait”.

Dans l’industrie depuis maintenant 9 ans, je suis technicienne en pose d’ongles à plein temps et également formatrice pour Magic Gel depuis leurs débuts. J’ai écris des articles pour le magasine Ongles Addict Québec et j’ai eut la chance de performer en tant qu’artiste invitée au Congrès des professionnelles en Beauté 2017.

Passionnée et curieuse, j’aime partager mes connaissances et aider les techniciennes à augmenter leur confiance et leur créativité.
J’espère avoir la chance de vous rencontrer très bientôt lors d’une de mes formations pour échanger astuces et nouvelles techniques.

City: Mont Tremblant
Awards: Outstanding Initiative Award 2018, Circle of Excellence Award 2019

Manon Fisette
Formatrice Accréditée

Je me présente,

Mon nom est Manon Fisette. J’œuvre dans le domaine des ongles depuis plus de 20 ans.

Mon premier coup de cœur a été pour l’acrylique que j’ai eu la chance d’enseigner plusieurs années! J’ai par la suite pris une pause de l’enseignement pour me consacrer à la gestion de mon entreprise connue sur le nom de PROPHÉTIE DE LA BEAUTÉ située à Repentigny Québec.

Les années ont passé et ma passion pour l’enseignement a refait surface…je voulais cependant relever un nouveau défit! J’ai fait la rencontre de ma
« fée » sirène ( Caty Pilote )qui m’a entraînée dans l’océan de la créativité! Magic gel system est pour moi un nouveau tremplin. Je plonge dans cette nouvelle aventure! Au plaisir de vous partager mon savoir et de vous transmettre ma passion!

City: Montreal

British Columbia, Canada

Julie Bruce
Licensed Educator

Professionalism Award 2018
Making a Difference Award 2019

Julie has 25 years experience as an owner & operator of a full service salon & beauty school.

With over two decades of perfecting her craft, Julie knows exactly what it takes to be a successful nail technician, and she shares this vital knowledge with her students. Education is her passion!

Her goal is to enable you, the student, to create beautiful nails in a hands-on environment. The importance of attitude and atmosphere, and the latest in Nail Art Trends. Her forte is the beginner program but she is well rounded in All aspects of Nail Enhancements in Gel & also Acrylic. If your also wanting to add additional services to your salon menu Julie teaches Body Sugaring (hair removal), Pedicures and Lash Lifts & Tinting.

City: Qualicum Beach
Awards: Professionalism Award 2018, Making a Difference Award 2019

Chris Esselink
Licensed Educator

Chris Esselink of Shear and File hair and nail bar is located in the heart of the smallest incorporated city in Canada, Greenwood, BC., located 1-2 hours from the Okanagan valley and 15 minutes from the US border.

Chris has 8 years of nail tech experience as well as educator experience in both the hair and nail industry, joining the Magic Gel team in 2017.

Chris has taught New Nail Technicians classes, introductory One Stroke painting, 3D gel art as well as co-taught advanced nail shapes on a Saskatchewan nail tour. She has held several nail art play days with other techs.

Chris has had work published in Nail Magazine’s 365 days of nail art blog, as well as submitted work for their magazine cover.

City: Greenwood

Keesha Carpenter
Licensed Educator

Hi everyone!

My name is Keesha Carpenter, also known as Electrik Nailz!  I am a gel nail technician and Magic Gel Educator in Vancouver, BC, and have been doing nails for over six years now.  I chose the name Electrik Nailz because my work is very “Electrik”, with bold, bright colors, and funky hand painted nail art.  I find a lot of inspiration on Instagram by following many artists with the same psychedelic taste as me, such as Hattie Stewart and my childhood favorite, Lisa Frank.

Doing nails has changed my life and opened up so many doors for me.  I have been working for myself for 6 years now, creating my own schedule and building a very eclectic, unique clientele.  I get to make meaningful relationships with my students and clients, AND I get to help them explore and express themselves!  I honestly can’t imagine a better career.  Which is why I am so ecstatic to teach people how to be their own boss and become a part of this amazing industry!

City: Vancouver

Alberta, Canada

Mia Michele Kearney
Licensed Educator

[bio coming soon]

City: Calgary

Nova Scotia, Canada

Mariah Chatelaine
Licensed Educator

Hey Guys!

My name is Mariah Chatelaine and I am a licensed nail technician and microblading artist in Nova Scotia! If I’m not at the salon, you’ll find me chasing after the most amazing little boy!

A few years ago I decided to give up my career in the health care field to feed my overwhelming desire to be more creative and artistic (and not to mention my secret love of nails).

Past job descriptions lead me to be an instructor for continuing education within the agency, which I had a drive for. Therefore being able to share my passion with other techs by becoming an educator with Magic Gel is a very exciting next step in my career path.

I am looking forward to continuing my client satisfaction within workshops of new/trending nail techniques, product knowledge, (both seasoned and upcoming) as well as consulting salons for existing nail technicians.

City: Halifax

Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Angela Scott
Licensed Educator

Meet your educator Angela Scott who started her nail career at the age of 15.

It has always been her passion to constantly learn, and bring amazing nails to clients, that passion grew into wanting to teach others all the knowledge she has gain over the years and help them bring the most amazing nails to their clients.

She has a lot of education under her belt, has appeared in 7 magazines, became an educator in 2016. Trained in Canada, and the US, as well as taken hundreds of online classes.

She wants you to master nails, with every little technique, and feel the passion of beautiful nails the same way she does.

She puts 100% into everything she does and teaching you will be no different, she wants you to be the best you can be!

She will teach you everything you need to know about nails, and all the tricks, tips & hacks she has learned over her many years.

City: Mount Pearl

Tonya Smith
Licensed Educator

Tonya Smith has been a certified nail tech for 2 years.

Tonya served in the Canadian Military (Navy) for several years travelling around the world until she had her daughter in 2007. She then decided to go back to school and graduated as a Civil Engineering Technologist where she worked in the oil and gas field as a Civil Designer until she had her 2 boys. After having her children she decided to follow her dreams to become a nail tech and own her own business called Nail Envy.

Tonya has done classes with several educators in the province, from around the world and has completed several online classes. She believes that constant education, having an eye for detail and being a perfectionist is key to being a great nail tech.

Although she has only been in the nail world for 2 years, she feels like she has been doing it forever. Her passion and dedication shows in her work and has brought her to the top. Tonya and her business partner just opened their own nail distribution company called Atlantic Nail Supply Inc in Newfoundland. She works there during the week while also balancing a full clientele at Nail Envy.

Tonya looks forward to teaching in upcoming classes to help you become the best nail tech you can be!

City: St John’s