The Nail Platform’s Successful Debut

I wasn’t kidding about having over a week of blog posts about California! Don’t worry though; this is the next to the last one. Meanwhile I am sharing good news, guess what? I’ve been busy making time to shoot videos, so keep an eye on my YouTube channel as there will be a new one each week for at least the next eight weeks.

After a great time with family Saturday night, the very first session of The Nail Platform was on the agenda for Sunday. Since we covered what it is in a previous blog, let’s jump right into the session and chat about the day.

The class touched on a little bit of everything nails from natural nails to enhancements, salon style to extreme, and bling to business building.

The nail skill portions were covered by Gina Silvestro, Lucien Henderson, and me. The business segment was presented by Naja Rickette and David DiLorenzo. 

There were hands-on segments throughout the day with all of the presenters available for one on one discussion or help. Nailgasm’s Ayla was in attendance to film the nail skill segments and video segments are now starting to appear on The Nail Platform YouTube

Huge thanks to the companies that reached out and offered to send in door prizes to support the event, your initiative was appreciated!


Crystal Culture 

Empower Nail Art 

Famous Names 


Nail Mates 

Pampered Perch 


Soft Landings 

Valentino Beauty Pure 

Sigourney Nuñez was in attendance from NAILS Magazine for the day. She had great questions, took lots of notes, and even found time to post live feed from the event on Twitter and Instagram. It was a joy to have her there and it was so cool to see the posts. She is also the photographer for the amazing group shot.

Thanks again to all of the attendees that traveled in from near and far, you are greatly appreciated and all of us teaching really enjoyed working with you. Make sure to keep an eye on and its Facebook page to see what sessions will be available and where for 2015!

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