GRAND MASTER OF THE REALM
Katrina Lassey – Director
Kat has 10+ years experience in the industry and currently holds more than 30 international certificates and awards, including the 2015 New Zealand Beauty Industry Awards NZ Nail Technician of the Year. She credits her career growth to having great mentors – training with the world’s elite Nail Stylists like Catherine Wong, Viv Simmonds, and Nail-Pro World Cup Champion Rachel Mouritsen has given her the confidence to tackle the next level – importing and distribution. A former Event Promoter, Kat has roots in marketing and sales, and understands how important it is not to over-promise and under-deliver. The company is new, and Kat openly admits the rapid growth is exciting (and terrifying), but promises to focus on providing great service; ongoing support with products and education of an unparalleled standard. On her vision for Beautyfx and its team, Kat says: “I’m passionate about the science of Nail Technology, and so are my educators – but it’s actually their customer service that makes them the BEST education team in the country. Humor and fun are mandatory in our company (just check our job titles) and I’m incredibly proud to be associated with these amazing artists”.
GUARDIAN OF THE AUCKLAND REALM
Sheryl Johnston – Beautyfx Assistant Manager
Sher is a master of all mediums, a seasoned competitor and multiple award winning nail artist. Sheryl manages the BFX office, runs advanced nail art classes, and does one on one mentoring by special arrangement.
GUARDIAN OF THE ROTORUA/BOP REALM
Brenda Sperry – Educator
Born and bred in the heart of Vegas …Rotovegas that is – Brenda has been a qualified nail tech for 13 yrs. She’s qualified in Eziflow Acrylic and Gel, Advanced Sculptured Acrylic Application with Tammy Taylor, and has attended workshops and trained with international artists Sam Biddle and Rachel Mouritsen. Like most techs, she joined the industry so she could do her own nails, and quickly developed the addiction to colour. Glitter, bling and art addictions are an industry hazard! Brenda’s Salon ‘Vegas Nails’ is complete with ‘cuteness’ – her trusty sidekick Spike the staffy has sat under her desk for 12 yrs. When approached to join #TeamBFX, Brenda jumped at the chance, and even helped write her own bio – so we thought we’d leave this quote from her: “My fav colour is purple.. I love glitter… When I painted the office I threw some glitter on the wall while the paint was still wet …liked it so much, I did a wall in my bedroom too… I’ll probably be doing nails till I retire”
GUARDIAN OF THE MASTERTON/WAIRARAPA REALM
Patricia Buchanan – Educator
Patricia has 10 years experience and is a well rounded nail artist, specialising in Acrylic, Hard and soft gels, and like all of TeamBFX, she’s obsessed with Nail Art. Placed in the top 10 of the NZ Beauty Expo Nail Awards, Patricia’s clients are big fans of her nail art with foil, hand painting and acrylic 3D art. When asked what made her chose this career path, Patricia is quoted as saying: “I started out because I got sick of paying someone to do my nails …but then I found it was a great way to show my artistic flair! I love seeing people’s excitement once I have completed their service”.
GUARDIAN OF THE CHRISTCHURCH REALM
Candace Woods – Educator
Candace trained in the industry 10 years ago and after having 2 beautiful daughters has worked in the industry for 5 years. She loves a challenge and keeping up with the latest trends. Candace specialises in hand painted designs and custom work. It has always been a dream for Candace to be an educator as she loves to meet people that are as kean to learn as passionate about nails as her. She has an amazing clientele that have become like friends and loves that they look forward to their next appointment so they can see what new techniques she has learnt or wants to try. She has and advanced diploma in Beauty Therapy achieved with distinction, Level 1 & 2 Gel polish, Luxio gel art, and 3d acrylic design certificates. Nails are her LOVE and her LIFE.