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✨ Practically six years in the past, I obtained an e mail from my magnificence colleague @ellelangston a couple of “secret venture” she had simply began engaged on. We had met on set numerous instances throughout her tenures at @cosmopolitan and Health and I trusted her imaginative and prescient so I enthusiastically stated sure! It wasn’t till our second assembly that I realized of her dream to open @paintboxnails. We labored in secret (even my household didn’t know the small print!) for a complete 12 months earlier than opening the doorways to Paintbox in Could 2014 💅🏼 . Quick ahead 5 years and we’ve got all seen Paintbox develop leaps and bounds, with press in each journal and .com like @attract, @refinery29, @makeupdotcom , @cosmopolitan and 1,000,000 extra. The stellar staff has grown and continues to take action, and I couldn’t be extra happy with how the studio and model has been excelling! 🥰 . So it’s with disappointment to announce my formal departure as Artistic Director of Paintbox. I’ll nonetheless be round for specia probects, nonetheless, I’m BEYOND excited to announce to the world the following part in my nail profession. This new step of “Julie Ok” is so particular to me that it deserves it personal submit, as does Paintbox deserves its personal too! This new venture has come so organically to me that its nonetheless loopy the way it’s developed, and I’m so glad to inform the world of it and proceed to see it develop. Extra in my subsequent submit! And if you recognize what it’s, no spilling, haha! ❤️

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Movie star manicurist and wonder traveler Julie Kandalec introduced her formal departure as Paintbox artistic director to launch her international training program, Masterclass Nail Academy. Kandalec will stay based mostly in New York Metropolis and proceed her on-set, red-carpet and fashion-week work.

“I’m thrilled to increase my ardour to each current nail professionals and nail college students everywhere in the world,” says Kandalec. “Serving to them develop their careers by means of furthering their information and expertise is extremely rewarding.”

On a visit to the Maldives, she found the determined want for extra nail training in distant lodge spas, the place technicians supplied a number of spa providers—together with therapeutic massage and aesthetics—and nail care slipped to a final precedence. These luxurious resorts continued to obtain service complaints and lose future alternatives and purchasers.

Masterclass Nail Academy goals to deal with these challenges hands-on by educating technicians’ and enhancing nail talent information. The academy will create long-term alternatives for spa technicians to earn greater wages, whereas elevating the entire spa expertise for every consumer.

For over 20 years, the worldwide magnificence traveler stays the go-to nail skilled for the newest nail artwork, runway tendencies and cutting-edge nail strategies within the magnificence business. As Essie’s lead movie star manicurist, Kandalec has polished numerous celebrities together with Ariana Grande, Emma Roberts, Camila Cabello, Gigi Hadid and Viola Davis and created nail appears for Dior Magnificence, Chanel, Victoria’s Secret, Maybelline, Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade—simply to call a number of.

As a lot as she can be missed at Paintbox, we stay up for following Julie-Off-Responsibility on her many nail and wonder travels and highly-anticipated adventures forward.


—by Angelina Lewis


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