Nail artist, international educator and judge
Elena Maltseva is a world renown nail designer, who has been in the industry since year 2000. Having graduated from an arts school, her passion was always in miniature. The principles Elena uses for teaching nail art to her students differs from what you might have seen in other manicure schools. Instead of making students copy her works, Maltseva teaches them the basic techniques that anybody can understand and repeat. Having her students learnt the basics, Elena then gives a special program of combining the simple techniques into complex designs that are easy to complete. Thus, even if you don't have an arts school background, you still can be a great nail designer.
Today Elena Maltseva is working in her own Nail Design Academy in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She is a Global Educator for Aeropuffing, EzFlow and .ibd. brands.
During her career, she has won numerous nail design competitions, becoming a World Champion for 3 times. As of today Elena judges nail championships and conducts trainings all around the world.
Maltseva has worked with and judged nail competitions with Tom Holcomb, Danny Haile, Trang Nguyen, Alisha Rimando, Antonio Sacripante, Antony Buckley, Jewel Cunningham, Carla Collier, Amy Becker and many more.
Elena resides in Saint-Petersburg, the northern capital of Russian Federation. She speaks both Russian and English & gives nail art classes in Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Estonia, Tunisia, USA and the United Kingdom.