Nail Stylist


International Educator

20 years experience in the nail industry

About Mel

Mel (short for Melanie) started doing nails professionally at 20 years old. She specializes in hard gel nail application and nail art.

In the last few years, Mel has expanded her business by educating other licensed nail technicians as a former educator for a U.S. brand.

Some of her recent endeavors include: helping facilitate a hard gel education program in Puerto Rico with Exotique Salon Systems, nail art education in El Salvador, nail demonstrations at trades shows, online education and private one on one lessons.

In this hands-on class, you will learn application techniques for hard gel application. We will cover proper natural nail prep and natural nail overlays. Next we will go over how to apply forms to create different nail shapes and gel application techniques to create beautifully structured extensions. Next is decorating the nails you have created.

Hard Gel Application and Extensions

E-File Prep and Shaping

In this hands-on class, I will demonstrate how to use my favorite E-File bits for prepping the natural nails and detailing the cuticles to achieve the closest product application. We will also go over how to use your E-File to finish file the gel and produce a flawless finished nail.

Beginner Nail Art

In this class you will learn specific nail designs and techniques you can use in your everyday art. We will go over a few basic marbling technique, line work, the perfect French and smooth glitter application. you will also learn how to get flawless decal application and chrome that will last until your clients return for their next service.

Do you feel like you need a little more attention? Would you like to focus on your specific needs? This is the class for you! The class can be done at your location, mine or an agreed on location. since this is tailored to your needs we will go over specifics when this option is booked.

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The Nail Collective

Hands-on Workshop

Sunday, Nov 5, 2023 | San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Convention Center

Proper Gel Structure

Presented by Darcy Olin

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sign up by June 30

for only $199.00

Fee increases to

$249.00 on July 1

Limited to 60 students

Includes product kit and certificates

Trending Nail Art

Presented by

Melanie Rivera-Maurice

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Workshop does not include access to free classes on Monday, Nov 6

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Monday, Nov 6, 2023 | San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Convention Center

Waterless Spa Pedicures

Presented by Jaime Schrabeck, Ph.D.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Elevate your pedicures by offering the cleanest,

greenest, most effective experience possible. By eliminating the water soak,

you avoid risk and the cleaning requirements associated with traditional equipment.

Learn the benefits of this innovative method, including a relaxing massage and

greater focus on your technical skills. Produce superior results for all your clients

while minimizing your costs, time and effort.

Perfect Your Gel Manicure

Presented by Shauna Wright

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Gel manicures can be complicated.

Are you having problems with lifting or does the gel completely come off

after a few days? In this class, Shauna will teach you how to properly prep the nail

for perfect application of the base coat, gel polish and top-coat. Your clients

and bottom line will be happier because of the tips you learn in this class!

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The Basics of E-Filing

Presented by Darcy Olin

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Gain confidence, save time and extend your career

by learning to safely use an e-file in your nail services. The important basics for

success will be reviewed: • Choosing, cleaning and maintaining your equipment and bits.

• Safely performing prep, skin detailing, enhancement shaping and product removal.

• Positioning your body to reduce strain.

Make It Stick:

Nail Art Tips and Tricks

Presented by Melanie Rivera-Maurice

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Nail art doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming. You can produce

beautiful, long lasting nail art that both you and your clients will be proud of.

Mel will show you how to make foils and chrome last without separating or chipping,

affix rhinestones and crystals and so much more! These designs and techniques

will be great skills to bring back to your nail table!

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The Nail Collective

Taller practico

Domingo, Nov 5, 2023 | San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Convention Center

Estructura de gel


Presentado por Darcy Olin

10:00 - 1:00

Arte de uñas de tendencia

Presentado por

Melanie Rivera-Maurice

2:00 - 5:00

Regístrate antes del 30 de junio

por solo $199.00

La tarifa aumenta a

$249.00 el 1 de julio

Limitado a 60 lugares

Kit de productos incluido

El taller no incluye el acceso a las clases gratuitas del Lunes 6 de noviembre.

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Lunes, Nov 6, 2023 | San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Convention Center

Pedicura Spa sin agua

Presentado por Jaime Schrabeck, Ph.D.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Eleve sus pedicuras ofreciendo la más

limpia,experiencia más ecológica y eficaz posible. Al eliminar

el remojo de agua, evita el riesgo y los requisitos de limpieza asociados con los equipos tradicionales. Conozca los beneficios de este método innovador, que incluye un masaje relajante ymayor enfoque en sus habilidades técnicas. Produzca resultados superiores para todos sus clientes mientras minimiza sus costos, tiempo y esfuerzo.

Perfecciona tu manicura

en gel

Presentado por Shauna Wright

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Las manicuras en gel pueden ser complicadas.

¿Tiene problemas para levantar o el gel se sale por completo?

¿Despues de unos dias? En esta clase, Shauna te enseñará cómo preparar correctamente la uña.para la correcta aplicación de la capa base, el esmalte en gel y la capa superior. tus clientes ¡y el resultado final será más feliz gracias a los consejos que aprenderá en esta clase!

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Los fundamentos de

la presentación electrónica

Presentado por Darcy Olin

1:30 - 2:30

Gana confianza, ahorra tiempo y amplía tu carrera

aprendiendo a usar con seguridad una lima electrónica en sus servicios de uñas. Los fundamentos importantes para Se revisará el éxito: • La elección, limpieza y mantenimiento de su equipo y brocas. • Preparar, detallar la piel, dar forma al realce y retirar el producto de manera segura. • Posicionamiento de su cuerpo para reducir la tensión.

Haz que se pegue:

Consejos y trucos para

el arte de las uñas

Presentado por Melanie Rivera-Maurice

3:00 - 4:00

El arte de las uñas no tiene que ser difícil ni llevar mucho tiempo. puedes producir

gran arte de uñas que durará semanas y que tanto usted como sus clientes estarán orgullosos. Mel le mostrará cómo hacer que las láminas y el cromo duren sin separarse ni astillarse. colocar pedrería y cristales ¡y mucho más! Estos diseños y técnicas

¡Serán grandes habilidades para traer de vuelta a tu mesa de uñas!