Amore Advanced Educators & Amore Educators

Amore Advanced Educators



Olga Palylyk

Olga Palylyk was born and raised in St Petersburg, Russia and started her nail technician career in BC, Canada, where she lives now. She has been trained and won numerous awards both nationally and internationally. Olga has been a Certified Educator for Amore International since 2002. She teaches Beginner and Advanced nail technology, troubleshooting, and nail art techniques raising the professional bar for beginner as well as seasoned nail technicians. Olga has educated both nationally and internationally, working at trade shows in Russia, Canada and the USA.
Her work and educational articles have been published in both NailPro and Nails magazines as well as used for promotional posters for salons and other nail publications. Video tutorials of Olga’s original designs are available at her web site

Shelley Howlett

Shelley Howlett has been a Senior Nail Technician running her own successful esthetic business for over 20 years. She has been educating for Amore since 2005 . Shelley has a passion for teaching and has the patience of Job! She teaches her students with a gentle hand and a comprehensive knowledge of all things nails. She makes herself available to her students as a mentor long after they finish their beginner programs, and this greatly increases their success in the industry on a long term basis. She also provides advanced education for nail technicians already in the industry looking to upgrade their skills.

Felina Misiuk 

Felina Misiuk has been a working nail technician since 2001, while running her own successful business, Onyx & Agate Esthetics, in Morinville, AB. She currently offers nail/esthetic services and private Gel Nail Technician Certification courses. Felina has a good grasp on both acrylic and gel nails because she believes there is a place for both in this industry to create beautiful nails. She is a perfectionist and takes pride in her work, and has been educating for Amore since 2014. Felina has a powerful and practical presence when she teaches students and is able to translate her knowledge no matter what level they are at. She teaches both art and skills classes with great adeptness

Kari McQuitty 

Kari McQuitty is an Advanced Nail Technician who has many years of experience in Education. In her former life she instructed at Marvel College and also with DK Beauty Systems. She has been an Amore Certified Educator since 2012. Owner/Operator of All About Nails in Strathmore, AB. Kari is focused on quality first, both in her nail services and in the classroom. All About Nails caters to small groups of classes and individual instruction for Beginner Nail Technicians and also for nail technicians that may just want to enhance their skills.

Amore Educators

Welcome the newest and brightest educators in the Amore family! You will see these ladies beginning to attend tradeshows and teach classes of their own. Chosen from our Amore Brand Ambassador Program for their desire, passion and skills to represent Amore, they are a great addition to the “family” and we look forward to many years of learning and growing together.

Lisa Hesterman

Lisa Hesterman (formerly Ruby) has been a nail technician since 2003. She is passionate about learning and taking any opportunity to improve her skills. Lisa specializes in next level nail art. She is also an aesthetician and makeup artist. Her out of the box, super creative artistic flair makes her work truly stand out! She became an Amore Ambassador in September of 2017 and qualified for Educator status on June 2018. She posts her works art on her Instagram refined_beauty_ and on facebook Refined Beauty & Aesthetics

Candice Yaholnitsky

Before Candice Yaholnitsky became a nail tech, she was an Architectural Interior Designer out of Calgary. Candice met her husband and moved to Cold Lake where eventually her degree became obsolete. Candice had looked into becoming a certified nail tech back in 1999, but life happened and was unable to take the nail technician course. The opportunity for a career change came up a few years back so she decided to try again. Since then Candice became certified nail technician in 2016. She has taken over 15 additional nail courses and loves to learn all that she can about the products and industry. Candice and her husband have built a (separate) salon in their house and she loves pushing herself to do more and learn new techniques every day. In February of 2018 Candice became an Amore Ambassador, and qualified for Educator status in September 2018. She posts her work regularly on her Instagram page chardonnail_coldlake and on facebook at Chardon Nails

Alison Perkins

We are excited to announce Alison Perkins is our newest Amore Educator! Alison Perkins has been an Amore Certified Nail Technician since 2011. She has a home based salon in Provost, AB where she offers gel nail services, pedicures and waxing. Alison is dedicated to the industry and takes any opportunity to improve her skills and knowledge through advanced education. She posts her work regularly on her facebook page “Nails by Alison” as well as on Instagram @aliperks86. Alison became an Amore Ambassador in November of 2016, and we are excited to see her move to the next step of being an Amore Educator

Stephany Safronovich

Stephany has been in this lovely industry for 5 years. In 2012, she was married, began her nail career and now is the mother of two rambunctious boys! She has taken many classes developing her educational foundation and her skills! Stephany has been published in Nails Magazine and she became an Amore Ambassador in September of 2017. In July of 2018 Stephany took another step in her journey by becoming an Amore Educator! Passionate about learning and creating, she feels excited to help others in the industry through her role as an Educator with Amore Ultima. Stephany has learned so much, and accomplished much more than she thought possible in the last five years, and met so many amazing techs and people in the industry, that she now strives to be a mentor to other technicians! Stephany is on Instagram @steph_saf

Lori Snooks

After spending several years working in and managing a Dental office,  Lori decided it was time for a change. With the support of family and friends (and even her nail tech) she decided to train to become a nail technician. Lori opened her home salon in Fort McMurray, where she has resided for 43 yrs.  Lori became an Amore Ambassador in November of 2017 and qualified to become an Amore Educator in February 2019! She is an avid user and LOVER of everything AMORE!  She posts her stellar work on Instagram @gel_icious_gel_nails

Hayley McBride

Hayley moved to Canada in 2008 from the United Kingdom. After being in the jewelry industry for 15yrs she decided to try something new and gained her nail technician certification from A Nail Above the rest in a Lacombe
Hayley’s nickname ‘magpie’ was given to her by her parents and friends when she was young due to her love for anything sparkly. It’s only fitting that she likes to include rich Amore colours and glitters embellished with crystals in her unique nail art.
Hayley says she’s is truly thankful for the encouragement she has received from both her clients and her family. They knew there was a creative talent in her even when she couldn’t see it herself.
Meeting new people, being inspired daily, and making people feel good is a beautiful thing that Hayley aspires to in her nail career.
She became an Amore Ambassador in April of 2018, a Swarovski certified nail artist and her work has also been published in ‘Nails’ magazine throughout the past 2 years, Hayley became an Amore Educator in February 2020 and is eager to educate new aspiring nail technicians.
She posts frequently on instagram @nailzbyhailz

Brianne Jacob

Brianne Jacob grew up in the small and beautiful mountain town of Cranbrook, B.C. She first discovered her passion for nail art in her preteen years, though it wasn’t until she was 25 before she decided to follow her passion and start her nail career. With a main goal to become her own boss, Brianne was trained through Amore Ultima to be a certified gel nail technician in 2013. By 2015, Brianne had successfully fulfilled her dream and become her own boss and now runs her own successful business.

Subsequently, every year she has continued to expand her skills through further education to progress her career in the nail business. Brianne has become a certified master pedicurist through NASP, with over twenty other nail related certificates, from e-filing training, to advance shapes, to nail art. She has recently also become a certified Swarovski nail artist. She has also placed in the top three finalists for two themed nail-art competitions, winning metals. Her goal is to eventually become an educator in nail art, to teaching others upgrading skills training, to training new nail technicians from scratch. You can find her nail art work on Instagram @angeliciousnails where she shares her work, including some step-by-step nail art tutorials and photos of her dog (“Amore”).

Jennifer Hardes

Jennifer is a wife and mother of 2, who was certified in 2009 and kept nails as a hobby job until 2014 when she left the medical industry as a pediatric assistant to pursue nails & esthetics fulltime in Lloydminster, Alberta and St. Walburg, Saskatchewan. Her medical background helps clients with proper nail health & care, among various other needs. Since then she has dominated the industry and is the local “go to” tech. Clients praise her for professionalism, cleanliness and quality of work. 

Having been creative and artistic her entire life, she constantly challenges herself and her clients frequently help her with that. It’s rare she ever turns down a request for a specific design. She has an artistic flare that is undeniable and steady hands for crisp clean cuticles and stellar line work!  She is also a mentor to fellow technicians and teaches art classes, shaping classes, troubleshooting classes plus more to already certified techs looking to learn more and advance themselves in this blooming industry. Jennifer became an Ambassador in July 2020 and not to long after in December of 2020 she became an Educator for Amore. Please follow her beautiful work on Facebook “Jennifer Hardes Beauty Professional” and Instagram @j_hardes_beautypro. 

Tania Horst-Ahtila

Tania started her nail career in 2014, she credits her success to a few talented nail techs that mentored her after she took her nail course, and her determination to better herself in the industry. She now has a small successful homebased career in Entwistle, Alberta. Tania loves how the industry always challenges her and always striving to learn new techniques. Tania became an Ambassador in November 2017 and now has taken the next step in her career and qualified to became an Amore Educator in January of 2021
Tania regularly posts on Instagram @00nail_ninja00

Lorelei Schmidt

 Lorelei resides in the small town of Didsbury, Alberta, where she was raised. Since, Lorelei was young, she has always had a strong passion for nails, and an eye for detail. She thoroughly enjoyed her Nail Technician training, which she took when she was 18 years old, through “A Nail Above the Rest” in Lacombe, Alberta, in 2016. Since then, Lorelei has enjoyed working in her successful home based salon. Being able to be her own boss and create her own schedule, is one of the things Lorelei is very grateful for in her career. Continuing education is very important to her. Lorelei has continued her education and has many different certificates. She is always taking new courses to expand her knowledge, and offer her clients the best possible service she can. Becoming a Swarovski Certified Nail Artist, in 2018, is something Lorelei was particularly excited about, as she loves working with crystals! She is proud to have Amore Ultima, as her gel line. Lorelei loves the many beautiful color options and how versatile the products are. She is honoured to be a part of the Amore family and is looking forward to meeting more nail techs, in the industry! Lorelei became an Amore Ambassador in November of 2019.  In February 2021 Lorelei moved her career forward and became an Amore Educator.
You can check out her work, on Facebook and Instagram at @polishmeprettynailsdidsbury

Amore Education Affiliates

Amore Education Affiliates are mentors in the Industry that offer Independent Education to nail technicians. They have many years of experience teaching and experimenting with products. They use and promote Amore products in their Education classes and post their work with our products on social media. They work with us at Amore to bring great education to all techs, and they have a heart for our company, our Education Team and our Brand Ambassadors!

Kinga Micaci

Since 2006, Kinga Micaci has been creating nails with a passion for design and quality.
   A winning Nail Artist and Journeyperson Qualified Educator offering her Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trades Accredited Training Program and various Nail Art Workshops on all levels travelling throughout Canada.  She lives and works in Saskatoon, SK, Canada, however, she travels to teach her art when invited. She takes pride in every new student she gets to work with.
She has attended several talented educators’ workshops and continues to take classes to further her skills. Kinga actively practices in the nail industry as an Independent Educator.  Kinga is excited to represent Amore as an Education Affiliate because she sees great potential in Amore’s growth as an ambitious Canadian company that is small enough for a close relationship with their team, yet popular due to the quality products and customer service they consistently offer.  Find Kinga on Instagram @angelnailsbykinga