Full Service Distributors
Full Service Distributors provide the best Amore experience for nail technicians. They are committed to carrying the full line and offer top notch education at their respective locations. If you are looking for a distributor in an area not listed, please contact us at Head Office and we will direct you.
Balance Beauty Lloydminister
2602 50th Ave Lloydminster, AB
Nove Salon & Esthetics Wholesale
11233 Quebec Ave
Saskatoon SK S7K 1V3
Details Beauty Supply (Vancouver Area)
3 – 5684 Landmark Way
Surrey, BC V3S 7H1
Amore Advanced Educators
Amore Advanced Educators are our most seasoned and experienced educators. Chosen not only for their outstanding skills as Nail Technicians and Professionals but also for their heart for people. They have a passion for AMORE and for the INDUSTRY. They love to share their knowledge with fellow technicians, and they train, certify and mentor NEW AMORE technicians. At their heart they are team players with a larger vision for the industry! They are involved with mentoring our New Amore Educators as well as the testing and development all Amore products that come to the market. AMORE provides them with amazing educational opportunities through their Educational SUMMITS. There is no “I” in the AMORE education team. These ladies are our family, and we LOVE them! You will see them at our trade shows, and networking events and teaching in our guest classrooms.
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 www.gelartnails.com
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.
Chris Jammer works from her home studio in Grande Prairie, AB.
Chris’s passion for art has taken many forms. As a renown Master Sculptress, she has been busy creating and educating in the art of sculpture, while selling her creations all over the world for the last decade. In addition Chris has melded her photography and sculpting skills to successfully illustrate a Children’s book. Chris enjoys drawing, painting and many other art forms and has incorporated those skills into her successful Nail Enhancement business at her Grande Prairie studio. This allows her to practice her artistic ability on a daily basis, and she excels both in proficiency as an educator and as a nail technician! Her art classes are some of the best skill building classes you can take! Because of her extensive teaching experience in art techniques in many mediums she helps students discover their own creativity, at their own pace! Check her out on Facebook
Carla Foster works from her home studio in Chetwynd, BC. Carla has a great eye for art, colour and skill and teaches one on one beginner training to students in her remote BC location. Carla has been a Certified Amore Educator since 2012.
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 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.
Rheanne Thackeray has been an esthetician/nail tech since 2000. She has competed nationally and internationally and has been awarded numerous Allied Beauty Association awards in nails and makeup. She was the 2004 Contessa Nail Artist of the Year for Salon Magazine and has been a finalist several times. Rheanne has a passion for all esthetics with a focus on nails. She is passionate and driven to be the absolute best at whatever she does. She also finds time in her busy schedule to mentor and educate, being a salon owner since 2003. Rheanne has been a Certified Amore Educator since 2014.
Amore Educators! New 2018
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!
Monica was certified in 2007 with Amore Ultima through A Nail Above the Rest and has loved the Amore line ever since! She is based in Okotoks, AB in her own home business, offering gel nails, pedicures, hand art, and 3D gel/acrylic designs. She is constantly challenging herself with learning new techniques in the industry by continuing her education with regular advanced training. She enjoys educating her clients on proper nail health, care and maintenance. After becoming an Amore Ambassador in June of 2017-Monica decided to take her career to the next level by applying to become an Amore Educator in June 2018. Her work can be seen on Facebook Artistry In Nails by Monica or Instagram @artistryinnails
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
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
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
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!
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.
Amore Brand Ambassadors
Amore Ambassadors are chosen for their commitment to using Amore Ultima products and sharing the LOVE on Social Media! They are our biggest fans and we reward them by appointing them as Ambassadors! They receive special discounts, perks and education opportunities not available to anyone else! You might be our next Ambassador! We are watching for your work with our products on Social Media! Tag us at Instagram (#amoreultima) and Facebook (amoreultimagelnailsystem)
Originally from Rimbey, Alberta, Jennifer majored in Art and Design in college. She moved to Prince Rupert, BC in 2006.
Along with her mother she introduced gel nails to the Prince Rupert community and opened a gel nail studio which ended up employing 5 additional technicians. She has recently been working solo from her home for almost 3 years.
Living in a remote area, Jennifer keeps up with the trends via instagram @tipzbyjenn and online courses. She specializes in Soft Japanese Art, 3D art and one stroke flowers.
She was certified by Corrine Hunter at A Nail Above the Rest in Lacombe, AB, achieving her Basic Gel Nail Certification and Masters. She was trained using Amore gels and has stayed with the line all these years. Her commitment to the line makes her the perfect Amore Ambassador!
Vanessa is a certified nail technician, based in Beaumont, AB, who operates her business in the comfort of her own home.
Her passion for art began at a very young age and since becoming a certified nail technician in 2009, she has continued to educate herself on the latest trends. She loves to be creative and takes great pride in her work as she strives to offer exceptional service, attention to detail and professionalism.
Vanessa Posts her fantastic work on her facebook page www.facebook.com/nailhavendotca/ and also on Instagram @nail.haven
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
Angela Rolland LaCourse
Angela has been a nail technician and working out of her home since 2013. She was trained by Amore Educator Kari McQuitty at All About Nails using the Amore Ultima Gel Nail System, and she loves everything about the line!
She is always interested in learning all aspects of being a nail technician and is forever continuing her education by taking art workshops, advanced shaping classes, online education and connecting with fellow nail techs.
Angela’s posts her work regularly on Instagram @angela_nailed_it
Katie Dominiuk is an Amore Trained Technician since 2010 and has perfected her skills through advanced education and hard work! She regularly posts her dazzing nails on instagram @kdazzlesnails and works out of salon in Sherwood Park, AB.
While working full time as an Educational Assistant at her local high school, Verna was certified at “A Nail Above the Rest” in March 2013. She began doing nails full time in the fall of 2013 when she had a health crisis that required her attention.
When asked about her art, this is what Verna had to say, “I’ve always loved art in it’s many forms. I believe women are like art…each are beautiful in their own unique way. So my love for art & making women feel good just naturally go hand in hand with doing nails. I love a challenge so there is very little I will not attempt, either on practice nails or on those clients that are willing to sit while I create. I really enjoy working with Amore Gel products because of the versatility, ease of application & awesome lineup of colours. The company and staff have been very supportive and have offered many options to improve the quality of my work. Amore rocks!!!”
Verna’s work can be seen on her facebook page or Instagram under NailZensation Studio.
The reason she chose that name is…Nail because she loves everything nails! Zen because her pen & ink art is similar to zen doodle/zentangle and is an art form that she finds very relaxing & fulfilling. (sen)sation because her work creates a reaction of interest & excitement.
Verna is married to a wonderful man who supports her in pursuing her passion. They have been blessed with two children, a son-in-law & three wonderful grandsons.
Graduating from Lakeland College in 2012 with honors, Natalie is a nail tech/ clinical aesthetician. Passionate about everything nails, Natalie continues her education through advanced training.
Using both acrylic along with gel; she specializes in 3D art and hand painting. Natalie devotes ample amount of time to prep work as well as shaping.
Natalie was introduced to Amore by Rheanne Thackeray. She completely fell in love with the line, and has never looked back. Check her out on Instagram @natalie.kinal or Facebook Natalie.Kinal. She is currently working out of Red Deer, AB.
Lisa has been a certified Nail Technician and Aesthetician since 2001. She now operates from her home in Stony Plain, Alberta. Lisa loves all things nails and all things Amore. She enjoys continuing her education and she prides herself on being passionate about what she does and creating quality gel nails and designs. You can see her work on Facebook, Esthetica @Lisaordsalonandspa or on Instagram, @esthetica.salonandspa
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 regularly posts on Instagram @00nail_ninja00
Kari took her training right here with Amore Ultima in 2014. She continues to grow her homebased buisness in Provost, Alberta. She posts on Instagram @karikostiuk
Kim Pardy is a Certified Nail Technician at All About Nails in Strathmore, Alberta. Kim has furthered her education on an ongoing basis, with several art classes and salon styles. Kim is a die hard Amore lover and has extensive knowledge with the product line. When she isn’t glued to a nail desk, she enjoys spending time with her family and trying very hard not to be the loudest Hockey mom in the arena.
Colleen started her gel nail course at A Nail Above the Rest in Lacombe almost four years ago, where she was instructed by Corinne Hunter. She has also acquired two nail art certificates and is always eager to learn new styles and techniques.
Being a nail tech has been a passion of Colleen’s since day one of her nail course. She enjoys her work and all her clients. “It’s an amazing feeling when you can say that you truly love your job
Naomi’s love for nails began with painting her friends nails at the tender age of 11! When she was 14, a family member opened her own nail bar in England, where Naomi was introduced to the world of sculpted nails. This is when she knew in her heart of hearts that she wanted to be a nail technician!
Noami became a certified nail technician in 2012. She absolutely loves doing nails and will forever be a proud nail technician. Naomi fell in love with Amore products and became an Amore Ambassador in May of 2018. Her work can be seen on Instagram at @gel_ez
Monike currently resides in Camrose, AB where she lives with her high school sweetheart and their two young boys. After a 7-year career in the Automotive Collision industry as a certified auto body technician-she decided that she wanted to stay home and raise her family. Being at home for 5 years-she began to cultivate the desire to open her own business. She was certified in the nail industry in 2015 and started her amazing journey into the world of nails! She officially opened her home salon in July of 2016 and shortly after, she discovered the Amore products, when she took a refresher class with Advanced Amore Educator Felina Misiuk. Discovering that the products were a good fit for her, she found herself drawn to the company. Upon learning more about the products and the Ambassador Program at her first Road Show, she became committed to using only Amore in her nail salon. It was then that she set her career goals to become an Amore Ambassador. She is proud to have been chosen to be an Ambassador in for Amore in 2018 and looks forward to continuing learning and growing. Amore is also proud to welcome her to our team! See her work on Instagram at get_nailed2016
Kelcie completed her nail training course in 2009 with Corrine Hunter at A Nail Above the Rest in Lacombe, AB. Shortly after, Kelcie began working at Corrine’s Spa where she gained invaluable experience as a team member working with other nail technicians.
In 2011, Kelcie pursued advanced training with ANAR obtaining Master Nail Tech and Educator status which enabled her to teach at ANAR until 2016. In 2016, she left the position to take on a new position of “New Mom”, giving birth to a baby boy! After maternity leave, Kelcie opened up her own business with the help of her AWESOME husband who custom built her a shop in their family home.
Attending trade shows and workshops is a highlight for Kelcie and keeps her inspired and loving her nail career. She feels blessed to have been given the opportunities that she has had throughout her career and she is grateful to be part of the Amore Family. She became an Amore Ambassador in November of 2018 and you can see her work on Instagram at @knockoutnailsbyko
Wendy Mockford is a Certified Nail Technician, and working at All About Nails in Strathmore, where she was raised and is proud to have her own business. She has taken many nail classes to upgrade her skills and knowledge of the nail industry and loves the ever changing and evolving nature of the Beauty Industry.
Wendy has been in various areas of the industry since the age of fifteen, from hair and makeup, to nails, and it is her true passion to make others feel beautiful and look their best. She loves sharing her love and loyalty to Amore Ultima products with her customers and other nail technicians.
Tabitha has been a certified nail technician through All About Nails, by Kari McQuitty, since 2013. What drew Tabitha to becoming a nail tech was being her own boss and the ability to be creative while making women feel pretty. She ran her salon out of her home until January 2017 when she joined All About Nails in Strathmore.
Tabitha loves to create with her clients and enjoys all aspects of nail art. She uses her previous certification in Visual Design through out her design process and art creation. One of her favorite things to say when asked why she likes being a nail tech, she says ‘I get to be an artist without starving’. Everyday she challenges herself and works hard to improve her craft. Tabitha posts on Instagram @phatnailscalgary
Kat has always had an affinity for drawing and artistic expression. She became a certified nail technician in 2013 and hasn’t looked back! It excites her to bring her brush to 10 small canvases everyday and fulfills her artistic passion in a way that she never thought possible. She is an adventurous experimenter and is always trying to master the newest designs and loves to teach others how to achieve them.
Kat opened her home-based nail salon in 2016 where she works full time. She loves that the beauty industry is full of amazingly talented people and she thrives when she is surrounded by them! This includes her amazing Amore family with great people and products. She proudly became an Amore Ambassador in March 2018. You can check out Kat’s work on Instagram @x.deadly.claws.x
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 and posts frequently on instagram @nailzbyhailz
Jodie began her nail career in 2009. She is a Journeyperson Nail Technician and a Certified Swarovski Nail Technician.
Jodie believes education is the key to moving forward in this industry. She has advanced her skills by training with many Nail Masters including Pauline Feinauer, Emese Koppanyi, Amy Becker, Olesja Nikolenko, Carla Collier, Sam Biddle and more.
She believes that the health and safety of each client is paramount. Her work has been published in Nail pro Magazine.
She is passionate about correctly structured nail enhancements and strives for perfection. She loves colour, abstract art and has a flair for transforming nail enhancements into extensions of beauty. You can see her work on Instagram at @jodiebachynski
Kelly trained with Corrine Hunter at “A Nail Above the Rest” in 2009. She loved the fact that she could earn an income for her family while staying home with her children. Now 10 years later, she has an even deeper passion for the industry. A faithful user of Amore products from day 1, she loves the line and loves how the broad colour selection feeds her creative spirit. She’s always loved crafting and artistic endeavors, but becoming a nail technician has taken her abilities to a whole new level. Amore is excited to have her on the Ambassador team!
Tanya was born and raised in Southern California. In high school she became intrigued with the beauty industry and this inspired her education, mentorship, career, and passion.
Over the last three decades, Tanya has completed countless courses and upgrading in order to keep up-to-date and bring the best possible experience to her clients. She started working in this industry being educated in OPI acrylic and Backscratchers Fiberglass and was an acrylic tech until 1997. When she moved to Alberta from California she decided to see what all this talk about “gel nails” was about!
Tanya enrolled at Marvel College in Red Deer and became certified with INT gel. Tanya used INT along with many other brands. A fellow tech urged Tanya to try Amore and after only a couple months of using Amore she was SOLD and in love!
Tanya’s family moved a handful of times over the next few years, and in 2011 she moved to Grande Prairie. Needing to establish her clientele again, she set out to take a few refresher classes, and in 2012 met Chris Jammer. Chris had just become an Amore Educator and Tanya was her first student. Tanya officially became certified with Amore in 2013.
Currently Tanya owns and operates Just Imagine Nail Design in Red Deer. Her goal now is to further her career by becoming an Educator and take the Amore brand across North America
She became an Amore Ambassador September 2018 and you can see her work on Instagram @justimaginenail