Premiere Beauty Show Orlando


Finding Inspiration at the Premiere Beauty Show

Article by Alisha Rimando | Published in 2024

Premiere Beauty Shows are a highly anticipated event for beauty professionals. These shows offer a chance to break away from daily routines and immerse oneself in a world of creativity and innovation. Orlando, being the largest of these events, stands out for its sheer scale and the depth of opportunities it presents.

Why Attend the Premiere Beauty Show?

The Premiere Beauty Show in Orlando is a must-visit, featuring over 700 educational classes designed to ignite your passion and inspire new ideas. This three-day event is a goldmine for those looking to update their skills, discover new products, and find ways to enhance their salon services. The energy and excitement at the show can reignite your love for your craft and provide the motivation needed to push your boundaries.

Highlights from the Show

Alisha Rimando, the founder of, kicked off the show with a dynamic Q&A session on Nail Competitions. She was joined by a panel of industry legends, including Alex Fox, Global Director of Nailympia; Kirsty Meakin, Champion Competitor; Michelle Soto, Social Media Influencer and Educator; and Lisa Boone, world champion hand model and veteran competitor. Their insights and shared experiences provided invaluable advice to the more than 70 professionals attending the session.

The event also featured amazing giveaways, including 30 swag bags filled with products from top professional nail brands like GELISH, ARTISTC, MORGAN TAYLOR, LIGHT ELEGANCE, and CUCCIO. Additionally, six grand prizes were awarded, making the experience even more rewarding for attendees. Each participant received a Nails & More Guide packed with special show deals and a complimentary membership to

Exploring the Show Floor

The following days were spent exploring the show floor, discovering the latest products and techniques from leading nail manufacturers. Highlights included a tour of the newest LeChat products with Mr. Luis, the Nail Guru of Netflix, and a preview of KUPA’s new launches with owner, Richard Hurter. The networking opportunities were plentiful, and the Nailympia competitions added a competitive edge, culminating in the awarding over 70 medals to the top competitors.

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To keep up with the latest in the nail industry and to see more about the Premiere Beauty Show and the newest nail products launched in 2024, be sure to watch Nail News on This platform is your go-to source for the latest trends, product launches, and industry insights, ensuring you stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving world of nails and beauty.

The Premiere Beauty Show is more than just an event; it’s an experience that revitalizes and inspires beauty professionals. Whether you’re looking for new techniques, products, or simply a boost in motivation, this show has something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the next opportunity to be part of this incredible journey.

Dive into the excitement of Premiere Orlando 2024 with GlossaryLive! Watch Alisha Rimando kick off the show with a dynamic Q&A on Nail Competitions alongside industry legends like Alex Fox, Kirsty Meakin, Michelle Soto, and Lisa Boone. Don’t miss the highlights of exploring the show floor, networking with leading nail manufacturers, and witnessing the competitive edge of Nailympia. Tune in to catch all the action and inspiration from this incredible event!

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FSNA Blog – Pride Nails


Pride Nails

Celebrating Pride Month with GlossaryLive:
Embracing Diversity Through Nail Art
GlossaryLive Freestyle Nail Art Pride Nails Aigul

Article by GlossaryLive | Published in 2024

June marks Pride Month, a time dedicated to honoring the vast contributions of the LGBTQ+ community to society, culture, and history. This annual celebration is rooted in the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, a pivotal moment in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. While Pride is predominantly celebrated in June, some regions, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere, host events at different times of the year to accommodate local seasons and circumstances.

The acronym “LGBTQIA2S+” represents a wide spectrum of identities: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and trans, queer and questioning, intersex, asexual or agender, and two-spirit, with the plus sign acknowledging the inclusivity of other diverse identities.

In celebration of Pride Month, GlossaryLive, a leading nail education platform, is showcasing the artistic talents of nail technicians and beauty industry professionals from various backgrounds. This initiative not only celebrates diversity but also allows artists to express their unique orientations and identities through creative nail art.

This June, GlossaryLive highlights Aigul Fritzke’s exceptional nail art tutorial. Aigul, originally from Kazakhstan and now residing in Canada, has gained recognition for her innovative and vibrant designs. Her tutorial, featured in an episode of Freestyle Nail Art, teaches nail technicians how to quickly and easily create a striking rainbow look using both airbrush and alternative brush methods. This tutorial is perfect for Pride Month, offering a colorful and celebratory design that embodies the spirit of the LGBTQ+ community.

The celebration of Pride Month extends beyond individual expression to larger events such as NYC Pride. Celebrating its 40th year, Heritage of Pride|NYC Pride has announced the theme for 2024: “Reflect. Empower. Unite.” This theme underscores the importance of the NYC Pride March as a symbol of queer liberation and joy.

By participating in these celebrations and embracing the educational resources provided by platforms like GlossaryLive, the beauty industry can continue to champion inclusivity and celebrate the diverse orientations of its talented professionals. Through vibrant nail art and collective events, Pride Month becomes a powerful testament to the progress and unity of the LGBTQ+ community.


Use a detail brush & rainbow gel colors to create a design on a white base. Do not cure.


Use an airbrush to push & spread the colors on the nail plate. When the design is achieved, cure.


Apply matte top coat & cure.


Pencil lettering on the nail then trace with a fine detail brush & gel paint. Cure frequently to keep the lettering sharp. Finish with a shiny gel top coat.


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A Live Global Nail Tech Training Marathon
GlossaryLive Nail News KUPA Connect Alisha Rimando

Article by Alisha Rimando | Published in 2024

On May 21, 2024, founder, Alisha Rimando hosted the highly anticipated KUPA KONNECT event, a groundbreaking 8-hour training marathon for nail technicians worldwide. The live event began at 9am PDT with the first demonstration in Vietnamese broadcasting from Arizona. The day ended at 5pm PDT finishing up an hour long training in Japanese as technicians watched in the early morning in Japan. Organized by KUPA Incorporated, this unique event offered live training sessions in four languages—English, Spanish, Japanese, and Vietnamese—making it accessible to a diverse global audience.

“At KUPA, we want to connect with the world,” said Richard Hurter, the owner of KUPA, reflecting the event’s inclusive spirit, “we can’t wait until the next one.” The debut of KUPA KONNECT provided viewers with a comprehensive educational insight into the world of KUPA products, particularly highlighting the new Passport Plus e-file and the innovative Bluetooth Smart Pedal Plus.

The event featured five distinguished KUPA educators: Mia Do, Gabby Espino, Patricia Morgan, Mie Kitabayashi, and Lynda Lam. These experts took the stage to demonstrate the use of various KUPA products, emphasizing the ease and efficiency of the Passport Plus and the Smart Pedal Plus. Their live demonstrations offered invaluable tips and techniques, making complex processes understandable for nail techs at all skill levels. was honored to host and broadcast the entire event live on their YouTube and Instagram channels, while KUPA broadcasted live across all of their platforms ensuring that the educational content reached a broad audience. Alisha Rimando, the owner of GlossaryLive, enthusiastically supported the initiative. “When I heard about 8 hours of education in 4 languages, I jumped at the opportunity to host it. It was a fun day behind the scenes, getting to know this passionate group of educators,” she shared.

Throughout the day, host Alisha Rimando kept the energy high by announcing hourly winners of KUPA products and introducing the educators as they prepared for their segments. This interactive element not only engaged the audience but also provided additional information and incentives for participation.

KUPA KONNECT stands as a testament to the power of global education and community building in the nail industry. By offering multilingual training and showcasing innovative products, KUPA and GlossaryLive have set a new standard for educational events in the beauty industry. This marathon of knowledge and skill-sharing has undoubtedly left a lasting impact on nail technicians around the world, equipping them with new tools and insights needed to excel in their craft.

Watch founder, Alisha Rimando talk to artists backstage at the highly anticipated KUPA KONNECT event, a groundbreaking multilingual 8-hour training marathon for nail technicians worldwide.

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Max Estrada | Artist of the Month


Max Estrada

Article by Alisha Rimando | Published in 2024 is thrilled to honor Max Estrada, the founder and CEO of Exclusive Nail Couture and the International Master Director of Global Education, as our Artist of the Month. With well over two decades of expertise, Max’s journey in the nail industry is a testament to his dedication, innovation, and passion for nail artistry and education.

Max Estrada was born into the beauty industry, developing an early fascination with nail products. By the age of five, he was already immersed in trade publications and attending his first trade show. Growing up in his family’s salon in Arizona, Max’s professional career began with a foundation in practical, hands-on experience.

At just 16, Max entered his first professional nail competition, showcasing his impressive acrylic application skills. His confidence and precision earned him a top 10 placement in his division, igniting a drive to continually enhance his craft. This determination has seen Max placing in every competition he enters, always striving to refine nail shapes and develop technologies that simplify the lives of nail artists.

In 2014, Max achieved his ultimate dream by founding Exclusive Nail Couture Professional. His innovative product line has gained national and global recognition, complementing his mission to elevate the nail care industry. Through his company, Max provides cutting-edge tools and products designed to meet the evolving needs of nail professionals.

Max’s contributions to the industry extend beyond product innovation. As a global educator, he shares his extensive knowledge and passion through classes worldwide, inspiring countless nail artists to reach their full potential. His belief that “the best competition to win is the one with yourself” underscores his commitment to personal and professional growth.

Max Estrada’s influence as a trendsetter is evident in his approach to the future of nail artistry. “The nail industry is not about where it has been but where it’s going,” Max states, embodying the forward-thinking vision that drives his success.

Today, Max continues to express his love for the nail industry through each meticulously crafted nail. GlossaryLive is proud to celebrate Max Estrada’s remarkable achievements and his unwavering dedication to the art and education of nails. His journey is truly an inspiration to all aspiring nail artists

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Bluetooth Innovation in the E-File Sector


Revolutionizing Nail Salons: Bluetooth Innovation in the E-File Sector

Article by Alisha Rimando | Published in 2024

Innovation is the lifeblood of any industry, and in the realm of nail care, it’s no different. The introduction of Bluetooth technology has heralded a new era of convenience and efficiency, particularly in the e-file sector. Nail technicians can now experience unprecedented control and ease of use with devices like the KUPA MANIPro Smart Pedal Plus and MANIPro Passport Plus.

Imagine seamlessly adjusting the speed of your e-file without ever interrupting your nail service. Picture being able to change your bit without fumbling with controls or turning off the unit. These once-dreamt scenarios are now a reality, thanks to the integration of Bluetooth technology into nail salon equipment.

The KUPA MANIPro Smart Pedal+ is a game-changer in the industry. This revolutionary device syncs effortlessly with the MANIPro Passport Plus, putting total control of your time and nail service at your fingertips. Gone are the days of cumbersome adjustments and interruptions during nail treatments. With this dynamic duo, nail technicians can streamline their workflow and elevate the salon experience for both themselves and their clients.

Alisha Rimando, a seasoned expert in the nail industry, has provided a comprehensive review of the KUPA MANIPro Smart Pedal Plus and MANIPro Passport Plus in a recent episode of Hot Products on  Her insights shed light on the transformative potential of these innovative tools, showcasing how they can forever change the landscape of salon workdays.

The benefits of Bluetooth-enabled e-file technology extend far beyond mere convenience. By minimizing disruptions and optimizing workflow, nail technicians can enhance their productivity and efficiency. This, in turn, translates to a better experience for clients, who benefit from smoother, more seamless nail services.  For nail technicians saving time in the salon translates to more clients and more revenue.

As the nail industry continues to evolve, it’s clear that innovation will play a pivotal role in shaping its future. With Bluetooth technology leading the way, nail technicians can look forward to a new era of efficiency, convenience, and creativity in their craft. The KUPA MANIPro Smart Pedal Plus and MANIPro Passport Plus are just the beginning, signaling a wave of change that promises to revolutionize salon workdays for years to come.

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Gold & Blue Marble Textured Gel Art


Gold & Blue Marble Textured Gel Art

Learn how to create this glamorous nail art that will leave everyone in awe.

Article by Alisha Rimando | Published in 2024

Korean nail artist Lee Yeseul’s gold and blue marble textured gel art design is making waves in the beauty world as it perfectly aligns with the spring and summer nail trends. This mesmerizing design is a true standout, combining classic and modern elements in a seamless and sophisticated manner. The white gel base sets the stage for the intricate black marble texture, while the fresh robin blue and sand-colored gels bring a burst of color and vibrancy to the fingertips. Moreover, the real gold foil accents add a luxurious touch, elevating the design to new heights of elegance.

What sets this nail art tutorial apart is Lee Yeseul’s skillful blend of traditional and contemporary aesthetics. The effortless fusion of colors, textures, and accents creates a chic and stylish look that is sure to turn heads. Whether you choose a matte or high-gloss finish, this design exudes sophistication and is perfect for making a statement with your nails.

Follow these simple steps to recreate Lee Yeseul’s coveted gold and blue marble textured gel art design and step into the world of trendy and glamorous nail art that will leave everyone in awe.

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3D Jelly Nails


3D Jelly Nails

Spring Summer Trend Alert


Article by Alisha RImando | Published in 2024

3D jelly nails have taken the nail art world by storm, making a striking appearance on various social media platforms, particularly on Instagram. This innovative gel nail technique merges the beauty of 3D designs with the translucent allure of tinted jelly, resulting in a mesmerizing and vibrant look that screams spring and summer vibes.



What sets 3D jelly nails apart is their versatility and endless creative possibilities. For nail art enthusiasts, the canvas is limitless with the ability to sculpt intricate designs like flowers, hearts, fruits, or even abstract patterns using clear gels. The ease and speed of application is what also makes this a winning look for busy salon professionals.
To elevate your nail art game, experiment with different techniques to achieve stunning effects. Create mesmerizing swirls, outline hand-painted artworks, or mimic water droplets using thick viscosity gels. These simple techniques over your color or nail art design can add depth and texture. The magic truly unfolds when you apply a sheer gel polish or tinted top coat under or over your 3D creations, bringing them to life with a splash of color and dimension.




While a myriad of jelly-inspired gel polish are available in the market, customizing your own jelly coat is a breeze. By mixing a drop of your favorite color into building gel, blooming gel, or gel top coat, you can customize the hue to match your envisioned design. Play with alcohol ink, gel polish, or gel paint to tint your jelly coat, allowing you to achieve a personalized and unique look that suits your style.

With 3D jelly nails, express your creativity, showcase your personality, and stay on-trend with the latest nail art craze. Whether you prefer whimsical floral motifs or bold geometric shapes, 3D jelly nails offer a playground for imagination where the sky’s the limit.

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Nail competition: Secrets and Advice Q&A

Saturday, June 1  3:30 PM | Room 206A  FREE ADMISSION (Limited seating)

Prep for victory!

Join this Q&A Session and get answers to all your questions before the competition starts! Gain exclusive insights and advice from a global panel of professional experts with years of experience in competing, winning, and judging. Discover the benefits of competing that extend far beyond the medals.

Swag Bags for the first 30 attendees – Make sure to arrive early!

  • Exclusive Door Prizes from your favorite brands
  • Meet & Greet World Champions, Judges & the Global Director of Nailympia Competitions
  • Get a special Nails & More Guide with exclusive offers!

Meet us at Premiere Orlando, Room 206A.

Orange County Convention Center – West Complex, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Meet & Greet Our Panel Guests

Alisha Rimando

Alisha has trained thousands of nail professionals and authored numerous industry textbooks in her 29 year career. A world champion competitor, Alisha’s passion for the nail industry and the artists is unwavering as she spearheads into its 3rd year as a leading educational resource for nail professionals. She also heads the judging panel around the globe for Nailympia Competitions.

Lisa Boone

This 30+ year veteran technician, salon owner and world champion hand model is a Chicago native and a world-renown nail art educator and judge. Her passion for education has her traveling and training around the world.

Alex Fox

Editor and competition coordinator Alex Fox, has built her career in and around the nail industry and been an integral part of its growth and direction. She remains dedicated to raising standards and celebrating global nail artists.

Michelle Soto

Known as @chellys_nails, Michelle began her nail journey at 12 and was trained in Puerto Rico by 16. Now a driving force at Valentino Beauty Pure, she excels as a top educator, influencer, and award-winning manicurist, renowned for her intricate and awe-inspiring nail art.

Kirsty Meakin

A world renown nail artist, veteran competitor, nail judge and product developer, there is no corner of the nail industry that Kirsty hasn’t explored. She has honed her skills to become an inspirational and entertaining global personality on her YouTube channel branding herself as well as developing a product & clothing line under the Kirsty Meakin brand.

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Alisha Rimando | Artist of the Month


Alisha Rimando

A Nail Journey of Passion & Empowerment

Article by Alex Fox | Published in 2024

In 1995, Alisha Rimando embarked on a journey that would forever change the landscape of the nail industry. Starting as a nail technician in a salon, Rimando quickly discovered her passion for teaching and educating others in the art of nail enhancements. This love for sharing knowledge propelled her into the role of a global educator, competitor, and hand model for renowned World Champion, Tom Holcomb.

Under the tutelage of Holcomb, Rimando honed her skills and techniques, eventually achieving her own World Championship title in 2005 for pink & white sculptured nails. This victory marked a significant milestone in her career and solidified her reputation as a master in the field of nail styling.

In 2008, Rimando took another leap forward by contributing to the 6th edition of Milady Nail Technology. Since then, she has authored or contributed to over 10 textbooks and supplements for Cengage Learning, including Standard Cosmetology. Rimando’s dedication to education and innovation has earned her numerous accolades and honors throughout her illustrious career.

Based in New York City, Rimando’s proximity to the fashion capital enabled her to become a session artist for magazines and designers during New York Fashion Week. Her work even caught the attention of celebrities, leading to a feature in Jennifer Hudson’s ‘Spotlight’ music video. Additionally, Rimando served as the training director for Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas, where she trained over 360 nail techs across 31 locations in the USA.

The passing of her mentor and best friend, Tom Holcomb, in 2011, spurred Rimando to recommit herself to the professional market and resume teaching the methods of nail enhancements he had imparted to her. Over her 28+ year career, Rimando’s work has been featured in hundreds of trade publications worldwide, and she has conducted training seminars for nail students, professionals, and top educators in more than 25 countries.

Now, Rimando brings her wealth of experience and passion for the industry to, a platform dedicated to honoring her mentor and celebrating the contributions of nail artists worldwide. Through, Rimando continues to inspire and empower the next generation of nail stylists, fostering a community of creativity, collaboration, and excellence.

Alisha Rimando’s journey through the nail industry is a testament to her unwavering dedication, relentless pursuit of excellence, and entrepreneurial spirit. From humble beginnings to global recognition, Rimando’s story serves as an inspiration to aspiring nail stylists everywhere. As she relentlessly expands the horizons of creativity and innovation, Rimando cements her legacy as a trailblazer in the realm of nail artistry.

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Scratch Magazine Hosts Inaugural Networking Event at Premiere Orlando 2024


Scratch Magazine Hosts Inaugural Networking Event at Premiere Orlando 2024

Unite with Nail Industry Leaders at The Scratch Social: A Premiere Networking Event at Premiere Orlando!

Article by Alex Fox | Published in 2024

Scratch, the premier magazine for nail industry news, is gearing up to extend its reach beyond the UK with its first-ever networking event set to take place at the annual Premiere Orlando trade beauty exhibition in Florida. Co-founders Scott Derbyshire and Alex Fox (Nailympia Orlando organizer), along with managing editor Helena Biggs, will spearhead this exciting initiative at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida from June 1st to 3rd.

Dubbed ‘The Scratch Social’, this gathering aims to unite nail sector enthusiasts from across the globe on Sunday, June 2nd. Notably, attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with the Scratch/Nailympia team from the UK, as well as interact with the expert Nailympia Orlando 2024 judging panel.

Designed to cater to manufacturers, distributors, educators, salon owners, and nail professionals alike, The Scratch Social promises an evening filled with networking opportunities, entertainment, and industry insights. From 6:30pm to 9:00pm, guests can groove to the beats of a DJ, savor delectable canapés, and enjoy a complimentary drink, all while mingling with like-minded professionals and exploring exciting announcements for the North American nail sector.

A highlight of the event will be the unveiling of a groundbreaking announcement in the A/B Lobby Area, promising to ignite further excitement and innovation within the industry. With tickets priced at just $25 and discounted rates available for group bookings, The Scratch Social presents an ideal opportunity for professionals to connect, collaborate, and stay abreast of competitions and events for nail pros in the USA.

In collaboration with Nailympia sponsors Glitterbels and Aprés (Creator of GEL-X), The Scratch Social promises to foster a sense of community and camaraderie, inviting attendees to engage in conversations, share insights, and celebrate the passion for nails and the industry at large.

Don’t miss out on this unparalleled opportunity to join the global nail community, meet industry experts, and immerse yourself in an evening of connection and collaboration. Secure your spot at Premiere Orlando and purchase your ticket to The Scratch Social today. It’s time to unite in the name of nails and industry excellence!