I’m Penny, founder of Monaco Nail Academy in Ellerslie, Auckland. I've been a Nail Artist since 2007 and I absolutely love it - nails are a passion I discovered accidentally and one which has taken my life in a direction I never imagined!
As a Level 2 'Scholar' Educator for Artistic Nail Design, I’ve won awards for best practical nail application amongst the Australasian Education team two years running (2013 and 2014), coming second behind Vanessa Zuj in 2015.
In 2015 I placed First in Sculptured French Acrylic, First in Gel Polish Manicure, Second in Tips and Overlay, and Runner Up Grand Champion at the NZ Nail Competitions.
I was also privileged to be awarded Runner Up Nail Technician of the Year 2015 at the NZ Beauty Industry Awards that very same week.
I've worked closely with Alisha Rimando Botero, Sam Biddle, Tracey Boyle and Kylie Clare and was honoured to be asked to present 3 demonstrations at the 2014 Melbourne Rock Hard World Tour, a privilege usually reserved for the Level 3 Global Team.
My day to day work with Monaco is more about running the business as well as handling all things marketing, but you'll see me around in and out of classes.
You can see a Gallery of work done by myself and the other Monaco Educators here.
If you need to contact me directly, you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org