Judges

Madeline Poole

Madeline Poole is a nail expert working in New York and Los Angeles and brings her expertise to the role of the Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador. Sally Hansen tapped the up and coming nail artist for her expertise in nail color and trends, cool factor, social media following and reputation for creating nail looks with a creative edge.

Trained as a painter, Madeline worked odd jobs like vintage poster restoration as an art student in Baltimore.Upon moving to Los Angeles, she discovered the world of on-set manicuring while assisting a prop stylist - she knew immediately that it would be the culmination of all of her hobbies, interests and expertise and found that it came naturally with her experience painting on a miniature scale.

Her unique talent in crafting innovative designs, emphasis on skin care and attention to the hand as a whole makes her one of the most sought after names in the beauty industry.Her tutorials can be viewed on Vogue.com, TeenVogue.com, Refinery29, The Coveteur, and IntoTheGloss and her popular Instagram - @mpnails - highlights the wide array of her exceptional nail portfolio.

Madeline’s work has been featured in V Magazine, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Interview, Teen Vogue, Wonderland, The Sunday Times UK, VS, Numéro, Dazed & Confused, Lula and Lurve among others and has worked with photographers like Sebastian

Chelsea Gets Nailed

Chelsea King is a young and passionate manicurist and nail artist based out of Southern California. From an early age, she fell in love with painting and fashion. She began her career as a hobby – painting her nails as a way to accessorize and express her love of art. That soon transitioned to the start of her blog and sharing nail art on Instagram to her 90,000+ followers. She shares her nail designs and creates tutorials to inspire others to do nail art. She quickly found herself being sought after to create tutorials and designs for various online sites such as Huffington Post, MTV, Refinery29, and many nail related websites. Chelsea was also featured in the nail art documentary, NAILgasm, which shows the rising popularity of nail artists all over the world. Her work has been featured in magazines such as Nail It! Magazine, Nails Magazine, Nailpro Magazine, and People StyleWatch.

While not painting nails, Chelsea is a student at the University of California in Irvine and is constantly educating herself on the newest nail trends. She hopes to further her career by revolutionizing the nail art world with her attention to detail and innovative techniques.

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Chalkboard Nails

Chalkboard Nails is a beauty blog with a focus on nail polish and nail art. It features pictorials and video tutorials ranging from beginner to advanced, freehand designs, swatches, and reviews.It has been featured on The Today Show, in NAILgasm: The Nail Art Documentary, Nail It! Magazine, and Redbook Magazine.

My name is Sarah Waite and I am the editor and creator of Chalkboard Nails. I have been writing my blog since July of 2011! I love rocking crazy nail art (avocado print, anyone?), but I can also appreciate a simpler look, too. By day, I work a full time job in a completely unrelated field, but by night (and on weekends) I'm a blog fiend, creating, photographing, editing, & posting nail art looks.
 

I have loved learning about nail art and blogging over the past two years. I have such a special place in my heart for this medium and the wonderful people I have met in the community. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions about my journey, nail art, or blogging in general.

Daniella

Daniella Yacobovsky is Co-Founder of BaubleBar, a one-stop retailer for affordable fashion jewelry with aspirational and accessible luxury looks fit for any occasion. Daniella conceived BaubleBar with her Co-Founder Amy Jain during a project at business school and the two decided to turn the concept into a viable business.

Previously, she worked in finance at American Capital Securities and at UBS Investment Bank. She holds a B.S. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.