Julie Kandalec is an NYC-based celebrity and editorial nail professional, educator, author, and salon owner with over 20 years of experience. Julie’s clients include Mariah Carey, Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Camila Cabello, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Chanel, CND, Dior Beauty, Essie, Maybelline, Tiffany & Co., Urban Decay, Valentino, and more.
Arelis Aponte is an NYC-based licensed nail professional with 11 years of experience specializing in gel nail artistry. Originally from Puerto Rico, she spent 8 years as a lead artist & educator at Paintbox. She’s worked on social media projects with Gelish, CND, Smith & Cult, Zoya, and Essie. Arelis has worked alongside Julie since 2014 on set for beauty campaigns, editorial shoots and many seasons backstage at NYFW, plus has held manicured hands with Halsey, Jane Krakowski, JVN, and more.