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Gina Silvestro HeadshotAbout Gina

Gina Silvestro is known world-wide as one of the leading nail professionals in the industry. She is a master nail artist, award winning competitor, ICE educator, competition judge, owner of Gel Essentialz Salon & Distribution, and a cover artist with 6 covers under her belt. Her client list has included some of the world's biggest A-list celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and the Victoria’s Secret Angels.

As one of the original educators for The High Road To Education (HRTE) Gina has worked alongside leading educators of the world and she is a firm believer that education is the true key to success. In 2013 she retired from servicing clients to dedicate herself to education on a full-time basis. With over 25 years experience in the industry and 10 years as an Akzentz International Educator (ICE) Gina still takes every opportunity to further her own education and to stay on the cusp of the latest trends and techniques.

In addition, Gina has become a specialist in Swarovski Crystal application and design techniques.  Swarovski is the premium brand for the world’s finest crystals since 1895. They are recognized for their innovative excellence and collaborations with top-class designers and brands. Strong brand leadership extends across multiple categories including fashion, jewelry, accessories, interior design, and lighting. Swarovski also plays an important role in the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) segment, where crystal connoisseurs and budding designers come
together to exchange creative ideas under the Swarovski Create Your Style initiative.

Swarovski has established an exclusive program that certifies experts in crystal application. Their goal is to ensure individuals who like to craft are not just inspired but also have the hands on instructions they need to maximize their creativity and use. Gina's application skills, product insights, and design understanding have enabled her to be certified as one of the exclusive Swarovski Authorized Instructors in the U.S. To keep this certification she must continually stay current with their latest products and application techniques. The “Swarovski Authorized Instructor” label is your assurance that she will be delivering the best training and support possible.