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Meet your instructor - Celina Rydén

Celina Rydén - an 80's kid born in Stockholm, Sweden with a strong passion for nails, education and helping people all over the world to find their own spark and passion in life.

How it all started

Celina's own nail journey started in 2005 when she got her basic nail training. She moved on to work at a salon and after nine months she fled the battleground and promised to never work with women ever again. She was then 20 years old and the disappointment of the nail world and grown-up world threw a huge shadow over her passion for the nail craft.

Faith then pushed her into another direction and she pursued her career as a professional dancer/ choreographer and dance teacher at one of the most prestige dance schools in Sweden. However, after about ten years it was time to move on and she decided to pick up where she left off with the nail work.

From pirouettes to Swarovski

Working as a dancer, she kept the nails on the side as an extra income during these years, but never really dived into trends or building on new techniques. However, in 2012, it was time to take a deep breath and give the salon life and new chance.

Celina worked at a couple of different hair/nail salons during the upcoming 6 years. Finally in 2018, she had the possibility to open up her own studio, focusing on education, marketing and building her two companies, "Celina Rydén AB" and "Moonflair AB".

If you want to know more about the story why Celina decided to give up the salon life, CLICK HERE! And if you want a tour of the studio, then check this video out:

Awards, podcasts and ambassadorship

In 2015, Celina entered an online "reality-based" worldwide nail art competition, "Next Top Nail Artist" by Nails Magazine. She was awarded second place, where she got to create a cover for one of the upcoming issues of Nails Magazine. By then Celina had also started to work as an ambassador for one of the largest nail brands in USA, as well as as their international educator.

Since then, Celina has been traveling over the world, teaching her signature classes and working at trade shows. She has also built her social media platforms, such as Instagram with around 200k followers and her YouTube channel, with around 100k subscribers.

In 2017 she launched her own Signature Nail Art Brush Kit together with "Light Elegance" and in 2020 she started the Swedish nail podcast "Nagelpodden", which is still active today together with nail artist Frida Selkirk.

Celina Rydén Signature Nail Art Brush Kit
Nagelpodden

In 2018, Celina was appointed the first "Swarovski Authorized Nail Art Educator" for Swarovski´s "Crystal Beauty Academy" in Europe. Later she was also appointed as the "Swarovski Authorized Instructor" for Scandinavia and Benelux, alongside being a "Swarovski Authorized Reseller".

The same year, Celina had the honor of creating the cover of the "Scratch Magazine" August issue. Here she did not only take the role as nail designer, but also as the photographer and editor.

The readers later voted this cover as the top cover of 2018.

In 2019, the readers of Nailpro Magazine voted Celina as one of the top five nail influencers and top five nail educators in the world.

Nails Magazine cover
Scratch Magazine cover

" Being able to help every nail artist all around the world through this platform has been a dream of mine for many years. "

All about educating

Education has always been Celina's main focus life starting in the year 2000. Regardless if it's In 2019, the readers of Nailpro Magazine voted Celina as one of the top five nail influencers and top five nail educators in the world.

Today Celina uses all her social media platforms to educate, inspire and lighten that spark of creativity in order to help others to evolve and take their craft to the next level. On this platform she has compiled the most popular classes that she has been teaching all over the world, as well as in her studio in Stockholm.

"Being able to help every nail artist all around the world through this platform has been a dream of mine for many years. I love to travel and to meet my students in other countries and also to invite them to my studio, but because of the present world situation, financial and family life reasons, I also understand that not everyone can come see me in person. I am over the moon to be able to connect with all of you who have been asking and wishing to take my classes, but for different reasons haven't had the opportunity to do so. Here you can participate in all my classes and do them at your own pace, combining it with family and work life. You are all heartly welcome and it is my sincere wish that you find a class here that will lighten up that spark of creativity!"

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