Viv Simmonds - Director of VIVid Nails and VIVid Nails Academy, Global Education Co-ordinator for Akzentz Professional (Canada) and ICE (International Certified Educator) for Akzentz Professional. With over 29 years of industry experience, Viv has achieved International status & recognition through her accomplishments. Winning Nail Competitions including, the title of ‘Australian Champion’ for 5 consecutive years, the Australian ‘Champion of Champions’ title, EzFlow Educator of the Year Award and many more awards and titles in Australia. In her career, Viv has taken 1st, 2nd & 3rd place trophies in Asia, America and Europe. With this success, Viv has had the opportunity to become a judge for Nail Competitions Internationally. Viv has created 8 front covers for leading International Nail Magazines and Trade Books and has been listed in the Who’s Who of Australian Women 2010 and 2011. She has also been featured on television, in industry and commercial magazines in Australia and Internationally. Viv’s accomplishments have taken her all over the world, conducting training events in Advanced Nail Technology & Design. One of Viv’s greatest achievements in her career is her Australian & New Zealand Team of ACE Educators that she mentored and trained. Viv is constantly rewarded with watching them grow and develop into Multi Award Winning Nail Artists and Educators.