International Manicurist of The Year 2018

Spa Manicure - 1ST PLACE

30th Anniversary Photo - 1ST PLACE & VOTER'S CHOICE

Photographic Classic Nail - 2ND PLACE

Permament Polish - 2ND PLACE

- 2018 International Nail Championships winners announced

International Manicurist of The Year 2017

Photographic Classic Nail - 1ST PLACE

Permament Polish - 1ST PLACE

Spa Manicure - 1ST PLACE

- 2017 International Nail Championships winners announced


- Scratch Star Awards 2017


...Top manicurist Steph Mendiola "

- INSTYLE - SEP 2014

" Here are the best tips, tricks and written-in-stone rules...

...Nail technician Steph Mendiola "

- TATLER - JAN 2017

Born in Surrey, UK, and of Filipino heritage, Steph studied Art and Design in London and received an NVQ Level 2 in Nail Services in 2006.

In 2009, Steph met renowned international session Nail Technician, Andrea Fulerton, whom she had assisted prior to going freelance.

Steph's nail work has been featured in international publications and media and has also worked alongside leading brands such as Chanel, Baileys, De Beers, Burberry, Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Virgin Media, Pantene, Schwarzkopf, L'Oreal, Max Factor, British Airways, name a few. 

Steph has worked with London Fashion Week designers for numerous seasons and many renowned creatives and high profile clients throughout her journey being in the industry.

As a Nail Technician, what was just an ‘interest’ in nails has now become her passion to reach perfection in every aspect. Attention to detail has become Steph's second nature, every angle counts.

From working so close within the commercial industry,  not only was she sought after for her Manicuring skills, In January 2017, Steph became a Hand Model and landed her first published job for Empire Magazine. Seeing this as her own niche within the vast market, she now conveniently and capably models and manicures her own hands.

Progressing onwards through early 2017, Steph was named a Finalist for Session Stylist Of The Year 2017, and also made her debut entry into the flagship beauty event, Professional Beauty London at the London ExCeL exhibition centre, and achieved multiple 1st Place awards. Having entered again in 2018, Steph continued to attain awards and succeeded in keeping her title as International Manicurist of The Year 2018 and 2017, for the second year running. For her third and final year in February 2019, Professional Beauty omitted the ‘International Manicurist of The Year award’ due to a significant decline in competitors entering. However, Steph still reached her goal in achieving First place in the Photographic Classic category.

A few months later, Steph’s Manicure and Hand Modelling work was featured in a Channel 5 ( documentary, aired 22nd July 2019, named “Million Pound Hand Jobs” described as:
“Enter the ruthlessly competitive world of the super hand models, where a fortune is within your grasp if you can prove you have nailed the perfect look. With hands insured for £2m and modelling everything from Gucci to Fairy, we reveal just what it takes to take your fingers to the top.”

At present, Steph is Internationally represented by Hired Hands, for Hand Modelling and Manicuring.

For more information on Steph's work, to get in touch regarding opportunities, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.

Thank you for looking & I hope you enjoy my site - Steph x

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