Samantha Goddard
Akzentz ACE Educator
Head of Akzentz Education - Australia & New Zealand

Woden Valley, ACT


Samantha has been part of the Australian nail industry since 1989.  A successful business owner and now educator, she has made a name for herself on the Australian competition circuit.  Since her first competition in 2006 she has consistently placed in technical categories and has won the Sydney International Beauty Expo Overall Champion in 2009 and Global Nail Design Awards Overall Champion in 2010.  Continually striving to improve her knowledge and technique she has trained both Nationally and Internationally.  Her work has been seen on Australian television as well as in National and International publications such as Scratch magazine and Nailpro. Samantha has recently become Australia's second Advanced Educator with ONS.

Harumi yamaguchi
Akzentz ACE Educator

Melbourne, Victoria

Multi Award Winning Nail Artist and Ace Educator -  Harumi has her finger on the pulse of nail design inspired by current Japanese trends and quite often travels to her homeland to attend some of the largest trade shows/expos in the world.
Harumi’s specialty is soft gel and gel polish design in Japanese & Western Style.
Harumi operates a salon out of the inner city suburb of South Yarra in Melbourne.  
Being bilingual, Harumi welcomes both English and Japanese speaking students and runs both one to one and small group classes.


Emi Ohkuma
Akzentz ACE Educator
Head of Artistic Design -
Australia & New Zealand

Cairns, Queensland

Emi has been involved in the Beauty Industry since 2003.  She has been a prosperous salon owner for over 4 years.  Emi has consistently placed National Nail Competitions. Her work has been seen in National and International Publications.  Emi Has trained with Trang Nguyen, Catherine Wong, Stephy Pang, Antony Buckley, and Viv Simmonds.