Irina Pechyorina

Founder, Head of Education


Being an Internationally recognised Educator, after having immigrated to South-Africa, Irina brought all the latest European Nail Technology Knowledge and Nail Art Techniques into the country.

Irina’s name quickly became well known in the local Nail Industry, when she started her Advanced Training Academy, passionately sharing her 15 years of experience with our local technicians, students and new comers. She authors over 10 Advanced Nail Art Courses and is a judge for national nail art competitions. She has a good eye for detail and a very creative approach towards teaching.

Irina inspires students with her passion and motivates them through her knowledge, creativity and an extra-ordinary sense of humour.
Through Irina’s well-thought business strategy, psychology knowledge and great understanding of the Nail Industry, VELENA SA has risen to the top of the market, and continues to be the Leading Nail Art Specialists in the country.

Irina is fluent in English and Russian.


Nathalie Baudhuin

Educator, Head of North West Flagship

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Born and raised in Belgium, Nathalie has always had a passion for nails which she pursued after graduating from Beauty and Cosmetology School. She relocated to Botswana in 1991 where she became an Educator for an International nail brand.

After immigrating to South Africa in 2007, Nathalie continued training for a few nail houses until she joined VELENA SA in 2013 and opened an official VELENA Klerksdorp branch.

Her enthusiastic, open and cheerful personality attracts many to become her students, clients and colleagues. Her strong suits are good communication and sales skills. She is very creative, energetic and has a talent for Nail Art. ‘I want to be the best I can in my field’.
Nathalie is fluent in English and French.



Natasha Nathulal

Educator, Head of Kwa-Zulu Natal Flagship

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Natasha is a true bred South African, born and raised in Durban Kwa-Zulu Natal. She is successful, motivated, with strong entrepreneur skills in the nail and beauty industry.

Natasha is highly accredited. She is an Assessor and Moderator for Services SETA and a Lecturer at beauty colleges. She is Partner and Founder of Nail Factor.

Natasha  is known for her skills and knowledge transfer. She has shaped the careers of many students and professionals in the industry.

She has been an Educator for a nail house for the past 10 years until she joined VELENA SA in 2014 as an Educator/ Distributor and opened VELENA Kwa-Zulu Natal branch.

Natasha is fluent in English.


Marsanne Bennett

Educator,  Montana/Pretoria North Flagship

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Marsanne is a talented Nail Artist, always trying to advance herself, in search of perfection.  She strives to deliver the best quality workmanship, providing the best service.

“I love what I do and want to share it with young and upcoming nail technicians. I want to be the best in what I do and I love a good challenge!”

Marsanne is fluent in Afrikaans and English.




Bonnie Maartiens

Educator, Rustenburg Flagship

Bonnie is a vibrant, well presented, highly qualified, dedicated professional with over 10 years experience in the nail and beauty industry.

Bonnie has joined VELENA SA in 2015 and became an Educator/Distributor for Rustenburg, North West Province.

Bonnie is fluent in Afrikaans and English.