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LAKWERK is Amsterdam’s first nail art salon in the heart of the city.

Founded by high fashion manicurist Jessica Scholten + tv host Saar Koningsberger. LAKWERK takes a salon experience to the next level – giving our clients expert service as well as a beautifully creative manicure.

All the nail techs work on a freelance base at LAKWERK. Working as a freelancer means they all have their own unique style and expertise. Come for a classic or go wild with some of the latest nail trends in pop-art, minimalistic or extensions, LAKWERK will create a look that is as unique as you are.

Read and discover the style of each nail tech at LAKWERK and find out which nailtech makes the perfect fit to you. We set quality as a high standard and therefor make sure all the nail techs are trained regularly and keep up to date with the latest trends.

We are very proud to have a community of such super passionate and talented nailtechs!

THE TEAM

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Jessica Scholten is one of the first fashion nail technicians in the Netherlands. Since 2010 Jessica has worked for leading national and international magazines as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, W magazine, Glamour, ELLE & teamed on shows during fashion week in London, Paris, New York & Milan.

FOUNDER & CEO

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Saar Koningsberger is a Dutch multi-talented TV host, actress and online creator.
Fashion, trends and personal appearance have always been an inspiration throughout her life. Nails are an essential element of her style and a means to channel her creativity and express her love for design.

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Tamara Sijtsma has done many managing jobs over the past few years and loves to arrange everything. From taking care of customers, arranging things in the salon to making sure the nailtechs get what they need is what keeps me busy every day. Positive thinking and putting a smile on people’s faces is my main goal and hope to give this positive energy to all whom I meet.

STORE MANAGER

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Anne-Maartje also known as Ansie is one of the newest members of our Lakwerk team. She worked different managers jobs before, is a wonderful host and also a great chef. She will make sure you will get a nice and warm welcome in our salon. Always happy, positive and with a smile.

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CENTRUM

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Ilona Smit’s signature treatments are known for the detail in her artwork. Any design you desire Ilona can perfectly execute on your nails. Ilona can illustrate on-the-spot a design sketch which brings a fun co-creative process for your mani.

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Stacey Hannou-Baan greatest joy in her work is when her customors are happy and leave inspired. She is the go-to-girl to get a perfect single color manicure. Her ultimate goal is to perfect the natural nail and take every treatment to the next level.

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Laura Jansen is a fashion illustrator who has done commicionend work for artists and brands like Vivienne Westwood, l’atelier Amsterdam, Sunny Jansen, Roger Brunnings PR, Top Notch, Kim Keizer, IamAisha, Lisa Lois and more.

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Lotte Oskamp makes your nails literally on fire! Rock your flames or a sexy single colour. As an Amsterdam city girl she loves spicy and trendy nails, every request is do able. Nail art has never been so cool! And btw, your appointment is never boring with her.

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Sylvia de Groot absolutely LOVES to search for your nail signature together. Traditional wisdom says that you can tell a lot about a person from their hands. Long nails, short nails. Soft or worn skin. It’s a whole different ball game when it comes to your nail polish!

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Isabella van Paridon has been painting nails for as long as she can remember. She finds joy in her work when her clients leave feeling happy and more beautiful. Her work is precise, fast and highly skilled.

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Jess Cotton is from England and has almost 10 years under her belt. With many years experience in all things nails from the perfect polished mani to sculpting & extending the nail.

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Ingeborg Bakhuysen started doing nails years ago. After a break, it was Jessica who inspired her to go back in business. And now she is… Ingeborg loves to be challenged in nail art but a single color or extension will get the same full focus.

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Maud van Ooijen an inquisitive perfectionist in training with the best nailtechs. Besides school I am working on nails 24/7. In a short time I got my degree in nail technician and followed a masterclass at Lakwerk. Now it is time to become a LAKWERK girl.

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Dewi Boetius has been working in fashion for years but her passion for nail art really took over. She really found her happy place once she discovered nail art! She loves pushing her limits and she is always in for something fun.

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Sandra Keur never stops smiling in a day, and will always drag you into her positive vibes! From small town (east-side) girl all the way to manicure Vogue shoots and assisting Fashionweek in NY!

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Hayley is originally from England, her creative home is in Amsterdam. Hayley is inspired by patterns and colour from everyday life, and enjoys translating this onto your nails. She offers precision, flair and style. In her eyes, glitter is always welcome.

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Demi Kijser is an allround self-taught creative girl. She works as a cake decorator, make-up artist/hairstylist and she owns her own jewellry brand with all hand made jewellery. About a year ago she fell in love with nail art.

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Ashley Kloet is free styling through life and found nail art along the way. She’s been trained by the best and is always thriving to give her clients the best too! She loves creating something new and unique everday.

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Daniel Smedeman is an enthusiastic creative who dares to challenge himself. He takes his inspiration from fashion, art and vibrant colours while translating that into fresh-glazed, modern looking nails. He recently graduated but consistently improves himself to strive for the best results.

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Noortje Metsemakers had an amazing time at the Lakwerk bootcamp, since then she’s been obsessed with nail art and has constantly been trying to improve her work.

She loves making art on such a small surface as clean, crisp and detailed as possible. She uses bold lines and bright colours to create her drawings.

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Paula Klaassen has just started learning nail art and will be trained by the best. After years of working at an office as a project coordinator, she decided to change course and become a Nailtech. simplistic and perfection describe my style best.

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Loes Appels stands for infinitive creative source. She participated in national- and international nail contests. She’s a proud owner of 6 podium places, 25 diplomas and certificates and is highly experienced as a representative for the official Shellac brand CND, which makes her an absolute pro.

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Sofie Dijkstra is a dietician who wanted to take her awesome nail hobby to the next level. Her work consists of a variety of artwork from simplicity to precise and detailed. You name it and she can create it! Most important to her is putting a smile on every client’s face.

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Dana Taverne gets her inspiration from fashion. She watches fashion shows and follows the latest trends which she then turns into great stylish nails. She does not shy away from a challenge and is very driven in her work. She always ensures that you leave the salon with a big smile and fleeky nails which gives her the best feeling.

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Marliene Stolker started her nail adventure when joining the LAKWERK Bootcamp. She instantly fell in love with the endless possibilities of nail art and is super excited to start sharing her new found passion with her customers. She loves pastel colours, fine lines and detailed designs. While striving for perfection, she gets inspired by art, nature and fashion.

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Yadira Honhof makes has discovered nail art after working as a nail tech for a year and a half.  Before she became a nail tech, she worked as a legal assistant. This was not something that suited her and started looking for creativity. She is at home in single colors, artificial nails and wants to continue to develop and achieve the nicest and most beautiful creations in order to discover her own style. Perfection describes her work the best.

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Hjordis Orbons has fashion running through her veins! Her roots are design, she is known for her use of humour, colour & prints. Over the years Hjordis has created many collections for several fashion brands & now she would love to create your own personalized collection on nails. She gets her inspiration from Music, Fashion shows & art. Let her use your nails as a canvas to showcase this.

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Sofieke Appels has followed the bootcamp at Lakwerk and is now a Lakster! She is a very spontaneous girl and always in for a laugh, but takes her job very seriously. Nail art and design is her specialty, she loves to be creative. 

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Annabel van Dijk might be down to earth, her nail-skills aren’t. She worked for years in the creative event-industry but now it’s time for her to express her creativity via nail-art. She will only let you leave when your nails are even more than on point.

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WORK WITH US

We’re always looking for talented nail techs, interns and event staff to join the team!

PLEASE SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO HI@LAKWERK.COM