Growing up in southeast Wisconsin, as a teen I used to “polish” my nails with black marker and use Whiteout to create a French tip. During my college years, I polished my nails every week and matched my outfits to the nail color of the week. Little did I know this was the start of becoming a future nail technician!
For the next 20 years I lived on both the East and West Coasts, I often considered attending Cosmetology School, but working and raising a daughter and son left little time for formal education. Instead, I became a representative for one of the largest direct-selling cosmetic companies in the U.S. This association continued for many years and gave me the confidence and knowledge of being a businesswoman. I knew that I wanted to have my own business and change women’s lives.
After moving back to the Midwest in 2009, I began working at a salon and spa – my “official” introduction to the beauty and wellness industry – where I was told, “You would be a great nail tech…you should do it!”
I graduated at the top of my class at Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI in December 2010, received my temporary license, and immediately began my nail tech career at a local spa. I worked hard, passed the Wisconsin State Board exam and became fully licensed in March 2011. I have recently completed additional hours at Elite Nail School & Training Center, Madison, WI to become a Licensed Instructor. I have gained valuable professional insight and experience by attending numerous nail shows, beauty shows and workshops throughout the United States. I am a member of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), Barbicide Certified and CND Shellac Pro Certified. I am Electric File Certified, as well as Waxing Certified, and will continue to achieve additional certifications in my profession to be the best Licensed Nail Technician in the industry.
Philippians 4:13 — “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.”