The Meticulous Manicurist
I’m so glad you’re here! If I can help you in any way send me an email! I am happy to help. I’ve been in the beauty industry for over 25 years and can confidently state I am a “nail care expert”! I started out as a Nail Technician and when I opened my salon, Voila Salon & Spa in 2002, I got my full Cosmetology license so I could be the best boss I could be. I have 11 employees in my full service salon in Saline, MI.
I am the hardest working person you will ever meet because I am frugal and never had extra money to pay someone to help me. I have always had to figure it out on my own. I am a determined entrepreneur, salon owner, author, YouTube creator, and patent holding inventor. I have been recognized by industry magazines like Nails Magazine, NailPro, American Salon and TNG Magazine for my book, Shear Savvy Secrets and Strategies for Successful Salon Apprenticeships, my YouTube channel The Meticulous Manicurist Nail Tutorials and my patented invention The Ergo Lift. And have been written about in Fashion Magazine! I have successfully trained and licensed over a dozen people in the last 16 years through my apprenticeship program in my salon. I have 2 sons, a husband and 3 dogs. I wasn’t looking for an extra job when I started this journey but the demand by the general population all over the world has turned my side business, YouTube channel and online store, into my main business. I have an extraordinary brand of stainless steel tools and equipment and sell worldwide! It is really strange to know people in every country watch my videos and I am thrilled to be able to help so many people and spread awareness about nail care.
I have an associates degree in Art and Science with a background in business. I am striving to help nail technicians all over the world work smarter to prevent repetitive use injuries by decreasing the pressure applied to their bodies by clients using The Ergo Lift.
I hope to extend the length of nail technicians careers and raise awareness for the importance of body ergonomics in the nail industry. I have a strong commitment to continuing education and my knowledge, experience, and expertise in the nail industry continue to enhance the development of nail technicians all over the world.
“I love my career, It has given me everything I love in this world despite the struggles I have fought through with repetitive use injuries. I have sustained my career as a licensed professional nail technician for 25 years and counting, but I am concerned about other nail technicians and the burnout rate due to repetitive injuries. I was very fortunate to recover from an anterior discectomy and fusion. A necessary surgery to try and save my career and neck from repetitive use injuries of the cervical spine. And have been very conscientious of proper body position and posture to prevent additional injuries to my neck ever since.
Most inventions are developed out of necessity, and I have finally developed a product for nail technicians that provides an optimal ergonomic environment to improve posture and help prevent repetitive use injuries! Our motto is, “A successful nail career begins with the philosophy of prevention and preservation.” And our goal is to extend the longevity of every nail technicians career! I don’t ever want a nail technician to have to quit her job because of repetitive injuries ever again.”