Meet the Talent

Maggie's back!
In March 2017, I closed down my private studio and announced my retirement after spending 25 years covered in dust and glitter. 

It was a bittersweet moment in my life, thinking I was leaving a career that had been my passion, pride, and profession for over 25 years, but I had an opportunity to live in beautiful South Lake Tahoe and pursue other interests full time.

15 months later, I found myself back in the valley pursuing yet other new interests full time-- - it didn't take long before I found myself noticing the local nail trends and longing to pull my glitter and rhinestones out of storage.

A few phone calls later and I had a wonderful place to set up shop and several enthusiastic clients back on the books.

I realize that I'm not what most people expect, or are used to, from a nail tech. I'm quirky, to say the least. I like to think that people describe me as "a character" when they talk about me. One of those slightly odd, eccentric artist-types that you end up being quite fond of once you get used to me.
My clientele is eclectic, like myself. I always seem to find something enjoyable about each person, regardless of age or personal style. I'm just as thrilled to maintain your classic French manicure as I am to bling out your nails with custom rockstar styles and I enjoy painting flowers just as much as skulls!

One thing is for certain, however! I LOVE doing nails and from what I've been told, I'm not half bad at it.
Doing nails is so much more than just holding someone's hand for an hour or so every other week and making their nails look nice. Doing it well also means realizing that you will never know it all. This is a constantly changing industry that works with state-of-the-art chemistry and it's imperative to understand how these products work and how to safely apply and remove them-- not just how to make them look pretty.
A good nail tech also has to know how to maintain a safe working environment in order to protect the health and safety of her clients-- and herself and her co-workers! Disinfection practices are not just for show, they are an important part of making sure that you never regret having your nails done.
The professional nail industry is a thriving business all over the world, with trade shows, competitions, and continuing education far above and beyond that which is required by most states or countries to maintain a license. A nail tech who is passionate about the industry she has chosen to work in is a nail tech who will provide you with a lifetime of excellent service.