I started this crazy journey back in high school, in 2005, attending BOCES for nail technology. Never in my wildest dreams would I have expected it to bring me to where I am today. 

While at BOCES, I ended up competing in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, where technical students compete within their trades. I took home first prize in the region, and second place in New York State in 2006.

This was when I realized I was blessed with a special gift and decided to pursue a career in the nail industry. In turn, I acquired my nail and waxing license. 

After over a decade of salon experience, I craved an intimate setting where the client's satisfaction and comfort was the main priority. The noise and traffic in a nail salon had me empathize with the clients in knowing that it's not the calm, spa-like experience that it should be.


It was not about making a quick buck for me. I always put my best foot forward when it came to creating my art.

...this is how Meraki was created!


You can book your appointment directly on this website. I hope to have the opportunity share my passion with you! 

Find Meraki:

421 Broad Street

Fourth Floor

Suite 14

Utica, New York

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