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Dana Cecil became a licensed nail technician in 2004, but her passion began much earlier in life. She started out with the press-ons and grocery store acrylic, customizing them to be even cooler than they were back then. She started collecting nail polish, decals, and anything else she could get her Mom to buy her.
Dana's husband got called to active duty in 2003, and she decided to spend her time alone at nail school. She graduated in 2004, from Tusco Beauty School, and worked at a local salon for a few months. Soon after, Dana's husband returned from duty, they moved to Florida for a couple of years while her husband attended school. They moved back to Ohio in 2006 and started a family. Dana always kept her tech license current, knowing that someday, she would want to pursue this career.
In 2013 Dana established Nail Junkie, located in The Galleria of Salons, Suite #112, in beautiful downtown Dover, Ohio.
Dana has been published in NAILS magazine print edition as well as NAILS online Magazine, Nail Art Gallery Magazine. Just search her name on the NAILS website for multiple links to her work. She has also competed in one of the largest and most prestigious nail competitions available to licensed nail technicians. Next Top Nail Artist, which is hosted mainly by NAILS Magazine and CND, along with multiple other sponsors throughout the competition. Nails & CND hand pick 24 semi-finalists from entries around the globe, yes....the whole WORLD. From there they have two pre-challenges where 6 people will be cut each challenge to take the competition to the Top 12 contestants. The Top 12 contestants battle it out through weekly challenges until there is only one person crowned Next Top Nail Artist. Dana competed, and ranked Top 7 during Season 4 of NTNA, then went onto compete in Season 5 where she ranked Top 5! Follow the links below to view all of Dana's competition pieces!
Check out Dana's YouTube for tutorials from the competitions and more!