About the artists at Dana Nail Junkie & Co.

We are so grateful for all of our amazing clients that keep us booked up!  All of us here at DNJ&Co. are by appointment only, and at this time none of us can accommodate new clients.  However, follow us all on Instagram (linked below each artist's bio) to never miss an opportunity to snag a random opening.  We are all independent of one another, so please contact the tech you wish to work with personally.

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.  Most recently, Dana has moved, and expanded her salon to the amazing Square of Downtown New Philadelphia!  Nail Junkie is now Dana Nail Junkie & Co. which is home to amazing nail artists who work very hard to bring you healthy nail treatments.  Every artist at Dana Nail Junkie & Co. is their own boss, manage their own schedules, and hours, but we strive to bring you a cohesive atmosphere where you'll feel cozy and welcome by us all.  Please visit the "About Us" tab to learn more about each artist.  

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!

Season 4

Season 5

Check out Dana's YouTube for tutorials from the competitions and more!


Dana Nail Junkie & Co. Artists


*Not Accepting New Clients*
Dana Cecil became a licensed nail technician in 2004, but her passion began much earlier in life.

Dana's favorite nail art services are anything with fine lines, and handpainting!

*photo credit Ramona Mae Photography

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Makayla graduated Buckeye Career Center's Cosmetology program in 2016.  She then went on to further her career at Tusco Beauty School to acquire her advanced cosmetology license.

Makayla's favorite nail art services depends on the day, but she loves cheetah print, line art, and abstracts!

*photo credit Lindsey Raye Photography

Makayla's Instagram


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Caitlin graduated from Raphael’s of Alliance in August of 2019. Caitlin boldly made the jump straight into booth renting at Dana Nail Junkie & Co. to start her business in March of 2020. She is a natural nail enthusiast, meaning she only works with gel, specifically Luminary. All of her artwork is handpainted.

*photo credit Carterfolk Capture Co.

Caitlin's Instagram

Dana Nail Junkie & Co. Artists

Chelsea Starnes

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Chelsea's Instagram


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Rita started working at DNJ in 2021, and she fits right in! She offers gel polish services and Luminary.

Rita's favorite nail art service is florals!

Rita's Instagram


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Adi's Instagram

Kenzie Patterson

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Kenzie's Instagram


Dana will be opening City Block Salon in 2023. It is directly connected to Nail Junkie. If you are an interested Hair Stylist please send a text to Dana at 330-401-9675. You can also email info@cityblocksalon.com

City Block Salon's Instagram