Mariaan completed her first Nail course in 2008 and instantly fell in love with the Nail Industry. With her first nail competition, Mariaan place 3rd. She persisted and with her second competition, she placed 1st which resulted in her competing in the national finals. She placed 1st in the finals and received the title of Overall Winner of the competition. Since then she has competed in various competitions with her latest title of 1st place in the Professional Beauty Intermediate Sculpture Category in 2017. That year Mariaan also received the Title as Young Nails Brand Ambassador 2018
Mariaan always knew that with her passion for her career she wanted to help student nail techs achieve true success in the industry and in 2013 she became an Educator. In 2018 she opened her own Training Facility and became the Young Nails Mentor in Boksburg.
She is eager to share all her talent and experience with her students and loves seeing them add value to the Industry and becoming Independent Entrepreneurs.