Nail Technician Of The Month Januarie 2016

Name: Maryke

Surname: Taylor

Province: Gauteng

Business Contact no: 078 803 0725

Congratulations to Maryke Taylor for winning the Young Nails Nail technician of the Year 2015 award. For her great achievement, she has also been selected as Nail Tech of the month, January 2016 .
Well Done Maryke, we are proud to have you part of the Young Nails Familiy.
Maryke took the time to share some of herself with us.

Tell us a bit more about yourself?

Tell us a bit more about yourself?

I am a wife, a mother, business owner and a nail technician.  I love God and love how He puts me in a position to help people, I see myself as a hardworking and honorable person.

How long have you been in the Nail industry?

I finished my very first course when I was 21 years old, left the industry for about 8 years, my mom believed I needed a “real” job.  I then decided that I hated the corporate world and with lots of support from my husband I started doing nails again about 4 years ago and I have not looked back for a second.

What inspired you to join the nail industry?

I have always loved pretty nails, I used to polish my nails every day after school, remove it in the morning and redo it the following afternoon.  A lot of work, but I have always had a passion for it.  I also remember my mom fighting with me when I was in matric telling me that I should start studying and stop doing my nails.  “Nails isn’t going to bring you anywhere in life”, she said and just look where I am today.

Where are you currently working?

I currently own a Salon in Benoni at the Rynfield Terrace Shopping Centre called French Affair.

What is your favorite or signature nail system to use?

I love love love acrylic sculpture.  My favorite is that any nail, doesn’t matter what the condition can absolutely be transformed with this.

What is your Favorite current Nail Trend?

My personal favorite is a ballerina shaped nail in nude with a loads of bling; I believe that every girl needs some sparkle in her life.

What is your favorite Young Nails product and why?

This is a difficult question, I love them all!!!  But, if I had to mention one, it would have to be the Protein Bond, there is absolutely nothing like it…

What are your pet hates if you have any when it comes to the nail industry?

Two things


  1. When a client calls to just get a “quick” appointment for a set of acrylic nails right after you have told her that there is no space.

  2. That people tend to think that Nail Technicians are lazy, lack ambition and do not work hard.

Tell us a bit more about yourself?

Tell us a bit more about yourself?



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