Sheera Gersh-Brown Bio
Sheera Gersh-Brown had the beauty industry in her spirit as her mother was a passionate hair dresser in New York, it was inevitable that her daughter would soon adopt the love for the beauty industry. Sheera was encouraged by her long time nail tech to get her nail license while attending college, and fell in love with the artistry, and genuine connection she created with others. After graduating college with a BIS degree in Sociology/Psychology, she soon learned that she can marry both her love of empowering women and creating gorgeous nail enhancements.
Sheera believes that we have gotten away from a truly personalized experience when getting beauty services, so it was important for her as the owner/operator to create a “vibe” where our guests feel welcome and experience a one of a kind nail experience. Because of this, she has built a fiercely loyal clientele. Coined “glitter gangster” by a dear friend, she specializes in creating custom glitter mix embedded enhancements and sparkly toes.
With over 20 years of experience in the nail industry, Sheera has worn many hats over the years. As a product educator for a professional brand, she demonstrated product knowledge and application to professional nail techs at classes and at trade shows. Sheera has been published for both print and nail art in Nails and NailPro Magazines, as well as the fashion print of Perfectify Magazine. In 2014, Along with three other nail technicians, Sheera competed in the Nailpro Cup at the International Beauty Shown in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a love for elevating other professionals, she branched away from working for a brand and became an independent educator. When she is not working behind the chair with salon clients, as the co-founder of the Arizona Nail Technicians Network, you will find her coordinating continuing education classes for licensed nail pros across Arizona. In 2015, Sheera created a nails only blog and interactive Facebook group for industry professionals called, Nail Addict Society. The blog took off and continues to grow, inspire and educate nail techs across the globe. In January 2017, Sheera joined the team at Nail Tech Reality Check as an Empowerment Coach and will be educating at trade shows, classes and workshops across the United States.
A little more insight on Sheera…In 2009, Sheera was inspired to continue her education in holistic healing and successfully completed an Advanced Certification in Transformational Life Coaching and a Master level Certification in Reiki, her second business was soon birthed as Rebellious Spirit Healing Arts. Sheera was born in Smithtown, New York, and grew up right here in Tempe. This sassy girl has a love for life; she loves new adventures especially traveling and trying new restaurants. She also likes to cuddle up and bingewatch Netflix with her husband and their furbaby family; Jellybean, Victoria and Elvis.
Solina Yang Aliifua Bio
Solina Yang Aliifua absolutely loved nails and art as a young girl, and dreamed of attending beauty school to become a nail technician. As she pursued her dream, she graduated from Nail Logic Institute in Mesa, AZ where she developed a passion for creating beautiful enhancements. As a talented nail technician she found herself inspired by new techniques and artistry, as well as creating 3D nail art, hand painted art, and is obsessed with glitter. In March 2018, Solina relocated her business to Addicted to Nails and is looking forward to continuing to build her clientele.
Solina grew up in Tempe and currently lives in Mesa with her husband Johnny, and is a mother of four beautiful children. As a mother, it was important for Solina to show her children that you can have a dream and make it a reality through passion.
Brandy Sucher Bio
Brandy Sucher has always had a passion for nails even as a little girl but had no idea her passion could be her career. She decided to go to beauty school in June 2011 and graduated from Avalon School of Cosmetology in June 2012. After graduation she was a stylist for a few months but knew her true passion was with nails and started doing nails full time in 2013.
She has been featured in Nails Magazine and Nail Pro multiple times for her fun, crazy nail designs and was also in the top 24 of Nails Magazines Next Top Nail Artist international competition two years in a row.
Brandy specializes in hard gel enhancements, gel polish manicures and loves working with glitter and foils. She also offers acrylic services, hand painted art, and rockstar toes.
Brandy is a Swarovski certified nail artist and has been trained in the European way of shaping beautiful enhancements.
Brandy grew up in Queen Creek and currently lives in Mesa with her crazy, love-able pets. When she’s not behind the desk doing nails, you’ll find her out playing Pokémon Go or painting on canvas using acrylic paints.
Dori Ziak Bio
Ever since Dori can remember, art has been a huge passion in her life. Taking art classes during and after school, helped create a strong foundation and understanding on how to make an image come to life. While she always enjoyed to draw and paint, Dori also worked in the nursing industry for 5 years. When moving to Arizona from California, she decided to leave her job in nursing and figure out what she really wanted to pursue as a career. While getting her nails done, she started to notice how this could be something she’d be really great at and enjoy!
After some research, Dori found and attended Nail Logic the Institute o Nail Technology. There she learned about the foundation of nail care, nail art and how huge a trend it was becoming! In May ‘18 Dori became a licensed nail tech. Everyday is such a learning experience and is so glad and thankful she decided to pursue a career in this industry!
Lauren Overton Bio
Lauren Overton is a Tempe, AZ native, though she was proudly born in Fort Hood, TX, being relocated to Arizona as a young child. Growing up, she vividly remembers using toothpicks to paint hearts on each of her tiny little toenails, and still to this day will not be seen without glitter toes! Maybe that’s why in 2014 she decided to leave her career in Property Management, in order to pursue a new dream of entrepreneurship by becoming a nail technician, artist and microsalon owner.
She gratefully accepted an opportunity to join the Addicted to Nails team in 2018, and hasn’t looked back! Most days, you can find Lauren elbows-deep in glitter, specializing in hard gel nails of all lengths, shapes and designs. She has an extreme passion to create the client’s precise vision, down to every tiny OCD detail. In addition to “relax your hand for me please,” randomly blurted song lyrics, and “cure!” (hence her new studio name…), it’s common to hear her joke, “nailed it!” at the end of any art appointment!
When she isn’t working, she is spending time with her main man (her 4 year old son), bullet journaling, budgeting, organizing, perpetually trying to find “me time”, and generally faking it ‘til she makes it. Her favorite thing about being a nail professional is that her clients often comment that they need their “nail therapy” or text after they leave her studio, “I know I say this every time, but this is my new favorite set of nails!” She can’t wait to hear you say that after being in our salon just one time.