Curación Nails, Body, and Success Sanctuary™ is led by our Creative Director, Ebony Contreras. A Silver Spring, Maryland resident and native she has been a licensed Nail Technician in the state of Maryland for over 13 years. She has also taught courses at two local college and universities.
She graduated from Sweet Briar College with Bachelors in Sociology and a Law & Society minor. She earned money in college by providing nail services to her fellow classmates while also serving as a Resident Assistant (RA). Eventually Ebony worked in a Day Spa as well as a Maryland-based Mobile Spa as a Nail Technician. During that time she also earned a Masters in Organization Development & Strategic Human Resources from Johns Hopkins’s University’s Carey Business School.
At Curación Nails, Body, and Success Sanctuary™, she provides strategic direction and leadership in employee development, human resources, marketing, community outreach, and absolute customer satisfaction. She also serves as the lead Success Coach for career-life coaching, resume services, and academic paper review services.
Ebony brings her education and background in Nail Technology, Sociology, Human Resources, Training, and Career Facilitation to Curación Nails, Body, and Success Sanctuary™. She provides thoughtful leadership, overseeing the strategic and creative direction of the sanctuary, human resources, marketing, staff training, community outreach, partnering, and absolute customer satisfaction.
Ebony is an author, Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor (GCDF-I), and a National Career Development Association (NCDA) designated Master Career Specialist (MCS).
In her spare time she enjoys reading, creative writing, and spending time with her two children, two cats, and husband.
A ” Jack of all trades ” Kaitlyn has worked in several different industries gaining knowledge and experience in customer service and sales. As a child growing up in Florida, she had a unique fashion sense and found an entrepreneur spirit which inspired her to create an online boutique where she networked with other pre-teens exchanging clothing, accessories, and occasionally electronics through Myspace ( the ancient Facebook ).
The youngest of four siblings, Kaitlyn has always been independent and ambitious. Her career path took a detour during her freshman year of high school when she moved to Maryland to be her Father’s caregiver while his health was deteriorating from stage four lung cancer.
She is interested in all forms of art anywhere from acrylic and water color medium painting to baking. Kaitlyn is a visual learner and self taught makeup artist, on her leisure you could find her spending time with her son and often watching tutorials to better perfect her talents and learn new skills such as cooking.
Kaitlyn conducts business and marketing outreach programs and coordinates all administrative tasks here at Curacion. A creative extrovert, she has a passion for people and exceeding their expectations. Kaitlyn aspires to open up and run multiple businesses one day and inspire others to pursue their dreams and fulfill their purpose
Dorianne Lumina Aillery, Supervisory Wellness Therapist
Dorianne graduated from Towson University with a degree in Secondary Education and an emphasis in French, also certified to teach entry level Spanish. She is a certified Yoga instructor, Reiki practitioner, Thai Yoga Massage therapist, and aspiring Natural Nail Care professional. For many years she has been combining crystal therapy in conjunction with acupressure, and reflexology into her healing sessions.
As a former high school teacher, yogini, vocalist, dancer, and integrative medicine body worker bringing poetry to life, Dorianne Lumina Aillery nurtures healing into the essence of her instruction, choreography, composition, and collaborative efforts.
She also has instructed dance and yoga at John Robert Powers, a talent agency and served as a high school step/dance coach. Eventually her passions opened doors at John’s Hopkins University, where she has been teaching Yoga and Dance Fusion classes at the medical campus. Dorianne is also a contractor with University of Maryland’s Center for Integrative Medicine, where she shares her passions with 4th year medical students, informing them about the benefits of meditation and chanting.
As a firm believer in sound therapy, Dorianne enjoys singing and songwriting, and is collaborating with various artists. She feels that the combination of various healing modalities, including yoga, meditation, pranayama, sacred touch therapy, creative healing arts, and exposure to the natural world combined, holds great promise in helping to bringing positive change across the world.
Dorianne was born in France and raised in a French-American household in Point of Rocks, Maryland. Early influences in her life have helped shape the personal philosophy that she brings to her yoga instruction and quest for deepening inner equanimity through her ever-evolving meditation practice and creative music/dance oriented projects.
Her bicultural upbringing has fostered an appreciation of cultural diversity in all her pursuits. Additionally, sharing her nest throughout her youth with foster siblings in need of a stable home environment was a key component to Dorianne’s fundamental approach in expressing ‘livelihood’ unto others and thyself.
Learning to initiate strength and peace of mind in overcoming many obstacles and several life-threatening traumas, have catered to her natural bliss for life!
Misha, Wellness Therapist
Bio coming soon!
Qwyne , Spa Assistant
Bio coming soon!
Ivana loves being in a career that physically and mentally gives relief to the human body. She helps everyday people with muscular dysfunction, blood circulation, lymph drainage and more. Knowing that her client’s feel Great after getting one of her detailed massages makes her feel like she is doing her job thoroughly. She always finds time to educate herself in her field of work. She believes that the more she knows, the more her client’s will be enlightened to the world of how beneficial Massage Therapist for their health and wellness.
Outside of being a Massage Therapist her world is filled with music and family. She’s very much into sports and staying active. Writing poetry is one of her hobbies and dancing is what she does for fun; she loves music so much!
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