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.
Teranyshia, Assistant to the Creative Director
Teranyshia is our 22 years old spa assistant from Fort Hood Texas. She has one older sibling and takes care of her grandmother. Nyshia has always had a yearning to help people. She has been in the customer service/ hospitality industry for more than 5 years. Graduating high school in 2013, she plans to attend college become an Assistant Teacher.
Nyshia is super ambitious and would love to be in the Entertainment Industry so she can direct and write scripts for movies and television. Soon she will start to achieve her dream to become and author, writing fictional suspense books. In her free time you will find her over a stove practicing cooking and playing with her 2 year old Miniature Pincher. Her duties include business and marketing outreach programs and handling many of the administrative tasks. She works closely with the Creative Director to ensure our Spa Sanctuary meets our mission and achieves it goals. She is the key to the efficient operation of our sanctuary!
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!
Inspiring to do great things in the future, Qwyne has enjoyed working with people ever since he was a child. As a youngster, he would go out into his neighborhood and help with chores like shoveling snow, cutting the grass and even simple things like dishes and taking out their trash. He got to know the elderly in his neighborhood by helping them with tasks they couldn’t do. At 15 he started his first job delivering newspapers while working part-time as a service clerk for his local grocery store. There his hard work was noticed and he was offered a promotion as a barista where he could really leverage his people skills to help others. He found he loved customer service which lead him to his highest level of customer service experience here at Curación .
Qwyne is also a father, caregiver and involved in his community (playing baseball and basketball and voluntary staffing at his local recreation center). He strongly believes after playing sports, his number one hobby is massage therapy, which he feels is needed and beneficial for the body. Plans to continue school to pursue a career in health and medicine and live out his passion of helping people feel better.
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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