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Meet the Founder

Shenika Blanding

 I Nailed It Academy was founded by Shenika Blanding in 2019.  Shenika graduated from Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro NC in 2010 and has served as a licensed manicurist & educator for over 11 years.  After 3 prosperous years of running her own business, and gaining much experience in the nail industry, Shenika couldn't ignore her burning desire to educate others on the importance of proper nail health and techniques. She challenged state board to gain her instructors license and later relocated to Durham NC to teach full-time at Miller-Motte College (MMC) as the Program Director for nail technology. In her teachings at MMC, Shenika found that it was time to take ownership of the future and open her own nail academy.  Her dreams and passions became reality in the opening of I Nailed It Academy.  “As a young girl I have always dreamed of being an educator and mentor to others. My passion in life is helping others to gain the knowledge and understanding that I have been able to acquire over the years to better their creativeness and craft in this industry. My main goal is to not only provide my students with the skill set to become licensed but to make sure that WE as a team achieve success together." 


Choosing Success

At I Nailed It Academy, we have a 100% passing rate.  Our program’s main goal is to provide career advancement opportunities for through practical and carefully crafted experiential training programs. Since our establishment, our reputation has grown as our graduates go on to become knowledgeable professionals in their field.

Through engaging and hands-on educational opportunities, I Nailed It Academy continuously cultivates future industry leaders. If this is what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to learn more about what we have to offer.

A Hands On Approach

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