New York Daily News said: “Life She’s Nailed It”. Tina Panariello says “I Just Did It”. No matter how she is described Tina Panariello is one gutsy woman. She was born and raised until she was 11 years old on the lower East side of Manhattan and was forced to move to Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. As most little girls, she was a daydreamer. She dreamed of becoming a dancer, a beautician, and believe it or not, even a surgeon. Moving to Brooklyn was a big transformation that prepared her for what was yet to come.
Prior to owning Nail Artistry by Tina, she owned an in-home jewelry business and always dressed up her nails with beautiful polish designs which she offered all the hostesses, as a gift, for giving her a jewelry party. Tina expanded on that and with two clients, one nipper, one file and three bottles of polish started doing nails house to house, and in her home for two days, always dreaming of one day having her own salon.
Several years later, with monetary help from her parents, her brother Andrew, uncle Richie, and then boyfriend Frank helped her, from scratch, put her dream salon together. Tina, drew up the blueprints, and decorated the entire salon by herself. She is a self-taught nail technician. There were no nail schools at the time, but ten years of learning and attending many beauty shows, with certifications under her belt from being an educator for OPI, she was grandfathered and received her license.
Tina Panareillo, is semi-retired, and still the owner of Nail Artistry by Tina for 32 years, and a nail technician/artist/actor/educator/author, Polished: filing away at life’s truths, motivational speaker, and is an accomplished miniature nail artist.
She is a first and second place World and International Nail Art Champion, adding many other nail art awards. Panariello