We currently have five artists on staff, Nikki, Lexi, Ashley, Erin & Cindy. Nikki is our founder and permanent makeup artist. Cindy & Ashley are our lash extension specialist and Lexi is proficient in lashes and brows. Erin is our Salon Manager. All are in love with their craft and have dedicated themselves to learning all they can to best serve their clients.
Nikki Naylor is the owner and the permanent makeup artist at Beauty Lounge and Co. Nikki is originally from Brevard, Florida but has lived in Gainesville since 2008. Nikki graduated from Joe Blasco Makeup Artist Training Center of Orlando in 2007 with a certificate in Professional Makeup Artistry.
After graduating from Joe Blasco, Nikki attended the University of Florida. She graduated with a bachelor's degree of science in Family, Youth and Community Science in 2012. She worked as a bridal Make-Up artist while attending the University of Florida. With her passion for the beauty industry and dedication to helping women feel beautiful, in 2015 Nikki decided to begin microblading training to further expand her skills in the beauty world.
Nikki completed a 6-month apprenticeship under an artist in Orlando. Her apprenticeship gave her the ability to work hands on with her trainer and clients to assure her understanding of the procedure was thorough. She spent hundreds of hours perfecting the craft before taking her first client. She has since taken several continuing education training courses and attended conferences all over the country. She has completed in-depth training in the science of pigments, skin undertones, modifiers and color corrections, needle selection, winged eyeliner, lip blushing and more.
To Nikki, Beauty Lounge is everything. It stands for her remaining true to who she is, creating a life she loves, providing the highest quality services to each and every client and most importantly, helping women feel beautiful in their own skin!
Erin a celebrity hair stylist and has been in the Salon industry since 2002. She got her start in Ohio where she was born and raised. She then relocated to South Florida where she continued her career behind the chair specializing in Balayage, Up Styling and Precision Cutting. She then started Managing Luxury Salons in South Florida up until moving to Gainesville in 2021. Where she became our Salon Manager.
Lexi has been a lash lift and brow specialist here at Beauty Lounge since 2021. She is very detail oriented and considers herself a perfectionist. Lexi loves getting to know her clients, and prioritizes making them feel comfortable in our space and beautiful when they leave.
Lexi has been involved in the beauty industry as a freelance makeup artist since 2018. She attended Cosmetology school at South Florida State College, and obtained her license in 2020. Lexi was born and raised in Lake Placid, FL, and relocated to Gainesville in 2021 to continue to pursue her career in the field she is passionate about.
Graduating from Skyline College for Aesthetics in 2015 and Massage Therapy in 2016, Cindy is a Licensed Esthetician with over 8 years of experience specializing in lash extensions and lash lifts.
Knowing the importance of education in an industry that is always growing and advancing, Cindy instantly had a strong focus on continued education and training.
Recently moving from San Francisco where she owned her own lash studio for 5 years, Cindy is ready to share her knowledge, expertise and passion to help our clients feel beautiful!
With her focus on education and her positive attitude, we know she will be a great fit for our clients here at Beauty Lounge, we can't wait for you to meet her!
I was a stay at home mom for awhile and I loved every bit of it but I always had a passion in beauty and wanted to pursue making woman feeling beautiful and I’m loving every bit of it!
My life long passion is to make my clients feel beautiful in every way possible” Ashley said
“When I’m not in the studio, I enjoy spending time with my two little boys and husband”
Ashley is so sweet and she shares the same passion the rest of us do. She is a perfect fit to our team here at Beauty Lounge and we are so excited to have her!
Ashley was born and raised in Gainesville, FL and she graduated from Blys School of Cosmetology in June 2022. She became very interested in eyelash extensions right after school and did a lot of research on how to best learn the art of lash extensions. Ashley is our lash technician and also is certified in lash lifts.