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Kaitlin Jeanette Smith was born in 1993. From the age of 2 years old; she had her own desk in her mother’s art studio. Kaitlin is the third generation through the maternal side of her family to groom and handle show dogs and have art featured in National Publications.

At nine years of age; she had her first wins with standard poodles. Her love for the afghan breed began at age 16. She did very limited showing due to school obligations; being an Honor Student at James A. Garfield High School, Student of the Month for May 2011, and graduated with an Academic Diploma in 2011.

During Kaitlin’s Senior Year in High School; she took her first entrepreneurial step by opening an Etsy shop to sell her artificial nail art. Since that time, her artificial nails have traveled to all of the contingent 48 states and internationally to Canada, Sweden, Italy, Fra…

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  • Born on May 24
  • Joined September 30, 2011

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About

Kaitlin Jeanette Smith was born in 1993. From the age of 2 years old; she had her own desk in her mother’s art studio. Kaitlin is the third generation through the maternal side of her family to groom and handle show dogs and have art featured in National Publications.

At nine years of age; she had her first wins with standard poodles. Her love for the afghan breed began at age 16. She did very limited showing due to school obligations; being an Honor Student at James A. Garfield High School, Student of the Month for May 2011, and graduated with an Academic Diploma in 2011.

During Kaitlin’s Senior Year in High School; she took her first entrepreneurial step by opening an Etsy shop to sell her artificial nail art. Since that time, her artificial nails have traveled to all of the contingent 48 states and internationally to Canada, Sweden, Italy, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Norway, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and Qatar.

In 2011, Kaitlin attended Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture in Niles, Ohio and graduated later that year as a Managing Manicurist. She passed her scheduled State Boards with All Excellent Scores in January 2012.

After attaining her License; Kaitlin gained work experience at local salons. During Summer 2013, Kaitlin took her Icelandic Import Afghan Hound “Declan” to Best Puppy 3 times, Puppy Group One, 8 AKC Championship Points, Group 2 Owner Handled and #14 Owner Handled Afghan Hound in the USA—all in just 3 Show Circuits. During this same time frame; the decision was made to open her own salon. In November 2013, Kaitlin attained her Instructor’s License.

Professional Credits:
Just Steampunk! 2011 (gown model, hand model, nail art)
Just Steampunk! 2013 (hand model, nail art)
NAILS Magazine July 2013 p.72 (Full Page Tutorial Mermaid Treasure Nails, hand model, nail art)
http://www.nailsmag.com/article/96696/look-for-inspiration-everywhere
Success Story Raphael’s School of Beauty 2013 (nail services, nail art)
NAILS Magazine October 2013 p.202 ({My Other Life} Going to the Dogs, Dog Handling, Afghan Hounds)
http://nailsmag.epubxp.com/i/168588/201
NAILS Magazine January 2014 p.156 (Annual Cover Tech Contest [Open World Wide] Noteworthy Entry)
http://www.nailsmag.com/photogallery/view/79193/cover-tech-2014-the-perfect-puzzle
NAILS Magazine February 2014 p.42 (shadow box featuring nail art)
All Professional Photos by Kelly Lynn Smith ~ Angelsun Photos

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