meet the team
Molly: Owner and Nail Tech.
Molly Nagle founded Spruce Nail Shop in 2015. Molly comes from an art background, and has been the resident nail tech for her friends and family since childhood. After college, Molly went on to be an art teacher with Chicago Public Schools and Cincinnati Public Schools. She loved teaching, but after five years she was ready for a change. Molly had always been creating side businesses, and she knew when moving back to Cincinnati that she wanted to create her own. She wanted to bring a nail shop to Cincinnati that felt more like an art studio where artists create works of art on tiny canvases. Spruce was founded on GOOD. CLEAN. FUN. -- where we put the health and safety of our staff and clients first, while also creating a warm, welcoming, and creative environment. You can usually find Molly at Spruce painting, whether it’s nails or our walls. Molly and her husband Jason have a son, AJ, and are expecting a daughter soon.
Andrea: Nail Tech Manager, Lead Educator, and Abstract Artist.
Andrea keeps all our techs at the Spruce standard by meeting with them individually and helps them grow their skills. She is known for her marbling magic-- if you want a swirled mix of colors or a geometric design on your nails, she is the go-to for all things abstract. Whether she's educating clients and staff on nail and skin health, celebrating life's moments with guests, or just grinning at you when you walk in the door, Andrea will always make you feel better and your day feel brighter.
Danielle: Nail Technician, Specialized Care Provider, and Manager of Staff Development
Danielle moved to Cincinnati from California, and is so excited to be part of this new community. She previously worked in an assisted care facility, offering older clients safe manicures and pedicures to keep them feeling young and fresh. She’s a total bookworm, so she’s down for swapping synopses of your latest reads, but she also wants to hear about your favorite places to eat around town!
Mollie K excels at painting objects on nails, especially fruit, flowers, or tiny animals. She leads our nail art classes to our techs, helping them to develop their craft and fulfill the dreams of our clients. Mollie K loves cats, candy, and karaoke. If Mollie wasn't at Spruce, she'd be on Broadway. When clients have a movie or TV show recommendation, she wants to hear about it!
Looking for a good color palette? Shannon is great at picking out an ombre arrangement or matching polishes to your favorite painting. Outside of Spruce, Shannon manages Shop Marigolden, where she creates lovely earrings (for sale at Spruce!) and spends loads of time with her two rescue pups.
Heleena is the ultimate fangirl. She loves sharing her passions with everyone, and she's excited about Cincinnati, healthcare, equality, manicures, and helping people feel their best! She wants to know what gets you pumped up too. Every time she steps into Spruce, Heleena feels invigorated, empowered, and happy, and it's her goal to help you feel the same whenever you're getting a service with her.
It's Lauren's mission to utilize her decade of experience in skincare to help clients achieve results with their skin by helping them establish a skincare routine with great practices and products. Lauren knows how important releasing tension during a service can be, so the massage for a facial, manicure, or pedicure is something she focuses on. She loves connecting with clients-- she will talk with anybody about anything!
Mika: Esthetics Manager
Mika is an esthetician who wants to help you glow! "Healthy skin is happy skin" is her mantra, and she can handle all your waxing needs. She is a Cincinnati native full of great recommendations and can usually be found in the corner of a coffee shop or enjoying a cocktail on a patio. Mika is passionate about equality, naps, and Schitt's Creek. Be on the lookout for her sneaky one-liners! Instagram: @skinbymika_
Kristina: Nail Technician and Esthetician
Kristina has an eye for detail, so if you're a perfectionist - you've met your match! She will take the time to make sure your shape and cuticles are exactly how you want them. Kristina's known among the staff for her massage game - if it's time to brush up on our massage skills, she's first picked for a practice partner. Her love of eighties music and vegan food keep her fueled through the day.
Lexi: Nail Technician and Gel-X Educator
Lexi is a proud West-sider with a cosmetology license. As a small business owner, toddler mama, and nail tech, she's a busy lady! Lexi has a boisterous personality, and her Harry Styles fandom is legendary (check out her tattoos!).
Alix: Nail Technician and Esthetician
Alix is a licensed cosmetologist who first started at Spruce behind the front desk! She joined our nail tech team and has been loving choosing color palettes for clients, or finding that perfect goes-with-anything pedi color. She recently adopted a rescue dog - as in, she actually rescued him - and loves to hear about your pet adventures, too!
Sonne: Nail Technician and Shift Lead
Shelbie: Nail Technician, Mentor, and Volleyball Coach
Cecilia: Nail Technician
Jordan: Nail Technician, Nail Art Educator
Sidney: Nail Technician
Grace: Nail Technician
Mariah: Nail Technician
Robin: Nail Technician
Ashley M: Nail Technician
Emma: Nail Technician
Deja: Nail Technician
Andi: Nail Technician
Mari: Nail Technician
Madi: Nail Technician
Gloria: Communications Manager, World Traveler
Gloria books all of our client groups (bridal? bachelorette? birthday? graduation?), handles those oh-so-rare client issues, and is our go-to girl for nail and style inspo. She's also most likely to bring a fancy home-baked dessert into the breakroom to keep the sugar high going.
Katie: Retail Manager, Shift Lead, Cat Mom.
Katie's also a licensed nail technician and esthetician, but she's mostly found behind the desk or in the office doing admin work. If you're looking for something fun to do in OTR on a weekend - or weekday - she'll have at least four recommendations for you. She LOVES featuring local makers on our retail shelves, so if you have a product you think our clients would love, reach out!
Abby: Coordinator and Gen-Z Translator
Abby is a college student, Spruce regular, and keeps us all laughing. If you're looking for a bright mani idea, check out Abby's nails - her manis are usually as bright and sunny as her personality!
Hannah B: Coordinator, Certified Polish Swatcher, and Off-Duty Therapist
The ultimate problem solver, Hannah B radiates that perfect balance of excitement and peace. As a licensed therapist, we are lucky to have her empathy and welcoming personality behind the desk a few days a week. Admiring our beautiful nail swatches at our Walnut Hills shop? Thank Hannah B!
Deirdre: Coordinator and Literal Firecracker
Kayla, Social Media Manager.
Kayla keeps our social platforms organized and is most likely to reply to your DMs.
Mandy, General Manager.
Most of Mandy's work is behind the scenes. She's the shop's librarian and personal assistant. If you bring a book to read during your service, she's probably going to ask you about it. When not at work, she's probably hiking with her lab, Joni Mitchell, or exploring a national park.