About Us


Our philosophy: MERAKI, which is the essence of life! Doing the things we love with absolute passion, devotion and pleasure. Conceptualized by co-founders Karen Torres and Carolann Ruiz, our philosophy focuses on revitalization and relaxation with an emphasis on non-toxic products. The goal was to create an environment that allows one to relax and maximize wellness. At Meraki Nails and Beauty, we strive to provide our clients with an experience that is both health conscious and invigorating. We value the health of our clients and recognize the importance of taking care of oneself in a healthy and beautiful manner. Our vision is to set a higher standard by following strict infection control protocols. Meraki Nails and Beauty can provide both nail care and facial care that is tailored and individualized.


Nontoxic and Clean

At Meraki Nails and Beauty, we have taken initiative to provide wellness inspired products that are health conscious, cruelty- free and vegan. Our nail polishes are “5- Free” (meaning free of 5 toxic chemicals) and above.

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                                                                                             Carolann Ruiz                                                                                       carolann

The desire of caring for others has always been a deep-rooted passion for Carolann. This “Meraki” like sentiment turned into a fulfilling career as a Registered Nurse. Carolann has attended Western Connecticut State University for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as Fairfield University for her Master of Science in Nursing. With her long history of caring for others, her desire has smoldered into instituting an idea, a standard to provide a nail salon, which focuses on health promotion and preservation with the use of non-toxic products. Seeing as though there is a need to shift the mindset when it comes to nail and skin care, Carolann believes Meraki Nails and Beauty can assist in change and empower her clients in believing that beauty should not be jeopardized by using harmful products. Carolann believes in the need to focus attention on mind, body and spirit and therefore: If we take care of our bodies, it will take care of us.

And don’t forget, do all things with- MERAKI!

                                                                                              Karen Torres                                                                           karen

Karen has been in the health and beauty industry for 8 years. Throughout her years and experiences, she developed a significant amount of knowledge when it comes to makeup, skin care and nail care. Her priority when entering the beauty industry was to grow, persevere and expand her knowledge. This knowledge has turned Karen into a sought after make up artist who prioritizes her clients and their unique needs first. From face to nails, Karen’s unique quality of listening and attending to her clients stems from her joy of helping others feel beautiful and new! With Meraki, Karen has been able to build a rapport and connect with clients without making them feel rushed or pressured. Educating her clients has always been key. Being able to educate and share her knowledge is why she loves what she does. Bringing awareness to the beauty industry and showing everyone that you can still accomplish the perfect look in a health conscious manner, is another way Karen shows her passion as a beauty expert. Her mission is to provide an environment where her clients can feel relaxed and beautiful.




Express-  $10 | Gel $20

This service is designed for those on the “Go” in need of a polish refresh.

Classic- $20 | Gel $40 

A perfect manicure which includes, delicate cuticle work, trimming, buffing and shaping. Followed by a soothing complimentary 5 minute aromatherapy hand massage using lotions that contain a unique balance of vitamins, nutrients and essential oils.

Signature- $35 | Gel $45

Dive into our signature manicure which includes all of the above in addition to a gentle sugar scrub which exfoliates and softens the skin followed by a complimentary aromatherapy 10 minute hand massage. Enjoy one complimentary drink.

*Please note: Meraki Nails and Beauty does not remove acrylics, sculpting gel, or gel extensions. Gel polish can be removed. Please see Nail add-on section for Gel-soak off pricing. Please add Gel soak off to your service if necessary when booking online. 

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