Merry Quite Contrary

Owner + Aesthetician

I have worked in the aesthetics industry for 15+ years. I am a talented artist with an eye for detail and an affinity for talking to and learning about new people, creating tiny art to suit the individual. I believe that all people should be treated equitably, and am dedicated to body positivity, sex positivity (including sex worker rights), intersectional feminism, antiracism and am an active part of the queer community.


2003: Skills Manitoba Competition (Nail Tech – Silver Medal)
2005: Nail Technology Diploma (Miles Macdonell Collegiate)
2008: Advanced Nail Sculpting + Akzentz Gel Training
2012: Advance Nail Art (Catherine Wong, Viv Simmonds – International Educators + Competitors)
2012: Eyelash Extension Training
2015: Eyebrow Shaping and Design (Sleekbrows)
2016: Structure and Shape, Advanced Nail Art (Celina Ryden)
2018: Akzentz product and art training: Luxio, Options, and Proformance Gel.
2019: SHiFT – Sexual Health Facilitator Training (Women’s Health Clinic)


2005-2013: Worked at three salons, in Winnipeg and Edmonton, as an aesthetician, specializing in gel nail extensions, selling products, and teaching.
2013: Started the Polished Pinup Parlour
2017: Rebranded as Your Polished Aesthetic
2018: Began volunteering in the local polyamorous community
2019: Expanded into sexual education and created Your Sexual Journey
2021: Began teaching the Artificial Nails program at MC College

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