About

      We strive to provide you with the most relaxing, hygienic, and knowledgeable services in the industry. Focused on your needs and wants, topcoat holds itself to the highest of standards. You are our first priority.

Cleanliness is next to godliness and we make no exceptions on this, strictly using a fresh set of implements for every appointment and sterilizing all our implements in a medical grade Autoclave to ensure the highest level of sanitation. At Topcoat any tools that cannot be properly disinfected are disposed of. For this reason we gift you the file & buffer used during your service to ensure that each appointment is met with a healthy and clean start.

      With hygiene as a top priority we believe education is a forefront in meeting our standards. All of our nail artists are trained and certified in proper sanitation and share the same passion for cleanliness.

Passions don’t stop there: we are artists first and are constantly reaching to exceed your expectations in style and beauty. With a unique and creative outlook we use our skill to enhance your own personal style. To ensure this we hold classes and workshops monthly for all our nail technicians to enhance their technique and skill so you are met with only the best. We are not satisfied until you are satisfied with our artistry and service.

     In addition to sanitation and artistry, we at Topcoat believe love is always the answer and everyone deserves to be loved and respected. Because of this you will find a wide variety of women from all walks of life performing your nail services. We have created a safe space that is all inclusive of any race, religion, age, sexual orientation, relationship status, gender identity, etc to ensure all our guests feel 100% comfortable while they are with us at Topcoat. Come just as you are and we will love you for it, no questions asked!

Meet the Team

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•Owner •Instructor •Master Nail Artist

Jessica Burleson

Jessica’s first love was found in art. She went on to receive a Bachelors in Fine Art with a concentration in Painting from the University of Tennessee. Upon graduation she found herself in need of a creative career and after completing an apprenticeship, she became a licensed Nail Technician. In search of a salon to propel her career, Jessica struggled to find a place that held the same priorities as she, in: exceptional sanitation, quality products, and company moral. Quickly recognizing she was facing an uphill battle she chose not to settle and set out to make her own safe space by opening Topcoat Nail Bar in 2014. During this process she realized that she had a knack for (and new found love) of empowering those around her. This new love inspired her to get an Instructors License so that she may help others learn the in’s and out’s of beautiful nail services as well as the business side of the industry. Her roll as an educator in the industry has continued with monthly classes held at Topcoat Nail Bar as well as local media appearances. All the while staying true to her roots, Jessica never strayed far from creating. You can check out her artistry here or stop by Topcoat and see a few in person.

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Salon Director •Instructor

•Master Nail Artist

Taylor Field

Dating all the way back to toddler years, Taylor has always had a passion for art and learning (and cats!). As she grew older, she realized even more that her passion for art stems from her need to express herself. What better way to do this on a daily basis than through fashion?!  As a teen, her mom helped her discover her love for nail art with regular "dates" getting their nails done or simply painting them at home!  Now as an adult, she stays true to these passions and strives to constantly better herself in her craft and stay ahead of the game. 
Taylor has a deep love for matte black nails in her favorite nail shape- stiletto (the sharper and witchy-er, the better!). However, she will empower anyone to stand out and get the color and design they REALLY want instead of their usual "safe" mani/pedi routines.

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Product Director •
Master Nail Artist 

Maira Ascencio

I've always wanted to be a nail technician. Nails are an awesome way to express yourselves and they make a great conversation starter.   Becoming a nail technician has always been a goal- it's even on my vision board! Nails are more than just painting, it's an art and skill.  All the drilling and filing is worth it when you get to see the final masterpiece. Its magical!

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Nail Artist

Jessica Phillips

Nails are my first love. 

Why? 

Because, nails allow me to be creative, continuously learn, push myself to try something new, get to know others, and make people feel fabulous! 

Even though nails are my part time job, I don’t consider it work because  it is so much fun.

I am grateful for the opportunity to practice my passion, help others, and create relationships with amazing people.

 

Motto: When in doubt, add glitter! 

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Nail Artist

Makenzie Miller

Info coming soon!

Nail Artist Apprentice

Lacey Reid

Originally from the red mountains of Southern Utah, but loving my fresh start in Downtown Salt Lake. I enjoy yoga, beaches, sewing, and quality time with friends. I love art in many forms; Architecture, Interior Design, Fashion, Music, and more. My love for art, and the growing industry for funky nail art are what inspired me to work toward my Nail License. I have always been called to the beauty industry, and am thrilled to finally be dipping my toes into it. 

Nail Artist Apprentice

Amelia Moore

I have always loved the arts. I grew up singing and dancing, and majored in musical theater. I come from a family of visual artists, and my love for design and color is endless! My love for doing nails is a bit more recent. After being in a couple musicals that required me to have specific nails, I discovered the art of not only applying nails, but maintaining and caring for nails. I have developed such a quick love for it, and I feel so lucky to be learning from Taylor and the ladies at Topcoat. I love that I get to meet new people, learn about them, and constantly learn from people about how to improve and grow. 

Nail Artist Apprentice

Savanna Raven

I love to learn, meet new people, and to cook. I'm currently studying to be a nail technician but ultimately want to run my own business in the beauty industry.

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Paxton Provost

Director of Operations • Instructor • Nail Artist

If you know me, you know I am all about the balance between athlete meets boujee queen! I grew up in Southern California and have played sports since I could walk. I played division 1 college softball and loved getting dolled up on game day. Being a female athlete can come with sooo many different stigmas and I worked so hard to break the mold and make my own style! The best way for me to express myself and still be able to ball out was having some killer nails, fun eyeshadow, and the coolest bow. My momma always taught me to make sure your nails, toes and eyebrows are on point at all times. So here I am, pursuing my passion with nails and the love for empowering other women. I am so excited to perfect a new craft and meet new people along the way. I live for a beautiful nail shape, some fun colors, ALL the glitter, and different designs. When I am not obsessing over your nails, I work the receptionist desk at the salon. I take pride in being educated on our products and up to date with the latest nail trends, so ask me all your questions and let's find the best product for you. Come watch me grow at Topcoat and give me a chance to make your nail dreams come true!

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Marissa Miller

Master Nail Artist

Marissa began her nail apprenticeship in 2015, and has enjoyed working at Topcoat as a Master Nail Artist over the past 4 years!

Marissa recently graduated from the University of Utah with her Master of Social Work, and decided to return to the salon for the summer months before launching into her social work career! She adores her clients at Topcoat, and strives to provide quality services and care to each one of them. Marissa’s wok motto throughout her nail career has always been, “Never let someone leave the salon with something I wouldn’t want on myself”, so guests at Topcoat can expect ample time, precision, and perfection to be taken into account throughout appointments with Marissa.

Marissa most enjoys the creative side of nails through performing nail artistry, and is always up for trying something new. You can find her work on Instagram @nails.bymissy.

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Jessica Muñoz

Nail Artist

I've never been good at doing my hair and make up but I've always loved doing my nails. It always made me feel put together. Out of everything I see all day long I look at my hands the most. When I look down at my hands and see them done I feel confident. I want to pass that feeling on to others. I've been doing nails for 3 years now and I still have so much to learn. I enjoy trying new products, styles. and nail art. Just like fashion, nails and nail art is always changing. There will always be something new to learn and I can't wait to try it.

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Paloma Young

Nail Artist Apprentice

I grew up around art from my mother, she named me after Picasso’s daughter. I had always enjoyed art but never had a direction with it. Until in the recent years seeing the creativity within the nail community and the art on such a small canvas, blows my mind. I knew I wanted to learn and be able to offer nail art, almost as if you are choosing flash from a tattoo shop. The beauty of nail art is, it is not permanent and you get a new look every two weeks. Honestly such a rad way to express yourself and I don’t feel myself without my nails done. Look forward to learning and being able to make people ecstatic about their ideas coming to life. 

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Gail Torres

Nail Artist Apprentice

I've always had a passion for nails. The little details that go into it to make it your own. From wearing them short to long or having different shapes. I've dedicated most of my time to learning nails so now being an apprentice here at Topcoat is teaching me way more then I could ever learn on my own.

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Brenna Brady

Nail Artist Apprentice

Art has always been important to me. Growing up my mom had me practice creativity in a multitude of ways, sidewalk chalk, painting, henna, coloring, scrapbooking, etc; From the time my sister was painting my nails as a child to now, using nails as an art form has been one of my favorite ways to be creative. Doing  nails has been such a fun way to express myself while helping others express themselves, i’m excited to learn and grow and see where the nail industry takes me.