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glenda turner

Glenda Turner is an award-winning Nail Stylist currently in residence at Aura Galleria in Durham, North Carolina. She has a reputation for highly personal and exceptional customer service maintaining a diverse star-studded clientele.


Glenda’s career spans the inception of the nail industry in Durham, North Carolina to the present time which is 38 years. She was instrumental in the establishment of the first Black Nail Salon in Durham, North Carolina with the Phyllis Enterprises Corporation, which was 10 years prior to the influx of Asian Nail Salons.


During the 1980’s, the cosmetic nail industry was new to the Durham area and Glenda was and has continued to be a trendsetter from the inception. As a leader in the cosmetic nail industry with no previous mentors, they were left to carve out their own path with creative and ingenious new ideas to expand the vision. Glenda assisted with nail seminars to train staff, the production of training cassettes, slide presentations, and posters to promote the business.


As an entrepreneur/mentor and pioneer in the cosmetic nail applications industry, Glenda generously assisted others in pursuing their dreams in Durham, Chapel Hill, Henderson, and Washington, D.C.


Glenda has helped and inspired many young people in our community. She takes pride in her longevity in the nail industry and credits the longevity to her passion, commitment, and continuing education. Glenda offers a full range of nail services: natural nail maintenance, nail tips, sculptured nails, pink and whites, gel nails, and more. She adapts to the ever-changing trends in the nail

and the beauty industry keeping her clientele current. Her pedicure is coined “tantalizing.”


Glenda has been a licensed manicurist in Atlanta Georgia and Durham, North Carolina. Glenda is a Certified Nail Professional with Creative Nail Design Inc. in Brisa Gel, Retention Acrylic and Shellac Gel System. Dazzle Dry Inc. Erica’s E. File Inc. Centre for Beauty Inc, Gehwol profession foot care, just to name a few. She has attended many Professional Nail Shows over her career.


Participate in charitable events. Glenda is also a published Nail professional in The News & Observer discussing how safe gel nails are. Her abstract nail designs can be seen in Durham magazine. Glenda strives to be knowledgeable about the Nail industry and keep up with the latest trends.

Glenda graduated from Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina Glenda is married to the Love of her Life, Walter L. Turner III and they have three children and eight grandchildren. In her spare time, she is a member of the Ebony Anglers and enjoys deep-sea and competitive fishing. Glenda is

very adventurous. Loves traveling as well, She is also a member of World Overcomers Christian Church in Durham North Carolina where she has facilitated a Financial Peace University Class to members, orchestrated lunch for The Samaritan Inn for eight years. Served on the CARE team, Greeters ministry, Service Coordinator. Volunteered for countless Christmas,thanksgiving and back to school drives.


In reflection, Glenda understands fully through her life experience when much is given, much is expected. She has discovered her purpose, ministry, and passion through the people she has met and the fortunate events that have occurred through her vocation. Thereby she finds satisfaction in sharing with others and strives for excellence and perfection.

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