About Us

Mel Smith aka Miss Bliss started doing nails simply to do her own and soon after established herself a successful professional nail career which has led her down many paths.

Mel quickly became Canterbury’s newest nail addiction, booking out months in advance.

To follow Mel was quickly sought after to become an educator and has successfully trained upcoming nail technicians over the last 10 years. Mel is a passionate educator who takes pride in seeing her students succeed with quality education and ongoing support. 

With more demand Miss Bliss has had Monique Froude from Invercargill by her side for 4 years educating at the high professional standard Mel believes in. Monique is also highly trained, extremely passionate and has many past students that return to every class.  

Mel has featured many times on TV2 with shows such as ‘WHAT NOW’ and ‘The 4.30 Show’. Also having the honour to do local celebs, NZ sports personalities and international icon ‘The BOSS, Bruce Springsteen’ for his Christchurch show.

Miss Bliss expanded into distribution for Artistic Nail Design, Famous Names, Salt of the Earth from the USA in 2016 becoming New Zealand’s leading distributor for the brands and most recently Glitter Gloss from the UK. 


Nails are the best accessory we have. That’s why I get great satisfaction in my job.
MB xx


The New Zealand Association of Registered Beauty Professionals is the membership organisation for the beauty industry in NZ. We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting our members, regulating the industry and achieving a highly qualified, and professional workforce.

Our members have industry verified qualifications, are fully insured and follow strict health and hygiene guidelines to safeguard consumers, and the future of the industry.

Melissa Smith - New Zealand Representative 

The PNTA is a non profit organisation with a mission to create content that will educate inform, inspire and empower, ultimately raising high standards within the nail industry.  To create workable, ethical solutions for Australasian nail technicians with the outcome being an informed nail community.




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