Meet our Team


Mary Ellon Ballance, owner and operator of Creative Ballance Nail Supply & Education.  Following a dream to live at the beach, Mary Ellon quickly reconginzed the need for a nail salon on the the OuterBanks of North Carolina where she moved in 1998.  She went back to school after receiving her A.A. Degree in Business Management and received a certification in Nail Technology  and began operating a salon in 1999.  She became a nail educator for a local beauty supplier and soon began to work at various trade shows  in the USA and Canada for enVogue, The Gel Company.
Today, Mary Ellon is a certified  Master Nail Educator for en Vogue, the Gel Company USA, and she is the owner of Creative Ballance, Inc.; a nail supply distributor carrying brands such as: en Vogue, the Gel Company, Erica's ATA and  Daily Charme. Creative Ballance prides itself on also offering professional development classes, training and support to their customers.
Mary Ellon's strong love for nails and her passion to share her knowledge with others has lead her to travel professionally, attending tradeshows and events, and sharing her knowledge and experience with other nail technicians, salon owners and distributors.



Misty Swanson is a Sales Representative for Creative Ballance, Inc.  She lives in Flat Rock, North Carolina in the western part of the state with her husband and their beautiful golden retriever, Gabe.


For over seven years Erin Vars has been a leader in the nail space. You may know her as the owner of Nails by Erin and Company but Erin can also be credited with contributions as a member of multiple design teams, an educator, a mentor to up and coming techs, and as a master artist for several well known industry brands. In 2020 Erin's salon was awarded the Best Nail Salon in Williston Florida by the Williston Pioneer. 
Erin's salon is in Williston Florida where she lives on 20 beautiful acres with her husband Richard and her three German Shepherds; Sara, Cash, and Waylon.


Jen Chalifoux is an educator for Creative Ballance, Inc.  She is from Langley British Columbia on the west coast of Canada.  She has been doing nails for over 20 years and brings a wealth of indepth knowledge on all aspects of nail technology.  Besides keeping a regular book of nail clients, she is an instructor and Master Educator for enVogue Sculptured Gel Systems.

If you are interested in becoming a Sales Representative and joining the Creative Ballance, Inc. team, please contact us !!