Yuka was born and raised in Japan. She moved to the U.S to attend college. This is when she found her passion for nail artistry. After graduating from college she completed her beauty school certification in Texas. She also had the opportunity to work for the best Japanese nail salon in San Antonio. She continues to grow her knowledge of nail art and care by attending many seminars in both the U.S and Japan. By becoming a Leafgel educator she wishes to introduce the best Japanese potted gel to her clients and colleagues.