Hello and welcome to my website!
Here's where all of this started...
At 23 we got married and for the big day in 2008 I wore my very first set of acrylics, it was my first encounter with anyone from the beauty industry! Once they were removed I carried on having manicures and started buying polish. One day, the nail technician asked me if I wanted her to do a little bit of nail art. I did not have a clue what she meant but I agreed and she added a simple little design.
From this basic design I looked up 'nail art' on You Tube and found Kandee Johnson's 'Zebra Print Nails' tutorial. Once I'd mastered the design, I looked for more videos and continued to play with little nail creations until I started coming up with my own. Colleagues in my call centre job would compliment my designs and seemed to be amazed that I did them on myself.
|Cinderella Inspired L&P Enhancements with custom glitter|
I wasn't entirely sure if the videos would ever be viewed since You Tube has millions of nail tutorials but I enjoyed myself so much that I made another... and another. I started getting a few comments left under the videos, which turned to more comments... Sometimes the users identified themselves as nail technicians and would say that I should make 'nails' my job. I was honoured that they would think that.
After a lot of thinking in September 2010, I went to my first class at college for manicure, pedicure and nail technology. In June 2011 I qualified as a nail technician and in the same week I left my call centre job of seven years to begin my career as a self employed businesswoman. Around the same time I was also accepted to be a You Tube Partner.
|Grey & Silver L&P Enhancements|
In September 2011 I went back to college part time to train in beauty therapy. Once that was complete, the following summer I enrolled for the pre-blended aromatherapy course so I could offer full body massages to add to my existing skills which I completed in March 2013. I believe that I will be constantly signing up for more and more courses, this industry will always have something to learn!
In June 2014 I completed my Hairdressing Level 2 so I'm now a qualified hairdresser too!
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Now I live near Cardiff in South Wales although I do travel back up to Liverpool every fortnight. I truly believe that you can follow your dreams and get them!! Nothing is out of reach if you believe in yourself and go for it... I am proof of that.