In 2013 I was a hair stylist for a huge well known UK company, having spent almost five years working with hair, my passion was wavering and found myself leaning towards a change in career paths.
I have always enjoyed having my nails done (especially as being a nail biter myself!), and regularly found myself hanging out at the nail desks. So intrigued by the process, and with my creative artistic flare dying to be set free I decided to embark upon my chosen path. So by December 2013, I had booked my 1:1 training and by the Spring was qualified in Gel and Acrylic Tip & Overlay.
Originally I had planned to make a little extra money working part time, around the children. But by August I had a full-time client base, and there was no stopping me!
Soon enough, an overflowing client list meant I needed to have a permanent place of work. (Plus my fiancè was sick of the house being covered in nail gear!)
With this in mind, I moved out of our kitchen, to the big city and converted a small room above a clothing shop into a funky salon. My client list grew even larger!
I spent my free time during the evenings studying and finally completed my Level 3 in Education & Training in September 2015 ready for my next challenge.
I then spent 6 months training on behalf of Essie Professional, time well spent with some amazingly talented Nail Artists who all have the same passion and a wealth of styles and experience. My time with Essie is something I will always treasure.
I recently decided to go out on my own and as of October 2016, I became an independent educator offering my own training, including group courses and 1-2-1 training days. For more information click here.
My favourite system is undoubtedly Acrylic (L&P) both sculpted and tip and overlay. I specialise in bespoke salon designs, nearly always with that added sparkle embedding glitters and all things that sparkle, finishing them with genuine Swarovski crystals. I love creating designs that are a little different and totally unique to my ladies, no one ever gets the same as someone else, I always find a way to make my designs one-of-a-kind.
January this year (2017) saw the salon expand even further. We now have four Nail technicians and two beauty therapists.
My vision is to step outside of the box, to take Blinkin Gorgeous and its team to the top of its game!
I’m currently loving my beautiful sparkly salon life, I’ve come so far in such a short time in this industry and can’t wait to see where the next year or two will take me
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What our Clients say...
Thank you for the Acrylic training today. Although at one point I was ready to down tools and declare, "I just can't do it!!" you helped me see that it isn't going to be a perfect set on my first go. Can't thank you enough, had you not been there to talk me through it I would have given up there and then. I'll keep practising the skills you've taught me and with any luck I'll be doing sets I'm proud of in no time. Thank you again, you're a brilliant trainer and a lovely, lovely lady xx
I let Jenny do whatever she wanted and ended up with another great design; purple and gold with mandala design. I will definitely be going back for my Christmas nails, and would highly recommend this place to everyone. I've hand loads of compliments on my nails and find they last weeks! I really do love my autumn nails! Thank-you x
Had the most lovely nail design done today love, love them..you never walk out there feeling disappointed, these ladies have sooo much talent.. I also tried the eyelash left really wasn't sure what to expect but wow what a difference this made, the look is just what I've been wanting very happy will definitely Have this done again…