Elissa Newton

Elissa Newton

Teaching at the Derry Academy

CND Shellac CND Full Systems

My passion for the Nail industry began 14 years ago, studying in NVQ level 2 & 3 both Hair & Beauty Therapy at NWRC in Derry/Londonderry. Originally planning to specialise in Hairdressing it was a single nail art pen that I had found in the college store room that changed my career path. Once qualified with NVQ Level 2 in Manicure, I was able to attend another college course where a Dimploma in Nail Technology was then achieved. I continued working in a Hair salon offering Nail services mobile, then progressed to work and manage a Debenhams Nail Bar for six fabulous years. It was here my employer introduced CND and Sweet Squared to my professional life. 

Amongst managing a wonderful team full time at The New York Nail Bar, I educated further and Graduated after three years with a HNC & HND in Salon management. This would allow the possibilities of lecturing in Beauty Therapy and education of professionals. 

Onwards I became self employed taking on mobile work once again, followed with opening in a salon renting space for two years, moving to my home studio for another three years whilst beginning a family before opening The Nail Lady Salon. 

Throughout working as a nail professional, self employed has had an amazing journey of continued professional development through regular education at Sweet Squared with CND. Every single time I came away from classes feeling motivated and a passion growing. It was my very own educator who had put me forward to become Nothern Irelands Education Ambassador.

I completed CND International Bootcamp May 2019 and also won CND Brand Personality award for "Polished".

I want to share that same passion and Knowledge and have Beginners and Nail Pros feel that same motivation and growth whilst honouring Sweet Squareds quote of "Love & Respect". 

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