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". 


CND Shellac Conversion

Taught at the Derry academy.


Convert to CND™ Shellac™ system in 1 day and be well equipped to provide your client's with the world's most wanted manicure.

Perfect Polishing

Taught at the Derry academy.


Discover CND™ 5 point polish method to enhance your service skills and speed with a streamlined and consistent application using CND™ Vinylux™.

CND SpaManicure

Taught at the Derry academy.


This class is designed for existing nail professionals. You will learn the facts of nail anatomy and how to properly care for the natural nail in greater depth. Discover the causes of nail damage, prevention and repair options.

Ultimate Nail Art Course

Taught at the Derry academy.


Featuring Lecente and :YOURS learn how to create the WOW factor with Nail inspired looks from NY, London, Milan and Paris Fashion week.

CND Master Painter Qualification

Taught at the Derry academy.


CND™ Master Painter Qualification is a 1-day assessment based course. CND™ Education Ambassador will assess your practical techniques, removal skills and your technical knowledge level by written assessment.

CND L&P Conversion

Taught at the Derry academy.


The Liquid & Powder Conversion course is designed for existing nail professionals who have been trained with other brands. This 2-day class covers the basics of working with CND's award winning Retention+™ Liquid & Powder system.

CND Shellac Beginners

Taught at the Dublin academy.


During this 2 day course, you will discover and learn the complete CND™ Shellac™ system through theory, practical and home study learning.

CND Gel Conversion

Taught at the Derry academy.


The CND™ Brisa™ Gel Conversion course is designed for existing nail professionals who have been trained with other brands. This 2-day class covers the basics of working with CND's award winning Brisa™ Gel.

CND Shellac Beginners

Taught at the Derry academy.


During this 2 day course, you will discover and learn the complete CND™ Shellac™ system through theory, practical and home study learning.

Ultimate Nail Art Course

Taught at the Derry academy.


Featuring Lecente and :YOURS learn how to create the WOW factor with Nail inspired looks from NY, London, Milan and Paris Fashion week.

CND Shellac Conversion

Taught at the Derry academy.


Convert to CND™ Shellac™ system in 1 day and be well equipped to provide your client's with the world's most wanted manicure.

CND L&P Conversion

Taught at the Dublin academy.


The Liquid & Powder Conversion course is designed for existing nail professionals who have been trained with other brands. This 2-day class covers the basics of working with CND's award winning Retention+™ Liquid & Powder system.

CND Liquid & Powder 3D Nail Art Playdate

Taught at the Derry academy.


Undertake the art of building 3-dimensional nail designs with CND™ Liquid & Powder!

CND Brisa Gel Glitter & Ombre Playdate

Taught at the Derry academy.


Learn the rules for successfully combining Lecenté™ Glitters, Stardusts, Neon Powders Lecente Ombre Powders with CND™ Brisa™ Gel

Perfect Polishing

Taught at the Derry academy.


Discover CND™ 5 point polish method to enhance your service skills and speed with a streamlined and consistent application using CND™ Vinylux™.

Ultimate Nail Art Course

Taught at the Derry academy.


Featuring Lecente and :YOURS learn how to create the WOW factor with Nail inspired looks from NY, London, Milan and Paris Fashion week.

Perfect Polishing

Taught at the Dublin academy.


Discover CND™ 5 point polish method to enhance your service skills and speed with a streamlined and consistent application using CND™ Vinylux™.