A Donington business woman nailed it when she ditched her career in media advertising for something completely different.
Since Beverley Rose opened in the Market Place, the nail technician from Bicker has won a second place and silver medal in the prestigious London Nailympics in 2011, where she was up against competition from all over the world.
Next month she heads off to Manchester to test her gel polish skills against the nation in Professional Beauty North at the GMEX Centre in Manchester - along with her 19-year-old daughter, Courtney who has joined her in the business.
Beverley said: “Winning at Nailympics was a great accolade for a little nail technician in Lincolnshire.
“I had never entered before and I was gobsmacked.
“It shows that with the correct skills you can offer a service to match any in the world.”
Her success didn’t end there. In May she was invited to the finals of Scratch Stars - an awards ceremony held at the Cafe de Paris.
She said: “It was certainly a glittering occasion. To be invited your skills are assessed at the London College of Beauty and it means you have been voted for by people from the industry.
“It shows that you have excelled and have prowess within the industry. You have to enter yourself for this award and I am about to do that for the 2014 competition.
”I’m also planning to enter the salon in the Salon Gold Awards - although I’m so busy it’s often hard to find the time.”
To perfect her skills, Beverley regularly flies off to Los Angeles for four days intensive training that earns her the Master Educator for UK title.
Her school, the Nail Harmony Training Academy, is run from her salon on Sundays and Mondays and teaches the art of gelish gel polish, acrylics, hard gel, basic manicures, pedicures and Kooky nail wraps.
Beverley said: “You can see why I don’t have time to enter any more competitions.
“I’ve been teaching for three years and am just taking my PTLLS training.
“I can honestly say I’ve never looked back since changing career. Nails have always been my passion - even before I trained I used to do my colleagues nails at work.
“But what working in advertising did give me was the ability to talk to anyone and that has certainly helped me develop my career and take it to the top.”
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