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Nicola Bishop: Life as a Glitterbels educator

By Zoe Wickens | 29 February 2020 | Feature, Salon & Spas

Nicola Bishop Nail Tech Glitterbels

Scratch catches up with nail tech Nicola Bishop to find out about her new training room and life as a Glitterbels educator…

Nicola Bishop

Nicola Bishop entered the nail industry at the age of 14, when she attended a night school with her mum to gain a manicure and nail art diploma.

“From there, I attended college to receive my Level 2 and 3 NVQ in Beauty, which led to my mum and I opening a salon in 2002,” she says. “I also trained to become an educator for a few different brands. A lot opportunities come my way after that, such as training abroad with some of the best nail techs in the industry, working on the X Factor, competing in shows such as Olympia Beauty, winning the Salon Nails Award from Professional Beauty and being nominated for a Scratch Stars Award for my services in the industry.

“Last year I joined Glitterbels, which as a company is just unbelievable to work with. The products are amazing, which made the decision to become an educator for the brand easy when asked,” she continues. “We changed and decorated our largest beauty room and turned it into a dedicated training space, leaving the other four rooms to run as normal within the salon. My training room is very much inspired by Glitterbels. I’m not normally a pink girl but actually I love it so much and find myself just sitting in there enjoying the calm girly environment. My students love it.

“I enjoy the buzz I get from teaching so many budding passionate nail techs.”

Nicola’s training room

Nicola explains that she was attracted to the Glitterbels brand as she fell in love with the colours when she started using the products in her salon. “They are so easy to use and the packaging is amazing. The minute I met owners Annabel and Elliott Maginnis, I knew they would be amazing to work with. Their passion and devotion to offer only the best to their customers and students was definitely a company I could see myself working with.”

Once students have booked a place on a course via the Glitterbels website, they receive a personal email from Nicola with all the details they need to know. “When the students arrive, they are met with a beautiful kit to work with. Lunch and refreshments are also supplied throughout the day and each student leaves knowing I am there for continuous support once the training has finished,” she comments.

“We are Glitterbels’ distributor for the Midlands and we stock all the products so the students can buy their supplies with ease either in the salon or by phoning us. We are a one stop shop!”

The Glitterbels starter kit

Nicola offers a large variety of courses, ranging from beginner acrylic courses, refreshers, sculpting, skill building, one to ones, and different types of nail art.

“I will be offering many different nail art courses in the next year and lots of gel courses too. My class sizes can run anywhere between four and 16 students, however my more intense courses like the ones for beginners tend to be smaller classes so we can give students more time.”

To book a place on a course and to find out more, visit the Glitterbels website here.