Sherrie Farris on Fashion Week, Lecenté & Christmas nail art

By Kat Hill | 15 December 2018 | Feature, Tech Talk

Sherrie Farris

Tell us about your training…

I have so far completed all of my training at the CND Kent Academy with Jemma Smith for Shellac™ and Spa Pedicure certification, and Liza Smith for liquid & powder enhancements training.


What is your all-time favourite nail product?

Oh I can’t pick a favourite… I love CND Shellac™ but equally love Shellac™ teamed with any Lecenté product! Whether it’s glitters, foils or chromes, the finished result always looks great. I love creating hand painted nail art and Lecenté brushes. In particular, S1 and D2 are my go to brushes!


Who do you admire in the industry?

I admire my two educators, Liza and Jemma Smith; they helped me start my journey into the industry. With thanks to Liza, I have also worked backstage at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week and with now Nickie Rhodes-Hill at London Fashion Week. I can’t thank them both enough for the opportunities they pass my way. I also admire Maria Cientanni-Smith from Lecenté. Maria really helped encourage me with starting a YouTube channel with tutorials and also occasionally do step-by-steps for nail designs for fellow professionals.


What designs do you love to create?

Any floral nail designs are my favourites. I find them quite straightforward to do, yet they look effective. I also love Christmas designs, it’s usually the only time of year that all of my clients let me loose with nail art!


If you had to pick one, what nail colour would characterise your personality?

It would have to be CND Shellac™ in Rose Bud. It’s not vibrant but still a warm colour. I love flowers and most of my wardrobe features florals, so the name is quite apt!


What treatment or nail technique are you planning to add to your services?

I am looking to learn one-stroke nail art in the near future. I have been told by some of my fellow nail tech friends that it’ll be tricky to master but I am up for a challenge!


What are your next steps?

I take each day as it comes, If an opportunity arises, I will consider it before making any decision. I never expected my career to move as fast as it has but I’m so pleased with how everything has come along. Who knows what’ll happen next!


If you weren’t doing nails, what would you be doing?

Growing up I wanted to be a primary school teacher, however I am now almost four years into my nail career and I really couldn’t see me doing anything else. I love how creative I can be, the people I get to meet, the stories I get to hear and all of the happy faces that walk out of my salon door.

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