Tech Talk: Rainbow swirl nails by Shelley Richards
By Scratch Staff | 03 April 2020 | Feature, Tech Talk
Scratch learns more about the career story of talented nailist, Shelley Richards of Elite Nails…
Shelley began her career journey in 2015 following encouragement from her sister, Lee-ann Moore. “Lee-Ann is a nail tech and she signed me up to a government funded course for Level 3 Nail Services,” Shelley explains. “This was completed over 26 weeks and, following completion, I went on to achieve my education and assessor qualifications.”
Boasting creative flair, Shelley continued her job as a kitchen designer while working two nights a week as a nailist, gaining experience and understanding of styles, trends and skills, before making the move into nails full-time in 2018.
“I worked in Tamlas Hair & Beauty Design in Selby five days a week and within three months I was fully booked,” Shelley continues. “In January of this year, an opportunity arose to open my own salon with my sister.
“We launched Sister Sister Nails, Hair & Beauty and have the most amazing team, including hairdressers a make-up artist and lash tech.
“I also work as an admin for the Nail Tech Network Facebook group and without its founder, Danni Simmons, and the group, I would have lost my confidence in nails some time ago. They encouraged me to take the leap into full-time nail work and I am so pleased that I did!”
Earlier this year, Shelley became one of nine finalists in Yorkshire in the Hair & Beauty Awards. “I have never been so happy doing nails. I love my job, my clients, the industry and what it has to offer.
“COVID-19 has put massive strain on people in our industry, so before lockdown I wanted to create a bright design – and one of my clients was only too happy to oblige.
“I was inspired by a fellow tech on Instagram and this design brought a lot of light during a grey day. I used CJP Nail Systems L&P products in Amour and Milky White with Halo Gel Polishes to create the rainbow effect.”