KELLY CHRISTIE scoops Best Angus Nail Salon

By Kat Hill | 05 January 2017 | Events, News

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Top tech Kelly Christie and her Angus-based salon, Jewels Not Tools By Kelly, recently scooped Best Nail Salon at the Angus Business Award.

Previously featured in Scratch Magazine, the now CNDTM Grand Master is celebrating a successful career in nails, despite a horrific car crash in 2006 that left her with life altering injuries and a serious brain trauma.

The latest accolade comes as Kelly’s salon was nominated by the public back in August. The salon scooped the prize based her nomination, votes, a mystery shopper test and positive feedback from customers. Winning the regional award will now see Kelly progress to the finals for the Best Scottish Nail Salon.

The award ceremony saw other local businesses from a variety of sectors recognised. Held at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel in Angus, Kelly attended with her mother, daughter and close friend.

“I was very surprised to be nominated in the first place but it was nice to know that all the hard work, passion, dedication and tears had been recognised,” Kellie enthuses. “Seeing my family so happy was the icing on the cake for me. After caring for me for so long, it was overwhelming to see them so proud.

“Everyday still feels like a battle against brain injury but this award has helped me realise I should be so proud of myself. I have my wonderful clients to thank for it.

“People can vote for me on the Scottish Business Award website until start of May, before the finals on 28th May. I am looking forward to another night seeing my nail friends I have who are also in other categories. I always believe, as women, we all should support each other.

“This award and nomination has been a boost for my confidence. Being a new year, I have now decided to write a book about my experience with my recovery process and my success in the nail industry. My love for nails saved my life completely as did my nail education.”

Find out more about Jewels Not Tools By Kelly here