Meet the Crew
OMD / Master Nail Artist / Educator
My love of the industry started in 2000, when my children became school age I decided to take the plunge. I first qualified with Magnetic Gel & Acrylic. Which soon followed with beauty therapy.
My favourite product - Vu Nail Systems
My favourite technique / treatment - Hard Gel
My favourite nail colour - Purple & Green is always top of the list, especially lime green glitters.
My career ambitions & vision - To continue and constantly improve my successful salon. Continue to grow sales of my branded products; Vu Nail Systems. Continue to teach and give back to our industry. Heading towards becoming a VTCT centre.
My inspirations within the industry - This award goes to Dean Fell, his love and knowledge of the industry securely embedded in me along with his support with the salon, creating & building the nail brand over our many interesting and fun years we have worked together.
Teaching & watching our nail techs grow their own business is not only an inspiration but an honour.
Outside of work I love spending time with my family
Master Nail Technician
I started in the Industry in 2013 completing L2 Beauty, going forward with an apprenticeship whilst completing L3 Beauty alongside a Diploma in Nail Enhancement at Vu Nail Systems Training Academy.
My favourite product - Glitter
My favourite treatment - Gel Nail Extensions
My favourite design or nail colour - Embossed Glitter / Gel-ato Gel Polish Pistachio Smoothie
My career ambition & vision - Doing lots of creative nails with happy clients
My Inspirations with in the industry would have to be Dean Fell
Outside of work I simply love going on holidays
Senior Nail Technician
I am a mother to 4 children aged 8-18 and I am a member of the VuCrew!
I have been a nail technician for 5 years, I was a client of RJ Vu and decided that I would like to give the nail extension course a go. I have always been a creative person and with my youngest soon becoming school age, I felt it was something I might be able to do occasionally to earn an extra little income and work around the children. I fell in love with nails and learning and went on to do multiple diplomas including facial waxing, brow and lash tinting and pedicures. I then took the leap to return to college and complete a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in beauty therapy massage, a level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photographic and a level 4 certificate in laser and IPL treatments.
I love lots of aspects of what I have learned and there are areas I’d like to spend more time on, but my first love is always nails.
My Favourite product - Vu Nail Systems
My Favourite technique / treatment - Nails, I like to learn new techniques as they come out.
My favourite design or nail colour - Mocholate, Glacier and Glitter.
My career ambition & vision - To own my own salon in Dorset, using Vu Nail Systems, and teaching too.
Industry inspiration - In my eyes Dean and Tracy are such an inspiration to me because of the fantastic system they have developed and their love for nails, and for sharing that with so many people and for bringing me into this industry
Outside of work I like to spend more time on creativity and just playing around with nails in my spare time (if I ever get any)
11 years in profession
L3 diploma in beauty therapy
My favourite product is SBC
Facial and massage are my favourite treatments
My ambition is to own my own salon one day
My industry inspiration has to be Tracy Nash for helping me get out there and teaching me new things everyday I’m at work!
Outside of work I love spending time with my little family and my little girl x
Master Nail Artist / Educator
I started in the Industry in 2003, my first qualifications with LCN 3 Phase Gel and Ez-flow Acrylic.
My favourite products - Vu Nail Systems Gel & Acrylic and Elemis Skincare
My favourite technique / treatment - Even though my day to day work is Gel based, my heart will always be with Acrylic, I love working with it and creating formed sculptures.
My favourite nail colour - I will always gravitate towards Greens & Purples so my favs are Cucumber Sorbet, Key Lime Pie and Ube by Vu Nail Systems
My career ambition & vision - I'm happy where I am in the industry, I enjoy my job and love teaching budding nail techs
My Inspirations with in the industry - Definitely Mrs Tracy Nash, Director of Vu Nail Systems, watching someone manage a successful salon, create & launch a nail brand plus a training academy whilst being a Mum, wife and friend.
Outside of work I have a passion for painting, I am addicted to home learning but top of the list is going on holidays; as many as possible.
I started in the Industry in 2017 completing L2 Beauty, going forward with an apprenticeship whilst completing L3 Diploma in Nail Technology alongside addition training at Vu Nail Systems Training Academy.
My favourite product - Vu Nail Systems
Gel-ato Glacier Top Layer Gel Polish
My favourite technique / treatment - Gel Nail Extensions
My favourite design or nail colour - Spider gel / Paradise ocean
My career ambition & vision - Love working within RJ Vu, I guess the ultimate is to one day open my own salon
Industry inspiration - Kirsty Meakin
Outside of work I love holidays and cocktails
Beauty Therapy Apprentice
In my first year apprentice I completed my L2 Beauty. I am currently training for L3 Beauty Therapy
My favourite product - Vu Nail Systems Gelato
My favourite technique / treatment - Luxury facials
My favourite design or nail colour - Rumplestiltskin
My career ambition & vision - To be the best beauty therapist
Industry inspiration - The RJ Vu crew