Meet the Team
Katie - Owner, Educator and Advanced Nail Technician
Katie has been in the industry for 10 years, opening Simply Nails and Beauty Ltd in 2008 and specialises in all things nails.
Since opening the salon, Katie has built a large and loyal client base and expanded the premises and team. After obtaining her PTLLS teaching qualification from The University of Warwick, Katie expanded her skills by opening a fully accredited training academy along side the salon whether she passes on her wealth of skills and knowledge for future budding nail technicians and beauty therapists. Katie has recently updated her teaching skills with her AQA Asessors Award. All therapists and technicians are regularly trained by Katie to the very highest standards. As well as running a training academy, Katie is regularly attending additional training courses to refresh her skills and ensure that her staff, customers and students receive the very latest, up to date treatments.
Katie is highly respected and renowed in the industry and has had her work and articles published in many beauty publications, including a monthly column in Scratch Magazine and is often requested to work at the beauty trade shows on product stands and well as being a regular on the competion circuit. Katie has been crowned the winner of BABTAC Nail Technician of the Year 2014, has placed 1st in International Nail Art Master, 2nd in Competition Pink and White Nails and 3rd in International Nail Masters. She has also been shortlisted as a finalist for Educator of the Year 2014 in the Pride of Warwick District Awards and Professional Beauty Nail Professional of the Year 2015 and 2016 which is the most prestrigious industry award there is and most recently was shortlisted as the only UK semi-finalist for NAILS Next Top Nail Artist.
Alex - PA to Director
With a background in beauty therapy and PA roles, Alex has the perfect set of skills and knowledge to help drive the business to further success and ensure clients have the very best experience and services.
Hayley - Salon Supervisor and Nail Technician
Hayley joined the team as a part time nail technician after completing her Foundation Acrylic Course with Katie. Hayley has a bubbly and personable nature and ensures all her clients receive the very best experience. Hayley is keen to keep learning and is always adding new skills to her portfolio.
Zoe - Nail Technician and Accounts Manager
Zoe is a talented and popular Nail Technician, who gained full marks and distinction during her Nail Technology course at Warwickshire College. Since then, Zoe has added additional courses and skills under her belt at Katie's academy. Zoe will be working in the salon on Thursday evenings and alternate Saturdays and due to her popularity will be joining us full time in May.
Angela - Junior Nail Technican and Therapist
Angela has joined the team as a part time junior nail technician whilst she learns the SNB way. She is fully qualified in all nail services and also waxing, facials, tinting and make up. Angela has a welcoming and bubbly nature and is a great asset to the team.
Simone - Beauty Therapist
Simone is an experienced therapist who joins us at the salon for 2 afternoons and evenings per week. Simone is fully qualified in all beauty treatments such as facials, massage and waxing and also specialises in Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion. Simone is always willing to learn and refresh on her skills and will be offering even more services soon. Simone is a friendly, professional and assertive member of the team, ensuring all of her customers receive the very best and professional service at all times.
Becky - Saturday Assistant
Becky joined the team in 2014 as a Saturday girl. She has a bubbly, friendly and confident personality and has recently carried out training courses in gel polish, manicure and pedicure and nail art where she will offer these at a discounted rate whilst she carries out her learning in the salon.
Samantha - Friday Assistant
Whilst completing her beauty and nail qualifications, the lovely Samantha is working with us on a Friday. Samantha is fully qualified in manicures, pedicures and facials, gel polish and will soon be offering more nail and beauty treatments within the salon. With a backgroud as Cabin Crew, Samantha has immpecible presentation in all areas, along with a bubbly, welcoming, genuine and friendly nature.
Lauren - Nail Technician (on maternity leave)
Lauren is a popular member of the team with her friendly and welcoming personality and fantastic nail skills. As well as offering all nail services, Lauren is also qualified in brow shaping, spray tanning and massage. Lauren has recently completed her Spa Management Degree at Birmingham University. Lauren is an experienced technician, with previous work experience on cruise ships and at Selfridges Nail Bar.
Zoe Carter, Semi Permanent Make Up Consultant
Zoe has over 20 years experience in aesthetic cosmetics. She has trained with both market-leading organisations (Finishing Touches & Natural Enhancement) and is a member of the British School of Dermagraphic Art. Her eye for perfection has ensured she is a leading figure within the semi-permanent cosmetic industry.
Emma Kibble, Teeth Whitening Consultant
Offering laser teeth whitening treatments in the salon.
Colin Hall, Chiropody Consultant
Colin will be offering Chiropody and foot health services from the salon.