Hi…I’m Lauren McBride, I am an award-winning nail artist, International educator and the proud owner of GET NAILED! BOURNEMOUTH, where we offer nail and beauty treatments as well as training!
I have been in the nail industry for 18 years, but in a salon since I was 13! It was never my intention to be in the nail industry, in fact on leaving school I planned to go to law school and study as a lawyer. But the laws of the universe had a different plan, and the salon I was working in at the time needed a nail tech and I was sent on a nail course! The rest, as they say, is history and I could never imagine now not doing nails! I love anything and everything in the nail world and have found a new passion for education! There is no better feeling providing training to beginners and current nail techs and watching them grow in confidence and skill from the knowledge they have learnt from me!
I was ‘persuaded’ by my husband and number one fan Stuart, to enter my first competition 2 years ago! It is something I had never considered before because like most nail techs I was riddled with nerves and self-doubt. But when I placed 4th (by one point from 3rd and three points from 1st may I add) I well and truly got the bug for competing! I love everything about the nail competition circuit, and continued to enter competitions and placed in all of the competitions that I entered! I love it and can’t wait for the competition season to start again and get back to it!
During the lockdown, I set up an online workshop group which has gone from strength to strength! I teach 2 classes a week…one as a free workshop on my YouTube channel and one as a membership workshop! The group is now 2.5k strong and is a safe learning platform for new and existing nail techs! We really are an extended nail family and it is a joy to see people grow as individuals and develop on their nail journey!
The development of the group has also led to the exciting event I am holding in April 2021 at Alton Towers called Skills and Thrills. There will be 6 incredible mentors delivering education over 3 days! It is going to be a super exciting event and hopefully an annual event for the future!
When Sam invited me to be an educator for the 30 Nails in 30 Days Challenge I was super excited by the concept and the collaboration with the other incredible educators! No matter where you are on your nail journey there is always something to learn and this course delivers on all levels!