About Me

Thank you for visiting my website... My name is Debbie, owner of Lioness Paws and glitter Queen!

My love for nails first came about in 1995 when I had my first set of enhancements. I was fascinated with the technique and artistry,  which I had never seen before. My first set were actually fiberglass extensions, and not liquid & powder (acrylic) which have become more popular over recent years. 

Due to starting a family, my career was put on hold, so I finally began my nail journey in 2010 where I completed a full nail enhancement course with Kinetics (Margarita Belska) 

I then went on to further my training with CND (creative nail design), and Essential Nails. I hold certificates in nail art, spa manicure & pedicure, Gel polish, IBX system, and  became a Master Architect with CND in Liquid & Powder (acrylic) enhancements. I have also completed The Nail Shapes & Structure Master class, with world competition winner Ela Loszczyk, owner of the Nail Experts Academy. I am very proud to have had my nails featured in the UK's biggest nail magazine 'Scratch' online gallery.

I believe it is important to keep up with the latest techniques and current trends as things are constantly changing within the beauty industry. I regularly participate in training, and skill building days. I have built friendships with other nail artists (UK & worldwide) and met so many wonderful people along the way, who inspire and motivate me. 

I ensure I source the highest quality cosmetic grade products for my ladies, as you deserve the best. I am fully insured with ABT insurance, to carry out nail treatments.  I am qualified to teach, and currently offer 

1-2-1 training for fully qualified nail technicians. Beginners courses will be available in the near future.

I am proud to be a multi award winning nail artist, and all that I have achieved so far. My accolades include, London Nail technician of the year 2019, at the London hair & beauty awards, Acrylic expert of the year 2020, and the NBL awards, Silver award for the World nail championships, and silver nail tech of the year 2020 at the British beauty awards. I love competition work and try to push my self more and more every year. I am part of an amazing competition team, led by the amazing Sam Biddle for Be Inspired. 

I'm on Facebook and Instagram, so please feel free follow/like my page to stay up to date - @Lionesspaws

One Love 

Debbie xx

         Certificates I Hold:

  • Acrylic Enhancements - Kinetics - Margarita Belska

  • Nail Art - Essential Nails

  • Gelaze UV Gel Polish - Essential Nails

  • Gelaze Pro Master Nail Art - Essential Nails

  • CND Conversion (Acrylics)

  • CND Spa Manicure & Pedicure

  • CND Custom Colour Enhancements

  • CND Master Artist (Acrylics)

  • IBX Restore & Repair System

  • Nail shapes & structure  Masterclass -Ela Loszcyk

  • Extreme nails - Katie Barnes

  • One Love Bubblegum - Acrygel/hybrid gel/acrylic)

  • Competition nails - Katie Barnes

  • Dragon & Butterfly extreme shapes - Katie Barnes

  • Efile

  • AET - teaching qualification

  • The Great Scratch Shoot out competition 2018

  • The Great Scratch Shootout 2019

  • Nailympia  2019

  • Advanced Crystal placement 

  • Fibreglass - Backscratchers

Another shot of this gorgeous set ❤️ #li
💜💜💜 another pic of this gorgeous set