Debbie Marangos, owner of Lioness Paws and UK multi award winning nail artist says her love for nails first came about in 1995 when she had her first set of enhancements. She was fascinated with the technique and artistry, which she had never seen before. Her first set were actually fiberglass extensions, and not liquid & powder (acrylic) which have become more popular over recent years.
Prioritising her family first, she put her career on hold, finally beginning her Nail Tech Career journey in 2010 when she completed a full nail enhancement course with Kinetics (Margarita Belska).
Not content to leave it there, she then went on to further training with CND (creative nail design), and Essential Nails. She holds certificates in nail art, spa manicure & pedicure, Gel polish, IBX system and became a Master Architect with CND in Liquid & Powder (acrylic) enhancements. She has also completed The Nail Shapes & Structure Master class, with world competition winner Ela Loszczyk, owner of the Nail Experts Academy. One of her proudest moments is having her nails featured in the UK's biggest nail magazine 'Scratch' online gallery.
Debbie believes its important to keep up with the latest techniques and current trends as things are constantly changing within the beauty industry. She regularly participates in training, and skill building days. She has nurtured many friendships with other nail artists both in the UK and worldwide, being inspired and motivated by many wonderful people on the way.
She sources and uses only high quality cosmetic grade products for her clients, as she wholly believes they deserve the best and is fully insured with ABT insurance to carry out nail treatments. If that was not enough, Debbie is also qualified to teach and offers 1-2-1 training for fully qualified nail technicians and beginners.
Debbie is very proud of her achievements so far (we're sure there will be more on the way) and rightly so. A multi award winning nail artist with accolades that include: London Nail Technician of the year 2019, at the London Hair and Beauty Awards, Acrylic Expert of the year 2020 at the NBL Awards, Silver Award for the World Nail Championships, Silver Nail Tech of the year 2020 at the British Beauty Awards , Highly commended for the Great Scratch Shootout 2020 (Scratch Magazine) and Gold at the British talent awards 2021, Clearly, she likes to compete and she plans to push this further by the year.
Want to train? Want a new look. Contact Debbie, first class every time!