About the Author
Lorraine Nordmann has over twenty years of experience in the beauty therapy industry - an industry she has seen grow significantly in status, technology and specialism during her roles as lecturer, assessor and external verifier for the awards. She aims to ensure that this high profile of the beauty therapy industry is maintained. Lorraine is also the author of Professional Beauty Therapy covering the latest industry standards at Level 3. Marian Newman has worked in every aspect of the nail industry since opening a 'nails only' salon in 1988, then moving into training and subsequently building a formidable reputation prompting Tatler magazine to comment "Marian Newman is to nails what Karl Lagerfeld is to frocks." She is a frequent contributor to the media and was the Chairperson of the Nail Services Forum and Committee Member for Habia (Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority) for many years. Marian works with many leading designers at the key fashion shows including London and Paris and has worked for Loewe, Vivienne Westwood, Emanuel Ungaro, Sonia Rykiel, Alexander McQueen, Giles and Mary Katrantzou. Such is her unrivalled position in the industry, Marian is one of the few top nail practitioners whose work is seen in glossy magazines around the world virtually every week. She has over 50 British Vogue covers to her name, 10 years of Christian Dior's advertising campaigns and has also designed a range of nail products for MAC Cosmetics.