A Little About Me

My Profile

Hi my name is Debra and I am the owner of The Nail and Beauty Lounge based at Queens Street, Jubilee Square in Bideford.  I learnt to apply Sculpture AcrylicNails back in the 80's so you can take a guess at my age!

Training History

I trained in nails before Nail Techs needed qualifications, however I have also retrained since and now hold the relevant diploma without which I could not get insurance.

When I left school Beautician training was only available at private colleges but I was lucky enough to work for 'Boots The Chemist' attended their Training Centre in Londons Regent Street.  Here I was taught by all the leading Make up Houses including Max Factor, Revlon, Roc, Vichy, Mavala Nails and their own brands No7 and No 17.

I then moved on to House of Frazer where I was Under Buyer for the Perfumery Department it was here that I learnt the Art of Acrylic Sculpture Nails with Louis Marcel, who were the first to provide this type of Nail Enhancement on the UK open market. They also were the first to supply home kits for Strip Wax,  Brow and Lash Tinting.

I have since Trained in  Acrylic,  Gel & Fibre Glass Nail Application, Warm Waxing & Sugaring, Nail Art, Spray Tanning & Application Tan & AH Francis Lashes


I am a member of Associated Beauty Therapists.

My clients would also agree that I have a 'Degree in Conversation' !!

You will always feel at ease with me I make it my mission to make sure you enjoy the whole Nail & Beauty experience.

When I started my Nail and Beauty Business my aim was to develope a comfortable relaxing lounge where you do not feel 'out of your depth' and 'uncomfortable' which is a common complaint I hear from my clients about Beauty Salons they have visited.

Treatments will not be rushed and can be tailored to suit your needs.

My Clients needs are so important me, I want you to enjoy your treatment and tell all your friends and family, you are my living 'Advert' if you do not look good after treatment then I will not look good.

Rewards are given for customer loyalty, free nail art and small discounts for multiple treatments

And of course Tea and coffee is always available.

You will arrive as a client and we hope leave as a friend.

I look foward to meeting you soon