I was lucky enough to be a part of a incredible team of ladies at London Fashion week for 6 seasons, the experience was amazing and I had such a good time but I can honestly say that one of the best parts was meeting such a kind and talented group of females! Roxanne Campbell is one of them, if you don’t already follow her on Instagram then you really need to. She is a session nail tech, a lead manicurist in both London and New York and so much more…
Here is a little bit more about the lovely Roxanne…
How long have you been working in the nail industry, and please tell us how you started out?
I have been working in the Nail industry for 11 years. I’ve always had a true passion for nails so I studied a course in Nail Technology. After qualifying I worked for New York Nail Company, Harvey Nichols Champaign Nail Bar and O.P.I in Selfridges. After gaining years of experience I wanted to freelance and get into Session work. So I started working with fashion photographers doing test shoots. That led to editorials, advertising campaigns, events and working with celebrities.
Where are you located?
In Hackney, in London.
Please tell us a bit about yourself?
I am a Session Nail Tech, Lead Manicurist for London and New York Fashion Week, Founder for Roxanne Campbell Nail Lacquer, International Judge at Nailympia and Educator.
What do you like to do when you aren’t doing nails or creating your lovely products?
I like to read books, travel, treat myself to spa treatment’s and relax at home.
Please tell us more about your range of nail varnish?
Roxanne Campbell Nail Lacquer is a luxury; one coat only, nail lacquer with a long lasting formulation. All are made in the U.K, cruelty fee, 3 Free Formaldehyde, Toluene and Camphor. This high quality product is designed and manufactured to ensure lasting nail perfection. With its range of colours influenced by fashion icons and seasonal trends, some subtle and others flamboyant.
What made you want to create a range?
Having my own nail brand was one of my main goals for my career. Because I work in the fashion industry I’m always ahead of season colours and trends. Therefore I knew that I would be able to create some gorgeous on trend colour for my brand. I also wanted to create my own formula using the best ingredients.
What are your top 3 favourite colours from the Roxanne Campbell range?
Expensive Taste, Snow Fight and Kiss Me First.
What it is your top application tip?
Always apply a base coat to protect your natural nails.
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the industry?
Work hard, stay motivated, network, assist your favourite Nail Tech on shoots and backstage at Fashion Week, gain as much experience as you can and post images of your work on Instagram!
What is your favourite nail shape and why?
Squoval is my favourite nail shape because it suits my hands. My nails doesn’t break as easy and it looks neat and tidy.
If you had to wear one colour from your range for the rest of your life what would it be and why?
I would choose ‘Kiss Me First’ this is a classic pillow box red that could be worn all year round.
What are your goals for the future?
My goal is to continue expanding my brand, sell my products to stockist worldwide, work with more celebrities and franchise.
What is your biggest accomplishment so far?
I have quite a few big accomplishments; launching my own luxury nail brand, winning Manicurist of the year and working at the London 2012 Olympics painting nails for the Gold Medallist.
Huge thank you to Roxanne for taking part in this interview, I know you will of inspired so many with your story and all of your accomplishments. I am so pleased our paths crossed doll and I truly wish you nothing but the best for the future you deserve it all and more …
Make sure to check out her site guys and her beautiful polish range! Below I’ve left links to some of her social medias too, just click the links xoxo