Marian Newman has been a nail professional since 1987. During that time she has worked in every aspect of the professional world. Salon owner, thumb educator, teacher, developing occupational standards for the UK Industry Authority, product development and so much more.
Marian is the author of the definitive textbook for nail technicians: The Complete Nail Technician and has just finished the 4th Edition to be launched in 2017. She has also co-written 3 other textbooks.
Her ‘day job’ for the last 20 years has been a ‘sessions technician’ working on a vast array of high end advertising campaigns, editorial stories in magazine titles across the globe, too many celebrities to count, music videos and 20+ fashion shows each season in London, Paris and NYC. The most recent global trend reports are full of her nails and she is one of the few nail professionals named as setting trends in the global retail market.
There are too many designers to list but some of the shows that Marian has designed the nails for are: Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Mugler, Manish Arora, Gareth Pugh, McQueen, Margiela,
Marian has had a long working relationship with MAC Cosmetics from creating the nails for many advertising and marketing campaigns to providing the nail designs and teams for MAC sponsored fashion shows. A highlight of this collaboration was she was asked to create a nail polish line for them. This was called the Transformations and was launched to the global beauty press in Lake Como, Italy in 2014
The most recent project of Marian’s is as the lead and curator of the phenomenal Nails:Mastered program alongside fashion legends Nick Knight, Val Garland and Sam McKnight. This is a global and interactive educational program over 4 months with students from all over the world.