Marian Newman has been a nail professional since 1987. During that time she has worked in every aspect of the professional world. Salon owner, brand 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 had its 4th Edition published 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, Milan, 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, Maison 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
A 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 10 months with students from all over the world.
Currently the European Brand Ambassador for the leading professional nail products brand, CND, Marian has collaborated with them and many of her long term fashion designer clients. Together, they have created some of the most newsworthy designs showcasing sublime nail artistry from some of the best nail artists in the world.
The most exciting project has been the publication of Nailed It. It published in April 2019 and in less than 2 months is being reprinted. News about this book can be seen in the Nailed It section.