A NESTON nail technician has been selected as a finalist in the UK Hair and Beauty Awards 2024.

Darcy Meredith is the owner of Glam Gal Beauty, which is based at BASE. Studio in Spital.

The 23-year-old has been in the nail industry for over six years now and says she "loves everything about it".

She said: "As soon as I left school I went to college to study nails as I always knew from a young age it was what I wanted to do, I had a strong passion for all things beauty.

"I feel so lucky every day that I am able to something that I love so much."

Darcy has been selected as a finalist at the UK Hair and Beauty Awards 2024 in categories Nail Technician Of The Year and Best Gel Nails.

"It’s an amazing feeling to be shortlisted as a finalist for the second year running and have my work recognised", she explained. 

"It really is a dream come true.

"I’m thrilled to have made it through to this stage again and I can’t wait to see what it will lead to, there are so many amazing talented nail technicians out there and I truly am humbled to be apart of it. 

"I would like to thank all of my loyal clients as I wouldn’t be where I am today without you all."

To find out more about UK Hair and Beauty Awards click here.