Hi! I'm Jen! I'm the proprietor of Nails by Jen.
My nail story started in 2014 as a result of having a young family and the difficulties of juggling family and work life in finance. For many years I have been passionate about my own nails and this coupled with my keen interests in Art and Design and anything creative led me to seek alternative ways to make a career.
Being a nail biter in the past for many years, nails became a love of mine in my late teens. I always remember as a child, my Grandmother trying her best to get me to grow my nails and applying Stop & Grow Polish! It never did it work, I got used to the foul taste! Now, not only am I doing something I enjoy, but also, have the quality time I need to spend with my young family.
After much investigation on how to move forward with my dream, I chose to train one on one with Catherine Jimenez, Educator for Hand and Nail Harmony (Awarded Best Professional Beauty Training, Education & Development Company 2017) I consider one of my main strengths is that I constantly seek to improve and move with the latest fashions and nail technology. I've invested considerable amount of time and financial investment to ensure that I am up to speed. I have since had additional training (July 2019) with another brand Ikon.IQ a Swedish developer and manufacturer of award winning hypoallergenic and HEMA free products.
When I embarked on my business adventure in 2014 I ran my business from a summerhouse (Formerly Jen's Nail Hut) a lot of thought went in to making a comfortable, stylish, place for me to welcome my clients. The hut served me well and in December 2018 the new salon was converted out of my old garage. The end result, I think, achieves what I set out to do. The salon itself is located at the front of my property, it's a peaceful retreat away from all the hustle and bustle of life in the sleepy village of Freeland near Witney, Oxfordshire. I even have times when I escape there myself! I always have refreshments on standby! I give you my full attention when you visit me and do my best to make you feel at home. Your treatment will not be rushed, and I allow adequate time to enable you to relax. I only carry out treatments that I am qualified and insured for. Hopefully I will be seeing you soon! Love Jen x