Nail Artist Profile: Katie Barnes
I was privileged to meet Katie and attend an efile (electric nail file) course at her academy in 2016. You couldn’t meet a nicer more down to earth person.
That said Katie has already achieved over 40 awards and accolades within the nail industry. Some of these include: Scratch Stars Shooting Star 2018; Professional Beauty Nail Professional of the Year 2018, Nailympia UK Top Tech 2018; BABTAC Nail Technician of the Year; International Nail Art Master; International Nail Master; Top Tech Stiletto Nails; Scratch Stars Best Use of Social Media.
This gorgeous image (screenshot from Katies Instagram page) is one of my favourite ever and was featured as a Scratch Magazine cover, it is Katie herself, she created the nails and did her own makeup for this shoot. She is such a talented lady.
More recently Katie was the only UK finalist for NAILS Next Top Nail Artist and reached the Top 10 worldwide. As a highly respected nail artist and technician, she is renowned in the industry and has had her work and articles published in many beauty publications, including a fortnightly blog for Scratch Magazine. Katie is also a competition judge.
I completed my efile training with Katie at her Warwick training studio, The Katie Barnes Academy, where she runs regular training courses herself as well as hosting other amazing nail technicians who specialise in various advanced nail art techniques.
Despite being an absolute superstar Katie is a wonderful educator, explaining and demonstrating techniques beautifully. She has a genuine passion for our industry and sharing her experiences with anyone who wants to learn and improve.
You find out more about Katie here:
YouTube: @Katie B Nails