Louise nails down a career in beauty

Jenny (left) with Louise who has just joined the team at Pinkys. Picture by Trevor Walker

Jenny (left) with Louise who has just joined the team at Pinkys. Picture by Trevor Walker

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A busy beauty business is in the pink as it takes on a new member of staff.

Louise Shiell has joined the team at Pinkys nail and beauty salon in Sanderson Arcade.

After studying for two years at Newcastle College, Ms Shiell specialises in nails and nail art, and has previously worked at both Linden Hall Hotel and Beacon Hill Spa.

She will work alongside Pinkys’ owner Jenny Clark at the salon in the arcade’s Austin House, above Central Bean.

Ms Clark, a former art student, has built up a reputation over the last three years for her artistic and contemporary designs.

She said: “I’m really excited to have Louise join me here at Pinkys. She has a great background and experience and it means we can be more flexible with appointments for our growing number of customers.

“There are so many different ideas and designs people want for their nails now and we love working on some of the creative ideas our customers come to us with.”

Ms Shiell said: “I’m delighted to be joining Jenny at Pinkys and to be working at Sanderson Arcade. I love all aspects of beauty, but really enjoy the nails so I’m really pleased to be able to focus on that here.”

The salon also offers threading, brow and lash tints, and lash extensions, and plans to expand into other treatments in the future.

Sanderson Arcade Manager Medi Parry said: “It’s always great to hear of our businesses at the arcade expanding and growing, and we’re delighted to welcome Louise at Sanderson Arcade.”

Pinkys is open Monday to Saturday, with evening beauty appointments available for customers on Thursdays and Fridays.