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Lucy nails it with awards shortlist after starting up own business in Wishaw during lockdown

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A nail artist who decided to launch her own business while stuck in her Wishaw home during lockdown has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.Self-employed Lucy Rankine, has been named as a finalist at The Official UK Hair and Beauty Awards (HBA) which will take place in Manchester and Birmingham later this year.The 25-year-old was working in a call centre in 2020 and took up nails as a hobby at first.“I just decided to do a distance learning course during Covid and since then I’ve done a few courses to build it up,” said Lucy.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android “I was working in call centres and was just trying to find something I liked.

When lockdown hit I had nothing to do and I started painting nails just for the fun of it. Not other people’s obviously, because I couldn’t.“But then I just decided I was going to do it.”Lucy’s nail art skills and attention to detail has helped her build a loyal client base over the last few years.Working from her home in the town, her business – Your Nails By Lucy – now has a steady flow of clients who keep on returning, and thanks to her talents the former Clyde Valley High pupil now finds herself in the running for the Nail Technician of the Year Award.The UK Hair and Beauty Awards community come together each year to celebrate the industry with a stylish VIP

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