Claire Rattigan

Educator Sheffield

Salon – Cuticulture

My name is Claire Rattigan and I’ve been qualified as a nail technician for 20 years; an educator for the last 8.

I’ve always been creative, loving many forms of art throughout my life, but getting involved with Nails really ignited my passion and opened up my creative side. To turn a tiny canvas on the end of someone’s fingers into a work of art. I knew immediately I was on the right path…I was hooked! 

My first beauty show over 10 years ago opened me up to a whole other world. I knew then that I wanted to be a part of it. I was driven to improve, and I had the motivation and commitment to bring myself to the competition scene.

With a lot of dedication and some great mentorship, I placed 3rd in two competitions for mixed media and permanent polish. I was also nominated for the English Hair and beauty awards for nail tech of the year in 2017.

I joined NG pro 8 years ago after speaking to Erin at a beauty show. I love their brand, core values, compassion and enthusiasm. It feels like being part of a big family. 

Thanks to a great support network and quality training, I managed to jump into full time self employment back in 2013 and have since been running my own salon while also passing on my knowledge to upcoming nail techs.

I’m very passionate about teaching nails. I endeavour to ensure that my students walk away with as much knowledge as possible before the embark on their nail journey. I believe our courses hold a wealth of knowledge which is Important to any nail professional.