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#YemziGirl Feature 32 (October) -  Michelle Duberry, Personal Nail Stylist from North East London

#YemziGirl Feature 32 (October) - Michelle Duberry, Personal Nail Stylist from North East London


#YemziGirl Interview October, Michelle Duberry



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1. Please describe what you do, where you're from (and your age if you feel comfortable)

M: I’m Michelle Duberry, I’m a nail technician of 20 years, 37 in age but looking 25. My parents are from Montserrat, West Indies, born in UK



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2. What’s the most exciting thing about your job?

M: Meeting different people and making them happy…there’s something about getting a beauty treatment that changes your aura, the way you conduct yourself, talk with your hands, and generally feel.

3. Where do you work?

M: At present working from home.

I was doing Google HQ for 7 years in Victoria and Tottenham Court Road branches.



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4. Which well know clients have you done nails for?

M: Snoochie Shy, Ms Banks, Nikita Johnson, the Princess of Bahrain, Afrolista Racheal,  Curlure UK, Paigey Cakey, 

 



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5. Who would you like to do nails for?

Moira Stewart, she was the first Afro-Caribbean news reader - I watched her on TV growing up and loved her style.



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6. Where did you learn your craft?

M: Enfield college many years ago, I also did hairdressing but didn’t follow that path.

7. Advice for #YemziGirls who want to follow your path?

M: Practice, practice, practice, follow your voice. Continuously practice your craft, there is no limit. The crazier the better; nails have no limit.



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8. What inspires your nail work?

M: The clients personality. i get them to pick 2 colours and I will vibe off our convo. I feed off of the persons energy for the nail design.

9. Biggest challenge in nails?

M: Small nail beds and long nail dreams [laughs].

If your nail beds are small and you have long crazy nail dreams where are you going? 



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10. Fav colour and shape and its significance to you?

M: Being an artist I use a lot of colours I’m not biased to any colour.

I love the round point shape no matter what hand shape and fingers size you can get away with it - oval, pointed, almond.


11. Are you a plain or printed type of person?

M: Printed!



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12. Greatest achievement?

M:  Owning the salon and being resident manicurist at Google whilst being a single parent.



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13. And finally what’s your favourite quote?

M: I deserve everything I desire




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Website fot bookings:

http://www.MichelleDuberry.com

IG

https://www.instagram.com/michelleduberry/