Manicurist, Julie Lee, is quickly becoming recognised in the industry for her passion and drive combined with skill and innovation. With over 20 years of experience, Julie's style is bold, strong, wearable and glamorous.
Julie began her career as a nail technician and beauty specialist before taking up competing and winning a string of personal and business awards including International Manicurist of the Year 2015. For the past eight years Julie has been the Managing Director of a successful salon and in 2014 opened a training academy. She is currently waiting for her first book to be published, aimed at those working within the hair, beauty and nail industry looking to start their own business.
Julie was introduced to the world of Session work through Jenni Draper – Celebrity manicurist and OPI Colour & Trends Expert. Julie has assisted Jenni over several seasons at London fashion week on shows for designers Erdem, Julien MacDonald, Hunter, Barbara Casasola and Pringle. Since then, she has worked on teams for Imarni Ashman and Stephanie Staunton for designers Natasha Zinko, Caitlin Price, Kristian Aadnevik and Burberry. Julie was also selected, through her involvement with the Nails:Mastered programme, to do the nails for designers Kim Shui and Anton Belinsky at V Files Runway at New York Fashion Week F/W16. Most recently, she was invited to assist manicurist Mike Pocock on a fashion film by Nick Knight for the British Fashion Awards 2016, working alongside industry icons Sam McKnight and Val Garland.
Since then, her vision for the future has been commercial, editorial and celebrity session work. To date her work can be found in leading fashion and industry magazines such as Vogue Italia, Lucy’s magazine, Ellements, Volition, Fashion Shift, Cherry, Huf, Nylon and Factice.
Julie has established a strong clientele and industry contacts through her professionalism, upbeat personality and versatility to craft both classic manicures and intricate nail designs. Julie’s skill, creativity and ability to work in high pressure environments have catapulted her rise in the industry.