Overjoyed Plymouth mum crowned UK's best nail technician

Plymouth woman, Lara Solway has been crowned 'best' nail tech in the UK
-Credit: (Image: Lara Solway)


A Plymouth mum is overjoyed after being crowned the best nail technician in the UK. Already catching the eye of national celebrities with her designs, talented nail artist, Lara Solway says she loves making men and women feel beautiful.

Lara, from Efford, attended a red carpet event in Birmingham on Saturday (June 1) at the official hair and beauty awards 2024. She was “overwhelmed” when it was announced that she’d come first out of the whole UK for the best nail technician category.

The glamorous 24-year-old looked emotional as she happily collected her award on stage at the prestigious event as the crowd cheered. Mum-of-one, Lara said that she wants to inspire others to follow their dreams and never give up as she celebrates her huge success.

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Speaking about the award, Lara said: “I’m honestly in shock. I have had this vision in my head for the longest time, we all have different visions and this was one of mine. All the struggles and tears along the way have all been worth it, working till 4am in the morning while also being a mum. It really all started from the bottom, but now I have the I’m here moment.”

Popular Lara has a huge client base in Plymouth, but has also caught the eye of celebrities - helped by her TikTok channel which has more than one million followers. The self taught nail tech has designed nails for Katie Price’s daughter, Princess Andre and singer songwriter, Tallia Storm.

Lara set up her TikTok channel during the Covid lockdown and shares snippets of her life as well as images of her flamboyant nail art creations. The 24-year-old said that part of her success, along with hard work, has been simply believing in herself.

She said: “I have always been told I’m a dreamer and I will never get there, but I did it. My dad’s always told me if I want something I need to work for it. I will never forget those words, you can do anything if you put your mind to it, manifestation really works if you do it the right way. I have many goals In life to achieve and I know I will do it. My main goal in life is to inspire people to chase those dreams and never give up. I love making men and women feel beautiful!”

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