Advanced Gel Skills with Chrissie Pearce

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On Monday 6th October I had an awesome day training in Cornwall with the amazing Chrissie Pearce.  (If you haven’t discovered Chrissie’s work yet make sure you check her out!)

Chrissie’s work is a real inspiration to me so I was really keen to go on some training with her.  The day I attended was Advanced Gel Skills, concentrating on sculpting techniques and French gel methods.  I was really pleased with my first attempts using the new technique Chrissie taught us and cannot wait to put these new skills into practice on my clients!

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Jojo’s Nails is moving!


I am excited to announce that at the end of this month I will not only be moving house but will also be moving Jojo’s Nails into my new exclusive, private home salon in the centre of Newton Abbot.

My last appointment at Camborne House will be on Friday 19th September. I then have a week off to move, and appointments in the new premises will start from Tuesday 30th September.

As the new salon is primarily my home I will contact everyone individually before their first appointment to provide address details, please keep this address to yourself and do not pass on to others. The address will only be given to those with an appointment to keep the salon exclusive & private so that you are not disturbed during your treatment.

There will be a slight alteration to my working hours but any appointments already booked outside of these will not change. Future appointments will be booked within these hours:

Sunday & Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – 9am-6pm
Wednesday – 10am-8pm
Thursday – 10am-7:30pm
Friday – 9am-6pm
Saturday- 9am-3:30pm

Thank you all for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Jo x

Featured in Scratch Magazine – August 2014


I’ve been a reader of Scratch magazine for a number of years now, it’s a monthly essential for me. Scratch is by far the best nail industry magazine you can get your hands on here in the UK. It keeps me up to date on what’s going on in the industry, and gives me lots of ideas for my work. So, my new edition arrives at the beginning of the month and I’m perusing the pages when I come across this!


My nails in Scratch magazine! I cannot tell you how much of a dream this has been for me, I remember my first read of Scratch and thinking ‘one day I hope I’m good enough to have my work in here’. This featured image was used as part of an article about coloured acrylic and gels, and was alongside the work of some of my favourite nail artists that I look up to.

Thank you so much Scratch Magazine! This was a dream come true and I hope this will not be the last time my work is featured!

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Bio Sculpture Gel – Now Available!


I am extremely pleased to announce that I am now offering Bio Sculpture Gel treatments. This is a brand I have been familiar with in previous years and I have been very keen to bring it to Jojo’s Nails.

Bio Sculpture is a fantastic option for those of you who find CND Shellac is not quite as strong as you’d like, or for those that like CND Shellac but want something that lasts longer.

Want to know more? Keep reading…

Bio Sculpture Gel – The Original Everlasting Manicure

A tried, tested and proven system adding strength and durability to natural nails.

Bio Sculpture Gel offers a variety of gels to create custom made overlays and sculptures to suit every client’s needs, according to their lifestyle and preference.

Unlike a varnish that chips and peels, Bio Sculpture is a durable gel that is applied as an overlay on to natural nails. The gel is then cured under an LED light to give a strong, flexible, glossy finish which lasts for up to 3 weeks. It soaks off without damage to the natural nails.

No damage to the natural nails:
Unlike other nail finishes, Bio Sculpture Gel is a nail treatment applied as a coating to your own nails to strengthen and condition them with no damage.

With no fumes, no odours and minimal buffing, you will enjoy seeing your nails transformed to their exceptional potential.

Functional & fashionable:
Choose from a range of Permanent Colours, Clear or French. Or go for the glitter manicure for something extra special. Different treatment gels cater for different types of nail, tailoring the treatment to your personal needs.

Dries instantly:
Applied on to the natural nail as an overlay or sculptured extension, Bio Sculpture Gel dries under a LED light in your choice of colour or natural finish.

Durable, flexible & no more chipping:
Long wearing and chip proof, your Bio Sculpture Gel treated nails keep their well manicured look long after application. Excellent on toe nails too, with no worn or ragged edges.

Clinically tested:
Bio Sculpture Gel has been clinically tested to the highest standard with excellent results, taking care of you, our valued client.

As an introduction to Bio Sculpture I am doing a special offer of £5 off any Bio Sculpture appointment until 18th May 2014. Click here to view prices.

To book your Bio Sculpture treatments please call the studio on 07935221108, or you can Book Online.


Images courtesy of Bio Sculpture GB Ltd

Spring into the New Year


Now that Christmas is well and truly behind us, and the weather is not doing much to cheer us up, my clients have been wanting nails to lift their spirits. Normally this time of year brings dark burgundy and plum, but this week it’s been pink, green and purple adorning the nails of my customers. Glitter is still going strong, just less of the red and gold and more of the soft pink and turquoise.

Pictured above is a CND Shellac manicure with the addition of Brisa Lite Smoothing Gel for added strength. We decided on a mix of pinks tones, with an added bit of sparkle from Artiglio ‘Lola’ glitter and Shellac in Ice Vapour.

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Jojo’s Nail Store – Bringing Artiglio glitters & nail art to the UK!

December was an extremely busy month for Jojo’s Nails. Not only due to lots of appointments and working extra hours at the studio but also because I launched Jojo’s Nail Store!


Jojo’s Nail Store is the only online store in the UK where you can buy glitters and nail art from Artiglio By Sarah Bland! I was inspired to create the online store as I could not purchase the products I wanted in the UK. I fell in love with Artiglio products when I tried their glitters in November but they were only available from the US where Sarah Bland started the brand. Not only was I loving the products but I was also getting enquiries from other nail artists in the UK about where they could purchase the glitters. And so, Jojo’s Nail Store was born!

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Want to know more about Artiglio? Artiglio (pronounced R-tee-lee-O) was created by Sarah Bland who is a nail artist in Beverley Hills, after she had difficulties finding a really good cosmetic grade glitter to use on her own clients. After months of research she found the perfect product. Sarah has a great Instagram featuring the nails she creates, you can find her at

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