Meet The Feds
The Federation of Nail Professionals
We’re really excited to be collaborating with Olympia Beauty in their virtual show, and as a refresher here’s an introduction to The Federation of Nail Professionals…
Nail industry and education advocate, Marian Newman BEM, is behind the inception of The Federation of Nail Professionals (The FNP), a not for profit organisation with the primary focus of supporting and raising the standards of practice, education, knowledge and development for nail professionals across the UK. Marian is supported by a passionate group of industry professionals from all corners of the sector.
Born out Marian’s Facebook group, Madge’s Chat Show that provided accurate and factual information and support to the industry through Lockdown 1.0, The Federation became a project that has grown exponentially to fruition, gaining support from the likes of the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA), the British Beauty Council and British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC).
The unique quality of The Federation of Nail Professionals is that an inclusive approach has been taken to bring together support and members from all areas of the sector. The Federation includes but is not limited to; students; newly qualified nail professionals; qualified nail professionals; educators; salon owners; brands; distribution partners. The Federation will be working in collaboration with other industry bodies.
The initial launch will welcome supporters to sign up free of charge to keep updated on news from The Federation and with imminent opportunities for further involvement and membership scheme to enrol in that will offer benefits and up to date resources for the nail industry at large.
As The Federation we recognise that there are exceptional educators and we want to recognise this through our Licence to Teach initiative. The FNP aims to raise the standard of education across the board and not just for students, but for all levels of nail professionals including educators. There will be a requirement for all members to actively continue their professional development alongside plans to introduce feedback and reviews which will be publicly available for Licence to Teach educators via a fair and quality-controlled platform.
The Federation is proud to be collaborating with HABIA, the British Beauty Council and BABTAC on several projects and providing representation for the nail industry at Government level.
The Federation of Nail Professionals – Voice of the Nail Industry