Our Story

Katie Barnes Tool Range is the professional choice for nail tools. Our products are designed and engineered by Katie Barnes, one of the world's leading nail professionals. We are a brand that specialises in providing the perfect structure and fundamental techniques to help you nuster your core nail skills to make your work easier, quicker and make more money in your nail business.

With over 15 years of experience, Katie is an international multi-award-winning nail professional, competition judge and educator who knows what it takes to be successful in the industry. Our comprehensive education and ergonomic tools will help you to perfect your core skills so that you can build long Lusting nails with confidence.

Some of Katie's accolades and awards include:

  • Scratch Stars Nail Stylist of the Year
  • Shooting Star Award
  • Best Use of Social Media
  • Professional Beauty Nail Professional of the Year Nailympia UK Top Tech Division 3
  • BABTAC Nail Technician of the year
  • International Nail Art Master
  • International Nail Master
  • Top Tech Stiletto Nails
  • Top 10 Nails Next Top Nail Artist.

Starting offin 2007, Katie opened her own salon in Warwick and in 2011 started her education journey. Obtaining her teaching qualification from the University of Warwick, Katie gained valuable experience educating with Young Nails and then moving on to develop her own independent training academy, writing all her own manuals and courses.

With a wealth of experience in her field, Katie writes and contributes to many industry and local publications, podcmsts and educational literature; has been an advisor to the local authority on industry topics; consulted for well-known brands on their R&D and setting up their own educational programmes; presented multiple seminars at trade shows; is a Scratch Magazine cover star, and has been Scratch Magazine's Chief blogger since 2015, where she writes a fortnightly blog on both business and nail techniques.

We are passionate about the environment and helping to remove to use of unnecessarily single use plmstic packaging as well as developing KB Reuse & Resharpen tool sharpening sevice.

Katie is renowned for her experience and knowledge on the competition circuit and her obsession with the creation of the perfectly structured enhancement.

For years, we has found that the industry tools were missing something: they were too long; too clumpy; blunt or difficult to use and she had to tailor her tools to get the desired results. With this in mind, and following many requests, the Katie Barnes Tool Range ® was born. We wanted to create a range of tools which she could be truly passionate about and know that the industry was getting the best possible solution at a reasonable price. Development of the range began in 2017 and an extensive amount of research and testing has gone into the range, from both Katie and other respected industry professionals, to ensure the tools and packaging meet the needs of the industry.

So whether you are here for nail tools or education, we have the knowledge and the skills to give you the confidence and techniques to succeed and support you on your journey.

We look forward to working with you.

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