Thea Green

  • Thea Green
    Thea Green studied at the London College of fashion, before she started a work placement at Tatler where she progressed on to the position of Fashion Editor.

    In 1999, Thea left her magazine career and set about bringing the 15minute manicure concept from the streets of downtown New York to the British high street. She opened the first of three Nails Inc nail bars in strategic spots across London (South Molton Street, the City and Bond Street), offering a variety of speedy, affordable and professional manicure and pedicure services and products to the modern British woman for the first time.

    Ten years on and Nails Inc remains an independent, wholly British owned family business, headed up by 33 year old mother of three, Thea, employing 450 people with 55 outlets across the UK and Ireland including the luxury champagne nail bar in Harvey Nichols.

    Nail Inc have also made a name for themselves within the fashion industry by working at London Fashion Week and creating bespoke nail colours for designers such as Issa, Luella, Gareth Pugh and, PPQ and collaborated on a 3 colour collection for shoe designer Georgina Goodman for S/S09.

    "Having had regular exposure to fashion designers and how they work, combined with the ability to manufacture new colours on a whim, has given us quite the unique edge within the nail industry. Nail polishes have become the ideal non-committal, affordable fashion accessory", explains Thea. "Last year we launched 4 new nail colours every 6 weeks from midnight navy to acid yellow. It keeps our fashion conscious customers very happy, as they know; they can expect the unexpected when it comes to new nail shades". We're delighted to announce that Thea has recently been honoured with an MBE for services to the beauty industry.

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