Leah wins top award

Leah Dawson

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A nail technician from Torrisholme is celebrating after winning a top award.

Leah Dawson, 22, was crowned Nail Technician of the Year at a ceremony at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.

Leah, who works from the Touch of Serenity beauty salon on Slip Inn Lane in Lancaster city centre, was nominated for the English Health and Beauty Awards through social networking website Facebook.

But she still had to see off competition from four other finalists in her category to get her hands on the award.

Leah, who lives on Low Lane, said: “I had people, including regular clients, voting on my Facebook account.

“I also had a blog for the competition which I used to say why I thought I deserved to win.

“I was a bit surprised to get the award but I’m really pleased and proud.

“And it is great publicity for the salon.”

Leah has worked as a nail technician for four years, the first three of which were spent at the Naomi Waite Nail and Beauty Studio in Bowerham.

She has been self-employed at Touch of Serenity for around a year.