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Leah is widely regarded for her work as a celebrity manicurist and senior educator in the nail industry.  Representing Switch Funky, NZ and Australia’s only distributor of Minx, Leah is NZ’s only Minx Master and top educator. 

So what exactly is Minx? It’s a salon-only service – a patented solid nail coating made of flexible firm strips which are applied to the nails using heat and pressure.  Unlike regular nail polish – it doesn’t chip or smudge, and best of all, there’s no drying time.  It lasts an average of 4-7 days, but can last up to two weeks.  With a huge range of amazing styles and colours, Minx can also be customised any way you like.  With fans like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, and NZ's own Amber Peebles, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Jay-Jay Feeney of The Edge, it's the next big thing for nails.

Leah also works with Artistic Nail Designs Colour Gloss Soak-Off Gel System created by celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik (who does Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez’s nails, to name a few).  A super-shiny gel polish which lasts up to three weeks, Colour Gloss stands apart with it high-shine finish that really lasts – and its fast drying time.  It dries under a 30 watt LED light in 30 seconds per coat.

Emma decided to go with the fabulous ‘Fishnet Red’ in Minx – and the results were amazing!


I went with a mix of Colour Gloss in ‘Glam’ with a single Minx feature nail in ‘Gold Cheetah’.  Check out our hot nails below!


Nat's nails


Emma's nails

It’s a tough job…. but someone’s got to do it right?

If your salon would like to offer these products you can contact Leah as follows:
Mob 021 640 960
Web www.leahlight.co.nz
email: [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Or check out Leah’s Facebook and Twitter pages

Article by Natalie Cosgrove

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