I'm Glenis Baptiste and welcome to my profile page. I am a dedicated and passionate nail artiste within the Media and Beauty Industry and I've gained over 20 years of experience and expertise. I'm eager and fully equipped to pass these useful tools of knowledge, customer care and experience to any budding nail artiste and enthusiast, striving to match my drive and ethusiastic approach in perfecting their craft and skills.
My education within the nail and beauty industry began in 1995. I have attained the level of a fully qualified NVQ Assessor and Internal Verifier for both CITY AND GUILDS, and VTCT boards of examiners. I am a successful product developer, business owne, and creative nail artiste to A List celebrities worldwide
Early in my career the London based PREMIER AGENCY liked my style and became my representation. I have since extended my career, achieving many more goals and now own two very successful businesses and two exciting product ranges plus Amorous nail bar concession stands and three stand alone stores.
In 2006 I became a brand ambassador (for nail products and colour design for Sally Hansen , also nail colour designer and ambassador for BootsNo7). My name helped launch the successful sale of new colours,products and treatments. This included product placement into various press interviews, photoshoots and quotes by celebrities who shared their favourite products and colours of each brand
One memorable event was when WOMEN TO WOMEN asked me to take part in a photoshoot named " FASHION FIGHTS AIDS". This event focussed on much needed charity exposure and fund raising. This was a newly established AIDS charity, working to raise funds, striving to curtail further spread of this disease and helping support research into finding a cure.
The photo shoot event for charity WOMEN TO WOMEN, was photographed by world renowned and highly acclaimed A-list Celebrity photographer MARIO TESTINO and LUCINDA CHAMBERS Fashion director for VOGUE MAGAZINE,put her finishing touch to the final result. The names requested for this crucial photo shoot include the most influential and successful women within the fashion Industry, such as NAOMI CAMPBELL and BIANCA JAGGER who contributed their celebrity fashion status.
We also featured some brave ladies currently suffering from this disease and I was honoured to have the opportunity to pamper their nails, giving an extra bit of glamour to compliment their style for the day's shoot.
2006 saw the creation of Bo'chel, my first range of 6 nail treatments , which later became ‘The Glenis Baptiste range of treatments’, personalising my products. The Glenis Baptiste product range is stocked and can be purchased in 9 department store concessions in and 96 branches of popular high street chain; SUPERDRUG, across the United Kingdom. My range reflects and maintains high professional standards.
In 2007, I was approached by the elegant yet trendsetting cosmetic brand ILLAMASQUA, to create their first nail colour range of 35 colours, now sold in 9 department store concessions. Today we celebrate its rapid success in 5 countries worldwide; Dubai, America, Australia, Germany and Croatia.
In 2009, My first standing Amorous Nail Bar concession was formed, within a London department store HOUSE of FRASER. We provide nails and beauty treatments, unique and innovative nail art work, keeping pace with modern colours, designs and trends, that can be found from catwalk to any couture magazine today.
I feel pride and fulfilment in all work I have accomplished to date. I have been fortunate to showcase my flare and passion, to a loyal celebrity clientèle, photographers, cosmetic brand campaigns, prestigious media publications and ambitious students combined.