For those who don't already know me and my background, here's a little about me.
Crystal Clawz was born about 18 years ago after I qualified as a Nail Technician. Being more than a touch arty, I went further afield for additional training in airbrush nail art at the Mark Anthony Institute in the UK.
Back in SA I built up a wonderful client base of customers who wanted a little something extra - unique nails they could proudly flash around. I entered several competions between 2004 and 2009 - Beauty Africa (2nd place in 2004; 3rd place in 2006) and Professional Nails (placing third in 2006), and returned again in 2014 as a judge for Professional Beauty.
In 2004 I also started up my own training school, Crystal Clawz Nail Academy, and have seen a lot of ladies going through my doors as qualified nail technicians and nail artists and I am truly proud to have helped these talented people on their way to an independent career.
In addition to my years of experience in this field, I have also completed over 50 courses, conversions and workshops, so I have a pretty good idea of the ins and outs of the industry and the products available to use.
But that's enough about me! Let's talk about Crystal Clawz.
I started to get increasingly frustrated by the lack of variety and the quality of products available to me as a practising Nail Technician and it got me thinking, which is always a good thing.
When I considered the products available in the market and how the quality varies so greatly (and price is not always the best indicator of quality), and the fact there is so little variety when there are so many easy options for creating stunning designs without needing to be an artist, I decided it was time to move over to the dark side and start sourcing products that I would have loved to have laid my own hands on for my regular clients. Everyone loves nail art, but we all know how long it can take to create and how it cuts into your margins because you simply can't handle the same volume of clients and no-one wants to pay double the price, even if it takes double the time.
I am passionate about nail art and have to try every new thing that hits the market, so, after months of testing products from different suppliers (this has been a real "kid in a candy store" experience), I am delighted to be able to offer you the best selection I have found. There are so many amazing products available, but so many of them are disappointing when they don't work as expected, or the results are just not consistent, and believe me when I say that some of the testing was just downright frustrating! I am more than proud to put my name to the range that is on offer in this website because I know they are all fantastic products that perform! As new products arrive in the market, and as I expand my supplier base, I will be adding many more products that will delight you, save you time and money and most importantly, keep your customers coming back for more.
I know you are going to love these products and we are adding images in the site of ACTUAL samples as we create them (no Photoshopping) to show you the results you can expect. Please check out the video footage as well because it is difficult to do justice to some of these products in images - especially the chromes and chameleons.
Enjoy shopping and please let me have your reviews and any images you are proud of so that we can add them in our gallery.