Cymoedd Alumnus has Nailed It


When Abi Markey completed her A Levels and attended an Open day at Coleg y Cymoedd, she could not have believed the career path that lay ahead of her.

After completing her A Levels at school, Abi enrolled on a Level 2 Beauty Therapy course at the Rhondda campus and on completion of the Level 2 course progressed to Level 3 Spa and Customer Care at the Nantgarw campus.

With the academic qualifications under her belt Abi worked for some time at The Vale Spa, and at Nailsinc in Debenhams and House of Fraser; gaining excellent experience. The practical experience, together with her CIM qualification gave her the enthusiasm and determination to set up her own business – focussing on the nail treatments.

The 27 year old Cymoedd Alumnus from Tonypandy set up Nailedit Beauty in 2017, based in a little summer house at the rear of her home. The number of regular clients grew and this became her full time job.


Speaking of her enterprising journey Abi said, “I would definitely recommend studying at Coleg y Cymoedd. The staff are so supportive and have a wealth of experience from working within the industry; the skills and confidence I gained whilst at the college were immense.


I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone - my business ‘Nailedit’ has recently celebrated its 3rd birthday and I have also been shortlisted as a Finalist for Nail Technician of the Year at the Welsh Hair & Beauty Awards 2020, taking place later this year - So watch this space!!

Cymoedd Alumnus has Nailed It



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