Teesside Teenager Has The World At Her Fingertips

22 February 2013, 11:23 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A teenager from Middlesbrough's been telling Capital how she's managing to run her own nail business at the same time as studying for her GCSEs

16 year old Sophie Dale from Normanby started painting the nails of her friends and family and realised she had a talent for it that she could take further.

She started up Nancy Loves Nails when she was just 15 years old as a mobile nail art business.

Now she's moved into her own studio on Baker Street in Middlesbrough, above 'Niamh's Boutique'.

That area of the town's recently been developed as part of the Portas Plus High Street Innovation Fund - which meant the town got £100,000 to improve shopping and businesses in the area.

Sophie opened her very own studio on the 2nd of February and opens to customers every other Saturday while she finishes studying for her GCSEs at Eston Park School. 

PICTURED BELOW: 16 year old Sophie Dale from Normanby with her nail art equipment 

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