Marian Newman awarded British Empire Medal for services during Covid-19

Renowned nail professional Marian Newman has been awarded a Medal of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to the Beauty Industry during Covid-19.

Newman, who is best known as a session nail artist and nail industry education leader, was instrumental in advising Government on the guidelines for close contact services during the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly with regard to nail treatments. 

She also supported nail techs, therapists and salon owners throughout lockdown via her Facebook Group Madge's Chat Show, and continues to do so since beauty services have resumed.

As a member of the British Beauty Council advisory board, she also developed some specific coronavirus guidance for nail technicians back in May, identifying the issues they would face once treatments were allowed to resume and offering advice on nail-treatment-specific factors such as managing dust and sanitising nail tools.

This year, the Queen's Birthday Honours List was postponed from June to October in order to include people who have been instrumental in the nation's Covid-19 effort.

British Empire Medals are awarded in recognition of commendable civil or military service. Recipients can use the letters BEM after their names.

To read more about the Newman's career, including the new education model she is working on – The Essential Nail Professional – check out our full 2020 interview with her here.