A PENKETH teenager is celebrating after winning top honours at the UK Hair and Beauty Awards.

Hannah Tryner was shortlisted for Best New Talent in the north west last September when she was just 18.

And after attending the glittering awards ceremony in Birmingham the youngster, who owns Hannah The Nail Fairy, took the title.

Hannah, who has also made the shortlist in this week's search for Warrington’s Best for Nails 2023 and is currently pitched against 11 other nail salons and nail technicians in the town.

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Hannah said: “I found out a few weeks ago that I’d made the top ten and was more than happy with that news – I never thought I’d actually win!

“After a really difficult few months where I had to stop working because I was poorly, I started seeing clients again and I’m based at Sophie Jane Makeup Academy in the town centre.

“Everyone has been so supportive - I couldn’t ask for a better group of women to work with.

“I want to thank everyone for the trust they have put in me.

“Every single client has played a part in getting me where I am today.”

Hannah shows her talent with several creative nail designs

Hannah shows her talent with several creative nail designs

The UK Hair and Beauty Awards celebrate the hair and beauty industry by supporting businesses and boosting the profile of shortlisted finalists via social media.

A spokesman for the awards said: “The Hair and Beauty Awards is breaking down barriers, helping contestants build followings and recognition – even if they don’t win.

“That is why they are celebrating the entire process of the competition and all the amazing talent that has entered.”

Hannah started her business in 2021 when she was just 17 after practising nails “just for fun” during lockdown at the age of 16.

After realising her hidden talent, the youngster took a nail course in March 2021 and qualified in June of the same year.

After dealing with severe anxiety as a result of being heavily bullied throughout high school, Hannah believes the face-to-face element of her job has allowed her to build on her social skills and grow in confidence.

Hannah first found her love of doing nails when she was 16 years old

Hannah first found her love of doing nails when she was 16 years old

She said: “I’m really proud of how far I have come.

“I’ve spoken to loads of other nail technicians who have been doing it for years and lots have said they are only just hitting the quality I am producing five years in but I always feel like I can still improve as I am constantly practicing.”

Having won the Best New Talent regional award, Hannah will be invited to attend the national awards ceremony later this year.