Name: How I Nailed It!
Brand: Leighton Denny
Price: Kindle £6.07
Leighton Denny’s How I Nailed It! details the incredible journey of how a dyslexic forklift truck driver from Bradford triumphed over adversity to become a world-renowned Celebrity Nail and Beauty Expert.
Dubbed as ‘Buff Daddy to the Stars’ by the media, Leighton swapped greasy spoon cafes for the jet set life, tending to the talons of the rich and famous.
Building his multi-million pound empire from scratch, Leighton went from mobile nail therapist to inventor of the world‘s most expensive manicure and launching his luxury clinic in one of UK’s most prestigious establishments, Harrods.
Now, as one of the top-selling experts on the world’s leading shopping channel, QVC, and with his coveted Crystal Nail File sold every 15 seconds somewhere in the world, Leighton has become a global brand.
His roller-coaster life from school dropout to multi award-winning entrepreneur is never short of drama, intrigue and showbiz encounters, but above all, it is an inspirational story of how one boy’s unyielding determination led straight to success!
Leighton Denny is the UK’s leading nail expert. He has won numerous awards, opened a nail salon in one of London’s most exclusive locations, Harrods, has invented the world’s most expensive manicure, and has painted the talons of lots of celebrities, such as Geri Halliwell, Jane Jagger, and Joan Collins. But his life hasn’t always been so glamorous.
Leighton was born in Bradford, a small Northern English town. From an early age, he has shown an entrepreneurial mentality that lead him to create, and sell, several successful businesses. He first became fascinated with nails when, as a child, he saw his mother do her manicures. Despite jumping from a business venture to another, it eventually became clear that his future lied in the nail industry. So, he moved to London to pursue his dream.
Life in London wasn’t always easy. Leighton could have quickly gone off the rails, but his determination to succeed kept him focused. The ordeal his brother Stephen, a drug addict, put his family through, also kept him on the straight and narrow. That doesn’t mean that he led a boring life, though. On the contrary, Leighton enjoyed the clubbing scene and everything the city had to offer, and was always up for trying something new.
He travelled, made friends with lots of fascinating people who helped him make his dreams come true, and worked hard to overcome any obstacles life threw his way. And they were many. He never allowed anyone to discourage him and now, Leighton is one of the most sought-after professionals in his industry and has created his own range of products. And yet, he has remained humble and genuine.
In How I Nailed It! Leighton recalls exactly how he did it. He shares both the highs and lows of his life in a heartfelt, honest, and entertaining way. You’ll feel like you’re catching up with a friend down at the pub. I just wished we had got to hang out together longer. I devoured this book in just one day and I was so sad when it was over.
It ended a bit abruptly, with the launch of his first collection at QVC. I would love to know all the amazing things he has done since then, but, hopefully, he will soon write a new book to share the second part of his extraordinary journey too. In the meantime, enjoy How I Nailed It! It’s a touching and inspirational story that reminds us that, with hard work, determination, and a positive mentality, everything is possible.
In How I Nailed It! Leighton Denny shares his inspirational story, from his humble beginnings in Bradford to his extraordinary success as one of the UK’s leading nail gurus. The tone is honest and entertaining, making you feel like you’re catching up with a friend at the pub.