Sue Davies

SEJ  Editorial Director

Sue Davies is a salon industry veteran and has been owner of a successful, award-winning salon, industry educator and representative, and now shares her experience on her podcast and online platform, Inspiring Salon Professionals.

She joined the nail and beauty industry in 2002, following a successful career as a PA and Administration Manager in the private and public sector.  Through her career Sue has worked on a freelance mobile, home salon and salon owner level as well as having management roles within nail industry trade associations. Competition management has been a big part of her career, and this has been throughout the UK, Ireland and as a judge at international level.

Sue has acted as judge for the Scratch Stars, Professional Beauty Awards and the Black Country Beauty Awards for the business, beauty and nail categories in recent years.

She created and owned award-winning salon, Gorgeous Nail & Beauty Emporium, where she won a raft of industry awards including Scratch Stars Nail Salon of the Year and a collection of other business & customer care awards in regional and national awards.  In 2017, Sue was awarded her highest accolade of Service to Industry in the Scratch Stars Awards.

Continuing to work towards higher standards and improving education is part of her passion within the salon industry and has a podcast, Inspiring Salon Professionals, covering topics from entry level qualifications to opening and growing your own salon and everything in between.  Through Inspiring Salon Professionals and Nabuno, Sue be launching online courses covering personal, professional, and business development. Sue has worked as an industry educator and assessor in collaboration with several major UK brands and has delivered both NVQ education as well as entry level brand education and CPD courses.

A passionate industry advocate, Sue is the founder and co-creator of the online platform, Nabuno, an education innovation to evolve how industry education is found, promoted, and provided. Nabuno allows education providers to reach a wider learner audience to help increase educational standards within the salon industry whilst having a full Learning Management System for course, resources & student management.