Leighton Denny MBE is a leading expert and an internationally recognised figure in the beauty world with a multi-award winning range of Expert Nail and Sun Believable tanning products. With a vast amount of significant achievements, he also possesses a star-studded client list that includes Kate Moss, Penelope Cruz and Adele.
Leighton began his journey as a forklift truck driver in Bradford but quickly progressed to become one of the UK’s leading nail and beauty experts. Whilst he was building his empire of appointed salons worldwide, Leighton won over 60 industry awards. He produced his own lines of nail and beauty treatments, which quickly became cult favourites amongst beauty professionals and journalists.
In 2012, Denny introduced Lip Dual to his ever-expanding beauty portfolio. This 2-in-1 colour system offers full lip colour with built-in ultra-conditioning moisturisers for colour intensity that lasts for hours.
Leighton is currently an ambassador for the British Dyslexia Association and has previously been a proud supporter and ambassador for charities St. Oswald’s Hospice, Jeans for Genes and Breast Cancer Care, raising awareness and funds through initiatives with his product ranges.
In 2013, Leighton received an honorary PHAB Accolade, which recognises a qualified level of excellence in the Performance of Hair and Beauty. In 2015, Leighton was presented the highly prestigious title of MBE by The Queen for achievements within the nail and beauty industry. Leighton's book, ‘How I Nailed It’, became the number one best-selling autobiography in the Beauty & Fashion section of Amazon just twenty-four hours after its release. It's continued to be exceptional for Leighton with recent achievements including LIGHT & DARK Desire winning a 2016 Fragrance Foundation Award, chosen by readers of Elle Magazine. The iconic LD Crystal Nail File won its 15th award with an InStyle Beauty Award in 2017 and Sun Believable FACE won a Beauty Bible Award in 2019. Leighton was awarded ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) Awards 2020.
While Leighton has achieved so much in such a short amount of time, he is not stopping anytime soon! In 2021 Leighton was awarded ‘Two Beauty Bible Awards ’ for his Undercover Base Coat and new 75% Plant-Based Nail Polish and his Renovate Treatment won best nail cream in the Good Housekeeping Institute Awards and he continues to expand his product offerings and expertise, fulfilling the needs of beauty lovers everywhere.