Celebrated and award-winning nail guru Leighton Denny is privileged to have his
flagship salon within the Urban Retreat, Harrods, and is delighted to have been
invited to become one of the British Beauty Experts, thereby providing his expertise
and guidance for the creation of the Urban Retreat Hand and Nail line. Leighton
recommended that the line should focus on three essential nail treatments, together
with key polish colours. The result is a range of seven versatile products that
create beautiful hand and nails to suit every mood.
Leighton Denny has taken nail grooming to new heights thanks to his passion and
natural talent for creating beautiful, healthy, natural nails. Leighton’s nails
have been hailed as the ultimate accessory and he boasts an A-list celebrity client
list including the likes of Jade Jagger, Dita Von Teese and Geri Halliwell.
Leighton began his professional life as a fork lift truck driver, then following
a trip to the USA with his mother and discovering nail extensions he returned to
Bradford to train in an entirely new career. After his training in the UK and the
USA, Leighton took to the road as a freelance nail technician, pampering guests
on cruise liners around the world before opening his first boutique salon in Bradford,
He soon moved to the ‘bright lights’ of London and opened his own first bespoke
salon in the North, soon transferring his team to a premier location in the West
End. He then opened the Leighton Denny Nail Studio in Urban Retreat at Harrods and
Urban Retreat at Harvey Nichols, Manchester.
In 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 the Health and Beauty Awards awarded Leighton ‘Nail
Technician of the Year’. In 2004 he was made a judge and entered the Beauty Hall
of Fame. .