Described as Manchester's most liberated and forward thinking beauty collective: Doll Parts is home to some of the most well respected nail and beauty pros in the city. We specialise in trend-driven nail art and beauty treatments that defy the salon 'cut and paste' in favour of services tailored to our diverse clientele. Inclusivity is at the heart of what we do, and we're proud to have built a community based on individuality and self-expression!
Our roster of nail services covers everything from Gel-X extension application to simple, clean builder gel (BIAB) overlays, with beauty treatments including tooth gem application, brow lamination, simple wax and tints, lash extensions, and our new facial services via Skincare By @THATGRACEGIRL.
Our 'safe space' ethos makes Doll Parts your ideal beauty destination to discover, realise and emphasise your identity!
Ellie: founder and director
Hey! I'm Ellie, I founded Doll Parts after six years working in the industry as an editorial makeup artist. I'm so proud of the community we have built and how far we have come together. Doll Parts has become a safe space for our diverse client base to show up authentically, as well as a real support network for everybody that works here, myself included! Championing diverse beauty through the unique skill of our team is a real gift and I feel so lucky to share space with the talented women who work here. When I'm not running things I fit tooth gems—I love popping up in cool locations and giving my customers an icy confidence boost!
ruby: Nail Artist
I'm Ruby! I started out on reception at Doll Parts where I found my love of nail art by accident! My personal style is pretty gothic, if you're into skulls, chrome, or cobwebs I'm your tech (although, I nail a clean set too for the Ancoats girlies). I see a super diverse range of clients in the studio—everyone has their own style and I love that about our customers, they're all so freakin' cool! My favourite part of the job is the opportunity to create alongside the team. It's been so much fun seeing our work on billboards and ads around the city centre. When I'm outside the studio I spend most of my time here in NQ too, although nights out with me often end across town in one of the metal bars!
MEg: Nail Artist
Hi, I'm Meg! I started my beauty career with Doll Parts a couple of years ago! I love spending time with the work girlies and sharing my space with women who make me laugh every day. My reputation for maximalism and passion for fashion have earned me a rep for colourful textile-inspired designs, animal print, and opulent texture—sticking to gel and BIAB to create bold short and mid-length designs. Having a roster of die-hard regulars has been such a boost to my confidence, nails often feel secondary to our regular catch ups and lasting friendships!
Emma: Nail Artist
Hi! I'm Emma. In my time on the Doll Parts team, I've developed a love for strong, dark, gothic sets and OTT kawaii designs. This contrast is carried through my own aesthetic—I like to show my love of metal and goth culture through my personal style and carry a rep as the salon cutie and practical joker. It's been amazing to grow with the team and see our work featured on billboards around the city with Missguided as well as my own sets in Vogue Singapore! I'm so excited to see where we go next, meet more new clients, and follow my wonderful regulars on their own journeys.
Elena: Nail Artist
Hello! I'm Elena, I've been in the beauty industry for three years. You'll recognise my unique style and love of super XL colourful sets from the Doll Parts Instagram! I'm passionate about what I do and bring my perfectionism and creativity to every set. Outside the studio, I'm always the first to try new activities and places to eat in Manchester. Balancing my working life with fun activities is important to me —I love recommending things to do to my clients in exchange for keeping up with their crazy antics between appointments!
Grace: Esthetician & Skincare coach
Hi, I'm Grace, Doll Parts' resident esthetician and skincare expert. I first started out working in the beauty industry over twelve years ago, but have spent the past seven years working as a beauty editor and in marketing for a large beauty retailer. I recently quit my job to pursue skincare (with a bit of writing on the side!), and am loving being back to my roots with 1:1 client interaction. I grew up with acne, so I love being able to support others on their skincare journeys. Customising facials and building skincare routines for my clients brings me so much joy! When I'm not giving facials, I'm most likely to be found reading, at pilates, or hanging out with my two chihuahuas.
Lea: Makeup artist & brow/lash Tech
Hello! I'm Lea. I've been in the beauty industry for 10 years - that's the longest of the Doll Parts team! My colleagues are my favourite thing about the job, they're some of my closest friends too and I love the community we're building here together! I've achieved a lot in the makeup world including working and training alongside Pat McGrath's lead artist team. I'm enjoying this new phase in my beauty journey, building relationships with my clients, focusing on results, and giving Doll Parts customers a friendly relaxed service between horror movie and reptile mum chat!