The Team



Kirsty Maccormick owner and founder of The Nail Yard has a career spanning 26 years in the spa/wellness and beauty industry with positions from therapist to spa director, regional director and finally corporate director of a large hotel company. This resulted in 8 years of international experience following which Kirsty returned home to her home town of Edinburgh. Following a great deal of research she discovered there was an opportunity in the current market to develop a beauty service brand which is highly professional but value for money and specialising in service treatments.


Sandra Macleod, co-owner of The Nail Yard, grew up in London and since graduating with a Business Studies degree 14 years ago has mainly worked in property and trading in London. Sandra has been interested in the Spa and Wellness industry for many years so its great to combine her skill sets with her passion for the industry.

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I moved away from home (Scunthorpe) when I was 18 to progress my career in beauty and work in a 5* Health Hydro and Spa. I’ve now been in the industry for 5 years and moved to Edinburgh in May last year. I enjoy cooking, shopping and socialising with friends.


I have a bubbly personality and never take things too seriously but can still be professional when needed. People are always saying i am an entertainer and like to have a laugh of any kind. Love putting on funny voices and bursting into song anytime, anywhere.


I’ve travelled around New Zealand, Australia and Thailand, have also lived in London and New Zealand. I’ve done Nevis swing, buggy jumped, traveled in a helicopter to the Glaziers, rode an elephant, fed baby tigers and been attacked by thai monkeys. I’m pretty good a snowboarding and have partied with Tinie Tempah in London too.


I am a mummy to a little boy who is going to be turning one soon. I love nothing more than spending time with him, especially going to our weekly swimming classes. I used to paint a lot when I was younger and have recently taken it back up again as a hobby. I love painting for hours at a time and get completely lost in my art. I am perfectionist when I paint, especially when it comes to nails! I have always loved beauty but my first love is nails and cannot wait to create some beautiful nails for our lovely clients at The Nail Yard.

Lash artist

Ciara Williams

Joining us with over 7 years in the beauty industry, Ciara has been in the West End of Glasgow for the past 3 years enjoying the atmosphere of the local area - Ciara is one of the most experienced lash artists around and is frequently found on the Novalash stand at the beauty exhibitions. We are delighted to have Ciara join us twice a month at our pop up lash bar

Only using award-winning, medical grade lashes, giving a truly addictive experience and being the only certified and trained Novalash extension stylist in Edinburgh, you’ll keep coming back for more!

Ciara creates a calm, peaceful environment where you can feel comfortable and at ease, loving to see the smiles on her guests faces when they leave the salon!

Ciara has recently been trained in the new American Volume technique which will shortly be available at The Nail Yard in Edinburgh