Archive for February 2017

NAILYMPIA USA reveals judging line-up

The first Nailympia USA has revealed its prestigious judging panel for the 2017 event. Featuring industry personnel from Russia, Australia and the USA, the 15-strong panel is headed up by head booth judge, Elaine Watson. Organised by Scratch editor-in-chief, Alex Fox, and Athena Elliot, Nailympia USA invites techs to perform in up to nine categories across three divisions and…

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The journey to your continued development

Educator and award-winning nail stylist, Katie Barnes, explores why you should go back to basics in regard to your personal development. Going ‘back to basics’ can mean different things to different nail techs, such as improving the way you apply polish, ensuring you take repeat bookings or quickening your application time. Many techs think due to the fact…

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HIGH DEFINITION reveals SS17 eyebrow trends

High Definition brow and beauty experts have announced the biggest eyebrow trends for SS17 – and it’s all about the power brow! Brushed up brows will continue to be in style, and were seen on the runway at Yohji Yamamoto, Versus Versace and Giambattista Valli. To create this look, eyebrow hair should be brushed upwards…

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NABA reveal Q-Gels

NABA has unveiled a new gel system. Available through Susan’s Nail Store next month, the NABA Q-Gels are a new generation of fiberglass gels. Easy to work with, the gels are also great for creating the much sought-after look, Babyboomer nails. The range will include: Clear, for base Extreme White, for crisp white free edges…

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2016 SEES HIGH DEMAND for iiaa training

Last year saw a record high in demand for iiaa training. Across its three brand areas of Advanced Nutrition Programme, Environ and Jane Iredale, over five thousand training spaces were booked across the iiaa training centres in the UK and Ireland. “2016 has been such an amazing year,” Clare Muir, director of training for the iiaa enthuses. “We are so proud…

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KAREN BETTS demonstrates her skills on TV

Karen Betts, a leading permanent make-up artist, has been demonstrating her expert skills on a national platform. As part of her affiliation with the Alex Lewis Foundation, Karen has embarked on a journey to help founder Alex Lewis, who had all four limbs amputated and part of his mouth and nose removed after contracting Strep…

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CELEB NAIL PICKS: 25 February 2017, BRIT Awards

We’ve been stalking social media for the latest celeb nail looks! This week saw the BRIT Awards and celebs walked the red carpet – with nail styling aplenty! Essex-based tech, Amy Ganney, was on hand to create a cool chrome design to match Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson’s costume. Katy Perry shared behind-the-scenes fun on her Instastory, which…

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Take the dip with new GELISH SYSTEM

The Gelish team has unveiled the latest addition to its product line up – Gelish Dip System. The new acrylic dip system  will see 120 colours available, including crèmes, glitters, shimmers, metallics and five French shades. The shades also match to existing Gelish and Morgan Taylor shades in addition. The French Dip Jar included in the…

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THE CREATIVE Beauty Group unveils new collection

Dream of jetting off to shimmering shores in far away destinations with the latest collection from Gel II. Perfect for soaking up the sun and dipping your toes in the sea, the Seaside Shimmer Collection features a rich mix of subtle hues and vivid colours that transition from spring to summer. The polish shades include: G226…

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HIGH DEFINITION adds to make-up range with brow crème

High Definition, the brand behind the infamous HD Brows, has added three shades of brow crème to its make-up range. Each long-lasting, waterproof and smudge-proof crème can be used to create any desired brow look; from strong and defined to on-trend and textured. It applies like crème and sets like a powder and is available…

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