Archive for August 2017

OPI’s cool Iceland inspired nail colour collection makes winter more bearable

It’s getting colder outside – but OPI has warmed spirits with its stunning autumn/winter nail colour collection, Iceland. Inspired by the land of blue lagoons and Northern Lights, the 12-piece palette offers a range of chic hues that portray the country’s wild beauty. Each shade will be available in nail lacquer, long-wear Infinite Shine and GelColor formulas,…

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COURSE BITES: Solglo Spray Tan Training Course, United Beauty Group

Course Details: Solglo Training Course aim to help technicians take thier salon or mobile therapist business to the next level.  The course covers important aspects including health and safety, client care and consultation and insurance. Preparation, application, troubleshooting and product knowledge aspects and techniques are covered, as well as tan maintenance and removal. The course begins with theory…

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Microblading by Brow Perfect goes global

The Eyelash Design Company has announced that its popular treatment, Microblading by Brow Perfect, is growing globally. The training is now underway in Africa and South America. South Africa has been announced as the first country since the recent launch in Sweden and treatment and Paraguay in South America will debut the treatment once training has…

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SALON IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Leeann’s Beauty Hut

Specially built to house her growing business, Leeann Doherty’s aptly named home salon is currently situated in a cosy cabin. “My business, Leeann’s Beauty Hut, was started in my kitchen,” laughs Leeann Doherty. “I have been working for my self since I first trained in nails in 2012. I love nail art and anything that sparkles, so from here my…

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Advice on preventing nail product overexposure

Salon owner, educator, former Scratch columnist and award-winning nail stylist, Katie Barnes, reveals why the misuse of monomer can have nasty consequences… We are all responsible for bad work habits but some are more dangerous than others. It has become alarmingly more apparent through the likes of YouTube videos and live feeds on social media that too many techs are flooding cuticles and surrounding tissue with…

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#TRENDINGTUESDAY Sara Wilfred, Sara’s Nail Boutique

We want to see the designs trending at your nail desk! Sara Wilfred, of Sara’s Nail Boutique, has found foiling has been popular with her clients. “It all started with one client wanting something different other than glitters,” Sara reveals, “I suggested she try the foil and she absolutely loved it! Once I put the…

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Gellux Treatment Base Coats launched by Salon System

Tend to various nail needs before a Gellux gel polish service with one of three base coats from the brand. Reconstruct smoothes nails lacking structure – and is ideal for clients with ridged nails. Recovery+ is enriched with vitamin E, B5 and Calcium; perfect clients who need to reinforce weakened nails. Gellux Matte Base/Top is a matte…

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Get in front of your audience without paying for ads

Tom Ferris, owner of Blackwell Ferris Marketing, reveals how to reach your social media audience at a limited cost. I’ve been asked by a few of my friends why I seem to have so much beauty and nail content on my personal Facebook and Instagram pages. Being around friends who typically are into feeds around football, MMA,…

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CELEB NAILS PICKS: 27 August

We’ve scrolling through social media for the latest celeb nail looks! Stephanie Staunton was on hand to manicure Little Mix for their appearance at V Festival. Leigh Anne Pinnock chose Artistic Colour Gloss in Naked Moonlight, followed with a pearly pigment and decals from Miss Cat Nails. The band’s Perrie Edwards also received a treatment from Stephanie, which…

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Le Salon seeks nail techs to provide on-the-go treatments

Have you considered flying solo and being responsible for your own working hours? The team at Le Salon, a mobile app for at-home beauty treatments, is seeking techs to join its team. The Le Salon booking system allows London clients to receive on-demand mani and pedi services that are delivered by skilled, certified and insured…

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