Archive for September 2017

Raiser of standards to launch management courses for hair & beauty

CEO and founder of PHAB Standard, Nergish Wadia-Austin, has returned from a five-year sabbatical to offer business management training courses to the hair and beauty industries. From January 2018, Nergish will be providing an updated curriculum of training courses for hair & beauty salon, spa, nail bar and barbershop managers all over the world. Nergish…

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CELEB NAIL PICKS: 20 September

We’ve been scrolling through social media for the latest celeb nail looks! Fearne Cotton shared a selfie featuring a monochrome mani. At the other end of the spectrum Kesha, showed off a multicoloured nail look to match her make-up. Sophia Stylianou created this glittering pink design for Alexandra Burke’s performance on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Sophia was…

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Get nails painted for £5 this Monday for #NailingMentalHealth

Celebrity nail stylist, Stephanie Staunton, will be using her high profile contacts to help raise awareness of mental health issues in a second mammoth nail painting mission this Monday – and you can get your nails painted for £5. The talented tech, who suffers with bipolar disorder, raised over £7000 for mental health charities in April in…

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Margaret Dabbs adds to polish range

Margaret Dabbs London has revealed a quartet of shades for the autumn. The new addition to the foot care specialist’s range of products sees a formula containing vitamin E and wild rose botanical extract. The polish also leaves the scent of wild roses on the wear’s  nails. The new colours are: Silverbell – a glittering…

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COURSE BITES: OPI Professional Absolute Acrylic 

Course Details: If you are looking to expand your treatment menu, this course is an ideal starting point for acrylic beginners. Attendees to the course will learn: Structure of the nail and physiology & anatomy of the hand & arm; Full client consultation; Salon hygiene, COSSH and sanitation; Contraindications, diseases and disorders; Nail plate preparation; Tip…

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INK London goes green with recyclable packaging

Ink London has revealed new recyclable refill packs for its Acrylink Cover Powder range. From October 1st, professional customers will be able to buy in bulk and refill Acrylink Jars, rather than purchase new jars each time. 100g bags and 1KG salon size bags will be available. Start shopping at www.inknails.com

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Crystal Parade shows support for Nailing Mental Health

Crystal Parade is showing its support for Nailing Mental Health with a specially created nail art mix. For every bag of the crystals sold, Crystal Parade is donating £2 to the cause. The special selection sees a mix of Preciosa pointy-back and flat-back crystals and pearls, in various shapes, sizes and shades of green, blue…

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Why you shouldn’t use craft glitter in your nail services

Salon owner, educator, former Scratch columnist and award-winning nail stylist, Katie Barnes, reveals why you shouldn’t use craft shop glitter in your nail services. There are many techs using craft glitters in their nail services because they may have seen someone else do it, it is low cost and easy. You may think it’s only glitter and can’t do…

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#TRENDINGTUESDAY Becki Hobbs, Becki’s Beauty

We want to see the designs trending at your nail desk! Becki Hobbs, of Becki’s Beauty, has found her clients have been requesting dainty dandelion designs. “It all started with one of my clients that has a beautiful glass necklace with an encapsulated dandelion inside it,” Becki reveals. “That was our inspiration. “I used a…

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