Archive for December 2017

FAVES OF 2017: Rebecca Wales

We’ve been asking you for your favourite nail designs of 2017! Rebecca Wales felt as though she had finally conquered smile lines with this set, making it a milestone design within her career. “After many tears and being unhappy with my smile lines, I finally felt that I had cracked it (after some guidance from Lisa…

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FAVES OF 2017: Carol-Ann Beresford, Nails by Carol-Ann Louise

We’ve been asking you for your favourite nail designs of 2017! Carol-Ann Beresford, of Nails by Carol-Ann Louise, created these Disney-themed nails for her client’s holiday, who ended up getting engaged while in Paris. “This design showcases so many of my favourite techniques: extensions, ombre and freehand nail art. They are different to the everyday sets…

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Calgel adds warmth to winter nails with Tomorrow Can Wait collection

Izabelle Hammon Ltd, distributor of Calgel, has unveiled the stunning four-piece ‘Tomorrow Can Wait’ collection. Available in 4g pots, the metallic Calgel hues include the regal plum hue, Dressed in Velvet – which has a subtle violet sheen – and the party perfect Champagne Kisses; a golden shade with subtle glimmer. Completing the line-up is the warm…

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COURSE BITES: Semilac Hybrid Course

Course Details: Learn how to create a classic hybrid manicure the Semilac way. The course incorporates both theory and practical, with a theory booklet sent to student to study before the course. This ABT and Beauty Guild accredited training session is aimed at nail technicians wanting to up skill and learn about new products and treatments. The…

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Ease French application with new dip jar

Ooh la la! The Edge Nails & Beauty has unveiled a French dip jar, affording easy smile lines when using the dip application technique. The dual ended product has a shallow compartment for a rounded smile line, and deeper end for an oval smile line for a crisp finish depending on chosen style. Snap it…

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FAVES OF 2017: Denise Strand

We’ve been asking you for your favourite nail designs of 2017! Denise Strand was inspired by Lucy Fell to create these nails featuring real snake skin – and when Lucy posted them on her own Facebook page, the set quickly became Denise’s favourite of the year. “I was and am very proud of this set of nails.…

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FAVES OF 2017: Nicola Salmon, Body & Nails Mobile Beauty

We’ve been asking you for your favourite nail designs of 2017! Nicola Salmon, of Body & Nails Mobile Beauty, revealed that, not only did these nails force her out of her comfort zone, but also helped a bride-to-be wow the in-laws at dinner. “These are my favourite nails of 2017 because I was lacking confidence for…

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FAVES OF 2017: Sarah Woodrow, Nailed It

We’ve been asking you for your favourite nail designs of 2017! Sarah Woodrow, of Nailed It, fell in love with these nails as they were the first set she created after committing to becoming a full time nail tech. “These are my favourite nails of the year as they are the first set I did after…

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NHF warns of ‘pain’ for salons following minimum wage increase

The National Hairdressers Federation, which supports the hair, beauty and barbering industries, reveals that salons will be hit hard by the Budget announcement that wage rates will rise from April. Chancellor, Philip Hammond, revealed that the National Living Wage for over-25s is to rise by 4.4% from £7.50 to £7.83 an hour from April 2018,…

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