Archive for January 2018

NAIL NEWS backstage at Dancing On Ice: Week 3

Follow Maddy Rooke, celebrity nail tech, Gellux fan and MD of Nails at Studio 4, as she tends to the talons of skaters and celebrities backstage at ITV’s Dancing On Ice… Hello Scratch readers! I could not wait for week three of Dancing On Ice as disco week had finally arrived! I’m from Essex, so you can imagine that the ‘glitz and glam style was right…

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SALON IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The Bothy, York

Charming with its earthy tones and rustic feel, York-based salon, The Bothy, is a relaxing escape for clientele. “We took our name from the stone shelters built on mountain sides for protection from the storm; we want The Bothy to be our client’s refuge from the storm,” reveals founders, Amanda Monaghan and Amelia Redhead. Combining…

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Give the gift of glowing skin with Bellamianta

It may be cold outside, but give the gift of a gorgeous glow with this ideal retail item from Bellamianta. The three-piece self-tanning kit features a Self Tanning Tinted Lotion in either medium or dark, as well as Skin Perfecting Instant Tan for a speedy photo-finish and luxury double sided velvet tanning mitt for perfecting…

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Indulge skin with Bee Bar lotion from All That Jazz

Filled with creamy Shea butter, golden jojoba and natural anti-oxidants, the Bee Bar is a treat for dry or damaged skin.  Offering remarkable healing properties, the Bee Bar is presented in a pretty, reusable tin that’s handy for home and on the go.  A completely waterless lotion, the bar promises to not dry out or…

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#TRENDING TUESDAY Suzanne Edge, Sparkle Beauty

We want to see the designs trending at your nail desk! Suzanne Edge, of Sparkle Beauty, revealed that this contrasting baby boomer and encapsulated glitter design has taken her clients’ fancy recently. “I feel that this particular design has been popular as a lot of my clients like an elegant look with a slight twist.…

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Katie Barnes reveals her competition journey

Salon owner, educator, former Scratch columnist and award-winning nail stylist, Katie Barnes, reveals more about her journey in Nails magazine’s Next Top Nail Artist competition to inspire, excite and help you on your own competition journeys… Last week, season five of the Next Top Nail Artist (NTNA) competition, hosted by US trade publication, Nails magazine, kicked off, and the…

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Prep for Valentine’s Day with Spongellé retail goodies

Get your clients’ hearts fluttering with romantic reds and retail treats for Valentine’s Day. Evoke an amorous mood with the likes of the Spongellé Heart on a String heart-shaped body buffer, for beautifully scented and super-cleansed skin. An ideal item for use daily and pre-date, the dual sided buffer is enriched with hydrating olive oil…

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Perfect intricate nail art designs with attachable FlexiLamp Touch

Light up your nail work with the sleek, chic FlexiLamp Touch™ LED Table Lamp from Americanails – a must-have for shining a light on intricate nail art designs. Featuring a brushed 3-level dimmer with touch sensor and an arm that bends 180-degrees, the lamp attached to any mani desk or table with its removable table clamp. It…

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