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3 subscription boxes nail pros need to note

By Rebecca Hitchon | 01 April 2022 | Brands, Feature

Subscription Boxes

Are you looking for a way to channel your creativity, keep up-to-date with the latest nail trends, or open your mind to other product offerings? A nail box subscription might be for you! Scratch rounds up three UK subscription boxes for pros that you don’t want to miss…


Already offering nail training, a product range and a varied treatment menu, Newcastle beauty salon and training school, Skullen Collective, has extended its portfolio with a nail subscription box.

With the salon known for its incredible nail art, Skullen Subs offers the chance to create a new nail art design each month, with a detailed step-by-step tutorial and full-sized nail care and design products to achieve the look.

Each month you can also expect one of the brand’s cuticle oils, made in-house, as well as a limited addition artwork to brighten up your salon space, vegan and gluten free snacks for you and clients, and monthly self care tutorials created by Skullen Collective’s techs.

And guess what? We’ve partnered with Skullen Subs so that you can receive a print copy of Scratch‘s latest issue every month.

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Have you ever seen a nail design on Instagram and wished you could recreate it, but didn’t know where to start? That’s the premise behind NAILMAIL, a subscription box that collaborates with a different UK nail artist, brand or distributor every month.

Each NAILMAIL box features five or more professional nail products and a ‘how to’ guide for an exclusive nail look specifically designed for that box.

Encouraging creativity, by posting the design you create using what’s included in the box with the hashtag #NailMailChallenge, you could win the next month’s box for free.

Collaborations so far include former Scratch columnist, Chantelle Vermont, Georgie Smedley Group brand ambassador, Georgina Duffy, and Louella Belle.

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Created by salon owner, educator, owner of the Gelica nail supply brand and two time Scratch Stars finalist, Karen M. Brown, the Nail Boxes is a monthly subscription box featuring professional products handpicked by Karen and her team.

With an awareness that techs don’t want to invest in a whole product system unless they know it works well for them and their clients and also that this stops them from discovering products they may love, the Nail Boxes prides itself on offering techs the chance to ‘try before they buy’ products. These range from nail crystals, glitter and nail art items to acrylic powder, brushes and tips.

Brand partners include HD Professional Nail Systems, Kirsty Meakin and Scratch guest blogger, Katie Barnes.

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