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Nail your social media snaps with nail tech photography class

By Helena Biggs | 2 April 2024

Zsuzsanna ‘Susan’ Varga, a nail technician with over 15 years’ experience, has launched a photography course to support the posts of fellow pros. The four-hour masterclass, held at Susan’s Peterborough base, is designed to help techs take attention-grabbing photos of their salon nail work using their phones. It covers: Skin…

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Lincoln beauty pro turns her hand to business coaching to support nail techs & therapists

By Callie Iley | 22 March 2024

Rebecca Atkin, a beauty business owner with over 8 years’ experience, has established a coaching programme to support self-employed beauty business owners. Helping others to reach their goals by drawing on her industry knowledge and experiences, Rebecca Atkin’s courses via The Positive Beauty Business Coach cover a range of topics,…

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UK government to fully fund apprenticeships for small businesses

By Rebecca Hitchon | 22 March 2024

From 1 April 2024, the UK government will fully fund the cost of apprenticeship training for 16 to 21-year-olds in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Financed by a £60 million investment to enable up to 20,000 more apprenticeships, the decision follows calls by beauty industry bodies to introduce greater incentives…

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Daniel Thwaites Spa Group collaborates with Amethyst Trust to enhance cancer care training

By Callie Iley | 6 March 2024

Leading spa and wellness destination, Daniel Thwaites Spa Group, is elevating its cancer care training with the SATCC-approved Amethyst Trust, which specialises in the Amethyst Specialist Cancer Massage. Approved by the Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care (SATCC), the training with the Amethyst Trust offers a range of treatments…

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Nail & beauty educators, here’s how to market your courses to create demand

By Rebecca Hitchon | 27 February 2024

Esteemed nail and beauty educators share their top marketing tactics to increase the demand for courses… Find your niche “Educators must figure out what their USP (unique selling point) is, so they can focus on and reap the rewards from marketing this quality. What is your key strength? What does…

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Looking to enhance services & elevate treatments? Check out Sweet Squared’s CND™ Online Certification Programme

By Callie Iley | 13 February 2024

Sweet Squared has launched its CND™ Online Certification Programme, offering accessible and comprehensive professional training. Available to book from 12 February 2024, each 60-minute webinar showcases a specific CND™ system, offering in-depth insights and practical techniques to professionals. Participants will also gain access to exclusive promotions and receive a window…

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Hair & beauty T Level cancelled in favour of beauty-specific alternative

By Rebecca Hitchon | 5 February 2024

The Department for Education (DfE) has cancelled the Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy (HBBT) T Level. The announcement follows feedback given to the DfE from industry trade bodies. Postponed from September 2023 to September 2024 in March last year, the combined T Level has now been disbanded in favour of a…

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Award-winning London beauty student shares her education journey & career dreams

By Rebecca Hitchon | 30 January 2024

London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) student, Damla Osman, scooped the Level 2 Technical Beauty Therapy Student of the Year title at the college’s Star Awards 2023. Awarded in October, she shares that winning the accolade, which was sponsored by Scratch, still feels incredible. “It’s a huge accomplishment for me,…

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How to choose the right nail course for your needs

By Michelle Brookes | 4 December 2023

When starting out as a nail technician, you may find choosing a course overwhelming. Often, you may be so eager to start your journey that you don’t consider all the options available for the best beginning to your career.   There are three main course options when starting out: 1.An…

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Why I chose a Diploma to enhance my nail career

By Callie Iley | 21 November 2023

Seeking a deeper understanding of the nuances of education, Scratch Stars Natural Nail Specialist of the Year 2023, Lucy Price-Marshall, enrolled on a TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training in 2021, graduating this year. Lucy began her nail journey with private tuition, before enrolling at a college to…

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