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Hot, Hot, Hot Coral!

Tempt clients with peachy summertime hues and coral nail styling…

Uptown Girl elegance with Halo Gel Polish

Embrace sophisticated nail looks with the Halo Gel Polish Uptown Girl collection, available from Pure Nails. The palette of six creamy nudes is an ideal mix of classic and chic hues to complement any outfit, and top tech, Gemma Lambert reveals how to create this pretty design using the collection.

Coming up roses with Gellux!

Salon System nail expert, Julie Anne Larivière, has created a romantic rose themed step-by-step using Gellux…

Handy Hand Creams

Stock up on handy hydrators to keep hands happy…

Nail Styles of the Week: 8 – 15 April

Moroccan Nights

Dreaming of summer nights in exotic climes? Louise Callaway, Cambridgeshire educator for Nail Harmony UK, created this gorgeous design using the 3d Nail Art Foil Design Kit from All That Jazz. All That Jazz products are available by Nail Harmony UK via www.nailharmonyuk.com See more of Louise’s work by clicking here!

SS18 Nail Trends: Tutti Frutti

Fruity shades have been cherry picked for catwalks this season. Think red, pink and purple, served up with zesty shades of orange, lime and yellow and finished an ultra-glossy topcoat – good enough to eat! It looks peachy to us…

Mellow Yellow

Celebrate the sunshine with sunny yellow tones, inspired by these reader snaps…

Steampunk style nails by Artistic Nail Design

Dive into the world of steampunk with Artistic Nail Design’s 2018 wedding collection, A Steampunk Affair, and create this quirky design using the shades. The essence of Steampunk comes from expressing individuality and creativity through gadgets, attitude and style and each of the four shades – available in both Colour Gloss and Colour Revolution –…

Amazing Aquamarine

Did you know the birthstone of March is aquamarine? Take inspiration from these sparkling jewels with blue nail hues…

Starry Eyed

Everyone is starry eyed! Check out our round-up of reader designs…

SS18 Nail Trends: Babydoll Hues

Allow clients to entice with alluring nude tones and charm with pastel hues this season. Ultra-feminine nail shades are set to return on delicate oval or almond shape to elongate and create a flirty style.

Amazing Aztec by Jo Wickens

Add a geometric edge to your nail art with this aztec-inspired design from Scratch Stars Award 2017 Gel Tech of the Year winner, Jo Wickens.

Cuff Love!

Cuffs have caught our eye! Check out our roundup of reader designs inspired by the style…

Queen of Bling

Get ready for a royal affair with this embellished design from Gelish, featuring fancy shades from the new Royal Temptations collection. You can read more about the collection here! Shop the shades in this design via Nail Harmony UK at www.nailharmonyuk.com

SS18 Nail Trends: Shades of Nostalgia

It’s set to be a summer of peace and love as the earthy tones of the 1970’s return. This nostalgic palette sees sepia-inspired buff brown tones, with swirls of sage green and warming mustard yellows and burnt orange. Go with the flow! Turn to page 40 of the March issue to see our Spring/Summer Lookbook!

Foils and Florals by Zsuzanna Varga

Talented tech, Zsuzanna Varga, reveals how to create this pretty nail look using NABA products – available from www.susansnailstore.co.uk

Pretty in Pale Pink

Out with decadent hues and in with the delicate! Pale pink nails will ensure clients start the new year in style…

Capture Clients with Cuff Designs

Recreate this on-trend cuffed design courtesy of Jenny Nagorski using CND Shellac™, with Lecenté foil, chrome or glitter. Click here to see more of Jenny’s work! CND™ and Lecenté products are available by Sweet Squared at www.sweetsquared.com

Cute Cuticle Art

Add glimmer and intrigue to nail services with artwork at the cuticle…

Chameleon Nails

Calling all colour chameleons! Create a two-tone, metallic nail art design with NSI UK’s Chameleon Flakes.

Chic Physique

Ready, set, go! Get into shape with this sporty design from nail artist, Mimi Wilson, using China Glaze’s spring collection – Chic Physique. The shades are available via Bliss at via T: 0330 123 9468

Cover Girl Nails

Cover girl and nail stylist, Katie Barnes, reveals how to get the nail look featured on the March 2018 front cover.

Amazing Agate

Amy Rickaby showcases a sliced agate design in Gelish tones and a nifty brush trick for perfect application… Gelish products are available via www.nailharmonyuk.com Check out more of Amy’s work by clicking here!

Seeing Super Sparkly Shapes

Get your client set with designs seeing super-sized shaped glitter for an ultra sparkly look…

Sweetheart Nail Styles

Tug at your client’s heartstring with these super sweet Valentine’s Day designs…

Blue Hues

Cheer up with these blue nail hues…

Coming Up Roses

Add some flower power to your nail services with these fresh floral designs…

Red Alert

Have your clients on red alert with these scorching scarlet tones…

Ultra Violet

Embrace the 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year, Ultra Violet, with nail hues that nod to the trend.

Totally Teal Tones

Add a touch of teal to your nail services with these viridian hues…

Super Metallics

Metallic shades are set to shine this season, so ensure your clients shines no matter your product system or preference…

Lady Grey

Shades of greys and sleek white tones are set to add contrast this season. Serve a chic, complementary shade on the greyscale and you’ll be sure to please any sharp dressing clients. Pair the shade with a short or square nail shape for a contemporary take on the look.

Beautifully Bare

A nurtured natural nail will eternally be stylish, and tones to flatter this are here to stay. Across all fashion weeks, neutral nail tones walked the runway, showcasing the shade’s ability to complement any women, outfit or style.

The Great Scratch Shoot Out! 2017

Check out all the entries for Scratch‘s annual photographic competition…

Twilight Teal

Cheryl Walker created this decadent design in hard gel, complete with encapsulation for a super sparkling effect.

Mermaid Magic

Dive into this mermaid design by Scratch Stars finalist, Gemma Wainwright, using products from Izabelle Hammon Ltd…

Totally Turquoise

Recreate this turquoise design using hard gel, by Scratch Star 2017 finalist, Justyna Staszewska…

Nail Your Cuticle Care

Ensure your cuticle care is top notch with  our round-up of product picks…

The Scratch Magazine Summer Party 2017

Featuring the Scratch Stars Awards 2017

Unicorn Nails

Discover how to create these super-sweet unicorn nails with a helping hand from Haley at Bio Sculpture Gel UK HQ…


Get your hands on IBD’s JustGel collection, Destination Colour, and take your client’s nail designs on a journey to stun. Available from www.graftons.co.uk

Riviera Chic

Create a perfect pool-side manicure with IBD Just Gel Polish in Riviera Rendezvous, Just Me n’ Capri and Bellinis & Bikinis. Tool wise, you’ll need a gel art dotting tool, and a gel art striper brush.  

Neon Nights

Get your clients prepped for an 80’s party or a neon night with this zany nail look, courtesy of Orly. You will need: Orly Instant Artist in Hot Pink Orly Instant Artist in Hot Yellow Orly Instant Artist in Jet Black Orly is available in the UK from Grafton International at www.graftons.co.uk 

Rose Gold Roses

Tone down neon shades in time for autumn, with this classy rose gold design from Scratch Stars 2017 finalist, Rachel Coopland…


For this floral inspired design you will need IBD Just Gel Polish in Rome Around, Heedless To Say, and Celfie in Amalfi, available from www.graftons.co.uk Tool-wise, arm yourself with a dotting tool and a striper brush.

Show us your nail art

Send us your nail art for a chance to be featured in one of our nail art galleries. Post via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ShowScratch or here.