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The GelBottle Inc adds 5 HEMA-free shades to BIAB™ range

By Callie Iley | 29 February 2024

The GelBottle Inc has expanded its popular Builder In A Bottle (BIAB™) range with the addition of five cool and creamy shades. The Brighton-based nailcare company, also known as TGB, has expanded its HEMA-free BIAB™ range for creating durable builder gel overlays, providing the same strength to natural nails as…

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80 nail design ideas for World Book Day 2024: #ShowScratch Creative Challenge

By Rebecca Hitchon | 29 February 2024

Check out entries to the 28 February 2024 nail art challenge from Scratch, in which techs were tasked with creating a design to fit theme: World Book Day 2024, taking place 7 March. Each nail style was submitted via Instagram or Facebook using #showscratch #creativechallenge. Follow Scratch on Instagram and Facebook for future Creative Challenges – launching every other Wednesday.

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Salon in the Spotlight: Nails Edinburgh, Edinburgh

By Scratch Staff | 29 February 2024

Former street artist, Miska, channelled her creativity into a home-based nail studio, from which she offers manicures and gel enhancements. “Street art made me who I am,” she shares. “Cutting stencils requires a lot of precision, and this skill led me to be good at nails.” Miska immersed in the…

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How to accommodate mature nail clients

By Rebecca Hitchon | 28 February 2024

Does your business cater to all ages of client? While you may know that your business is welcome to all, is this clear to others – and are you missing out on the benefits of treating mature clients? “It is incredibly rewarding to treat older clients, because having their nails…

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75 daffodil nail art designs for St David’s Day

By Scratch Staff | 28 February 2024

St David’s Day is the feast day of the patron saint of Wales, and falls on 1 March – the date of his death in 589 AD. Symbols of Wales: daffodils and leeks, are traditionally worn to commemorate the day, while traditional Welsh food is eaten and parades are enjoyed.…

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Nail Tech Talk: Lolli Hamilton of Nail Artistry by Lolli

By Callie Iley | 28 February 2024

Lolli Hamilton discusses her commitment to fostering an inclusive & welcoming salon space at Nail Artistry by Lolli, & explores the importance of individuality in the nail community. Formerly a freelance make-up artist, Lolli decided it was time for a career change during the lockdown. Enrolling in a range of…

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Nail & beauty pros: here’s what to consider when taking out an insurance policy

By Michelle Brookes | 27 February 2024

Every nail professional needs insurance; whether working from home seeing just a few clients each week, on a full-time or self-employed basis. I’ve heard some nail techs say that they don’t have insurance as they only see a few regular clients, family members and friends for appointments. These techs still…

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Top tips for perfecting nail prep

By Guest Writer | 27 February 2024

Elevate your business and embrace new techniques with advice from the Scratch Stars award-winning OPI team, as OPI field educator, Ashleigh Clements, shares her top tips for perfecting nail prep. Nail preparation is the foundation of a great nail service. Great nail prep offers a smooth canvas for product application…

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35 udderly beautiful cow print nail designs you need to try

By Scratch Staff | 27 February 2024

Cow print has taken over our Instagram feed – and we’re obsessed! Check out this roundup of moo-velous nail designs…

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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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Fashion Retail Academy acquires The London College of Beauty Therapy

By Helena Biggs | 26 February 2024

The Fashion Retail Academy (FRA) has acquired beauty education centre, the London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT), in order to expand its specialist education offerings. The FRA has trained over 13,000 students for entry-level roles in fashion and retail since 2005, and its acquisition of LCBT expands its commitment to…

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Diary of a session nail tech: London Fashion Week AW24

By Marie-Louise Coster | 26 February 2024

Session nail stylist, salon owner & educator, Marie-Louise Coster, reveals what happened behind the scenes when she led nail looks for the Edward Crutchley autumn/winter 2024 London Fashion Week show… Fashion season is a great time of year. Even if you aren’t working at Fashion Week, it provides a lot of inspiration which…

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Scratch Snap: February comp is closing!

By Callie Iley | 26 February 2024

The February Scratch Snap competition is closing! Scratch Snap is a monthly, online nail art challenge to create a salon-style nail design in line with a theme. Simply snap a pic of the design on yourself, nail tips or a client – and you could be in with a chance of…

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Celebrity nail artist launches 8-day educational programme in Bali

By Helena Biggs | 26 February 2024

Julie Kandalec, the founder of Julie K Nail Academy, whose clients have included P!nk, Emily Blunt and Camila Cabello, has announced her first Beauty & Business Mastermind in Bali, Indonesia, 11-18 June 2024. The eight-day programme is tailored to nail artists, hair stylists, make-up artists and aestheticians seeking to enhance…

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