Students Beauty Fashion

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…

Read More
Ctpa Manifesto 2024

CTPA unveils cosmetics industry manifesto for general election year

By Rebecca Hitchon | 23 February 2024

As the UK heads towards a general election, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) is calling for the next government to develop a strategy for the cosmetics and personal care industry, to secure its continued growth. The UK trade association, which represents companies involved in making, supplying and selling…

Read More
Nails Inc Mcdonalds

Nails.INC & McDonald’s collaborate to serve up treats for hands & feet

By Helena Biggs | 20 February 2024

British nail brand, Nails.INC, has joined forces with iconic fast food chain, McDonald’s, to create a range of quirky nail products. Inspired by popular menu choices, indulge in ‘I Speak French’ press-on nails in brown paper bag-style packaging, gold heart ‘I’m Lovin It’ lacquer, and ‘Gotta Ketchup’ nail polish with…

Read More
Nailympia Mexico 2024 1200 Image

Nailympia competition announces return to Mexico in July 2024

By Helena Biggs | 19 February 2024

The third edition of the Nailympia Mexico nail competition is scheduled for 6-7 July 2024, to be hosted by nail expert, Dafne Fernandez. “I’m really happy to see Mexico back on the Nailympia map for 2024,” enthuses Nailympia‘s global director, Alex Fox. “The first two editions were vibrant, well attended…

Read More
Deborah Meaden Small Business Support

Dragon’s Den star, Deborah Meaden, to offer business advice to SMEs

By Scratch Staff | 16 February 2024

NESCAFÉ® B2B by Nestlé Professional is giving small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) the chance to win face-to-face business insight from entrepreneur, business guru & Dragon’s Den investor, Deborah Meaden. Open to SMEs across all industries, the Let’s Partner up for Good programme will see six businesses win a seat at…

Read More
Bbco Advisory Board Sylvie Macmillan

Nail artist, Sylvie Macmillan, among experts joining British Beauty Council advisory board

By Rebecca Hitchon | 14 February 2024

The British Beauty Council (BBCo) has appointed a new cohort of industry professionals to its advisory board. The 10 experts, who are from the make-up, nail, fragrance, hair, aesthetics and tech sectors, join the existing 70 board members, in preparation for the launch of a new membership programme. They will…

Read More
Acrylics Nyc Exhibition Lead

Immersive nail art exhibition opens in New York City

By Helena Biggs | 10 February 2024

A.I.R Gallery in Brooklyn, New York City, has opened ACRYLICS: Hidden Sculptural Art, an immersive exhibition running until 10 March 2024. Curated by multidisciplinary artist, ICECOLD, the exhibition and corresponding book present the complex world of nail art via sculptural, editorial and sonic storytelling. ACRYLICS is a surreal 360º interpretation of…

Read More
Sweet Squared Building

Sweet Squared acquires distribution of Louella Belle’s hand & footcare brands

By Helena Biggs | 26 January 2024

Award-winning distribution and training company, Sweet Squared (S2), will take over distribution, support and education for Artistic Nail Design, Footlogix, Belava, Famous Names and Footsie in the UK from 5 February 2024. The acquisition of these hand and footcare brands from Louella Belle will offer greater choice for the professional S2 customer,…

Read More
Bbco New Appointments Jan24

Diana Verde Nieto & Nnenna Onuba join British Beauty Council’s executive board

By Callie Iley | 24 January 2024

The British Beauty Council (BBCo) has welcomed Diana Verde Nieto and Nnenna Onuba to its executive board. With extensive backgrounds in the British beauty industry, the pair will work alongside existing directors to propel the growth of the Council and ensure the non-profit organisation meets its aims. Solidifying the BBCo’s…

Read More
Cibtac Canva Image Nail Tech

CIBTAC launches Level 3 Certificate in Nail Technology to heighten sector expertise

By Helena Biggs | 22 January 2024

The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) has launched a Level 3 Certificate in Nail Technology, written to provide learners with ‘an opportunity to master new and established nail enhancement systems.’ This course offering from CIBTAC aims to give aspiring nail experts the opportunity to secure a comprehensive,…

Read More