Scratch Stars Awards 2022: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
By Helena Biggs | 24 July 2022 | Movers & Shakers, News
Ten years ago, Scratch magazine launched the Scratch Stars Awards to recognise the incredible skill, business acumen and client care shown by members of the UK nail industry. Since the first awards ceremony at London’s iconic Café de Paris in 2012, we have crowned 181 Scratch Stars, with 18 names being added to the roster for 2022.
The journey for the 2022 winners began in February, and each has been through a rigorous judging process to determine their eligibility for the top title in their category. Many attended a practical test and interview in London, others received a mystery shop report, and the remainder had to submit further information such as a video, evidence of skills or a testimonial.
Scratch applauds every single person and team that put themselves forward for a Scratch Star this year, and while there can only be one winner of each title, the scores were closer than ever – and the class of 2022 shines brightly.
Let’s meet this year’s winners, who were revealed at The Scratch Stars Party in London on 24 July…
L&P TECH OF THE YEAR sponsored by Katie Barnes Tool Range
GEL TECH OF THE YEAR sponsored by Bio Sculpture & Evo
NATURAL NAIL SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by The Nail Lab
POLISH & PAINT ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Brillbird
MIXED MEDIA ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Kirsty Meakin
ONE STROKE ARTIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by HD Pro Nails
GEL POLISH STYLIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Salon System Gellux
NAIL STYLIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Glitterbels
MOBILE NAILIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by LCN UK
EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR sponsored by Sweet Squared
SOCIAL MEDIA STAR OF THE YEAR sponsored by Glossify
NAIL & BEAUTY SALON OF THE YEAR sponsored by OPI UK
BEAUTY AT THE BAY
*Beauty at the Bay now enters the Hall Of Fame, with three wins in this category.
HOME NAIL SALON OF THE YEAR sponsored by Pure Nails – Halo Gel Polish
BEAU’S BEAUTY BOX
NAIL SALON OF THE YEAR sponsored by The GelBottle Inc
NAIL TEAM OF THE YEAR sponsored by Salon Services
THE SHOOTING STAR AWARD presented by Scratch magazine
CLAWGASMIC NAIL NETWORK
SERVICES TO THE NAIL INDUSTRY sponsored by Sweet Squared
Entry for the Scratch Stars Awards 2023 will open on 1 February 2023.