Winners revealed of the Scratch Stars Awards 2018

By Helena Biggs | 15 July 2018 | Movers & Shakers, News

Scratch Stars Awards Trophies

The winners of the Scratch Stars Awards 2018 have been revealed at a fabulous party in London’s Covent Garden.

Hosted by TV personality, Rylan Clark-Neal, the winners across 18 categories were announced at Scratch magazine’s Summer Party – with an additional accolade for Lifetime Achievement.

Scratch magazine has organised the event for seven years as a way to recognise the incredible nail talent in the UK. With 15 sponsors supporting the event, UK techs, salons and bloggers were invited to enter the awards from 1 February, and finalists in each category were announced in April.

Dependent on the category, finalists had gone through the process practical tests, mystery shop visits and folio submissions which were judged in May, before the winner in each category was announced on Sunday 15 July at Tropicana Beach Club.

Attendees were treated to cocktails and canapés as well as entertainment from R&B collectives, Big Brovaz & Booty Luv.

Check out the official pics from the party by CLICKING HERE.

The results are…

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lisa Crook


L&P Tech of the Year sponsored by INK London

WINNER: Fereida Lydiate, Manchester

Carrie-Leigh Allen, Preston

Jayne Packenas, Hertfordshire

Katie Barnes, Warwick

Virag Timar, London


Gel Tech of the Year sponsored by Bio Sculpture Gel UK

WINNER: Paulina Zdrada, Leeds

Agnes Dullo, Bognor Regis

Andreea Simona Ignat, London

Jo Wickens, Newton Abbot

Oksana Smirnova, Norwich


Natural Nail Specialist of the Year sponsored by Jessica UK

WINNER: Elise Scholes-Pilkington, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Antonia Catalano, Peterborough

Ilex Wood, Doncaster

Julie Lee, Lancashire

Sammy Macdonald, Aberdeen


Polish & Paint Artist of the Year sponsored by Orly UK

WINNER: Carrie-Leigh Allen, Preston

Amanda Hawtree-Taft, Nr Aylesbury

Gail Nicholls, Tamworth

Leila Monroy Lopez, Edinburgh

Tracyann Hutchins, Berkshire


Mixed Media Artist of the Year sponsored by Lecenté

WINNER: Hazel Dixon, Thetford

Kayley Cairns, Essex

Lorna Andrews, Burnley

Melanie Lewendon, Derbyshire

Sinead Bulley, Cambridgeshire


One Stroke Artist of the Year sponsored by Brillbird UK

WINNER: Rebecca Isaac, Northampton

Alexa Kisgyori, Milton Keynes

Luz King, High Wycombe

Neringa Alsauskiene, Cheltenham

Rachel Willis, Nunthorpe


Gel Polish Stylist of the Year sponsored by Salon System Gellux

WINNER: Virag Timar, London

Oksana Smirnova, Norwich

Olivia Oldfield, York

Rachel Willis, Nunthorpe

Becca Butterworth, Barnsley


Educator of the Year sponsored by Sweet Squared

WINNER: Charli Jepson

Danielle Walker

Erin Adeyemo

Rachel Lunn

Rebecca Abernethy


Nail Stylist of the Year sponsored by Salon Services

WINNER: Hazel Dixon, Thetford

Debbi Gess, Blyth

Jo Wickens, Devon

Katie Barnes, Warwick

Paulina Zdrada, Leeds


Services to the Nail Industry sponsored by Sweet Squared

WINNER: Anna Lee

Georgie Smedley

Hazel Dixon

Kirsty Meakin

Rebecca Abernethy


Session Stylist of the Year sponsored by Izabelle Hammon Ltd

WINNER: Nickie Rhodes-Hill, Tunbridge Wells

Ami Streets, London

Kate Cutler, London


Best UK Nail Blogger sponsored by LCBT

WINNER: Natasha Lee – Natasha Lee

Alice Sanderson – One Nail To Rule Them All

Marta Nagorska – Furious Filer

Samantha Tremlin – The Nailasaurus


Best Use of Social Media

WINNER: NAF! Salon, Glasgow

Image Beauty Salon, Ipswich

Little Blank Spaces, Inverness

The Nail Boutique, Billericay

The Nail Tech Network


Mobile Nailist of the Year sponsored by Nail Harmony UK

WINNER: Joanna Tompkins – French & Drench, Surrey

Helen Burton-Ward – HBW Beauty, Middlesex

Julie Blackwood – Blackwood Beauty, Livingston

Maddie Webster – Personal Touch Massage & Beauty, Guiting Power

Metta Francis – Nails By Mets, London


Nail Team of the Year sponsored by The Creative Beauty Group

WINNER: HD Nail Artist Academy

Brillbird UK

Jade Angel, London

Nail Harmony UK

The Nail Team


Nail Environment of the Year sponsored by OPI

WINNER: Jade Angel, London

Aesthetics, Solihull

Image Beauty Salon, Ipswich

The Nail and Body Boutique, Surrey

Tweezers Beauty, Bedworth


Nail Salon of the Year sponsored by Light Elegance UK

WINNER: Coco Nail Bar, London

Beauty Lounge, Doncaster

Buff, Edinburgh

NAF! Salon, Glasgow

Pastille Beauty Bar, Leeds


The Shooting Star Award

WINNER: Katie Barnes

Amy Ganney

CJP Nail Systems

Jessica Wallbridge

Shaun Booth





Scratch extends its thanks to sponsors – and congratulations to all finalists and winners.

Entry for the Scratch Stars Awards 2019 will open 1 February 2019 via