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Over 700 entries and nominations were submitted to the 12th annual Scratch Stars Awards, which champions exceptional talent across the UK&I nail industry.

The awards recognise not just nail skill, but passion, business acumen and customer care, thus each entrant was required to answer a number of questions for the initial assessment stage, in addition to uploading photographic evidence of their nail skills, education materials or workspace setups.

These submissions were evaluated, and the Scratch team scoured social media profiles and websites in addition to each entry, as well as took a close look at photos and read testimonials and responses. This allowed the team to determine five finalists in each of the 18 categories who are most eligible for a Scratch Star title this year. They will each undergo a second and final assessment; techs will be required to attend an in-person judging day to showcase their nail skills, while salons and mobile nailists will undergo a mystery shop, and business, education and social media finalists will submit further information to support their entries.

Judges for this final stage include independent beauty business experts, industry veterans and esteemed educators, who will be announced here in due course.

Following the judging process, the winners of the Scratch Stars Awards will be announced at The Scratch Stars Party – an infamous industry event, which will be held at The Underglobe, London on Sunday 21 July 2024. Click here for tickets.

Scratch would like to thank all those who took the time to enter the Scratch Stars Awards 2024. Unfortunately, due to the volume of entries received, the team is unable to provide individual feedback, but across the board there was an impressive showcase of CPD, passion and nail techniques.

THE FINALISTS 2024

NATURAL NAIL SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

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Ashleigh Clements
@ashleigh_opi

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Hannah Clayton
@studiobyhannahbeth

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Jessica Price
@jessica.nailsandbeauty

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Lucy Price
@lucyrosenails

L&P TECH OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

Glitterbels

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Annie Pham
@anniietp

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Kirsty McDonough
@kmnailsandbeauty

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Mino Vo
@minovolondon

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Tina Hallows
@tinajane_nails

GEL TECH OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

Light Elegance

Barbara Preil Kovacs @barbara.preilkovacs.nailartist

Barbara Preil-Kovács
@barbara.preilkovacs.nailartist

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Catriona Leith
@thenailstudiocb

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Gemma McCarthy
@geminibeauty_1

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Justyna Pryke
@justynapryke

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Maria Slade-Coombs @rosenailsbymsc6

GEL POLISH STYLIST OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

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Carrie Williams
@truebeautybycarrie

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Emily Langford
@studio.one.o.nine

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Hannah Smith
@bold_brush__

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Jiak Hing
@jark.nails

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Marzena Maria Zygmunt @emilia_rose_beauty

POLISH & PAINT NAIL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

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Amanda Trivett
@amandatrivett

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Danielle Brindley
@missbrinnynailartist

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Elizabeth Jones
@nailartbyelizabeth91

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Gemma Riley
@gemma.riley.nails

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Kamila Borowiec @glamliciousnails

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

Bexy Glow

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Danielle Brindley
@missbrinnynailartist

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Dominique Sharpe
@the_nail_editor_official

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Ilona Kricka
@ilonas_beauty

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Kayley Cairns
@nailykayley

ONE STROKE NAIL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

Hd Professional

Alexa Kisgyori @alexanailsuk

Alexa Kisgyori
@alexanailsuk

 

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Catriona Leith
@thenailstudiocb

Dorota Palicka @dorotapalicka

Dorota Palicka
@dorotapalicka

Josette Hambleton @josettes Nail Artistry

Josette Hambleton
@josettes_nail_artistry

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Justyna Pryke
@justynapryke

NAIL STYLIST OF THE YEAR

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Barbara Preil Kovacs @barbara.preilkovacs.nailartist

Barbara Preil-Kovacs
@barbara.preilkovacs.nailartist

Charisse Cassie

Charisse Cassie
@chariasnails

Kayley Cairns @nailykayley

Kayley Cairns
@nailykayley

Patricija Milinkovic

Patricija Milinkovic
@nail_masters_studio

MOBILE NAILIST OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

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Clare Woodcock
@thenailclublondon

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Emily Jones
@nailed_byemily

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Jade Thornhill
@nailsbyjade___

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Leanne Briggs
@empoweringbeauty2023

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Stela Angelova
@mobilenailsbystella

SOCIAL MEDIA STAR OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

Halo Poli Build

Dorota Palicka @dorotapalicka

Dorota Palicka
@dorotapalicka

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Hannah Clayton
@studiobyhannahbeth

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Jessica White
@jessicawhitenailartist

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Kamila Borowiec
@glamliciousnails

THE NAIL BUSINESS MENTOR AWARD

SPONSORED BY

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Hazel Dixon
@hazeldixon

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Liza Smith
@lizasmithnails

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Marian Newman BEM
@mariannewmannails

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Ruth Munro
@littleblankspaces

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

Abt

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Andrea Rimmer
@andrearimmernailpro

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Loretta Walker
@lorettawalkernails

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Lucy Price-Marshall
@lucyrosenails

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Melanie Lewendon
@melanielewendon_nailartist

NAIL TEAM OF THE YEAR

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Gelish Education Team
@gelishofficialuk

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Glitterbels Education Team
@glitterbels.training.academy

 

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L'Atelier Green Team
@lateliergreenparis

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Nail & Beauty Excellence
@nailandbeautyexcellence

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OPI Education Team
@opiuki_pro

HOME NAIL SALON OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

Gelish

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Beauty Care by Toni-Nicole
@beautycaretoni_nicole

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Jenny Harris Nail Artist & Educator
Jenny Harris Nails

 

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Paintbrush Nails
@paintbrushnails

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Pretty Neat Salon
@prettyneatsalon

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Ulu Beauty
@ulu.beauty

NAIL & BEAUTY SALON OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

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Beauty & Aesthetics at the Gate
@beautyatthegate

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Iris Avenue
@irisavenue_

 

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Kate Lifestyle
@katelifestylemaldon

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Tweezers Beauty Spa
@tweezersbeauty

NAIL SALON OF THE YEAR

SPONSORED BY

The Manicure Company

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Dream Nails - Royal Wharf
@dream.nails_x

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Margaret Dabbs London Marylebone
@margaret_dabbs_london

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Niche Nails & Beauty
@nichenailbeauty

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The Nail Group
@thenailgroup

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Townhouse - Knightsbridge
@mytownhouseuk

THE SHOOTING STAR AWARD

PRESENTED BY

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Dani Bailey
@danibaileynails

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James Reeve-Shillito
@nailinthecoffin_nailsbyjames

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Ruth Munro
@littleblankspaces

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Yasmin Hodge
@gelsbyyas

SERVICES TO THE NAIL INDUSTRY

SPONSORED BY

Sweet Squared

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Belinda Price
@belinda_opi

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Chantelle Vermont
@clawgasmic

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Katie Barnes
@katiebarnes.toolrange

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Kirsty Meakin
@kirstymeakin

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Suzanne Clayton
@souz_nailtechawareness

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