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Hair & beauty training provider, Kleek Apprenticeships, expands to Colchester

By Chloe Randall | 4 September 2023

Hair and beauty industry’s training provider, Kleek Apprenticeships, has expanded by acquiring the Colchester-based Easi Hairdressing Academy. Kleek Apprenticeships currently have academy bases in the north east of England and the home counties and by expanding to Colchester, Kleek is making its mark in the south east. The training provider…

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Sweet Squared launches Academy2 platform to inspire & educate beauty pros

By Rebecca Hitchon | 13 October 2021

Nail and beauty distributor & training provider, Sweet Squared, has launched education platform Academy2 to make learning more accessible for industry professionals. The platform offers Sweet Squared’s award-winning HABIA (Hair and Beauty Industry Authority) accredited course programme, with a mix of online and in-person teaching. This allows more professionals to…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Buffed Beauty Bar, West Yorkshire

By Kat Hill | 5 August 2020

Starting as a cosy salon, Buffed Beauty Bar in Keighley, West Yorkshire, has grown with Bethany Savage’s career. After moving to a bigger premises in November, the salon has now become a Glitterbels training academy and shop. “We have an amazing team at Buffed,” smiles Bethany. “We offer everything from manicures…

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Shoreditch Nails launches Academy Scholarship for BAME community

By Sophie Nutt | 15 July 2020

London-based salon, Shoreditch Nails, has revealed the Shoreditch Nails Academy Scholarship for members of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community. The Shoreditch Nails Academy is a training facility that provides students with the skills and qualifications they need to become a nail technician. The academy has launched the…

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Sweet Squared announces partnership with Habia

By Sophie Nutt | 10 February 2020

Había has accredited each of Sweet Squared’s 35 academy centres as Centres of Expertise. Recognised by the government as the standards and setting body for the hair and beauty industries, Habia has fully approved and accredited the Sweet Squared education programme. This ensures consistent delivery of the highest quality courses…

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The Gel Bottle Inc re-launches TGB Academy

By Sophie Nutt | 16 November 2019

The Gel Bottle Inc has given the TGB Academy a revamp with a brand new website, new workshops and new locations. New UK educators and locations Glasgow: The Gel Bottle Inc ambassadors, NAF! Salon, will join the brand as educators with courses in Glasgow. London: Natalie, of @nailgalnat, will be…

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The journey to opening my first nail academy – Part 6

By Erica Turley | 29 July 2019

This is so sad! This is my final blog as the Erica Turley Academy is now open! All in all, I ran out of savings so I had to buy stock and add finishing touches on a week by week basis and started upcycling. As funds were pretty much gone,…

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The journey to opening my first nail academy – Part 5

By Erica Turley | 4 July 2019

The external signage on my new academy is finally up – as are frosted windows to protect my products from the impact of direct sunlight. I was so pleased and excited to see the shop sign go up, as the premises no longer looks derelict. My stomach did do some…

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The journey to opening my first nail academy – Part 3

By Erica Turley | 10 May 2019

Well it’s all coming together now! I can see my vision becoming a reality and the academy opening is  all very exciting, however I think we’ve hit a bit of a brick wall due to tiredness. Working all week then spending the weekends at the academy is taking its toll.…

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The journey to opening my first nail academy – Part 1

By Erica Turley | 28 March 2019

Hey everyone! I’m super excited to make my return to blogging for Scratch magazine, where I’ll reveal my journey to opening my own premises. Some may call me crazy for taking this leap I’m sure, but with work load demands, I’m finally about to feel the fear. I have recently…

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