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Love L&P? Check out Bexy Glow, the brand redefining ratios & nail artistry with its acrylic formulations

By Callie Iley | 2 February 2024

Frustrated with the limitations of existing L&P formulations, Becky Willett set out to create an acrylic product range with a rainbow of shades to inspire creativity. Becky, a professional nail technician, has been working with L&P since 2015, noting that the existing acrylic products she used maintained a wet or…

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Nail Tech Talk: Hannah Smith of Hannah Smith Essex Nail Artist 

By Callie Iley | 27 May 2023

Having always enjoyed art and beauty, character nail artist, Hannah Smith of Hannah Smith Essex Nail Artist was quickly drawn to the nail industry, wanting to use her two passions to create a career for herself. “The nail industry not only allows me to be creative every day, but it…

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Nail Tech Talk: Kayla Rodgers of Kayla The Brand

By Callie Iley | 6 May 2023

Nail & lash artist, Kayla Rogers of Kayla The Brand’s lifelong passion for art found its canvas in the beauty industry, thanks to the creative freedom and artistry it affords. Her passion for art instantly attracted Kayla towards nail artistry. “I loved the idea of being able to create different…

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Nail Tech Talk: Anastasia of NoiNails

By Callie Iley | 29 October 2022

Nail extension specialist and encapsulation enthusiast, Anastasia of NoiNails, sits down with Scratch to share her passion for tekking and the importance of self-belief…  “My favourite product to use is the KRYLX acrylic powders, which I’ve fallen in love with. I’ve never worked with anything like it,” Anastasia enthuses. “The…

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What’s the difference between acrylic & gel?

By Katie Barnes | 1 September 2022

The word ‘gel’ lends itself to confusion because it describes the product’s physical state, but over time it has turned into a generic name of the product category. Whereas ‘acrylic’ is a two-part system of liquid and powder, often known as L&P. Where the powder in this two-part system has…

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Nail Tech Talk: Tasmin Russell of Nails By Tazzy

By Callie Iley | 16 July 2022

Tasmin Russell of Nails By Tazzy chats to Scratch about her next career steps and keeping up with nail trends… “I did my training with the company I work for now, Lux Beauty Training Academy,” Tasmin reveals. “My training was what set me off on the right track. Charlotte and…

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Offer strength, style & length for nails with Magnetic’s PowerGel

By Chloe Randall | 10 December 2021

Add length and even create extreme shades with the easy-to-use PowerGel range from Magnetic Nail Design. Serving up the feel of L&P acrylic but curing like a gel, the system offers control over nail enhancements and is easy to use with tips and forms, or even for a natural nail overlay.…

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3 nail artists join founder of Nail & Beauty Excellence to create its 4-strong education team

By Alex Fox | 29 June 2021

After intense educator training at its HQ in Kent, three nail artists have joined together to create the Nail & Beauty Excellence UK education team. Founder, Jade Barber reveals, “Talented techs, Jackie Nguyen, Carlie Salt and Billie-Jo Keach, have been working hard all week with me to pass their NBE…

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NAIL TECH TALK: Charlie Bishop of By Charlie B

By Callie Iley | 8 May 2021

Scratch chats to Charlie Bishop of By Charlie B about her favourite nail designs and future goals… What is it about nails that has you hooked? I love how trends change all the time and how supportive people in the industry can be, even when you haven’t met. I adore…

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#NowTrending: Funky French nails by Jen Phillips

By Callie Iley | 4 May 2021

Scratch chats to Jen Phillips of Nails by Jennifer Marie about her love for nails and how she created this funky French design… I am a fully qualified nail technician offering acrylic, builder gel and gel polish enhancements. I qualified in January 2020 in L&P acrylic and gel polish and…

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