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Revealed: The beauty products that can & can’t be recycled

By Katie Barnes | 21 October 2023

Recycling is a challenge for small businesses, particularly in terms of getting hold of services or outlets for the small volumes of waste materials that are produced. For beauty and nail professionals, this can prove even more difficult. While some specialist collection services do exist in some areas for some…

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4 tips for a more sustainable beauty travel routine

By Green Salon Collective | 7 October 2022

Green Salon Collective (GSC) was founded in 2020 by environmental experts, campaigners and beauty professionals, with an aim to help member salons in the UK and Ireland to responsibly dispose of their waste. For this blog, guest writer, Jackie Edwards – who formally worked in environmental health, details how to…

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Is my nail or beauty product out of date?

By Katie Barnes | 28 September 2020

In a previous blog for Scratch, I discussed the shelf life of nail products. In this article, I will go into more depth about what the labelling on products means, what you need to be aware of and how to understand the expiry of each nail product. What is shelf…

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Where to safely purchase your nail products

By Katie Barnes | 8 May 2020

In a time of financial crisis both home users and professionals may be turning to third-party online retailers and auction sites to purchase what they assume is a genuine but cheaper cosmetic nail product. When I discuss third-party online retailers, I am not referring to an educator or wholesaler that…

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Nail tech reveals the journey to launching her own product range

By Scratch Staff | 11 February 2020

Nail technician, Jessica Harris, from Chesterfield, has been in the industry for almost eight years – and has put her passion into practice with the launch of her own cuticle oils and hand lotions. Here, she reveals to Scratch how and why she launched the Nails By Jessica range –…

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Love Island-inspired beauty purchases help boost UK economy by £750m

By Kat Hill | 22 January 2020

The current series of Love Island is set to provide a £750 million boost to the UK economy as sales of beauty products and grooming tools soar at Argos. New research from the retailer found that some 51% of people aged 18-34 have purchased products after seeing them on the ITV…

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The CBD oil buzz: Why it’s used in beauty products

By Helena Biggs | 18 April 2019

Cannabis plant oils are growing in popularity in the beauty sector – but are you clear on their strains and benefits? From hemp seed oil to CBD, let’s clear things up. Cannabis is a plant family with two primary classifications; indica and sativa, and cannabis plants contain a variety of…

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Beauty Express & Salon Services announce merger to streamline shopping experiences

By Helena Biggs | 8 October 2018

The Salon Services and Beauty Express brands will merge on 28 October 2018 to enable a more streamlined shopping experience for beauty professionals. The Sally brand was founded in New Orleans over 50 years ago has grown into one of the most respected beauty suppliers across the globe. Its divisions…

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Flirties founder named Beauty Products CEO of the Year

By Helena Biggs | 8 July 2018

Britta Krueger from Flirties has recently been named Beauty Products CEO of the Year in the AI 2018 Influential Businesswoman Awards. Britta started the business 15 years ago, and her guidance has lead Flirties to supply quality products and training to the beauty pro. “Britta’s enthusiasm for the beauty industry…

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