Abi Hassan Navigating Access Needs

How to navigate accessibility needs in the nail salon

By Abi Hassan | 16 May 2024

With 16 May marking Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) and research from P&G finding that only 4% of beauty and personal care companies worldwide cater for physical disabilities, Abi Hassan, owner of Canterbury-based salon, Hot Wheels Nails, explores ways nail businesses can effectively meet the accessibility needs of staff and clients.…

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5 ways to boost your salon team’s morale

By Scratch Staff | 5 May 2024

Do you or your team members need a morale boost? Scratch gathers five top tips to support positivity and happiness in the workspace… 1. Lead by example “Salon owners can establish a cohesive team through leading by example,” advises Lisa Stone, Salon System educator. “You cannot expect your team to…

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Lian Davey The Studio Salon In The Spotlight

Salon in the Spotlight: The Studio, Doncaster

By Callie Iley | 4 April 2024

Creating a tranquil salon space in The Studio, Doncaster, for her clients to unwind, find out about Lian Davey’s neutral décor choices and the vibes she hopes to create… Having worked in the law sector since her teens, Lian entered the beauty industry after the birth of her son, enrolling…

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Mayfair celebrity beauty hotspot marks 10-year milestone

By Callie Iley | 24 March 2024

Luxury boutique salon, Nails & Brows Mayfair, is marking a decade of beauty services since its opening in March 2014. The team at Nails & Brows Mayfair consists of 22 beauty experts, who deliver a range of services to clients including celebrities and royals, serving up manicures, pedicures, lash extensions…

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How to recycle your nail salon waste

By Rebecca Hitchon | 18 March 2024

With a number of day-to-day considerations to navigate, how you manage your salon waste can often be pushed to the back of your mind. But it’s easier than you think to respect the environment through your work, as we highlight through our roundup of recycling schemes and tips. RecycLeBelle RecycLeBelle…

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Revealed: the best cities for budding beauty salon owners

By Helena Biggs | 1 March 2024

London, Bristol and Birmingham are the best cities in the UK for independent businesses to thrive, according to research by global fintech company, SumUp. The study ranked 80 cities across the UK, taking into consideration the number of independent businesses in each location and their average review score. These ‘independent…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Candy Claws, Birmingham

By Callie Iley | 22 February 2024

Millie Mills modelled Candy Claws salon’s decor around her personality and style, creating a salon space with inclusivity, artistry and creativity at its core. “I wanted my clients to know who I am when they walk through the door. Candy Claws is a safe space which is fun and playful,…

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Gen Z Recruitment

3 tips for recruiting Gen Z nail & beauty employees

By Guest Writer | 20 February 2024

Avril Kealy, digital marketing expert at Phorest salon software, shares advice on recruiting Generation Z into your salon… Salon recruitment is a hot topic right now, and for good reason. In Dennis Van Lierop’s 2023 Phorest Salon Owners Summit workshop, the recruitment coach revealed that 70% of Gen Z professionals were considering…

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5 ways to attract clients to your nail salon business

By Guest Writer | 19 January 2024

Esteemed beauty business consultant & trainer, Nergish Wadia-Austin, shares five top tips to entice nail clients to your salon…  1. New season, new nail promotion Offer a special seasonal package that includes unique nail designs or exclusive colours. Highlight this promotion through targeted social media campaigns, and work with your…

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Phorest Salon Software marks 20th anniversary with Dublin summit

By Helena Biggs | 15 January 2024

Irish-founded and global salon software provider, Phorest, marked its 20th business anniversary at its 8th annual flagship event, the Salon Owners Summit, in the Royal Dublin Convention Centre. Over 600 salon owners from salon business communities across Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA gathered over two days to hear talks…

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