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Fashion Retail Academy acquires The London College of Beauty Therapy

By Helena Biggs | 26 February 2024

The Fashion Retail Academy (FRA) has acquired beauty education centre, the London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT), in order to expand its specialist education offerings. The FRA has trained over 13,000 students for entry-level roles in fashion and retail since 2005, and its acquisition of LCBT expands its commitment to…

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Nergish Wadia Austin Qualities That Make A Successful Nail Technician

The 3 qualities that make a successful nail technician

By Guest Writer | 23 February 2024

Reach your goals and ensure success with advice from esteemed beauty business expert, Nergish Wadia-Austin, as she explores the importance of personality, knowledge and skill in successful nail technicians. Exceptional personality qualities Successful nail professionals exhibit a blend of precision and creativity, making a welcoming environment for clients. Patience is…

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Abi Hassan Navigating Access Needs

Navigating accessibility needs in the salon

By Abi Hassan | 10 February 2024

Abi Hassan, owner of Canterbury-based salon, Hot Wheels Nails, explores ways nail techs and salon owners can ensure they effectively meet the accessibility needs of staff and clients. I have personally faced many challenges relating to my disability as a nail technician, and have spoken to other professionals as well as…

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The importance of creating accessible salon spaces for clients & staff

By Abi Hassan | 5 February 2024

Abi Hassan, owner of Canterbury-based salon, Hot Wheels Nails, explores key considerations for nail techs and employers when creating accessible salon settings to suit clients and staff… As a salon owner or an independent nail technician, it is important to consider ways in which your environment could be more accessible. Transparency…

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Cancer support charity, Look Good Feel Better, hosting netball tournament to raise money

By Callie Iley | 4 February 2024

Cancer support charity, Look Good Feel Better, has partnered with England Netball to host a tournament to raise money for those undergoing cancer treatment. Offering free services to men, women and young adults diagnosed with cancer to manage both physical and emotional side effects of treatment, Look Good Feel Better’s virtual…

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Damla Osman Interview

Award-winning London beauty student shares her education journey & career dreams

By Rebecca Hitchon | 30 January 2024

London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) student, Damla Osman, scooped the Level 2 Technical Beauty Therapy Student of the Year title at the college’s Star Awards 2023. Awarded in October, she shares that winning the accolade, which was sponsored by Scratch, still feels incredible. “It’s a huge accomplishment for me,…

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Diana Verde Nieto & Nnenna Onuba join British Beauty Council’s executive board

By Callie Iley | 24 January 2024

The British Beauty Council (BBCo) has welcomed Diana Verde Nieto and Nnenna Onuba to its executive board. With extensive backgrounds in the British beauty industry, the pair will work alongside existing directors to propel the growth of the Council and ensure the non-profit organisation meets its aims. Solidifying the BBCo’s…

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Want to feel inspired & empowered in your beauty business? Check out the She’s Bossed It podcast

By Callie Iley | 6 January 2024

Sharing motivational talks, inspirational stories and the secrets and strategies to her success in the beauty industry, Beauty Business Academy founder, Layla Tourh, has launched her She’s Bossed It podcast on all major podcast platforms. With a range of industry experience from owning a salon, distributing for top beauty brands,…

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Looking for a solution to micro-management? Check out Valerie Delforge’s book

By Callie Iley | 21 December 2023

Valerie Delforge, founder of international beauty business strategist consultancy, The Delforge Group, has launched book, I’d Rather Do It Myself – from Micro-Management to Leadership. Exploring the concept of micro-management from its definition to causes and consequences, I’d Rather Do It Myself – from Micro-Management to Leadership seeks to provide…

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The Hair and Beauty Charity supports industry professionals facing hardship with annual raffle

By Callie Iley | 21 December 2023

The Hair and Beauty Charity has raised almost £11,500 in its annual raffle, in support of beauty industry professionals who have fallen on hard times. With tickets sold throughout the year both online and at industry events, the winners were revealed across the charity’s social media by charity supporter, Errol…

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