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Nail & beauty pros: here’s what to consider when taking out an insurance policy

By Michelle Brookes | 27 February 2024

Every nail professional needs insurance; whether working from home seeing just a few clients each week, on a full-time or self-employed basis. I’ve heard some nail techs say that they don’t have insurance as they only see a few regular clients, family members and friends for appointments. These techs still…

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Beauty & Business Mastermind – Bali

By Helena Biggs | 26 February 2024

Julie Kandalec, the founder of Julie K Nail Academy whose clients have included P!nk, Emily Blunt and Camila Cabello, has announced her first Beauty & Business Mastermind in Bali, Indonesia, 11-18 June 2024. The eight-day programme is tailored to nail artists, hair stylists, make-up artists and aestheticians seeking to enhance…

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SME EPO 2024

By Callie Iley | 22 February 2024

Evening Standard’s SME XPO is taking place at ExCel London on April 23-24. Aimed at SME founders and leaders, the SME XPO looks to empower scaling businesses by addressing diverse SME interests. Key themes include starting up, scaling up, money talks and future techs, covering global expansion, raising investments and…

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Dragon’s Den star, Deborah Meaden, to offer business advice to SMEs

By Scratch Staff | 16 February 2024

NESCAFÉ® B2B by Nestlé Professional is giving small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) the chance to win face-to-face business insight from entrepreneur, business guru & Dragon’s Den investor, Deborah Meaden. Open to SMEs across all industries, the Let’s Partner up for Good programme will see six businesses win a seat at…

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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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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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5 ways to increase your success as a nail pro in 2024

By Scratch Staff | 24 December 2023

Stepping into 2024 provides a chance to evaluate your business to support your career growth. From goals to finances, marketing and competition hopes, Scratch explores how nail technicians can plan and prepare for the year ahead… 1. Reflect on your business & set new goals Before getting caught up in…

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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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Liz McKeon launches international coaching programme to support salon success

By Callie Iley | 23 September 2023

Business expert & International Business School founder, Liz McKeon, has launched The Successful Salon Formula: a programme that helps salon owners achieve their goals. It comprises Liz’s ‘3G method’, a five-step method where ‘greatness’ is learned on how to excel as a boss, elevate the client experience and generate sales.…

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Threads: Is it here to stay?

By Callie Iley | 3 September 2023

Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, reported over five million sign-ups to Threads in the first four hours of its launch. Scratch explores whether the social media platform is here to stay & its benefits for nail pros…   On 5 July, microblogging platform, Threads, made its presence known in the social…

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