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Spread Christmas cheer sustainably: 3 ways to recycle festive items

By Guest Writer | 22 December 2023

Decorating the Christmas tree, wrapping gifts, and sending out greeting cards are some of the most cherished Christmas traditions, but after the festivities, how do you dispose of the excess? Gabriella Peace, marketing comms manager of UK Greetings, offers her take on how you can give your Christmas items a…

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Hair & Beauty Charity hosts annual event to give Christmas dinners to struggling beauty pros

By Chloe Randall | 6 December 2023

The Hair and Beauty Charity is hosting its annual Jumpers for Dinners Day on 8 December 2023. The charity are asking hair, beauty and barber professionals to join in by sporting their best festive wear, to raise money to provide Christmas dinners for those that the charity look after. The…

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Revealed: The best time to start playing Christmas music in the salon

By Helena Biggs | 4 December 2023

Are you spreading Christmas cheer in the salon from mid-November, or do you prefer to wait until closer to the big day to decorate the nail space and play festive tunes? A survey of 500 UK shoppers by music licensing company, PPL PRS, reveals that most want people to hear…

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Add eye-catching effects to nails with The GelBottle Inc’s Flashing Pigments

By Rebecca Hitchon | 3 December 2023

As featured on Scratch’s December 2023 issue cover, Brighton-born professional nail brand, The GelBottle Inc, has unveiled its 10-piece collection of Flashing Pigments. Part of the Studio Effects nail art range, designed to help techs create speedy statement nails, get cameras at the ready as the pigments reflect light and…

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Add spellbinding festive finishes to nails with OPI’s 14 Terribly Nice colours

By Rebecca Hitchon | 28 November 2023

Are you ready to sleigh the holidays? Nail clients’ Christmas requests – and make your own nails dazzle – with OPI’s Terribly Nice Collection, comprising metallics, shimmers, glitters and crèmes. The Terribly Nice shades, available in OPI GelColor, Infinite Shine and Nail Lacquer, are as follows: Blame the Mistletoe – shimmery…

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This year’s best advent calendars for nail enthusiasts

By Callie Iley | 26 November 2023

We’ve rounded up the best advent calendars for nail pros and enthusiasts, with each including a seasonal surprise behind each door… HONA Advent Calendar HONA’s 12-day advent calendar features 14 new products and surprise goodies for nail techs to unwrap in the run-up to Christmas, with two products in each…

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How & why nail techs should practice self-care this festive season

By Guest Writer | 26 November 2023

Fiona Fox, owner of Dorset salon, Ulu Beauty, provides training to beauty pros on areas including mental health awareness, safeguarding, and equality and diversity. Here, she explores the importance of self-care for nail techs during the festive season and simple self-care fixes. For many, Christmas is a time to look…

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Want nails that dazzle? Add a little bit of Fairy Dust from Pure Nails

By Callie Iley | 11 November 2023

Transform nails into dazzling seasonal styles with Pure Nails’ Glitter Non-Wipe Top Coat, Fairy Dust. Featuring mesmerising multi-coloured glitter to suit a range of sparkling seasonal looks, complete Halo Gel Polish application with the Fairy Dust Glitter Non-Wipe Top Coat for a festive finish over any shade. Packaged in a…

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How your beauty business can make the most of the festive season

By Guest Writer | 11 November 2023

Maddi Cook, a salon business expert & owner of Boss Your Salon – which helps empower hair and beauty pros to price perfectly, set boundaries and grow without burnout – shares 8 ways for your business to thrive during the Christmas season. What’s that tinkling piano? Yes, it’s only November,…

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21 Christmas gifts for nail colour fanatics

By Callie Iley | 9 November 2023

Feeling festive? Scratch rounds up 20 Christmas gifts for nail colour fanatics…  1. Mii Colour Confidence Trio Set The Colour Confidence Trio Set of Colour Confidence nail polishes offers three colourways, including festive reds and seasonal purples in a range of finishes, presented in a retail-friendly box.   2. Lecenté…

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