Scratch Stars Awards, Comm By Helena Biggs


By Scratch Staff | 26 January 2024

Get set for a night of fun, entertainment and dancing at the nail industry event of the year! Hosted at the stunning Underglobe, London, the infamous Scratch Stars Party will reveal and reward the winners in the 12th Scratch Stars Awards. Each ticket includes a 1 hour Prosecco reception, 2 hours of complimentary…

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Scratch Stars: Entry opens for UK&I nail industry awards 2023

By Helena Biggs | 1 February 2023

Nail pros, salons, industry supporters & social media starlets – it’s time to step into the prestigious nail competition arena and see if you can be recognised with a Scratch Star Award… For 10 years, Scratch magazine has championed nail professionals and businesses in the UK nail industry by awarding…

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Nail Nerds Competition

Nail Nerds competition launches to ignite creativity amongst nail community

By Helena Biggs | 10 May 2022

‘Nail Nerds’, a community group on Facebook, has launched a nail art competition running online from 7 May until 19 June 2022. “We want to bring to nail community together, and rekindle a passion for nails.” comments Nail Nerds admin, Lauren Nicholson. “Lockdown hit us all hard, and we want…

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Nailympia Online Winners 2nd Edition

Nailympia Online – 2nd edition: WINNERS ANNOUNCED

By Helena Biggs | 21 February 2022

Nailympia Competitions, in association with Scratch magazine, has announced the winners of the second edition of Nailympia Online. The international nail competition welcomed 13 categories with three divisions, plus a fourth and unique division for gold medalists and nail champions; Division 4 VIP Nail Challenge. Competitors were judged by a…

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Here’s what you need to know about the Nailympia Online competition (2nd edition)

By Helena Biggs | 26 August 2021

Following the postponement of the in-person Nailympia London competition due to take place in October 2021, the organisers have moved the international nail competition online for a second edition. The first edition was a huge success, and gave nailists from all corners of the globe the opportunity to compete across…

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Nailympia London competition postponed for 2021

By Helena Biggs | 5 August 2021

The annual Nailympia London event for 2021 is postponed for a second year running due to the ongoing global pandemic. The competition invites nail technicians from all over the world to compete across three divisions in categories such as L&P Tip & Overlay, Salon Nails and Stiletto Nails in a…

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NAIL TECH TALK: Oksana Smirnova, Scratch Stars finalist 20/21

By Lilly Delmage | 22 June 2021

Scratch Stars Gel Tech of the Year finalist 20/21, Oksana Smirnova, shares how she discovered her passion for nails, how it felt to be announced as a finalist and her next career steps… Tell us about your nail industry journey… I started my career as a nail technician in 2009,…

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NAIL TECH TALK: Emma Kilani, Scratch Stars finalist 20/21

By Lilly Delmage | 14 May 2021

Scratch chats to Emma Kilani, finalist in the 20/21 Scratch Stars L&P Tech of the Year category (sponsored by INK London) about her 25 years in the industry and what the Scratch Stars competition means to her… When and where did you train and how has your career progressed? I…

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NAIL TECH TALK: Tihana Besevic, Scratch Stars finalist 20/21

By Lilly Delmage | 14 May 2021

Get to know Tihana Besevic, Scratch Stars One Stroke Artist of the Year finalist 20/21 (sponsored by HD Pro Nails), about her signature nail style and passion for one stroke artistry… Tihana took her first Crystal Nails course in 2012 and went on to become a Crystal Nails Educator in…

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NAIL TECH TALK: Kayley Cairns, Scratch Stars finalist 20/21

By Lilly Delmage | 7 May 2021

Kayley Cairns is a Scratch Stars Awards finalist in the Mixed Media Artist of the Year (sponsored by Magpie Beauty) and Nail Stylist of the Year (sponsored by OPI UK) categories 20/21. Here, shares her experience in the nail industry thus far, her lockdown endeavours and why she entered the…

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