Cpd Ideas

Why regular training is so important in the beauty industry

By Scratch Staff | 30 August 2019

Dave Horton of ABT Insurance outlines why continued professional development is so important in the beauty industry… The start of another academic year represents, to me, the opportunity to start a new training course or improve a skill set. Of course, we can undertake training at any time throughout the…

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Fereida Lydiate

Fereida Lydiate on fibreglass nails and the importance of CPD

By Kat Hill | 3 August 2019

We chatted Scratch Stars Awards 2019 L&P Tech of the Year, Fereida Lydiate… How did you career in nails come about? I originally trained as a beauty therapist as there weren’t courses available just for nails and completed my beauty training in 1996. From there I worked in a salon as a…

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Why you should check insurance cover when learning new nail techniques

By Katie Barnes | 30 April 2019

Continued professional development (CPD) ensures that you maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills you need to deliver a professional service to your customers. Constant updating of skills is vital to success in any industry, but it’s especially true in the nail and beauty industry. CPD is about keeping up-to-date…

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What is CPD?

By Kat Hill | 8 January 2019

You are responsible for your own personal development and this should be kept track of via a CPD log. This record should act as evidence of your development over the year, be correct and up-to-date, while meeting the requirements of their professional body or association, according to the The CPD…

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Q61 co-director, Helena Linsky

How to encourage CPD within your team

By Kat Hill | 1 January 2019

Helena Linsky, co-director of salon chain, Q61, shares her thoughts on the importance of encouraging CPD within your team. “Education is at the heart of Q61, and has allowed us to develop our team, and, consequently, our brand since our inception in 2015. “As an integral part of the business,…

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Why you should continue training as a nail tech

By Katie Barnes | 28 February 2017

Educator and award-winning nail stylist, Katie Barnes, explores why you should go back to basics in regard to your personal development. Going ‘back to basics’ can mean different things to different nail techs, such as improving the way you apply polish, ensuring you take repeat bookings or quickening your application time. Many techs…

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