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Salon in the Spotlight: JR Beauty, Cheshire

By Scratch Staff | 30 March 2024

Jessica Roach had a double celebration on her 30th birthday, as it not only marked a milestone, but she attained a nail qualification with LIT Training Academy to turn her nail styling hobby into a career. The creative found enjoyment in painting her nails during lockdown, and while on maternity…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Nails By Sharon Gabrielle, Hertfordshire

By Scratch Staff | 14 March 2024

Following a diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in her eye in March 2021, Sharon Goodway reflected on her 16-year job in the finance sector and decided that she wanted to pursue a creative career. She enrolled on a course with Bio Sculpture in June 2022 and on qualifying, decided to hand…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Nails Edinburgh, Edinburgh

By Scratch Staff | 29 February 2024

Former street artist, Miska, channelled her creativity into a home-based nail studio, from which she offers manicures and gel enhancements. “Street art made me who I am,” she shares. “Cutting stencils requires a lot of precision, and this skill led me to be good at nails.” Miska immersed in the…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Candy Claws, Birmingham

By Callie Iley | 22 February 2024

Millie Mills modelled Candy Claws salon’s decor around her personality and style, creating a salon space with inclusivity, artistry and creativity at its core. “I wanted my clients to know who I am when they walk through the door. Candy Claws is a safe space which is fun and playful,…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Kaitlyn Jay Studio, Newport, Wales 

By Callie Iley | 8 June 2023

Wanting her Newport-based salon decor to reflect her own personal style, natural nail tech, Kaitlyn Jay, opted for an on-trend, neutral colour scheme. “I love the minimal vibe,” Kaitlyn beams. “It’s not necessarily outwardly unique, but it’s a total reflection of me, and I love it.” “The theme in my…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Laura’s Beauty, Stockton-on-Tees

By Kat Hill | 10 February 2021

Having worked in the industry in various capacities, Laura Easby recently found a permanent base for her business. “I started out on my own eight years ago above a hairdressers, before going mobile for a few months,” Laura remembers. “Carrying all my kit around wasn’t for me, so i started…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Nails by Sarah Astles, Wallasey Village, Wirral

By Kat Hill | 2 December 2020

After closing the doors to her high street salon during the first lockdown, Sarah Astles set about creating a new salon in her garden, ready to reopen in July. Now, Sarah works from a pretty pink cabin and hasn’t looked back. “My husband and I built the cabin ourselves, so…

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Salon in the Spotlight: The One Nail Bar, Malvern, Worcestershire

By Kat Hill | 11 November 2020

Opening its doors in August after coming out of the first lockdown, The One Nail Bar is sunny salon offering a bright spot in its local area. “We acquired the premises a couple of days before the lockdown in March,” explain owners, Wai Lok Cham and Le Mi Pham. “It’s been…

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SALON IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Neverland Nails, Glasgow

By Kat Hill | 23 September 2020

Seeing quirky detail in every corner, Neverland Nails in Glasgow offers clients an escape from everyday life. “I had a small studio space in the trendy Finnieston district for a year, before taking on a street shop space a couple of minutes away,” explains Frenchie “Fabulous” Watson. “I loved it…

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Salon in the Spotlight: RJ Vu, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

By Kat Hill | 4 March 2020

Located in a sunny seaside town, the Vu crew work from a chic monochrome salon set-up. “Many clients tell us their treatments are a bonus after spending and hour or so chatting with the team,” smiles owner and founder of Vu Nail Systems, Tracy Nash. The team of therapists offer…

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