Abi Hassan Navigating Access Needs

Navigating accessibility needs in the salon

By Abi Hassan | 10 February 2024

Abi Hassan, owner of Canterbury-based salon, Hot Wheels Nails, explores ways nail techs and salon owners can ensure they effectively meet the accessibility needs of staff and clients. I have personally faced many challenges relating to my disability as a nail technician, and have spoken to other professionals as well as…

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The importance of creating accessible salon spaces for clients & staff

By Abi Hassan | 5 February 2024

Abi Hassan, owner of Canterbury-based salon, Hot Wheels Nails, explores key considerations for nail techs and employers when creating accessible salon settings to suit clients and staff… As a salon owner or an independent nail technician, it is important to consider ways in which your environment could be more accessible. Transparency…

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Nailing Disabilities: Meet Yasmin Hodge, the nail tech on a mission to create an inclusive beauty industry

By Callie Iley | 1 February 2024

Sharing the profound impact of her health conditions on her work, Yasmin Hodge of Wolverhampton business, Gels By Yas, reveals how her experiences inspired the creation of Nailing Disabilities, a Facebook group for beauty professionals with disabilities and health conditions… Dealing with pain in her hands, wrists, shoulders, chest, back…

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My experiences as a disabled nail technician

By Abi Hassan | 29 January 2024

Abi Hassan, owner of Canterbury-based salon, Hot Wheels Nails, shares her experiences as a disabled nail technician and explores the importance of advocating for accessibility in the industry… As a disabled nail technician, I found navigating my way through the start-up of my business to be a minefield. I needed…

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Does the nail industry recognise the needs of the deaf?

By Alex Fox | 12 January 2021

Deaf nail technician, Rachel Spry speaks of a punishing personal nail journey & offers solutions to an industry that’s unaware of its short comings when it comes to the deaf community. Age: 24 years Location: Whitstable, Kent Business name: Rachel’s Beauty Years in nails: 8 years The nail industry is…

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TECH TALK: Cassandra White of Cass Creations

By Callie Iley | 17 October 2020

Scratch chats with Cassandra White of Cass Creations about her experiences within the industry and how nails have helped her through difficult times within her life.   I’ve been doing my own nails on and off for 10 years now, mixing between doing them myself, and going to salons. However,…

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How to: cater to clients with a disability

By Sophie Nutt | 30 August 2018

As a salon owner, nail technician or mobile therapist, you want to open up your business to more customers and provide the best in treatments and experience; but are you making it easy and welcoming for those with a disability to choose you? According to disability charity, Scope, 13.9 million people…

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