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Q&A with session nail stylist, Sylvie Macmillan

By Rebecca Hitchon | 6 April 2024

London-based session tech, Sylvie Macmillan, shares an insight into her career, British Beauty Council role, passions and dreams… Tell us about your journey into the nail industry… I’ve always loved creating intricate work, and undertook a Technical Arts & Special Effects qualification, primarily focusing on model making. I worked in…

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Diary of a session nail tech: London Fashion Week AW24

By Marie-Louise Coster | 26 February 2024

Session nail stylist, salon owner & educator, Marie-Louise Coster, reveals what happened behind the scenes when she led nail looks for the Edward Crutchley autumn/winter 2024 London Fashion Week show… Fashion season is a great time of year. Even if you aren’t working at Fashion Week, it provides a lot of inspiration which…

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Diary of a session nail tech: London Fashion Week SS24

By Marie-Louise Coster | 25 September 2023

For her second monthly column for Scratch, session nail stylist, salon owner & educator, Marie-Louise Coster, reveals what happened behind the scenes when she led nail looks for the Edward Crutchley spring/summer 2024 London Fashion Week show… It never ceases to amaze me that the five-minute show the world sees…

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Tech Talk: Meet Fashion Week nail stylist, Ella Vivii

By Rebecca Hitchon | 20 September 2023

The story behind Ella Vivii’s introduction to the nail industry is a heart-warming one. Her mum, Charlotte Burgess, owns a nail and beauty salon, educates and is a session stylist, so Ella grew up around nails. “But I was always more interested in fashion and studied Styling & Production at the…

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Want your nail work on the runway? Here’s how to boss backstage at Fashion Week

By Rebecca Hitchon | 18 August 2023

Get your spring/summer 2024 mindset ready, as September marks the return of Fashion Weeks across the globe. If you’re striving to get involved in the session nail sphere, highly regarded regulars at Fashion Week share everything you need to know… How to get hired At Fashion Week, you’re not likely…

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London Fashion Week day 4 & 5: Nails to note

By Rebecca Hitchon | 23 February 2022

London Fashion Week concluded its showcase of autumn/winter styling yesterday, with an array of not only spectacular fashion choices but also nail looks. Here, Scratch takes a look at the nail styles not to miss from the last two days of Fashion Week. For the Emilia Wickstead showcase, it was…

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London Fashion Week: Backstage with the nail team for Edward Crutchley

By Rebecca Hitchon | 22 February 2022

Outside of the Bargehouse, a four storey industrial warehouse space next to the Thames, Storm Eunice is battering London. With a red weather warning and everyone advised to stay inside, the streets are empty, helping to provide an eery but fitting atmosphere for British designer, Edward Crutchley‘s autumn/winter 2022 show…

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London Fashion Week day 1-3: Nails to note

By Rebecca Hitchon | 21 February 2022

Despite England being hit by two storms and severe disruptions since Friday, one place that has remained as dynamic as ever is the capital, celebrating bold and escapist style and nail looks with London Fashion Week. Here, Scratch takes a look at the nail styles not to miss from the…

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New York Fashion Week: Top runway nail looks

By Rebecca Hitchon | 15 February 2022

New York Fashion Week kicked off on 11 February, bringing with it an array of standout and glamorous fashion, makeup, hair and of course, nail looks. We’ve rounded up some of the best (and boldest) manicures from the autumn/winter 2022 runway below. @byjuanalvear Self-titled nail sculptor, Juan Alvear, served up…

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“Goodbye for now…”

By Kat Hill | 11 June 2021

Hello Scratch readers – Kat here! It’s with very mixed emotions that I write that today marks my last day at Scratch magazine. While I am excited for a new adventure, the decision to move on was not easy after nearly six happy years on the team. When I first…

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