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Celebrate global heritage with Cultural Style Week’s London Expo

By Callie Iley | 23 March 2024

Taking place in North London on 18 May, Cultural Style Week has announced its flagship Expo event in collaboration with Cultural Fashion & Arts. Cultural Style Week is a movement seeking to encourage individuals to embrace and wear their heritage with pride, with the initiative beginning in London 2022 and…

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Cultural Style Week Expo

By Scratch Staff | 21 March 2024

Taking place in North London on 18 May, Cultural Style Week has announced its flagship Expo event in collaboration with Cultural Fashion & Arts. Held at the Mall, Wood Green, expect fashion shows, cultural performances and panel talks, alongside over 60 trade and beauty stalls to shop in tribute to…

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Fashion Retail Academy acquires The London College of Beauty Therapy

By Helena Biggs | 26 February 2024

The Fashion Retail Academy (FRA) has acquired beauty education centre, the London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT), in order to expand its specialist education offerings. The FRA has trained over 13,000 students for entry-level roles in fashion and retail since 2005, and its acquisition of LCBT expands its commitment to…

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Behind the Brand: Meet the best friend duo behind Lovelle Salon Wear

By Callie Iley | 12 June 2023

Fashion-forward beauty therapist best friends, Nikki Hutchings & Sonia Ghag, designed a range of salon wear to suit the modern beauty pro without compromising on style or comfort. Beauty therapist duo, Nikki Hutchings and Sonia Ghag, met when their children started at school together. With both having an interest in…

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CND™ nail styles storm the runway for The Blonds at NYFW

By Helena Biggs | 22 September 2022

Design duo, The Blonds, called upon CND™ nail stylists to create looks for their spring 2023 show at New York Fashion Week. The fashion collection is a tribute to the first summer the designers shared, filled with escapism, glamour, and nightlife in New York City – as well as excess…

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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 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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Cultural Style Week launches to celebrate beauty, hair & fashion diversity

By Helena Biggs | 7 January 2022

Tech entrepreneur, Candy-Ellie Graham, has founded Cultural Style Week, a movement that will take place 21-27 May 2022 to encourage people to boldly embrace their cultural heritage through fashion, hair and beauty. In partnership with hair and beauty platform, StylzMag, Cultural Style Week will open with a fashion show and…

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Hermès, Louboutin, Dior & more: The high-fashion brands putting their name to nail polish lines

By Lilly Delmage | 25 October 2021

Scratch puts the spotlight on the high fashion brands dipping their fingers and toes into nail colour lines… Hermès Birkin owners can match their manis to their handbags, as Hermès has become the latest luxury brand to serve up a nail line. Les Mains Hermès launched on 15 October 2021…

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