fresha top nail trends 2024

Revealed: the top 10 nail trends of 2024 so far

By Rebecca Hitchon | 15 April 2024

Research from beauty and wellness marketplace, Fresha, has uncovered the most popular global nail trends of the year. Analysing video and view counts on Tiktok, the number of hashtags on Instagram and overall social media engagement, the company has compiled the top ten nail trends that have captured worldwide attention…

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How to perfect the French pedicure

By Katie Barnes | 20 April 2022

If you thought the French manicure was a thing of the past, think again. Colourful twists on the traditional style are ever-popular, and the look continues to be a go-to for bridal and versatile, year-round styles. How big should be French edge be? A French tip should mimic the natural…

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French Manicure: How to match the perfect cover shade for your client

By Chloe Randall | 25 May 2021

Not one shade of nude suits all skin tones, therefore, to achieve a clean and polished French manicure, it is essential to make sure your cover shade matches your client. Here are some tips on how to achieve the perfect match… “Make sure you have at least three pink shades…

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How to perfect the ombré/baby boomer nail style

By Chloe Randall | 8 May 2021

Swapping the classic French for the baby boomer has become increasingly popular as a way of mixing it up. Experts share their top tips on how to recreate the ombré style… “To create an ombré nail, I would use The GelBottle Inc’s Ombré Brush. Pick two colours; these can be…

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How-to: L&P acrylic with Halo

By Guest Writer | 19 February 2021

Tina Bell, head of education for Pure Nails & owner of Totally Polished Academy, shares how to create an L&P nail using Halo’s L&P acrylic system… L&P acrylic enhancements maintain their popularity with clients due to the length L&P can achieve, its strength and its durability. However, without the correct training and guidance,…

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How-to: Reverse French using Halo’s Polibuild

By Guest Writer | 10 January 2021

The team at Pure Nails share how to create French style nail designs using the reverse technique and Halo’s PoliBuild system… Are you seeking an enhancement system that’s speedy to apply – but that offers super strength? Halo PoliBuild Precision Gel combines the benefits acrylic and hard gel to create a system…

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Celeb nail looks: 9 January

By Kat Hill | 9 January 2021

We’ve been scrolling through social media for the latest celeb nail looks… Session nail stylist, Michelle Class, created this chic blue take on a French manicure for top Instagram makeup artist, Nikki Wolff, @nikki_makeup. Christina Aguilera called on talented tech, Chaun Legend, to create custom Mario Kart inspired press-on nails.…

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Celeb Nail Styles of the Week: 7 November

By Kat Hill | 7 November 2020

We’ve been scrolling through social media for the latest celebrity nail looks! Michelle Humphrey created a bejewelled look for signer, Dua Lipa. Michelle was also on hand to create an abstract nail art look for make-up artist, @nikki_makeup. Session stylist, Michelle Class, created a khaki nail look for actress, Gemma…

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How to choose smile lines to suit your client’s nails

By Katie Barnes | 19 August 2020

Different smile lines will suit different shapes and lengths of nails. Smile line execution requires different techniques to create each ‘type’ of smile line; competition, extreme, and salon viable. The general rule is that the longer and more pointed the nail, the deeper and longer the smile line should be.…

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Perfect the French manicure with Gelosophy French Duo Kit

By Sophie Nutt | 23 May 2020

Launched by Astonishing Nails UK, the Gelosophy French Duo Kit is designed to aid classic French manicure designs over natural nails, acrylic or gel. The duo kit comprises: Gelosophy French Pink, which boasts a flexible base and strong adhesion while also smoothing out any unevenness of the natural nail plate.…

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