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Say ‘I do’ to jelly finishes & subtle shimmers with The Manicure Company’s Save The Date collection

By Callie Iley | 28 March 2024

The Manicure Company has unveiled its Save The Date collection, featuring six staple shades to suit bridal clients. Carefully curated with bridal clients in mind, the collection is made up of six whimsical gel polish shades covering the pink, nude and white essentials. The formula in each 8ml bottle offers…

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Nail Tech Talk: Cherie Whitlock of Ma Cherie

By Callie Iley | 17 June 2023

With dreams of one day owning her own luxury nail salon, Cherie Whitlock of Ma Cherie shares her next steps in her career & reveals what she loves most about being a nail tech… Cherie’s creative streak instantly attracted her to the industry, led by a lifetime of talent and…

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Nail Tech Talk: Elle Fishburn of Base Coat Studio

By Callie Iley | 13 May 2023

Base Coat Studio’s Instagram feed oozes clean girl aesthetic, with Elle Fishburn proudly displaying her minimalist nail styles and classic French designs. Elle thrives alongside the socialisation that working as a nail tech affords her. “I love getting to see so many people a day, and it’s even better when…

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15 things to know about Madelene Wolf – global champion of nails

By Alex Fox | 21 June 2021

 Get to Know a Nailympia Expert… NAME: Madelene Wolf Business name: Madelene Wolf Naildesign Location: Sweden Nationality: Swedish Who Trained You: So many… David Fowler & Najet Hamila Strand to name two that I’ve learned the most from. Years in Nails: 25 years Years Judging: 3 years Nail Brand You…

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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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Nailympia Online 7-day deadline on the horizon

By Alex Fox | 21 February 2021

Nailympia Online’s first edition deadline is looming with just seven days to go.  “It’s getting very exciting as we get closer to the deadline,” enthuses Alex Fox, Nailympia organiser. “We have upgraded the Nailympia website and turned it into a competition portal where competitors from all over the world can…

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#NowTrending: Monochrome diamond nails by Laura Katy Chester

By Callie Iley | 26 January 2021

Scratch chats to Laura Katy Chester of LK Beauty about how she created this striking monochrome nail design. She also shares the small moments that make her proud of her career…. I qualified as a nail technician back in 2016 with Young Nails. After a couple of years in a…

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TECH TALK: Claire Stark of Claire Stark Nails

By Callie Iley | 30 December 2020

Scratch chats with Claire Stark of Claire Stark Nails about her career goals and top tips for aspiring techs. What is your all-time favourite nail product? My all-time favourite nail product has got to be my Navy Pro Tools.   Who do you admire in the industry? Nail techs I…

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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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By Sophie Nutt | 17 May 2020

We want to see what you’re wearing on your nails! Talented tech, Hayley McCabe, wears a sparkling golden glitter French. “I have had short nails for a while and so sculpted enhancements using the Lecenté Create Builder Gel. I added one coat of CND Shellac in Negligee and encapsulated Lecenté…

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