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Meet the nail tech soaring to new heights with her dragon-inspired extreme nail creation

By Callie Iley | 30 January 2024

In a meticulous process spanning two months, Anna Sosina’s dragon nail look was created to reflect her commitment to artistry and professionalism.  Detailing the process of creating the intricate nail look, Anna reveals how her hard work on the nails came to become a stunning poster image, with the help…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Gelledbygeorgia, Evesham

By Carter Rogers | 27 April 2023

Georgia Chamberlain opened the doors to her salon in August 2022 after quitting her teaching job of 5 years. “Creating pretty nails for myself was a hobby of mine, but a job I’d only ever dreamed of. The Nail Tech Org made my dream a reality when I enrolled on…

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Home gel kit dangers & 6 ways to prevent allergies at the nail desk

By Katie Barnes | 15 April 2023

Many people turned to DIY nail kits during the coronavirus lockdown. They may have been visiting a nail pro for months, years or maybe even decades – before suddenly, the luxury of a nail appointment was gone, and some saw a solution in home application of gel polish. DIY home…

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Salon in the Spotlight: The Beauty Hut, Norfolk

By Callie Iley | 13 April 2023

Sister duo, Martina and Yvette Parent, opened the doors to The Beauty Hut in July 2021 in memory of their mother, Linda Parent, who they lost to Covid in June 2020. “This business means everything to us and we’re trying our hardest to make it successful for our mum,” they…

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Nail Tech Talk: Hannah Miles of Nails By Han

By Callie Iley | 28 January 2023

Sheffield-based tech, Hannah Miles of Nails By Han, sits down with Scratch to share her nail journey and her 2023 career goals.  Hannah’s interest in nails was sparked at around 13 or 14 years old, doing her own nails after school. She rekindled her love for nails during lockdown. “Like…

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Whitney Houston film inspires Gelish & Morgan Taylor’s 6 new nail shades

By Callie Iley | 22 November 2022

Whitney Houston film inspires Gelish & Morgan Taylor’s 6 new nail shades Gelish and Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer have unveiled the six-piece ‘I Wanna Dance’ collection in collaboration with Sony Pictures. The limited edition shades are inspired by the life and stardom of the late Whitney Houston, and times with…

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Salon in the Spotlight: BW Beauty, Lincoln

By Callie Iley | 20 October 2022

Salon in the Spotlight: BW Beauty, Lincoln Laura Boucher-Walker trained in gel polish manicure in 2018, soon setting up her home salon. “After being open for a little while, I began having to turn clients away who wanted nail enhancements, so I decided to train in acrylic and acrygel to…

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WINNER ANNOUNCED: Scratch Snap September 2022

By Callie Iley | 4 October 2022

The winner of Scratch’s monthly nail art challenge has been announced as Brigitta Fajt.  In a showcase of talent, techs stepped up to the Scratch Snap challenge for September & created nail designs inspired by ‘Lovely Lilies’ in the bid to win a prize from INK London. Judged by Scratch’s news & features writer, Callie…

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What’s the difference between acrylic & gel?

By Katie Barnes | 1 September 2022

The word ‘gel’ lends itself to confusion because it describes the product’s physical state, but over time it has turned into a generic name of the product category. Whereas ‘acrylic’ is a two-part system of liquid and powder, often known as L&P. Where the powder in this two-part system has…

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Nail Tech Talk: Nadine Slater of The Little Nail Shed

By Callie Iley | 6 August 2022

Scratch chats to Nadine Slater of The Little Nail Shed about what she wants to achieve within the nail industry longterm, and taking things at her own pace… “My signature nail style is a French or animal prints,” Nadine reveals. “My favourite products to use for nail art are Jade…

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