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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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Temperature talk: How the cold weather can affect your nail products

By Callie Iley | 7 January 2024

Feeling the chill? Scratch explores the impact that temperature has on nail products and serves up practical points to note… Creating a comfortable atmosphere in the salon is important for you and your clients, but maintaining a consistent temperature is also vital to ensure that your nail products perform at…

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Ensure mess-free application with Artistic Gel On Xtensions Adhesive in a jar

By Callie Iley | 1 December 2023

Switching out its existing brush in a bottle container for a jar, Artistic Nail Design’s Gel On Xtensions Adhesive is a thick viscosity bonding gel, which creates a strong adhesive bond. Reinforcing the molecular structure of the Artistic Soft Gel Tip to create an airtight seal with the natural nail,…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Kelly’s Beauty Box

By Carter Rogers | 23 November 2023

Completing her training as a beauty therapist in 2009 and qualifying as a nail technician the following year, Kelly opted to open her own salon after six years of salon experience in 2016.  She kept her salon home-based for the first five years after branching out on her own, but…

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Artistic Nail Design unveils 2 structure gel products to build & strengthen nails

By Rebecca Hitchon | 16 June 2023

Artistic Nail Design has extended its range of structure gels with the launch of a Brush-On Builder Gel and Rubber Base Coat – which is available in three shades. The two formulas feature alongside Artistic’s Correction Gel Soak-Off Nail Strengthener, in what UK distributor, Louella Belle, is calling the ‘dream…

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The UK heatwave: Is it affecting your nail products?

By Katie Barnes | 12 June 2023

Educator & award-winning nail technician, Katie Barnes, reveals why hot weather may impact your nail products and services… Most techs will have noticed the difference in their L&P and gel systems at different times, especially different temperatures and seasons, with it being particularly noticeable during periods of very warm wearther.…

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Looking to create party-ready nail looks? Check out Light Elegance’s 12 summer shades

By Chloe Randall | 3 May 2023

Light Elegance has unveiled its summer 2023 collection, Viva La Fiesta, comprising 12 trendy hues. Viva La Fiesta’s range of colours include bright corals, fuchsia pinks and terracotta neutrals that are all inspired by the happiness, colour and energy at a fiesta. The following colours are available in LE ButterCream,…

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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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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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