Lecente Launches March 2024

Perfect your hard gel application & nail art with these Lecenté launches

By Rebecca Hitchon | 31 March 2024

Lecenté has added four hard gel shades, a fast form collaboration and collection of detail paints to its professional nail product portfolio. Hard Builder Gel shades, Petal, Dulce, Biscuit and Soft Pink, feature an improved formula designed to suit a range of skin tones and provide high shine strength. They…

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Light Elegance Happy Vibes

Embrace ‘Happy Vibes’ with Light Elegance’s ’60s-inspired spring nail colours

By Rebecca Hitchon | 11 March 2024

Light Elegance has revealed its spring 2024 colour collection, Happy Vibes, inviting nail pros on a trip back to the 1960s. Vivid blues, bright yellows, hot pinks and neon greens take inspiration from the groovy, happy vibes of the era. The collection comprises six crème shades, available in P+ Gel…

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OPI unveils Diamond Gel for 3in1 nail builds, sculpts & overlays

By Chloe Randall | 1 March 2023

OPI has launched Diamond Gel, a versatile hard gel nail system that can be used to build, overlay and sculpt for a strong, durable and high-shine nail finish. The three-part system features Base Gel, which provides maximum adhesion to the natural nail and acts as a flexible barrier between the…

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NAIL TECH TALK: Aubrey Cycenas of The Glossy Spot

By Callie Iley | 27 November 2021

Scratch chats to Aubrey Cycenas of The Glossy Spot about challenging herself to create unique nail designs and the most exciting aspects of the industry… I’m a fully licensed cosmetologist, but I met my former mentor in hair school. She personally taught me the basics of nails, and I quickly…

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The hard gel nail system you need to try by Nailchemy

By Chloe Randall | 16 August 2021

Nailchemy has launched its hard gel system, Origin Hard Gel. Comprising ten products, the system includes the following: Super bond – a super adhesive base designed specifically to bond to the natural nail, helping to provide strength and stability to the system. Available in 15ml pots. Cool Cure Builder –…

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UK nail brand addresses UV lamp issue thru’ quality testing with +ve results

By Alex Fox | 20 March 2021

 Champion nail artist, international educator & distributor, Hazel Dixon, founder of HD Professional Nail Systems in the UK, talks candidly about the controversy surrounding UV/LED lamp usage & how she’s successfully addressed the issue with her nail brand.   by Hazel Dixon   After the success of my HD gel…

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Claire Blincoe on her love of nail training & Gelish products

By Kat Hill | 8 December 2020

Claire Blincoe, of Magic Manicures & Magic Manicures Training, shares her career journey so far and why she loves her role as a mobile nail technician and educator with the Georgie Smedley Group… Tell us about your career so far… I started working in training almost 30 years ago as a NVQ…

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Speed up services with Magpie Beauty Full On Tips

By Kat Hill | 3 July 2020

Magpie Beauty has revealed its line of Full On Tips designed to offer professionals an express enhancement service. Available in almond and tapered square shapes, the clear tips can be used in acrylic, gel or acrygel services, with the colour coat applied over the top. The tips are made from ABS…

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WHAT I’M WEARING: Mihaela Pirliteanu, MP Nails & Beauty

By Sophie Nutt | 21 June 2020

We want to see what you’re wearing on your nails! Mihaela Pirliteanu, of MP Nails & Beauty, wears a dreamy peacock-inspired design. “As a nail artist, these types of intricate, hand painted designs are what I do for my customers and sometimes for myself. “These nails are made from hard…

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Sweet Squared launches free online Light Elegance courses

By Sophie Nutt | 12 June 2020

Sweet Squared has launched two free online education classes each aimed at helping nail professionals master the art of working with the Light Elegance gel system. The classes are designed to give techs a comprehensive introduction to working with both Light Elegance hard gels and the soak-off builder in a…

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