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E-files: Understanding use, RPM, torque & more

By Callie Iley | 25 November 2023

Get to grips with E-files as Scratch explores use, key features, care tips and more… The use of an E-file in a nail service can significantly speed up the shaping and filing process, as well as reduce the physically demanding and repetitive use of hand files. “Some nail technicians are…

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Interested in E-file training? HD Pro Nails adds 3 hybrid courses to education portfolio

By Chloe Randall | 12 April 2023

Hazel Dixon Nail Artist Academy has added three new E-file courses to its education portfolio in a hybrid form.  The courses offer nail pros ABT accredited E-file training in a small, intimate class with a max of four students, followed by continued support with your educator via the HD Academy…

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Like mother, like children: The mums and kids working in the nail industry

By Chloe Randall | 19 March 2023

The nail industry has often been described as ‘one big family’, but for many nail brand owners, techs, and educators, it really is a true reality. Due to the fun, loving nature of the industry and the many family run businesses which are passed down, many people in this sector…

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Sparkle & shine with HD Pro’s Crown Jewels nail colour collection

By Rebecca Hitchon | 31 December 2022

Sparkle & shine with HD Pro’s Crown Jewels nail colour collection HD Pro, the product line innovated and developed by multi award-winning and globally renowned nail artist, Hazel Dixon, has unveiled eight glitter nail shades. Available in the brand’s Colour It! gel polish formula, which is Hema free, vegan-friendly and…

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WINNER ANNOUNCED: Scratch Snap November 2022

By Callie Iley | 24 November 2022

The winner of Scratch’s monthly nail art challenge has been announced as Lisa Johnston. In a showcase of talent, techs stepped up to the Scratch Snap challenge for November & created nail designs inspired by ‘Crown Jewels’ in the bid to win a prize from HD Professional Nail Systems. Judged by Scratch‘s…

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Revealed: 4 shades added to HD Pro Flex it! Hema free range

By Chloe Randall | 31 October 2022

HD Pro, the product line innovated and developed by award-winning champion tech, Hazel Dixon, has added four new shades to its builder gels, the Flex it! Hema free range. The latest shades to join the range are cover pearl, cover shimmer, white pearl and white shimmer which are also Hema…

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HD Nail TV launches to offer nail education at a learner’s own pace

By Helena Biggs | 3 August 2022

Multi award-winning nail stylist and educator, Hazel Dixon, has launched HD Nail TV, a subscription service for nail education. Ideal for existing nail professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills, a new series will be released each month based on a system, technique or style. Each series will…

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Nailscopes: December 2021

By Callie Iley | 4 December 2021

Immerse in the characteristics of each sign of the zodiac, as Scratch explores colour picks & designs to suit your star style… Sagittarius NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21 Happy birthday, Sagittarians! Focus on new beginnings areas for development in the build-up to your birthday. Take some time out this month to focus…

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Cosy up with HD Pro Nails’ 8-piece Winter Warmers acrylic powder collection

By Rebecca Hitchon | 13 October 2021

Multi award-winning and globally renowned nail artist, Hazel Dixon, has extended her line of nail products, with the Winter Warmers acrylic powder collection for autumn/winter 2021. Comprising eight pre-mixed flat and shimmer coloured acrylics with a velvety smooth finish, the hues to help clients embrace the new season while staying…

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NAIL TECH TALK: Kayley Cairns, Scratch Stars finalist 20/21

By Lilly Delmage | 7 May 2021

Kayley Cairns is a Scratch Stars Awards finalist in the Mixed Media Artist of the Year (sponsored by Magpie Beauty) and Nail Stylist of the Year (sponsored by OPI UK) categories 20/21. Here, shares her experience in the nail industry thus far, her lockdown endeavours and why she entered the…

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