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British Safety Council pleas for businesses to better employee wellbeing

By Rebecca Hitchon | 27 June 2022

With World Wellbeing Week taking place from 27 June to 1 July 2022, the chairman of British Safety Council, Peter McGettrick, has called for employers to make the wellbeing of their staff as important as their health and safety. His plea comes as findings of a June 2022 survey conducted…

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Sweet Squared partners with Armargentum to distribute face coverings in UK & Ireland

By Sophie Nutt | 22 July 2020

Sweet Squared has partnered with Armargentum® to exclusively distribute the premium nose and mouth coverings in the UK and Ireland. Armargentum® face coverings are Oeko-Tex® certified, meaning they have been rigorously tested for the presence of harsh chemicals, so techs can be sure they’re safe to wear around the nose…

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Care for hands with Margaret Dabbs London Hand Cleansing Gel

By Sophie Nutt | 19 July 2020

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease, Margaret Dabbs London has launched ‘new normal’ handbag accessories, including Hand Cleansing Gel. The Margaret Dabbs London Hand Cleansing Gel boasts a unique antibacterial formulation that leaves hands clean, refreshed and hydrated wherever and whenever. The gel contains 65% alcohol and has reportedly proven…

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PPE kits launched to ensure safe return to work for salon staff

By Alex Fox | 10 July 2020

As nail and beauty salons have been given the green light to re-open on Monday (13 July), it is imperative that the salon – and its staff – are completely ready to safely welcome back clients. Make your salon Covid-secure Government guidance for those working in ‘close contact services’, which…

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How to ensure clients are prepared for your return to work

By Sophie Nutt | 9 July 2020

Julie-Anne Larivière, Salon System nail expert and owner of Sketched by J-A Nails, explains how you can make sure that your clients are prepared for your return to work… It’s all good getting yourself prepared for the return to work when salons are allowed to re-open, but without your clients,…

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Salon Standards Alliance launches first guidance video

By Scratch Staff | 4 July 2020

Salon Standards Alliance has revealed its COVID-19 Returning to the Salon guidance video. The video details health and safety guidelines for the workplace, as well as guiding clients through what to expect when returning to nail or beauty salons throughout the UK & Ireland when they open. Scroll down to…

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Ensure optimum hygiene in the salon with these tips

By Scratch Staff | 5 February 2020

Jenn Linton and Jaye Macdonald, co-directors of Aberdeen-based salon Linton & Mac, share their tips for ensuring a spick and span salon for clients and a safe place to work for you… “Maintaining a safe, secure and hygienic salon is super important, not only for your staff, but for any visitors or clients, too.…

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Expert advice: Nail salon risk assessments

By Scratch Staff | 20 January 2020

Use the post-Christmas lull to ensure your business is up-to-date with health & safety practises and procedures. Here, Beverly Coleman, nail tech and NEBOSH qualified health & safety advisor, offers her tip for ensure your risk assessments are tip top… “Helping to preventing accidents and ill-health in the salon setting needn’t…

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How to master health & safety as a mobile tech

By Sophie Nutt | 28 February 2019

Providing manicures on the move means you’re never guaranteed the ideal working environment that you might have in a salon or treatment room. However, there are steps you can take to ensure you are delivering hygienic and safe practices for the benefit of both yourself and your clients. Consider carrying…

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How to look after your posture when pedicuring

By Kat Hill | 29 January 2019

When carrying out pedicures, it is import to ensure you’re also looking after yourself and your posture. Here, we reveals some tips to consider… Consider a footstool with a back rest for yourself that is adjustable in height to help see your back straight and supported. When using the stool,…

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