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Salon in the Spotlight: Halo Nails, Maidstone

By Carter Rogers | 30 November 2023

Despite falling in love with nails and qualifying as a nail tech in 2007, Chantelle Wicks had to return to her office job in 2008 after becoming a single mum to her young daughter. It was during the pandemic that she rethought her career and thus, in 2022, nails becoming…

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Nail Tech Talk: Abi Hassan of Hot Wheels Nails

By Callie Iley | 15 July 2023

With a colourful nail art library & an equally bright personality to match, Abi Hassan, owner of Canterbury-based salon, Hot Wheels Nails, sits down with Scratch to discuss the importance of creating an inclusive & accessible salon space… “When I was a little girl, I looked up to my older…

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Salon in the Spotlight: SKETCHED by J-A Nails, Larkfield, Kent

By Kat Hill | 14 October 2020

“I originally opened SKETCHED four years ago after having worked as a resident nail tech in a hair salon for four years,” Julie-Anne Lariviere explains. “I was expecting my son at the time and found it was the right time to convert my garage into a nail salon so I…

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Coronavirus: How one salon owner vows to manage nail appointments safely

By Scratch Staff | 17 March 2020

Liza Smith, session nailist & co-owner of award-winning Bodylines salon in Sittingbourne, Kent, reveals the steps she’s taking to manage the safety of her staff and clients while honouring appointments… “The government has given the advice to avoid social outlets, which could have a huge impact on nail and beauty…

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An afternoon with celebrity nail tech Stephanie Staunton

By Helena Biggs | 2 August 2019

She’s tended to the talons of numerous celebrities, is a regular manicurist on photo shoots and has scooped a Scratch Star – and now Stephanie Staunton has a shiny new venture; her own nail setup. Stephanie and I are from the same area just outside London; a busy suburb with…

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Scratch Stars winners team up for salon venture

By Helena Biggs | 30 July 2018

Sue Davies, who scooped the Services to the Nail Industry award at the Scratch Stars 2017, has opened the doors of her salon to session stylist, Stephanie Staunton, who will be providing support and nail treatments at the premises. Gorgeous Nail & Beauty Emporium in Bexley, Kent – a Scratch…

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