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NAIL TECH TALK: Terri Louise Copeland of Terri Copeland Nails

By Callie Iley | 22 May 2021

Scratch chats to Magpie Beauty brand ambassador, Terri Louise Copeland of Terri Copeland Nails, about social media and her favourite products to use… I work from my home-based salon in Chesterfield and have been doing nails on a full time basis since 2019. Before this, I worked for over 10…

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NAIL TECH TALK: Gemma Anne Dawson of Gem’s Gels and Glitters

By Callie Iley | 3 April 2021

Scratch chats to Gemma Anne Dawson of Gem’s Gels and Glitters about her training and the importance of developing new skills as a nail tech… My journey in nails only really happened in 2016. Before then, I worked in a university teaching statistical analysis to undergraduate students. I’d always studied…

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#NowTrending: Aurora nail art by Charlotte Clements

By Callie Iley | 16 March 2021

Scratch chats to Charlotte Clements of Nails and Beauty by Charlotte about her future goals and how she created this striking aurora nail design. I have worked in the beauty industry since 2006. During my time in the industry, I have worked as a beauty therapist on a cruise ship,…

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NAIL TECH TALK: June Gilbert of June Gilbert Nail Artist

By Callie Iley | 20 February 2021

Scratch chats with Magpie senior educator, June Gilbert of June Gilbert Nail Artist, about her journey into the nail industry and her passion for education… I have been in the nail industry since 1995. I started my career at college, completing an NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy and then…

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TECH TALK: Laura Ann Francis of Pretty Miss Nails & Beauty

By Callie Iley | 30 January 2021

Scratch chats to South Wales based Magpie educator, Laura Ann Francis, of Pretty Miss Nails & Beauty.   I’m Laura Ann Francis, and I’m the South Wales educator for Magpie Beauty. I work & teach from my home salon, Pretty Miss Nails & Beauty. I’ve been in the industry since…

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#NowTrending: Pastel Care Bears by Stacey Machin

By Callie Iley | 5 January 2021

Scratch chats to Stacey Machin of Painted by Stacey about her life as a new nail tech, and how she created this pretty pastel Care Bears design. I qualified as a nail tech in September 2020, and got my certificate in gel polish before the lockdown of the same year.…

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TECH TALK: Hannah Leahy of Hannah Leahy Nails

By Callie Iley | 27 December 2020

Scratch chats with Magpie Beauty brand ambassador, Hannah Leahy of Hannah Leahy Nails, about her life as both nail tech and mother, and her love for Magpie products.       My name is Hannah and I live in a small town in Ceredigion, Wales. I am a mum of…

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#NowTrending: Stars & squiggles by Egle Bivainyte

By Callie Iley | 22 December 2020

Scratch chats to Egle Bivainyte of Greeneye Nails about her journey in the nail industry and how to recreate this gorgeous nail design. I started doing nails as a hobby a few years ago after getting my nails done at Imarni Salon. Seeing the process and how it’s done really…

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#NowTrending: Mystical mushrooms by Kim Colclough

By Callie Iley | 8 December 2020

Scratch chats with Kim Colclough of Studio K Waxing & Beauty about her entry into the nail industry & the inspiration behind this psychedelic design… I’ve had an interest in nails since the age of 14 years old, when I dabbled with corner flick nail art. I went to college…

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TECH TALK: Danny Manchip of Beau’s Beauty Box

By Callie Iley | 21 November 2020

Scratch chats with Danny Manchip of Beau’s Beauty Box about his life as a nail tech and his incredible fundraising efforts.   What is your all time favourite nail product? I’ve got to say Magpie Beauty’s gel paints. I love doing free hand nail art, and their paints are just…

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