Nail Tech And Client

5 ways nail techs can prioritise mental health when clients offload

By Guest Writer | 21 February 2024

Health psychologist, Dr Ravi Gill, explores how nail technicians can create a safe space for clients to offload while prioritising their own mental health. Nail appointments offer an opportunity for a person to sit still for an hour without the distraction of their phones: an act of self-care and perhaps…

Read More
Nail Appointment

2 in 3 women are turning to nail appointments for mental wellbeing

By Rebecca Hitchon | 29 January 2024

Research from salon booking platform, Fresha, has revealed that two in three women are supporting their mental wellbeing via beauty experiences in 2024. This aligns with TikTok trend, ‘girl therapy’, with #girltherapy used on over 50K posts. The phrase is used to show when girls and women prioritise self-care, via…

Read More
Happy Paul January Giveaway

Happy Paul takes to streets of London for mood-lifting ‘dry January’ giveaway

By Rebecca Hitchon | 7 January 2024

If you’re in London this month, keep your eyes peeled for Happy Paul founder, Paul Gerrard, and his dog, Reggie. They’re giving away the skincare and bodycare brand’s Moisturiser to spread positivity and hydrate this ‘dry January’. Lucky recipients of the moisturiser are invited to donate what they feel it…

Read More
Loneliness

How to tackle loneliness & self-doubt in the nail industry

By Scratch Staff | 4 January 2024

Your role sees you care for the nail needs of others, but are you looking after your own wellbeing? In an industry with a large portion of solo workers, there’s never been a better excuse to stay connected. “Feeling lonely isn’t in itself a mental health problem, but the two…

Read More
Burnout Web Feature Header

Nail techs: Here’s how you can overcome creative burnout

By Callie Iley | 26 December 2023

Are your nail art ideas waning and are you feeling run-down? Scratch explores the causes and impacts of creative burnout and how to overcome them… What does creative burnout look like? Creative burnout can manifest in a number of ways and will vary from person to person, but there are…

Read More
Christmas Nails Pic

How & why nail techs should practice self-care this festive season

By Guest Writer | 26 November 2023

Fiona Fox, owner of Dorset salon, Ulu Beauty, provides training to beauty pros on areas including mental health awareness, safeguarding, and equality and diversity. Here, she explores the importance of self-care for nail techs during the festive season and simple self-care fixes. For many, Christmas is a time to look…

Read More
chloe web newsfeature template 1200x800px (3)

5 ways nail salon owners can support employee wellbeing

By Chloe Randall | 26 November 2023

Scratch explores ways that salon owners can look after their employees’ physical and mental wellbeing… 1. Eat well & stay hydrated It can be difficult to know how you can ensure your employees are eating well and staying hydrated without coming across as patronising. However there are a few ways…

Read More
Keep Thriving Campaign Handshq Header

British Safety Council funding given to HandsHQ to support SME workplace wellbeing

By Callie Iley | 8 November 2023

Health and safety software company, HandsHQ, has become the latest beneficiary of the British Safety Council‘s Keep Thriving initiative to expand mental health support, and offer business and life coaching to its employees. After the attendance of a three-hour workshop helping SMEs develop a wellbeing strategy and proposals for their…

Read More
Happy Paul Bright Spice Citrine Crystal Header

Bottle up joy with Happy Paul’s uplifting, citrine-infused fragrance

By Callie Iley | 25 October 2023

On its continued mission to support mental health, Happy Paul has launched its unique fragrance blend complete with an uplifting citrine crystal. Utilising the healing powers of citrine gemstones to help shift negative energies and bring happiness and optimism, the vegan-friendly fragrance seeks to elevate the mood of wearers and…

Read More
Mental Health Emily Harris

Devon nail tech & mental health first aider on how to prioritise wellness in the salon

By Rebecca Hitchon | 10 October 2023

“While holding clients’ hands – quite literally for hours at a time, they can open up, allowing you to celebrate the ups in their lives, but also the downs,” says Emily Harris, owner of North Devon business, Vanity Nails & Tanning. The passionate pro is a qualified mental health first…

Read More