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Salon in the Spotlight: Nails Edinburgh, Edinburgh

By Scratch Staff | 29 February 2024

Former street artist, Miska, channelled her creativity into a home-based nail studio, from which she offers manicures and gel enhancements. “Street art made me who I am,” she shares. “Cutting stencils requires a lot of precision, and this skill led me to be good at nails.” Miska immersed in the…

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Nail Tech Talk: Lolli Hamilton of Nail Artistry by Lolli

By Callie Iley | 28 February 2024

Lolli Hamilton discusses her commitment to fostering an inclusive & welcoming salon space at Nail Artistry by Lolli, & explores the importance of individuality in the nail community. Formerly a freelance make-up artist, Lolli decided it was time for a career change during the lockdown. Enrolling in a range of…

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4 controversial nail industry trends

By Katie Barnes | 23 February 2024

In the ever-evolving world of nails, trends come and go and sometimes, controversial topics arise that spark debate among qualified nail technicians. As professionals in the industry, it’s essential to stay informed and educated on these discussions to better serve our clients and uphold the highest standards of nailcare and…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Candy Claws, Birmingham

By Callie Iley | 22 February 2024

Millie Mills modelled Candy Claws salon’s decor around her personality and style, creating a salon space with inclusivity, artistry and creativity at its core. “I wanted my clients to know who I am when they walk through the door. Candy Claws is a safe space which is fun and playful,…

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Nails.INC & McDonald’s collaborate to serve up treats for hands & feet

By Helena Biggs | 20 February 2024

British nail brand, Nails.INC, has joined forces with iconic fast food chain, McDonald’s, to create a range of quirky nail products. Inspired by popular menu choices, indulge in ‘I Speak French’ press-on nails in brown paper bag-style packaging, gold heart ‘I’m Lovin It’ lacquer, and ‘Gotta Ketchup’ nail polish with…

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CND™ & Charlotte Tilbury collaborate with Harris Reed for London Fashion Week showcase

By Helena Biggs | 16 February 2024

CND™ and Charlotte Tilbury collaborated with British-American designer, Harris Reed, to create bold nail designs and vibrant make-up looks for his AW24 London Fashion Week showcase. Renowned for creating gender fluid items that play with themes of masculinity and femininity, Reed describes his aesthetic as ‘Romanticism gone non-binary’, and items…

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Immersive nail art exhibition opens in New York City

By Helena Biggs | 10 February 2024

A.I.R Gallery in Brooklyn, New York City, has opened ACRYLICS: Hidden Sculptural Art, an immersive exhibition running until 10 March 2024. Curated by multidisciplinary artist, ICECOLD, the exhibition and corresponding book present the complex world of nail art via sculptural, editorial and sonic storytelling. ACRYLICS is a surreal 360º interpretation of…

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Nail Tech Talk: Inside the world of My Name Is Miki Nail

By Callie Iley | 6 February 2024

Meet Miki of My Name Is Miki Nail, the New York nail tech who tends to the nails of Ariana Grande, as she shares her career journey and reveals the nail shade worn in the Yes, And? music video… Working for a fashion company in her early 20s, Miki became…

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Nail competition tips from the World’s Star Nail Artist

By Guest Writer | 6 February 2024

Whether you’re a seasoned artist or starting out, competitions can be an ideal playground to showcase your skills and creativity, as well as build confidence, learn from industry leaders and challenge yourself. The World’s Star Nail Artist 2023, Katy Pottle, shares her competition tips… The spectrum of choice When it…

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Love L&P? Check out Bexy Glow, the brand redefining ratios & nail artistry with its acrylic formulations

By Callie Iley | 2 February 2024

Frustrated with the limitations of existing L&P formulations, Becky Willett set out to create an acrylic product range with a rainbow of shades to inspire creativity. Becky, a professional nail technician, has been working with L&P since 2015, noting that the existing acrylic products she used maintained a wet or…

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