Leila Monroy Character Nail Art

How to master character nail art

By Rebecca Hitchon | 28 May 2024

If you or your clients are film fans, cosplay crazy, Disney holiday-goers or simply love sentimental or seasonal nail art, bring your favourite characters to life on nails with expert advice… Beginner level “Simple colour palette characters, like Mickey Mouse or Betty Boop, are great for beginners to create,” notes…

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Ready to improve your nail art skills? MISSU invites you to a 14-day online challenge

By Helena Biggs | 2 May 2024

Nail pros: practice and improve your nail art skills by taking part in a fun 14-day challenge, hosted by MISSU Nails. The innovative nail art brand is inviting techs to try a range of different designs from 6-19 May to expand their creativity, and be in with the chance of…

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Salon in the Spotlight: The Apothecary Room, Halifax, West Yorkshire

By Callie Iley | 18 April 2024

Transforming a plain grey office space into a moody maximalist nail studio carefully curated with curiosities, oddities and antiques, April Kitson wanted to reflect a dark academia aesthetic through her salon décor. “My personal style is heavily influenced by Stevie Nicks and Morticia Addams, so I’ve used vintage and thrifted…

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Nail Tech Talk: Bethany Mann of Beth’s Beauty

By Callie Iley | 17 April 2024

Hand-painted nail artist, Bethany Mann of Beth’s Beauty, Cambridge, shares her love for creating detailed designs and reveals where she finds inspiration for her bright and bold artistry… Having had a passion for nails from a young age, Bethany loved art and studied the subject in school, which inspired her…

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Nail Tech Talk: Carla Brannan of Gelled Pretty 

By Callie Iley | 12 April 2024

Following her success in winning two Scratch Snap competitions, Carla Brannan of Gelled Pretty shares her nail art journey and goals for 2024…  Carla recalls a lifelong passion for beauty, having always known that her career would be in the industry. “I loved anything to do with hair, make-up and…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Eleven Kings, Royston

By Callie Iley | 11 April 2024

Explore Eleven Kings salon as Jess Dickerson discusses its pink and green colour scheme and reveals her future plans in the beauty industry… Despite not enjoying doing her own nails, Jess loved the idea of styling others’ nails. In October 2021, she enrolled in training with Next Step Beauty via…

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Salon in the Spotlight: The Studio, Doncaster

By Callie Iley | 4 April 2024

Creating a tranquil salon space in The Studio, Doncaster, for her clients to unwind, find out about Lian Davey’s neutral décor choices and the vibes she hopes to create… Having worked in the law sector since her teens, Lian entered the beauty industry after the birth of her son, enrolling…

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Nail Tech Talk: Rosie Leek of Nice Girl Nails

By Callie Iley | 3 April 2024

Rosie Leek of Nice Girl Nails, Wolverhampton, shares her sources of inspiration for her eye-catching nail art and reveals how her pink palace nail salon ties to her personality… Recalling a love for nail art from a young age, Rosie Leek highlights airbrush looks and Tumblr-trending crackle nails as old favourites.…

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Nail Tech Talk Emma Stephens Of Gemini Nails Sussex

Nail Tech Talk: Emma Stephens of Gemini Nails Sussex

By Callie Iley | 27 March 2024

Get to know Emma Stephens of Gemini Nails Sussex, as she shares her story as a nail artist living with chronic illnesses and reveals the inspiration behind her dazzling nail designs… Emma remembers seeing press-on nails for the first time at Claire’s Accessories, noting that since that moment, she was hooked. “Nails…

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Nail Tech Talk: Monica Malfa of The Cosmic Nails Club

By Callie Iley | 17 March 2024

Discover the personal significance behind Monica Malfa’s choice of The Cosmic Nails Club as the name for her beauty business, as she reveals her next steps in the nail industry… With a background in marketing spanning nine years, Monica Malfa was head of department at a trade-exclusive printing company when…

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