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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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By Helena Biggs | 26 January 2024

Get set for a night of fun, entertainment and dancing at the nail industry event of the year! Hosted at the stunning Underglobe, London, the infamous Scratch Stars Party will reveal and reward the winners in the 12th Scratch Stars Awards. Each ticket includes a 1 hour Prosecco reception, 2 hours of complimentary…

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Live judging day for 8 categories: Scratch Stars Awards 2024

By Helena Biggs | 26 January 2024

The finalists in the 2024 Scratch Stars Awards were announced on 15 April, and the judging commences! While many of the finalists will be subject to a mystery shop or further submissions, finalists in the following categories will be required to compete in person at the London College of Beauty…

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ENTRY OPEN: Scratch Stars Awards 2024

By Helena Biggs | 26 January 2024

Nail techs, salon, mobile pros & educators – stand up & be recognised in the Scratch Stars Awards, the only awards for the UK&I nail industry! Now in its 12th year, this annual event considers not just nail skill – but customer care, passion for the industry, CPD, business ethic…

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WINNER ANNOUNCED: Scratch Snap January 2024

By Callie Iley | 22 January 2024

The winner of Scratch’s monthly nail art challenge has been announced as Carlie Fidgett. In a showcase of talent, techs stepped up to the Scratch Snap challenge for January and created nail designs inspired by the theme ‘Icy Elegance’, in the bid to win a prize from Beauty Boss HQ. Entries were judged by Scratch’s…

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5 ways to increase your success as a nail pro in 2024

By Scratch Staff | 24 December 2023

Stepping into 2024 provides a chance to evaluate your business to support your career growth. From goals to finances, marketing and competition hopes, Scratch explores how nail technicians can plan and prepare for the year ahead… 1. Reflect on your business & set new goals Before getting caught up in…

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Winners announced in To Stiletto & Beyond nail competition

By Helena Biggs | 5 December 2023

Nailympia London introduced the To Stiletto & Beyond competition at the end of November 2023, recognising nine winners across three divisions. In an unprecedented move, the team at Nailympia took a series of requests to appeal scores from the latest Nailympia London, to a new level. “After noting that the…

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Here’s what happened on the 2023 Nail Camp cruise

By Callie Iley | 22 November 2023

Leaving behind Los Angeles, California, for the Mexican Riviera, 2023 Nail Camp invited nail technicians, along with their friends and families, to a four-day educational event out at sea. 45 nail technicians and 30 of their guests attended the 2023 Nail Camp cruise from 21-28 October, spending their time at…

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WINNER ANNOUNCED: Scratch Snap October 2023

By Callie Iley | 23 October 2023

The winner of Scratch’s monthly nail art challenge has been announced as Alice Knight. In a showcase of talent, techs stepped up to the Scratch Snap challenge for October & created nail designs inspired by the theme ‘Fall Foliage’ in the bid to win a prize from Light Elegance. Judged by Scratch’s copywriter,…

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Nailympia Columbus 2023: THE RESULTS

By Helena Biggs | 11 October 2023

The results are in for Nailympia Columbus 2023 Premiere Columbus, Ohio, hosted the first edition of Nailympia Columbus, 8-9 October 2023. The nail competition welcomed techs from across the globe, who competed across 10 categories in three divisions. Points from Nailympia San Antonio were added to those accrued from Nailympia Columbus to…

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