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The importance of creating accessible salon spaces for clients & staff

By Abi Hassan | 5 February 2024

Abi Hassan, owner of Canterbury-based salon, Hot Wheels Nails, explores key considerations for nail techs and employers when creating accessible salon settings to suit clients and staff… As a salon owner or an independent nail technician, it is important to consider ways in which your environment could be more accessible. Transparency…

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Meet the OPI Education Team, Scratch Stars Awards Nail Team of the Year 2023

By Callie Iley | 9 September 2023

Consisting of 20 nail professionals, the OPI Education Team is a close-knit group of passionate educators based across the UK, working on a full-time and freelance basis. “As a team, we all very much admire and inspire each other, whether it be creative talent, business acumen, approach with students, attitude,…

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DryBy nail salon unveils masterclass membership & community

By Rebecca Hitchon | 9 March 2023

Luxurious, Instagrammable and a hub for famous faces (Megan Markle’s bridal nails came courtesy of the brand), DryBy is an established name in the nail industry. With over 150,000 manicures delivered since its formation in 2015, the salon brand has expanded its focus from clients to pros with Studio 74,…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Nails by Amanda, Market Harborough

By Callie Iley | 9 February 2023

When Amanda Wesley-Smith was applying for work as a dental receptionist in early 2020, she could never have imagined that by the end of the year, she would be a fully-qualified nail technician about to enter yet another national lockdown. “At the beginning of 2020, I accepted a job as…

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CIDESCO endorses NailKnowledge online learning platform

By Chloe Randall | 18 January 2023

World standard for beauty and spa therapy, CIDESCO International, has approved and endorsed the NailKnowledge virtual learning platform; conceptualised by a team of experts including industry aficionado, Marian Newman BEM. It offers a flexible, interactive and visual way to learn online. Within the NailKnowledge online platform is a diploma that…

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Achieve success with this planner made for nail pros

By Chloe Randall | 8 January 2023

Achieve success with this planner made for nail pros In 2022, nail educator and business owner, Rebecca Orme launched The Nail Tech Success Planner, aimed to help nail technicians organise their business- and now, it is back with updates to help you achieve success even easier.  “I felt after speaking…

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Nail Tech Talk: Emily Jones of Nailed By Emily

By Callie Iley | 10 December 2022

Nail Tech Talk: Emily Jones of Nailed By Emily North Yorkshire-based tech, Emily Jones of Nailed By Emily, chats to Scratch about mobile tekking alongside her studies at university and her passion for creating nail art.  “My nail journey began in summer 2020. As a university student who lives at…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Meraki, Bulkington, Warwickshire

By Callie Iley | 8 December 2022

Salon in the Spotlight: Meraki, Bulkington, Warwickshire Gemma Hill qualified as a nail technician in 2016, engaging in extensive training with CJP Nail Systems alongside 1-2-1 sessions with other nail technicians. She set up working in a salon, however due to the lockdown in 2020, the salon closed. This encouraged…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Simply Perfection Beauty, Canterbury, Kent

By Callie Iley | 1 December 2022

Salon in the Spotlight: Simply Perfection Beauty, Canterbury, Kent Shelley Read didn’t initially pursue a career in nails, despite wanting to enter the beauty industry when she left school. “I finally trained up in 2019, and I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner,” Shelley beams. “My salon is located…

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Whitney Houston film inspires Gelish & Morgan Taylor’s 6 new nail shades

By Callie Iley | 22 November 2022

Whitney Houston film inspires Gelish & Morgan Taylor’s 6 new nail shades Gelish and Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer have unveiled the six-piece ‘I Wanna Dance’ collection in collaboration with Sony Pictures. The limited edition shades are inspired by the life and stardom of the late Whitney Houston, and times with…

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