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Marian Newman BEM founds Federation of Nail Professionals to raise sector standards

By Helena Biggs | 28 November 2020

Nail industry and education advocate, Marian Newman BEM, and a board of industry peers, have officially launched The Federation of Nail Professionals (The FNP) today (28 November). The not-for-profit organisation is focused on supporting and raising the standards of practice, education, knowledge and development for UK nail professionals. The initial…

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Bthany Stockell


By Sophie Nutt | 5 June 2018

We want to see the designs trending at your nail desk! Nail artist, Bethany Stockell, reveals that icy blue hues have been popular with her clients recently, despite the shift into the summer season. “I can only assume that my clients are going against the grain! During the festive season,…

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MANI MONDAY: Spring/summer constellations

By Sophie Nutt | 4 June 2018

Begin the week the right way with some nail inspiration this mani Monday! Nail art has reached a peak in popularity, with the trend often filtering into popular culture and high fashion. Also continuing to rise in popularity is the specific desire for minimalistic nail art: and it is this…

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WHAT I’M WEARING: Sinead Bulley, The Nail Shack

By Sophie Nutt | 3 June 2018

We want to see what you’re wearing on your nails! Sinead Bulley, of The Nail Shack, wears a pretty pink almond nail with shimmering tips created for the May bank holiday weekend. “Firstly, I prepped the nails and, using Akzentz builder gels, I sculpted out the length and shaped desired…

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Diana Pajeva Nails

#TRENDINGTUESDAY Diana Pajeva, Diana’s Nail Art

By Sophie Nutt | 29 May 2018

We want to see the designs trending at your nail desk! Diana Pajeva, of Diana’s Nail Art, reveals that kitschy chic leaf designs have been popular with her clients recently. “Palm tree, leafy patterns have been a huge trend in high-end designer clothes for spring/summer collections. As well as that,…

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Kayley Cairns Nails

WHAT I’M WEARING: Kayley Cairns

By Sophie Nutt | 27 May 2018

We want to see what you’re wearing on your nails! Kayley Cairns, of Hazel Dixon Nail Artist & Academy, wears peachy hues alongside dusky pink and lilac tones in an ombre nail design featuring cuticle crystals and swirling glitter. “I sculpted these nails using liquid and powder, blended to create…

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Bridal Nails

How to cater to bridal clients

By Sophie Nutt | 24 May 2018

Wedding season is here and there’s never been a better time to create bridal designs to impress. A client’s wedding day is a life-long memory so it’s important to make sure that your part goes as smoothly as possible in the run up to, on and after the big day.…

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MANI MONDAY: Fruity bank holiday

By Sophie Nutt | 7 May 2018

Begin the week the right way with some nail inspiration this mani Monday! The sun is shining, it’s a bank holiday and there is no doubt thousands of BBQ’s being lit across the UK right at this moment. What could be more fitting for this mani Monday than a fruit-ilicious…

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By Sophie Nutt | 5 May 2018

We’ve been scrolling through social media for the latest celeb nail looks! Celebrity man-icurist, Tom Bachik, was on-hand to Jennifer Lopez as she opted for a dashing of silver on an almond nail, complimenting her eye make-up. Justine Skye took to Instagram to show off her neon green mani courtesy…

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London salon gives complimentary manicures at Cosmopolitan Self Made Summit

By Sophie Nutt | 3 May 2018

The team from London-based salon, Jade Angel, were on-hand at Cosmopolitan magazine’s Self Made Summit to give guests complimentary nail art and express manicures. A two day event that ran across the 14-15 April, the Cosmopolitan Self Made Summit is a gathering of leading business brains, inspirational founders and both established and…

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