Candy Claws Birmingham

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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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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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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Meet the nail tech soaring to new heights with her dragon-inspired extreme nail creation

By Callie Iley | 30 January 2024

In a meticulous process spanning two months, Anna Sosina’s dragon nail look was created to reflect her commitment to artistry and professionalism.  Detailing the process of creating the intricate nail look, Anna reveals how her hard work on the nails came to become a stunning poster image, with the help…

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Nail Tech Talk: Maria Nevirchak of Nevirchak Studio 

By Callie Iley | 27 January 2024

Maria Nevirchak entered the nail industry after she finished school, initially hoping to pursue a different career after her 18th birthday. However, she quickly found herself becoming immersed in the world of nails. “The more I delved into the profession, the less I felt the need to switch paths,” she…

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This year’s best advent calendars for nail enthusiasts

By Callie Iley | 26 November 2023

We’ve rounded up the best advent calendars for nail pros and enthusiasts, with each including a seasonal surprise behind each door… HONA Advent Calendar HONA’s 12-day advent calendar features 14 new products and surprise goodies for nail techs to unwrap in the run-up to Christmas, with two products in each…

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Nail Tech Talk: Millie Copsey of NailSpace

By Callie Iley | 8 October 2023

A lover of abstract styles, mix-and-match designs, and monochrome aesthetics, Millie Copsey discovered her passion for nail art during the lockdown, using her creative skills from her background in graphic design to carve out a career in nails. Having been a creative individual for as long as she can remember,…

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Let the essence of nature inspire your seasonal nail styling with CND™’s Magical Botany collection

By Callie Iley | 4 October 2023

Drawing inspiration from the rich, earthy hues of the winter season, CND™ has launched its Magical Botany collection. Available in both CND Shellac™ and Vinylux™ formulations, the six-piece collection seeks to honour the changing seasons with its natural palette. Jan Arnold, co-founder and style director of CND™, comments: “We crave…

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The 10 nail trends you need to note for AW23

By Callie Iley | 29 September 2023

Capture the essence of the coming seasons with Scratch’s roundup of nail art trends & shades to note… Whether clients prefer a laid-back nail look or want to be bold with colour, nail art and design, the latter part of the year serves up a multitude of trends to suit.…

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In need of autumn nail inspo? Check out Townhouse’s AW23/24 Nail Art Collection

By Callie Iley | 28 September 2023

Inspired by the bold hues and trending looks of the changing seasons, Townhouse has announced the launch of its AW23/24 Nail Art Collection. The collection features six nail designs featuring a wearable, AW23-inspired palette, seeing warm earthy tones and bold red shades used alongside negative space and chrome-effect finishes for…

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