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Truro & Penwith College nail students showcase progression through design

By Callie Iley | 9 February 2023

Scratch takes a look at the nail techs of the future, as Level 3 Nail Technology students at Truro & Penwith College share their progress… Sarah Brenton-Sara, course coordinator, tutorial quality lead & lecturer at Truro & Penwith College, set nail students the task of creating a progression timeline. “Alongside…

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NAIL TECH TALK: Nathalia Baker of Nat Baker Nails

By Callie Iley | 20 November 2021

Scratch chats to Nathalia Baker of Nat Baker Nails about finding inspiration for nail art and her best advice for aspiring techs… I always loved the beauty industry and really enjoyed painting my nails, for me this was the most therapeutic part of the day. In 2019, I had the…

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Style savvy? Astonishing Nails’ autumn/winter gel polish collection is made for fashionistas

By Rebecca Hitchon | 19 October 2021

To mark the autumn/winter season, professional acrylic and gel systems brand Astonishing Nails has released a gel polish collection inspired by autumn/winter 2021 Fashion Week trends. One in A Million comprises six shades, ranging from rich green to mustard yellow, which reflect the colours dominating the runway and street style…

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Nail Gaga welcomes two new educators

By Sophie Nutt | 4 October 2018

Nail Gaga has welcomed two new talented nail technicians to its education team. The two new educators are Kerry Evans and Lisa Tanner-Marshall. Kerry joins the team from Wales with a wealth of teaching and salon experience, while Lisa is based in Blackpool and offers a salon-based training experience with…

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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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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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#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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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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