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Nail techs: Here’s how you can overcome creative burnout

By Callie Iley | 26 December 2023

Are your nail art ideas waning and are you feeling run-down? Scratch explores the causes and impacts of creative burnout and how to overcome them… What does creative burnout look like? Creative burnout can manifest in a number of ways and will vary from person to person, but there are…

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Nail Bar Boys TV series nominated for award

By Rebecca Hitchon | 28 October 2022

BBC Three documentary, Nail Bar Boys, which follows the lives of six nail techs in Liverpool, has been nominated for a Royal Television Society award. The Royal Television Society North West Awards 2022 will take place on 26 November in Manchester, and sees Nail Bar Boys up for the title…

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3 subscription boxes nail pros need to note

By Rebecca Hitchon | 1 April 2022

Are you looking for a way to channel your creativity, keep up-to-date with the latest nail trends, or open your mind to other product offerings? A nail box subscription might be for you! Scratch rounds up three UK subscription boxes for pros that you don’t want to miss… SKULLEN SUBS…

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Sussex & Manchester nail techs clean up at Salon Awards 2021

By Rebecca Hitchon | 14 January 2022

The winners of the The Salon Awards: Beauty 2021 have been announced, with two nail techs receiving awards. The Salon Awards was founded in 2017 to champion excellence within the UK hair and beauty industry, and shine a spotlight on inspirational individuals and businesses. It prides itself on giving all…

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21 gift ideas for nail techs

By Rebecca Hitchon | 18 December 2021

The Christmas countdown is on and the end is in sight – but we know that the same might not be said for your Christmas shopping. If you’re lacking in present ideas for your nail tech friends, family members, or even just want to treat yourself (you deserve it!) then…

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Nail Bar Boys: BBC launches series following Liverpool nail tech team

By Rebecca Hitchon | 6 December 2021

A BBC Three documentary following the lives of six British Vietnamese nail techs in Liverpool, titled Nail Bar Boys, has launched. Astro, Little Kenny, Brandon, Bruno, Dragon and Big Tony run popular Liverpool nail salon, L1 Nails. With 34.2k Instagram followers at the time of writing, the ‘Nail Bar Boys’…

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Can augmented reality technology help indecisive nail & beauty clients?

By Rebecca Hitchon | 14 November 2021

From avant-garde nails to colourful make-up shades or sophisticated styles, the nail and beauty sector is bursting with choice for clients and pros alike. How many times have you sat at the nail desk with a colour in mind, only to be tempted by new options and perhaps a little…

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Nailympia Competitions adds Germany to its 2022 location line-up

By Rebecca Hitchon | 2 November 2021

Leading international nail competition, Nailympia, has extended its 2022 offering with a competition leg set to take place on 4, 5 & 6 March 2022 at Beauty Düsseldorf, Germany. The event will combine scores held from Nailympia Canada 2019 and Nailympia London 2022 to announce the champion of the fourth…

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Looking for an Insta-worthy nail art kit? Check out this 5-piece set from Cally Cosmetics

By Rebecca Hitchon | 31 October 2021

Cally Cosmetics, home of the Cally Gel system, has launched a must-have product for nail artists, in the form of a complete nail art kit. As well as your nail art skills, the set’s gorgeous mint green and gold design is sure to wow clients atop the nail desk. Included…

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Are you a festive fanatic? Nailchemy’s winter gel polish collection is made for Christmas lovers

By Rebecca Hitchon | 28 October 2021

With the festive season nearing, Nailchemy has released a Christmas-themed gel polish collection, comprising six seasonal 15ml colours that you can come back to year after year. The Chorus collection, which features a versatile range of rich and creamy shades, takes its names from well-known festive choruses. Opt for Rockin’ Robin…

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