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ADHD: How to cater to employees & clients in the nail space

By Chloe Randall | 10 October 2023

According to the NHS, ADHD affects 3-4% of adults and is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in the UK. There are multiple variants of the condition, so diagnosing ADHD is difficult and can take years of assessments. For people with ADHD, everyday tasks can often be challenging and…

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SPF: What is it & why do beauty pros need to know?

By Chloe Randall | 25 June 2023

The topic of weather is often an ice-breaking conservation starter between nail & beauty pros and their clients. If you have clients who are hoping for sunshine this summer, it’s a prime time to bring up the topic of sun protection. More than one in three (35%) burn their skin…

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Coronavirus: Nail & beauty salons must display NHS QR code by 24 September

By Helena Biggs | 22 September 2020

Nail & beauty businesses and barbershops in England and Wales must register for an official NHS QR code and display the official NHS QR poster from 24 September 2020. The code allows for clients to be contacted quickly and easily should a fellow client or staff member in a salon…

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Celeb hairstylist seeks donations for pop-up project for NHS workers

By Alex Fox | 1 July 2020

Celebrity hairstylist, Adee Phelan, is inviting the hair, nail, make-up, beauty industry and beyond to donate products and money to support the NHS workers with products and a pop-up shop concept in four cities. Adee’s project is to open four pop-up styling stations in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham cities with the…

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How one therapist created hand care products for key workers

By Guest Writer | 5 June 2020

Beauty therapist, Beverley Braisdell, shares the story of fellow beauty pro, Emma Harvey – who has created a hand cream and serum for NHS frontline staff & key workers… When I saw what my amazing friend and former colleague Emma Harvey, of Spa Butterfly, Wigan, had created during her time…

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The Hut Group pledges 25 tonnes of protection equipment to NHS

By Sophie Nutt | 18 May 2020

The owner of the British cosmetics and wellness brand, The Hut Group, is preparing to donate 25 tonnes of protective equipment to health care workers in the Manchester area. The maker of Espa and Illamasqua has said the first batch of the 3.5 million essential items will be shipped out…

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Mani Monday: Nails in honour of the NHS

By Alex Fox | 13 April 2020

Multi award-winning nail artist and Scratch Stars finalist 2020, Kayley Cairns, speaks to Alex Fox about the steps she took to create extreme stiletto nails in honour of the NHS amidst the coronavirus pandemic… Humbled, as we all are watching key workers dedicate their time to saving lives, nail professional,…

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Session nail techs unite to gather essential products for NHS workers

By Helena Biggs | 6 April 2020

Four session nail stylists have joined forces to help acquire hand creams and protective equipment to support NHS workers. Michelle Humphrey, Michelle Class, Stephanie Staunton and Sabrina Gayle have rallied together to contact nail brands to donate the likes of hand creams, hand sanitisers, masks and gloves to hospitals and…

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Coronavirus: Learning from ‘unprecedented times’

By Kat Hill | 6 April 2020

Tracy Nash, director of Vu Nail Systems, shares her thoughts on these ‘unprecedented times’… Sit and just take a minute. Reflect on you; relax, breathe, calm. The world is wonderful and already repairing itself. Picture the beauty and set your mind ready… ready for the months ahead. Start with a…

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Coronavirus: Karen Betts donates 100,000 face masks & gloves to NHS

By Sophie Nutt | 27 March 2020

Founder of Nouveau Beauty Group, Karen Betts, is donating 100,000 face masks, gloves, hand sanitisers and disinfectant wipes to the NHS. Like many others, Karen has had to temporarily close her business due to the Covid-19 outbreak and is therefore donating her residual stock to those on the frontline. The…

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