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#NowTrending: White crystal nails by Ashleigh Rene Owens

By Callie Iley | 16 February 2021

Scratch chats to Ashleigh Rene Owens of Nails With Ashleigh, Denver, USA, about the nail art planning process & how she created this striking crystal design… “In 2011, I began doing manicures for my family and friends. What started as a hobby became my career after I realised that I…

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#NowTrending: Fishnets, flames & marbles by Sophie Pritchard

By Callie Iley | 29 December 2020

Scratch chats to Sophie Pritchard of Creative Claws about her love for hand painted nail art and how she created this jaw-dropping design.     I’ve been doing nails since 2011. I found starting out in the beauty industry difficult, as it was so hard to get employment with such…

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#NowTrending: Stars & squiggles by Egle Bivainyte

By Callie Iley | 22 December 2020

Scratch chats to Egle Bivainyte of Greeneye Nails about her journey in the nail industry and how to recreate this gorgeous nail design. I started doing nails as a hobby a few years ago after getting my nails done at Imarni Salon. Seeing the process and how it’s done really…

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#NowTrending: Fairy Liquid nails

By Callie Iley | 24 November 2020

Scratch chats to Sophie Parkinson of Soph Builds Nails about how she created the instantly recognisable Fairy Liquid nail art design, featured on our Instagram in November 2020. I’ve been doing nails since 2019, but I really got into it over lockdown, and perfected my craft throughout this time. At first,…

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#NowTrending: Stunning smoky amethyst nails by Natasha Barker

By Callie Iley | 17 November 2020

Scratch chats with Natasha Barker of Niche Nail Beauty about her passion for education and love for the nail industry, and explores how she created this dazzling amethyst design… I’ve been in the nail industry since 2002. My career  started when I took the CND™ Liquid & Powder Beginner course…

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#NOWTRENDING Tortie hearts by Vanessa Armitage

By Callie Iley | 10 November 2020

Scratch chats with Vanessa Armitage of Nailicious by Vanessa about her love for all things nails and her hopes for the future – and she reveals how to create a tortoiseshell design… I work from home in my tiny little salon. I decided to take the leap into working and…

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#NOWTRENDING Pastel geometric nail art by Stephanie Yianni

By Callie Iley | 3 November 2020

Scratch chats to Stephanie Yianni of SY Nails about her love for creativity and passion for nail art…. Coming from a creative background, I have adjusted to my new career in the nail industry pretty well. I was previously in roles related to fashion and art, so luckily, nail styling…

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#NOWTRENDING Pink marbled galaxy nails by Beth Gaunt

By Callie Iley | 27 October 2020

Scratch chats with Beth Gaunt of Elegance Beauty Boutique about her love for sparkle and freehand nail art… I work from my home salon in Swadlincote, Derbyshire and I qualified as a nail technician in 2016. I studied Art and Business Studies at school, and have always had a love…

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#NOWTRENDING Lovely lilac abstract nails by Cat Upjohn

By Callie Iley | 20 October 2020

Scratch catches up with Cat Upjohn of Blossom Nails Bristol about what motivates her to do well as a nail tech and her future goals… My name is Cat Upjohn and I work as a nail technician on a part-time basis at Blossoms Nails Bristol. The name Blossom is an…

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#NOWTRENDING Pink & grey one stroke flowers by Kirsty Parker

By Callie Iley | 13 October 2020

Scratch chats with Kirsty Parker, nail artist and accredited educator, about how she finds inspiration for nail art in everyday life, and her love for sharing skills and knowledge with others. I qualified with CND in 2006 and progressed onto my CND Grand Master qualification. I’ve worked in salons in…

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