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Are you aware of the dangers of sprays & aerosols around electrical nail equipment?

By Katie Barnes | 10 May 2024

When it comes to ensuring a safe and efficient nail salon environment, it’s essential to be aware of the potential dangers that certain products can pose. Here, I explore why sprays and aerosols can be hazardous when stored and used around electrical nail equipment, such as e-files and gel lamps.…

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9 tips for tending to runners’ feet

By Scratch Staff | 21 April 2024

Discover the common nail and skin woes of runners, and how to tackle them for the ultimate foot finish… “Runners can be very prone to a lot of foot problems,” explains Salon System expert, Rachel Gribble. “Hard skin, ingrown toenails and bruised nails are some of the most common. A…

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6 feet poses to nail pedi photos

By Guest Writer | 19 April 2024

Footlogix, Artistic & Famous Names brand ambassador for Sweet Squared, Lily Lou Moore, explains how to master her six go-to feet poses for pedi photos… 1. One foot in front of the other With the client stood, ask them to put one foot in front of the other. I try…

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How to elevate & promote pedicure services

By Guest Writer | 19 April 2024

Enhance your pedicure confidence and elevate your promotion of the service with top tips from footcare specialist, Denise Spragg, owner of The Sangha House. Feet, right? ‘Ugh, I hate my feet, and I couldn’t bear anyone touching them’ is something I hear so often as a pedicurist. In this article, I…

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Salon in the Spotlight: KHAOS Nail Bar, Ross-on-Wye

By Callie Iley | 21 March 2024

Having worked at a previous premises alongside one another, KHAOS Nail Bar co-owner trio, Georgie, Jess and Niamh, outgrew the space and set out to create a salon brand of their own. “Georgie came up with the name,” they remember. “After that, we decided to follow suit and go mental…

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The GelBottle Inc widens portfolio with UK-made Spa range for hands, feet & body

By Helena Biggs | 25 January 2024

The GelBottle Inc has launched TGB Spa – a range of bodycare products and tools made in the UK to elevate the mani/pedi experience. The concentrated range features prep, hydration and rejuvenation products at its core, available in standard sizes and refill pouches to encourage sustainable practice. The aesthetic is…

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Pedicures: How to treat clients with diabetes

By Chloe Randall | 23 November 2023

Scratch raises a light to diabetic clients and what to consider when treating them to a pedicure… How can diabetes affect feet? Diabetic clients are at much greater risk of developing foot problems. This is because their increased blood sugar levels can damage the sensations in their feet. Diabetes can…

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Lucy Pastorelli Epedi Course And Kit

Master the ePedi with Lucy Pastorelli’s ePedi Course & 7-piece drill bit kit

By Callie Iley | 25 June 2023

Taught by Lucy Pastorelli across three UK locations, the LP ePedi Course is a one-day intensive ABT accredited course teaching how to safely perform electric pedicure treatments.   Taking place in Glasgow, Sheffield and the South East, the LP ePedi Course teaches qualified E-file techs the dry pedicure treatment, offering…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Nails by Emma B, Haddenham, Cambridgeshire

By Callie Iley | 4 May 2023

After achieving her dreams when transforming her garage into a tranquil salon space, Emma Blakeman shares her love of providing a personal, one-to-one service to clients at Nails by Emma B in Haddenham, Cambridgeshire. Emma began her training in 2015 with The Beauty Academy in Cambridge, following the birth of…

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Here’s why it’s so important to take care of feet

By Rebecca Hitchon | 21 April 2023

The importance of footcare can be overlooked, particularly during colder weather when feet and toenails tend to be tucked into thick socks and closed-toe footwear. But footcare services are not just beneficial for pedi season – foot and toenail issues can arise at any time of the year and treating…

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