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Claire Blincoe on her love of nail training & Gelish products

By Kat Hill | 8 December 2020

Claire Blincoe, of Magic Manicures & Magic Manicures Training, shares her career journey so far and why she loves her role as a mobile nail technician and educator with the Georgie Smedley Group… Tell us about your career so far… I started working in training almost 30 years ago as a NVQ…

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#ManiMonday: Black heart nails

By Zoe Wickens | 3 February 2020

Scratch puts the spotlight on an eye-catching, alternative Valentine’s Day inspired nail design and the talented tech behind it… Karolina Nowak of Magnifique Nails Lab creates nail designs alongside working as a photographer and blogger. After passing her first nail exam in 2017, she has slowly increased her work as a…

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Salon in the Spotlight: The Nail Gallery, Bawtry

By Kat Hill | 1 May 2019

Get to know the names behind The Nail Gallery, Bawtry – finalist in the Scratch Stars Nail Salon of the Year category 20/21, sponsored by The Gel Bottle Inc… “Jessica Haith and I both met when we began working together in a nail bar in 2017,” explains Ilex Wood. “Unfortunately, …

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Salon in the Spotlight: JD Beauty Studio, Norfolk

By Kat Hill | 9 January 2019

The new year has brought new prospect for Jessica Davis. Opening November last year, JD Beauty Studio saw Jessica Davis convert her garage into a sleek, new home studio. “Previously, I was primary mobile and teaching from rented rooms or at Sally’s Salon Services,” explains Jessica. “I wanted to have…

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Lisa Lilley on Gelish, singing and Charli Jepson

By Kat Hill | 22 September 2018

Tell us about your training… I started my journey in nails by training with Charli Jepson from Nail Harmony UK in November 2013 completing Manicure, Gelish and acrylic training. Since then I’ve gone on to do more courses with Charli in hard gel, Polygel and Gelish Design Phd.   I’m…

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Lauren Holmes Nails

#TRENDINGTUESDAY Lauren Holmes, Nailed It Beauty

By Sophie Nutt | 10 July 2018

We want to see the designs trending at your nail desk! Lauren Holmes, of Nailed It Beauty, reveals that Lana heart nail looks are constantly popular with her clients, however the summer months has seen the design incorporate bright and pretty hues. “As the sun is out, all the bright…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Foxy Nails by Laura Jane, Great Yarmouth

By Kat Hill | 20 June 2018

Based near Great Yarmouth in Norfolk is Foxy Nails by Laura Jane. After needing a base for her beauty business, Laura Jane Mitchell found her place. “I was a mobile technician for five years but due to my disability I knew I had to get myself into a premises full…

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Nail Harmony to host educator event & Gala for all

By Helena Biggs | 3 June 2018

Nail Harmony educators – put 18-22 June in your diary and move around any plans, as Nail Harmony UK is hosting an event that’s not to be missed. A training event with a tropical twist, the week will feature four days of education topped off with a huge party, the…

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5 minutes with Emma Brock

By Kat Hill | 26 May 2018

Tell us about your training… I originally trained as a beauty therapist back in 2001 since then I found my passion within the nail industry which lead to several courses including Bio Sculpture and Polygel to name a few.   What is your all-time favourite nail product? Gelish Polygel is…

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Check out new courses in Sally Salon Services’ new training guide

By Helena Biggs | 18 January 2018

Sally Salon Services has launched its 2018 Pro Academy Training Guide, featuring over 50 accredited hair, beauty and barbering courses for industry professionals. The new guide features over 50 accredited courses across hair, nails beauty, barbering and the business of hair and beauty, available at locations nationwide. A new addition…

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