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Nicki Minaj enters the press-on nail market with Pink Friday Nails

By Helena Biggs | 19 March 2024

Rap star, Nicki Minaj, has launched Pink Friday Nails: a press-on nail brand that aims to serve women and men with social media-worthy designs that reflect her style. The Trinidadian-born artist is renowned for her flamboyant outfits and extravagant nails, and has often been papped with long, bejewelled talons. She…

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Nail enthusiast, Tiger Taylor, launches biodegradable press-on nail range

By Scratch Staff | 29 November 2023

Painter & creative nail enthusiast, Tiger Taylor, has launched Claws: a range of press-on nails crafted from oxybiodegradable plastic, housed in fully compostable packaging. With a belief that great-looking nails shouldn’t compromise on sustainability, the Claws ethos is: ‘convenient, stylish and cost-effective nails that don’t cost the earth’. Tiger worked…

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Seeking a removable alternative to nails? Check out Karen Boyle’s press-on nail rings

By Callie Iley | 28 July 2023

Managing her nail career alongside a full-time IT job of 34 years, Bolton-based nail tech & press-on nail artist, Karen Boyle of Gel A Licious, shares her venture into the removable nail realm… Karen Boyle wouldn’t have described herself as artistic, so was surprised to discover her passion for nail…

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Nail Tech Talk: Rebecca Orme Nail Pro

By Callie Iley | 1 April 2023

After launching Get Press On Nails, a marketplace for nail artists to sell their own press-on nail designs for free, Rebecca Orme shares her goals of creating a bustling marketplace for press-on nails. Rebecca Orme discovered her passion for nail design as a child and enjoyed painting her own nails…

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Nail Tech Talk: Scarlett Senter of Scarlett Senter Nail Artist & Academy

By Callie Iley | 4 March 2023

Scarlett Senter of Scarlett Senter Nail Artist & Academy shares how she’s boosted her bottom line through the sale of press-on nails.  Scarlett Senter, of Scarlett Senter Nail Artist & Academy, Norfolk, entered the nail industry in 2013, seeking a career that would work around her son. After spending time…

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Nail Tech Talk: Anta Wilkins of Nails2Empress

By Callie Iley | 4 February 2023

Mobile and freelance nail artist, Anta Wilkins of Nails2Empress shares her career progression with Scratch, and reveals her hopes for her future in the nail industry. Since gaining her City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in 2018, Anta continued to further her education, training with Glitterbels and Marie Nailz. She…

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NAIL TECH TALK: Nailympia Orlando winner, Kierra White

By Guest Writer | 6 July 2022

By Rose Moggridge A licenced cosmetologist since January 2019, Kierra White of Jacksonville, USA, slipped sideways into nail art and grooming after her passion for this beauty genre was ignited. Captivated by the fact that a nail artist can express their own vision of art on a nail, Kierra chose…

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Lottie London collaborates with Chaun Legend for press-on nail launch

By Callie Iley | 29 April 2022

Trend-led and Gen-Z focused cosmetics brand, Lottie London, has teamed up with celebrity nail artist, Chaun Legend, to create a press-on nail range.  Inspired by love for his home city, the Los Angeles nail tech designed the Lottie x Chaun Legend Stay Press’d press-on nails for the brand’s first nail…

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Looking for speedy Instagrammable nail art? Meet the LUXXI x The Beauty Spot press-ons

By Rebecca Hitchon | 4 November 2021

US press-on nails brand LUXXI has collaborated with Birmingham based nail artist, Rebekah Pritchard of The Beauty Spot, to create two sets of press-on nail designs. The collaboration is the second in the LUXXI Artist Series, an initiative that pays homage to talented nail artists behind beloved manicures, by transforming…

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Industry flame: talking to Pattie Yankee after 32 years in nails. Brands, peers, nails & the years

By Alex Fox | 7 April 2021

Pattie Yankee AGE: 59 years Location: New York City Years in Nails: 32 years – joined in 1988 Trained with: Nail Tek, CND, EzFlow, Dashing Diva   Why did you move into nail grooming? I had taught dancing for 15 years and in the middle of my dance career, a…

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