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Salon in the Spotlight: Nails Edinburgh, Edinburgh

By Scratch Staff | 29 February 2024

Former street artist, Miska, channelled her creativity into a home-based nail studio, from which she offers manicures and gel enhancements. “Street art made me who I am,” she shares. “Cutting stencils requires a lot of precision, and this skill led me to be good at nails.” Miska immersed in the…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Candy Claws, Birmingham

By Callie Iley | 22 February 2024

Millie Mills modelled Candy Claws salon’s decor around her personality and style, creating a salon space with inclusivity, artistry and creativity at its core. “I wanted my clients to know who I am when they walk through the door. Candy Claws is a safe space which is fun and playful,…

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Abi Hassan Navigating Access Needs

Navigating accessibility needs in the salon

By Abi Hassan | 10 February 2024

Abi Hassan, owner of Canterbury-based salon, Hot Wheels Nails, explores ways nail techs and salon owners can ensure they effectively meet the accessibility needs of staff and clients. I have personally faced many challenges relating to my disability as a nail technician, and have spoken to other professionals as well as…

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Elevate your Leadership & Management Skills for Success course with Liz McKeon

By Callie Iley | 7 February 2024

Founder of the International Salon Business School, Liz McKeon, is hosting her Elevate your Leadership & Management Skills for Success course over three days, 10am-4pm daily. Designed to support salon owners and managers looking to upskill within their current role or for those considering moving into management, the course covers…

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Sundays Meditative Manicure

Find out about the wellness-focused nail salon offering meditative manicures

By Callie Iley | 31 December 2023

Founder of Sundays Studio, Amy Ling Lin, was inspired by former clients and salon experiences to create a nail space that promotes safety, self-care and inclusivity for both clients and nail specialists. With a focus on wellness for its nail services and product offerings, Sundays Studio offers clients and staff…

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Revealed: The best time to start playing Christmas music in the salon

By Helena Biggs | 4 December 2023

Are you spreading Christmas cheer in the salon from mid-November, or do you prefer to wait until closer to the big day to decorate the nail space and play festive tunes? A survey of 500 UK shoppers by music licensing company, PPL PRS, reveals that most want people to hear…

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5 ways nail salon owners can support employee wellbeing

By Chloe Randall | 26 November 2023

Scratch explores ways that salon owners can look after their employees’ physical and mental wellbeing… 1. Eat well & stay hydrated It can be difficult to know how you can ensure your employees are eating well and staying hydrated without coming across as patronising. However there are a few ways…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Kelly’s Beauty Box

By Carter Rogers | 23 November 2023

Completing her training as a beauty therapist in 2009 and qualifying as a nail technician the following year, Kelly opted to open her own salon after six years of salon experience in 2016.  She kept her salon home-based for the first five years after branching out on her own, but…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Claire Georgina Beauty Room, Worcestershire

By Carter Rogers | 2 November 2023

After a very successful business in the baking industry, Claire Welch decided it was time for a career change to allow her to have better time management in her personal life and swapped the bakery for the nail salon, an industry which she had been fascinated with for a long…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Crystal Tips, Kenfig Hill, Wales

By Carter Rogers | 1 November 2023

For Welsh salon, Crystal Tips, 2023 has been a year of recognition and success.  In May 2023, the team at Crystal Tips were delighted to be announced as the winners of Nail Salon of the Year at the Welsh Hair & Beauty Awards. From this, creative director, Sarah Nicholls was…

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