Damla Osman Interview

Award-winning London beauty student shares her education journey & career dreams

By Rebecca Hitchon | 30 January 2024

London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) student, Damla Osman, scooped the Level 2 Technical Beauty Therapy Student of the Year title at the college’s Star Awards 2023. Awarded in October, she shares that winning the accolade, which was sponsored by Scratch, still feels incredible. “It’s a huge accomplishment for me,…

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CTPA shares advice on enjoying the sun safely

By Guest Writer | 8 July 2023

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) offers guidance on how to stay safe in the sun this summer… Seek out shade, particularly between 11am and 3pm, when the sun is usually at its most intense. Wear loose-fitting clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV…

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4 in 5 consumers struggle to trust beauty brand transparency, according to Provenance report

By Chloe Randall | 25 October 2022

Beauty brands are facing more challenges than just creating the best product in their relevant field. Now, when consumers buy beauty products, they are wanting more than the benefits to their body, they are also wanting to know that the product is sustainable and the brand who produce it has…

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Nail talk: Skincare YouTuber, James Welsh, shares his love for nail art

By Callie Iley | 17 September 2022

Skincare YouTuber and reviewer, James Welsh, has often been seen on social media sporting nail designs, revealing his love for nail art and showcasing his gel polish collection on his YouTube channel. Sitting down with Scratch to share his passion for nails, James explains where his love for nails began…

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Looking for multi-use hand & foot care products? NAF! PRO has you covered

By Callie Iley | 21 August 2022

Nail and cuticle oil experts, NAF! PRO, has launched SKNSYSTM – a range of multi-use products for both salon and at-home use. Each product can be used for body care, as well as in manis and pedis, to soothe and hydrate skin. Formulated to work as individual products or together…

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5 things you should know about treating clients with psoriasis at the nail salon

By Chloe Randall | 11 August 2022

In honour of Psoriasis Awareness Month, here are five things you need to consider when treating clients with psoriasis at the nail salon… What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales. These patches can appear anywhere on your body…

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Townhouse nail salon partners with Caudalie to launch nail art looks & treatment

By Rebecca Hitchon | 1 August 2022

Scratch Stars Nail Salon of the Year 20/21 and 2022, Townhouse, has announced a collaboration with French skincare brand, Caudalie, to celebrate its best-selling Beauty Elixir multi-purpose mist. Available for the month of August 2022, the Caudalie x Townhouse partnership features two exclusive nail art designs inspired by the natural…

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My experience at Evolve Beauty’s sustainability symposium & wellness retreat

By Callie Iley | 24 June 2022

The sun was shining in London on Thursday 16 June, with the temperature soaring to around 26 degrees. With my sunglasses at the ready, I headed to Home Farm in Elstree –  which boasts over 100 acres of woodland and farmland – for Evolve Beauty’s sustainability symposium and wellness retreat.…

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Beauty supplements see 73% increase in sales

By Callie Iley | 2 June 2022

The first four months of 2022 has seen significant growth in sales of prestige fragrance, lip products and skincare, according to a report by global market research company, The NPD Group. The report reveals changes in consumer habits, comparing stats from Jan-April 2022 with the same period in 2019. Fragrance…

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M+ platform launches to change the narrative around menopause in the salon

By Rebecca Hitchon | 24 March 2022

Specialist in oncology therapies, skincare and wellbeing for cancer patients, Jennifer Young, has launched the M+ (The Menopause Plus) platform. Best known for her cancer training for beauty pros and Beauty Despite Cancer skincare line, Jennifer’s M+ forum is designed to make the narrative around menopause more positive. The website…

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