Nails By Alice White

Salon in the Spotlight: Nails by Alice White, Portsmouth, Hampshire

By Kat Hill | 29 July 2020

After becoming a new mother last year, Alice Whitehouse decided to pursue her dream of a career in nails. Working from a newly converted home studio, Alice opened in time for the 2019 Christmas rush and business has soared since. “We had a small lean-to room off the kitchen which…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Tranquility Beauty & Holistics, Oxfordshire

By Kat Hill | 22 July 2020

Having recently trained in holistic therapies, Natascha De-Bank needed more room for her additional services. Offering a combination of nail and beauty services alongside facials, aromatherapy and massages, a larger workspace was soon needed. “As a mum of four, I needed to be closer to home,” Natascha explains. “I decided to build…

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Working Safely During Coronavirus (covid 19)

Coronavirus: Workplace safety guidelines released by the government

By Kat Hill | 12 July 2020

The workplace safety guidelines for ‘close contact services’ have been released by the government. Entitled Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19), the document sets out guidance and practical advice on how to open workplaces safely, while minimising the risk of spreading Covid-19. Hair, beauty & nail services fall into the close contact services…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Lizzy’s Nails, Norfolk

By Kat Hill | 8 April 2020

Starting out as a mobile technician, Lizzy Wade built up a loyal clientele and was soon seeking a more permanent base for her beauty business. “I decided to set up a salon space at home,” Lizzy explains. “This meant I could fit more clients into my busy schedule and arrange…

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Salon in the Spotlight: Nail Hart

By Kat Hill | 5 February 2020

After years working mobile and across her dining room table, Kirstan Hart’s recent house move saw space for her very own nail studio.  “I’ve always been obsessed with interior design and having my very own studio to decorate how I like (without having to confer with the husband) was the…

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Beautifix

Salon in the Spotlight: Beautifix, Ringmer

By Kat Hill | 4 September 2019

Having worked solo in a home salon, Penny Smith took the next step by opening her first salon in her home village of Ringmer. “We opened our the Beautifix salon this January,” smiles Penny. “I am hoping to build the business up further and eventually I would love a second salon.”…

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WAH Nails London

WAH Nails London to close

By Kat Hill | 17 July 2019

Nail salon chain, WAH Nails London, has announced its closure after 10 years of trading. On Friday 26 July, the doors of its Soho flagship salon will shut. Founded in 2009 by Sharmadean Reid MBE, the salon chain has been instrumental in the London nail art scene and the raising…

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Sugaring London

Salon in the Spotlight: Sugaring London, Notting Hill

By Kat Hill | 15 May 2019

Step inside Sugaring London – a sunny studio that specialises in waxing treatments, that has been working with Treatwell and Public Health England to champion the Life Saving Wax campaign… “I came up with the concept of Sugaring London soon after the birth of my second son, Forrest,” smiles Tanja…

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Rosiely

 Salon in the Spotlight: RosielyNails, The Custard Factory, Digbeth

By Kat Hill | 27 February 2019

“My little studio is a nail art sanctuary,” smiles Rosie Lynall. “Before I start my own business, I was always so frustrated with the lack of creativity at my local nail salons. This led me to reopen the studio last year after having some time away from nails. What was…

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