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CTPA unveils cosmetics industry manifesto for general election year

By Rebecca Hitchon | 23 February 2024

As the UK heads towards a general election, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) is calling for the next government to develop a strategy for the cosmetics and personal care industry, to secure its continued growth. The UK trade association, which represents companies involved in making, supplying and selling…

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Revealed: The top UK cities to launch a beauty business

By Rebecca Hitchon | 12 April 2022

While the past few years have been challenging for firms across the UK, it looks like business has fought back, with the beauty sector thriving in particular. 8,436 beauty and hairdressing businesses were opened in the UK in 2021. With the UK seeing a 21% increase in the number of…

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Spring Statement 2022: What it means for nail & beauty businesses

By Helena Biggs | 23 March 2022

Today (23 March), Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled his Spring Statement to Parliament, with a number of actions to help support households and businesses. The Statement reads: “The invasion [of Ukraine] has created significant uncertainty in the global economy, particularly in energy markets. The sanctions and strong response by the UK…

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UK sees 46% increase in prestige beauty sales from 2020-2021

By Chloe Randall | 17 January 2022

The UK saw a 46% increase in prestige beauty sales in week 51 (ending 25 December 2021) compared to the same week in 2020. Research by The NPD Group also found a 20% increase when compared to pre-pandemic figures in the same period in 2019. Despite uncertainty with additional restrictions…

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INK London adds summer shades to iLac range

By Kat Hill | 28 June 2019

Get set for summer nail services with the new iLac shades from INK London. The new additions see four new vivid hues: i-172 Unconditional Love – sparkly, grapefruit pink i-173 Just Jade – a sparkling teal tone i-174 Mayday – a hot red i-175 Fiesta – grape purple. Offering up…

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NovaLash UK appoints two new educators

By Kat Hill | 20 April 2019

NovaLash UK has appointed two new educators to increase the brand’s presence and reach across the country. The area of Northern Ireland will now see Katy Steele offering training for Classic Lash services. Katy will be based in her salon Purple Lashes, located just outside of Belfast. Zoe Fletcher will…

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CRYSTAL NAILS hosts International Educators training event in Madrid

By Sophie Nutt | 10 November 2017

Crystal Nails Spain played host to the eighth annual Crystal Nails International Educators training event in Madrid. Overseen by Crystal Nails elite international master educators, Gabriella Kovács and Agnes Sebestyén, it was the biggest event to date with representatives from the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Finland and the Netherlands. The…

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Semilac celebrates presence in 200 UK nail & beauty salons

By Helena Biggs | 11 October 2017

UV Hybrid nail polish brand, Semilac, has revealed that more than 200 salons across the UK are now officially using its products, less than two years after launching on British soil. The company, which originated in Poland, is admired for its product – which claims to combine gel, nail polish and UV technology…

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