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There’s still time to enter the Scratch Stars Awards 2017

Calling all independent nail techs and those working in hair and beauty salons: the only annual awards ceremony dedicated to nail professionals is back again for 2017. Now in its sixth year, the Scratch Stars Awards presents 18 categories that celebrate and reward nail pros and salons within this ever-evolving arena. New for 2017 include two fresh categories, Nail Team of the ...

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NHF presses government ahead of Budget for ‘fundamental’ reform of business rates

  The National Hairdressers’ Federation (NHF) has written to chancellor Philip Hammond and communities secretary Sajid Javid urging them to listen to the concerns of small businesses about the impact of next month’s changes to business rates. The government is coming under increasing pressure to outline measures in the Budget next week (March 8) to soften the revaluation of business ...

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Join Lecenté on UK Glitter Queen Tour

Join Sweet Squared and its co-founder and ‘Glitter Queen’, Maria Cientanni as she embarks a Glitter Tour of the UK this summer. The tour allows nail technicians to experience the Lecenté brand, learn about its benefits and potential to boost salon profits, as well as get the chance to meet Cientanni and quiz her on all things that sparkle. Cientanni will be teaching five Lecenté ...

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CIDESCO survey reveals therapists’ concerns with chemicals in nail polish

A new survey released by CIDESCO focusing on the use of formaldehydes nail polish shows toxic chemicals are a key concern among nail professionals and training is essential to ensure technicians are aware of the potential dangers posed to them and their clients. Earlier this year, Sean Byrne, a chemistry student from Ireland carried out a survey amongst CIDESCO members worldwide to investigate ...

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SalonGenius launches interactive review platfrom

SalonGenius has launched a new interactive platform where salons, spas and therapists can host and manage their reviews. The new feature has been created in collaboration with Salonspy.com, an online community that provide listings for every salon and spa in the UK, and will allow users to automatically generate reviews from customers post appointments via SMS. A real advantage to salon owners and managers, the ...

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Great business advice for hair and beauty salon owners

As any salon owner or director knows, managing a salon business requires a whole raft of skills, many of which are unique to the industry, plus a wide knowledge of employment law and practice. From staff absence to client health and safety, to rent-a-chair agreements and race equality, keeping on top of it all can be daunting and finding the right kind ...

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Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards 2016 open for entries

The Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2016 are now open for entries, with over 30 titles to be won across a range of hair, beauty, aesthetics, barbering, make-up artistry, tattooing and business categories. Celebrating creative talent in the hair and beauty industry, the awards are open to individuals and salons operating in Scotland (including mobile salons). Applications are open until 30 June ...

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OPI sign Jenni Draper as new UK A-team trend expert

OPI has signed Jenni Draper to its UK A-Team as its new master colour and trend expert. Draper has over 12 years of experience working many shows for London Fashion Weeks such as Erdem, Julien McDonald and Temperley, plus celebrity clients such as Cate Blanchett and Victoria Beckham. Draper’s calling card is her attention to detail, technique and knowledge with specific trend-led expertise, and her extensive ...

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Crystal Nails announces further nationwide dates for Nail Day UK tour

*SPONSORED POST Crystal Nails’ Nail Day tour is a great opportunity for the UK’s nail technicians and beauty therapists, as well as anyone interested in entering the industry, to learn the latest trends and techniques to help boost their service. The informative day offers the chance to see international educators Paulina Zdrada, Tevra Shindler and Amanda Hawtree-Taft demonstrate lots of salon-ready techniques and designs ...

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A trend that keeps booming

*SPONSORED POST With delicate ‘French nude ombre’ set to be an ongoing nail trend in 2016, Crystal Nail’s Baby Boomer range is perfect to create the look for your clients. Using a milky white and opaque pink makes a delicate and soft elegance that is a simple, natural alternative to the bright white and sharp smile line of true pink and white variations. Worn ...

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