2/1/2014 - Coty Inc. aquires Lena White Ltd

9/9/13 - The Latest Coverage from Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week!

This weekend, OPI walked the runway on the fingers and toes of Hervé Léger models, who wore the soft sheer pink-tinged hue Barre My Soul. Singer Nicki Minaj was in attendance, applauding Hervé Léger’s signature bandage dresses updated for spring with zippers, ruffles and beading. Images below accredited to OPI.

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6/9/13 - OPI hits the runway at New York Fashion Week

This afternoon, OPI joined designer Gabi Perezutti in creating the nail look for Candela's New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 presentation at Lincoln Center! Models wore Barre My Soul on fingers and toes; this pale neutral shade features a warm pink undertone that complemented Candela's semi-sheer, lacy and embellished garments. See pictures below. Click here to get the look >

17/5/13 - OPI wins a Sunday Times Style Award!

OPI has received the award for BEST NAIL POLISH brand at The Sunday Times Style Awards 2013, beating Nails Inc and Revlon!!!!

The Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards 2013, sponsored by feelunique.com, took place this morning at The Berkeley Hotel. Presented by model Poppy Delevingne and Henry Holland, the award winners, as voted for by readers, included: Best Suncare Brand - Garnier Ambre Solaire; Best Classic Fragrance for Men - Boss Hugo Boss; Best Classic Fragrance - CHANEL No. 5; Best Foundation and feelunique.com Breakthrough Beauty Product - BareMinerals Ready SPF 20 Foundation; Best Nail Polish - OPI; and Best Skincare Brand and Best Moisturiser - Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel.

Here is a picture of the award safe & sound back in the office.

5/3/13 - Scratch Stars 2013 - Let the Voting Commence...

Voting for the Scratch Stars Awards 2013 is now being thrown open to the nail loving public, fashionistas, industry clients and aficionados.

Some of the nail industry’s finest companies, distributors and brands have entered one or more of the four business categories comprising Best Customer Care; Best Marketing & Support; Best Education & Training and Nail Industry Innovator.

You now have until March 25th to cast your online vote for who you think deserves to win a coveted Scratch Stars Award and be announced as winner of one the four fiercely contested categories at celebrity haunt, Supperclub, the amazing venue for this year’s awards taking place on Sunday June 2nd.

Only one vote per person will be accepted – this accounts for 50% of the overall score. The final judging phase will see each online application being judged by the specially selected, independent judging panel, to make up the other 50% of the score.

Visit the Scratch Magazine website today www.scratchmagazine.co.uk  and follow the link(s) on the Scratch Stars tab to cast your vote and make sure you also follow The Scratch Stars awards via Facebook http://www.facebook.com/scratchstars and Twitter: @scratchstars  for all the latest exciting news surrounding this year’s event.

Tickets for the Scratch Stars Awards can be purchased via Helena Biggs on 01959 547 006 and are priced at £65 +VAT. Make sure you are seen at THE nail industry event of summer 2013!

14/2/13 - May 2013 marks 10 years of Scratch magazine

May 2013 marks 10 years of Scratch... and to celebrate this magazine milestone the team is inviting readers to create the cover!
To celebrate Scratch’s birthday each year the magazine places two covers on its May issue - half the print run is one cover and the other half a second cover - so this means there are two covers to be won in this competition.

So, get your thinking cap on, get your camera kit out, chose a model carefully, think of location, props and pose, file and paint those nails - then shoot!

Just as the process works every month, the Scratch editorial and design teams will choose the two best suited covers - they need to be original, professionally shot, interesting, exciting, arresting, different, sharp and exude a special quality that the team can’t ignore. The image can be a close up, a full or half-body pose, face and hands, hands and feet, just feet - you choose your content and nail style and crop - just make sure the image projects the theme ‘10th Anniversary’ and this can be subtle or obvious - you choose!

The two winners will get their cover on Scratch May 2013 edition, will get exposure in a Scratch magazine feature and four tickets each to the Scratch Stars Awards at Supperclub in Notting Hill on 2 June 2013.

All entries will be published in Scratch magazine May edition with a portrait of the tech behind the picture.

TO ENTER: Send a high resolution tiff or jpeg to Alex Fox on  alex.xx.fox@gmail.com by 22 February 2013. This competition is open to everyone - nail stylists, nail fanatics, educators and students all over the world; it’s FREE to enter and you may enter multiple times - so why not give it your best shot?

14/2/13 - OPI Joins Lauren Moffatt at New York Fashion Week

OPI joined Designer Lauren Moffatt for her Catskills-inspired Fall/Winter 2013 collection, which debuted last week. Models sporting woodsy/country chic clothes and Moffatt’s new line of winter accessories were manicured with the pinky nude shade Don’t Pretzel My Buttons. This hue was topped with an uneven coat of OY – Another Polish Joke! at the free edge, with Glitzerland added over this colour for a dipped-metallic effect. The neutral but sparkly look added glam to Moffatt’s rustic prints and complemented gold jewellery that was prominently featured. Please see below for Images.

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11/2/13 - OPI Joins Jenni Kayne for New York Fashion week 2013

OPI joined Jenni Kayne for the Fall/Winter 2013 presentation on Friday. Models wore OPI nail lacquer in MonSooner or Later. This bright coral red hue added a bold pop of color to the collection's mix of dark camel, black, nude, emerald and gold. The nails complemented a similarly bright shade on lips.

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15/1/13 - The Guild Launch Their Awards Of Excellence!

The prestigious Guild of Beauty Therapists has launched the Guild Awards of Excellence 2013, with the view to find the best in the business. The guild seeks to discover who goes the extra mile in their specialist field and recognise and reward their success. The awards are particularly special as all nominations are made solely by therapists and technicians.

If you would like to see us short-listed for an award, then we need you to nominate us.
It could be for great service, going the extra mile, or something else which makes you want to carry on placing your business with us!

The nominations will then be compiled into a shortlist for you to vote on.

The award categories are:

  • Best Customer Service
  • Best Web Services
  • Best Skincare Supplier
  • Best Nails Supplier
  • Best Tanning Supplier
  • Best Uniform Supplier
  • Best Equipment & Furniture Supplier
  • Best Hair Removal Supplier
  • Best Wholesaler
  • Best Training School
  • Best Supplier Specific Training

Nominations can be made at http://www.beautyguild.com/awardsofexcellence.asp or can be emailed to louisa@beautyguild.com

Anyone can make a nomination for any company. Each person can only nominate one company per category.
The last day for nomination is 25th January 2013.

Your nomination requires your details, the name of the company you are nominating and the category you are nominating them for.

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13/12/12 - Entry for the Scratch Stars Awards is Now Open...

The Scratch Stars Awards is the first and only awards ceremony dedicated solely to the nail industry.

This year sponsoring the Nail Salon of the Year: Salon Environment award for the Scratch Stars 2013. Following the huge success of the first Scratch Stars Awards in May, the 2013 event is set to be even bigger – so put Sunday 2 June 2013 in your diaries for the only awards party that’s dedicated solely to recognising successes and achievements within the nail industry.
Entry for technicians and salons is open NOW. Imagine if a tech using your range was crowned Manicurist of the Year, or a salon that raves about your products won Salon of the Year (your sponsor category)? The prestige is great; the winners are all profiled within Scratch and the self promotion they do prior to, and after their win is priceless.  Some of last year’s winners have even become ambassadors for, and avid users of the brand that sponsored their category.

All entrants need to do is log onto our website and fill in the online form for up to two categories they want to enter; it really is so straightforward.
Deadline for entries: 31 December 2012 at 5pm.
Finalists in these categories will be announced late January and invited to attend a competition day at The London College of Beauty Therapy on 25 March 2013.

Please follow @scratchstars on Twitter and www.facebook.com/scratchstars for daily updates and information – and encourage your staff and students to follow, too! Click on the box below to enter.

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