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Scratch Stars 2014 Announced

<p>The folks from Bodylines in Kent celebrate their victory in the category Nail Salon of the Year &mdash; Salon Environment.&nbsp;</p>

<p>The Scratch Stars winners and attendees are all smiles.</p>

<p>Paulina Zdrada is happy to show off her trophies for Gel Tech of the Year and Gel-Polish Stylist of the Year.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Entertainment was provided by London-based dance troupe Cabaret Rouge.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Taking time to pose for quick pic are (left to right) Melanie Macleod, Jannine Derbyshire, Scott Derbyshire, Jess Wilkie, and Alex Fox.&nbsp;</p>

If you want to know about all things nail-related in the U.K., you turn to industry magazine Scratch ( In May, the most glamorous night in the U.K. nail industry’s calendar took place at the world-famous Café de Paris where Scratch recognized the industry’s best at the third-annual Scratch Stars Awards. “A Scratch Star is a sign of sheer excellence and prowess, which can set talent apart from competitors and boost profiles,” says editor Alex Fox. “The talent shown at this year’s Scratch Stars Awards was phenomenal and we would like to thank all of the finalists for entering and getting involved with such enthusiasm and vigor.”

Here’s a list of this year’s winners:

> Manicurist of the Year, sponsored by Leighton Denny Expert Nails: Sarah Marr

> Mobile Nailist of the Year, sponsored by Nail Harmony UK: Kayleigh Evans

> Gel-Polish Stylist of the Year, sponsored by Gellux Profile: Paulina Zdrada

> Pedicurist of the Year, sponsored by Alessandro International: Lucy Turner

> Nail Artist of the Year: Polish & Paint, sponsored by Orly: Scarlett Warren

> Mixed Media Artist of the Year, sponsored by Nail Gaga: Vikki Taylor-Dodds

> Session Stylist of the Year, sponsored by Sweet Squared: Michelle Humphrey

> Gel Tech of the Year, sponsored by OPI: Paulina Zdrada

> L&P Tech of the Year, sponsored by Palms Extra: Ela Loszczyk

> Nail Stylist of the Year, sponsored by Cuccio UK: Kirsty Meakin

> Educator of the Year, sponsored by Denise Taylor Professional Nails: Belinda Price

> Nail Salon of the Year — Salon Environment, sponsored by LCN: Bodylines, Kent

> Nail Salon of the Year — Independent, sponsored by IBD: Gorgeous Nail & Beauty Emporium, Kent

> Retail Salon of the Year, sponsored by REM: Beauteco, Milton Keynes

> Best Customer Care, sponsored by Hidden Beauty UK: Sweet Squared

> Best Education & Training, sponsored by Magis Foil Nail Wraps: Nail Harmony UK

> Best Marketing & Support, sponsored by Salon Services: Grafton International

> Industry Innovator, sponsored by LCBT: Louella Belle

> Services to the Nail Industry, sponsored by Sweet Squared: Erin Adeyemo

> The Tom Holcomb Shooting Star Award: Anna Lee

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