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Insider nails

It’s been a pretty good month for UK nail techs, with your manicure and pedicure bookings up on last year. You reported that nail art is still extremely popular with clients, with many opting for glitter, stamping or crystal designs. Find out how tech Tamsin Koslowski launched one of the first specialist nail art salons in Scotland and has continued to make it a success on page 51.

Many of you say your services fall into a mid-level price range, so you can appeal to a wider clientele, while 31% have invested in more high-end, speciality treatments, such as medi-pedis, to set their business apart from the competition. For more nail news, turn to page 89.

On the spot

What’s your most popular type of nail art?

1. Glitter

2. Stamping

3. Crystals

4. Ombré

31% offer speciality pedicures such as medi-pedis

Which price range do your nail services fall into?

1. Mid-range

2. Super high-end

3. Value

October 2017 in numbers


METHODOLOGY Insider is compiled from a monthly telephone survey of spas and beauty salons. The people who participated represent a cross-section of the industry and were polled by phone from November 1–6, regarding business for the month to October 31. Nail business for the Insider Nails page was calculated from data provided by spas and salons that offer nail services among other treatments. The figures given represent the average score for each answer. Brands are ranked when mentioned by several respondents.

This article appears in the Professional Beauty December 2017 Issue of Professional Beauty

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This article appears in the Professional Beauty December 2017 Issue of Professional Beauty