Katie Barnes and Hazel Dixon among Scratch Stars 2018 winners

The winners of the Scratch Stars Awards 2018 were revealed last night during a party at Tropicana Beach Club, London.

The winners were announced by the host, TV presenter Ryan Clark-Neal, and Scratch magazine Editor-in-chief Alex Fox.

There were 18 categories for individuals and businesses that specialise in nails, plus an additional Lifetime Achievement title, which was awarded posthumously to Lisa Crook, founder of distribution company Louella Belle, and collected by her sons Darren and Jamie Crook, the current directors of the business.

The Shooting Star Award went to Katie Barnes, who is on a winning streak, having also won Professional Beauty’s Nail Professional of the Year Award 2018 back in February. Seasoned tech Hazel Dixon picked up two prizes on the night.

The full list of winners was:

The Shooting Star Award: Katie Barnes

Nail Salon of the Year: Coco Nail Bar, London

Lifetime Achievement Award: Lisa Crook, founder of distributor Louella Belle
L&P Tech of the Year: Fereida Lydiate
Gel Tech of the Year: Paulina Zdrada

Natural Nail Specialist of the Year: Elise Scholes-Pilkington
Polish & Paint Artist of the Year: Carrie-Leigh Allen

Mixed Media Artist of the Year: Hazel Dixon

One Stroke Artist of the Year: Rebecca Isaac

Gel Polish Stylist of the Year: Virag Timar, London

Mobile Nailist of the Year: Joanna Tompkins, French & Drench, Surrey

Nail Stylist of the Year: Hazel Dixon

Services to the Nail Industry: Anna Lee
Nail Team of the Year: HD Nail Artist Academy
Nail Environment of the Year: Jade Angel, London
Educator of the Year: Charli Jepson
Session Stylist of the Year: Nickie Rhodes-Hill

Best UK Nail Blogger: Natasha Lee
Best Use of Social Media: NAF! Salon, Glasgow