Metta Francis and Hazel Dixon among Scratch Stars 2017 winners

Well-known nail techs Metta Francis, Sue Davies and Hazel Dixon were among those honoured at the Scratch Stars awards on Sunday.

The awards were announced during a party at Tropicana Beach Club, London, hosted by Blue singer Duncan James. 

All awards honoured nail techs and salons, with categories for specialisms such as liquid and powder, natural nail manicures, and one-stroke nail art. 

The winners of the 2017 awards are:

Nail Stylist of the Year: Hazel Dixon, Purely Nailz, Thetford

Gel Polish Stylist of the Year: Virag Timar, freelance, London

L&P Tech of the Year: Virag Timar

Natural Nail Specialist of the Year: Elise Scholes-Pilkington, ESP Nails, Westlands

Mobile Nailist of the Year, Metta Francis, Nails By Mets, London

Gel Tech of the Year, Jo Wickens, JoJo’s Nails, Newton Abbot

Polish & Paint Artist of the Year: Scarlett Senter, Scarlett Senter Nail Artist, Norfolk

Mixed Media Artist of the Year: Hazel Dixon

One Stroke Artist of the Year: Paulina Zdrada, Indulge, Leeds

Educator of the Year: Erin Adeyemo

Nail Salon of the Year: NAF! Salon, Glasgow

Nail Environment of the Year: Beauty At The Bay, Colchester

Nail Team of the Year: Team Marian Newman

Best Use of Social Media: NAF! Salon

Best UK Nail Blogger: Samantha Tremlin, The Nailasaurus

Session Stylist of the Year: Kate Cutler, London

Services to the Nail Industry: Sue Davies

The Shooting Star Award: Stephanie Staunton

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