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