With less than two months to go until the Scratch Stars Awards ceremony, the judging panel took to Central London to determine the winners of the different categories.
With Halo Gel Polish sponsoring the Nail Team of the Year award, our very own Tina Bell was there to judge Gel Polish Stylist of the Year, Polish & Paint Artist of the Year, Nail Stylist of the Year and Natural Nail Specialist of the Year. Along with 16 other well-known names in the nail business, the judges were blown away by the sheer talent in each category.
The day started with a quick briefing from Helena at Scratch and then the judging began! Starting off with the Gel Polish Stylist of the Year and Polish & Paint Artist of the Year, the hour went by incredibly quickly for the level of work and artistry that took place. Afterwards, it was time for the informal, quick-fire interviews to take place, giving finalists only five minutes to answer three questions from the judges.
After a delicious lunch supplied by Scratch, it was time for judging session 2; Nail Stylist of the Year and Natural Nail Specialist of the Year. Judges were asked to be present during a consultation as part of the natural nail specialist of the year judging process, and all other criteria was judged after this. One hour later, the judging was complete! Last but not least, the final interviews took place and then the finalists could do no more except wait for the Scratch Stars Awards Party.
The day finished off with judges schmoozing and some delicious cocktails before it was time to head home! All in all, it was a fantastic day that really showcased the amazing talent throughout the UK within the nail industry.
Taking place on Sunday 21st July at Proud Embankment, the Scratch Stars Awards Party is set to be a fantastic, fun-filled event! Whether you’re a finalist or a friend of the industry, everyone’s invited and tickets are available NOW!
Both Tina Bell and some of the Pure Nails head office team will be there, so we look forward to seeing you on the night! Good luck to all the finalists, you all did amazing!