• Scratch Stars 2016 web banner tickets
  • Scratch Stars 2016 web banner sponsors

What is the Scratch Stars Awards?
The Scratch Stars Awards is presented to you by Scratch magazine, the UK's leading nail magazine. It is the only awards solely dedicated to recognising the incredible talent, work and dedication of technicians, salon owners and companies in the UK nail industry.

How do I enter?
Entry for the 2016 awards will open on January 1, 2016. Each technician, salon, publication or company can enter up to two categories. All you need to do is click on the ‘ENTER HERE’ tab when entry opens 1 January 2016 and fill in the entry form/forms for your cateogory/categories by the deadline 21 February 2016. Oh, and it’s totally FREE to enter!

What happens next?
Entries will be assessed by a first panel of judges and whittled down to a final five in each category. These finalists will be announced online in March 2016. Tech finalists will be invited to attend a competition day to show off their skills, salon finalists will be mystery shopped and session, business and media finalists will be required to submit further information to then be judged by a specialist panel.

When are the winners announced?
All finalists are invited to attend the glamorous awards party at London’s Café de Paris in June where the winners will be revealed. It’s a fantastic night – they’ll be a celebrity host, entertainment and a few complementary drinks and nibbles thrown in too. It’s known as ‘The Oscars of the nail industry!’


GeorgeLamb 300


We are delighted to announce the celebrity host of the 2016 Scratch Stars Awards as radio and TV presenter, George Lamb! The awards are designed to recognise the exceptional talent in the UK nail industry, and finalists have been battling it out to take the coveted title in their category. George will reveal the winners at a lavish party on Sunday 5 June at Café de Paris, Piccadilly, and everyone’s… Read more
Scratch Stars 2016 300


It’s been a record year for entries to the Scratch Stars Awards, the only awards dedicated solely to the UK nail industry, and the judges have spent the past few weeks whittling down the impressive applications to five finalists in each category. See the finalists here Read more
Salon Services 300

Two new categories for 2016!

We are delighted to announce the launch of two new categories for the 2016 Scratch Stars Awards! This year it is all about the rise of the digital landscape with an award for the Best UK Nail Blogger and Best Use Of Social Media for Salons/Spa Owners. The Best UK Nail Blogger Award sponsored by Salon Services, is looking for a UK nail/beauty blogger that is passionate about nail products, techniques and… Read more
Scratch Stars 2016 300

Dates for the Diary 2016

Get your diary at the ready and note the following dates, as whether you’re an entrant, finalist or simply want to join the nail industry and party – you need to make sure you don’t miss out! 1 January – 21 February 2016 Awards open for entry 14 March 2016 Finalists announced 18-19 April 2016 Judging days at LCBT 5 June 2016 Winners announced at the awards party, Café de Paris,… Read more
sponsors 775

Meet the 2016 sponsors

It wouldn’t be possible to host the only awards event for the nail industry without the…
Scratch Stars 2015 group 300

Scratch Stars 2015 Winners!

The fourth annual Scratch Stars Awards and most glamorous night in the UK nail industry…