Scratch Stars announce 2020 awards finalists

The Scratch Stars Awards have released their list of finalists for 2020.

The awards celebrate the UK's most talented nail technicians and business owners, and saw the highest number of entries in the competition's nine year history. Finalists will go onto compete in the final stage of the competition.

This year's Scratch Stars Awards finalists are as follows: 

L&P Tech of the Year sponsored by INK London
Emma Kilani
Fereida Lydiate
Kamila Borowiec
Kylea Wherry
Mino Vo

Gel Tech of the Year sponsored by Bio Sculpture Gel
Andreea Simona Ignat
Ewa Krzos
Gemma Wainwright
Justyna Pryke
Oksana Smirnova

Natural Nail Specialist of the Year
Antonia Catalano
Helen Burton-Ward
Metta Francis
Nicky Haus
Sarah Poulten

Gel Polish Stylist of the Year sponsored by Salon System Gellux
Jen Seales
Lauren Holmes
Olivia Houghton
Olivia Oldfield
Shelby Holmes

Polish & Paint Artist of the Year
Amanda Byrne
Amanda Trivett
Delia Turville
Jekaterina Rudnicke
Sarah Kay Abbott

Mixed Media Artist of the Year sponsored by Magpie Beauty
Elizabeth Jones
Kayley Cairns
Melanie Lewendon
Sarah Kay Abbott
Sinead Bulley

One Stroke Artist of the Year sponsored by HD Professional Nail Systems
Catriona Leith
Luz King
Neringa Alsauskiene
Rebecca Isaac
TIhana Besevic

Nail Stylist of the Year sponsored by OPI
Andreea Simona Ignat
Karen Brown
Kamila Borowiec
Kayley Cairns
Mino Vo

Educator of the Year sponsored by Sweet Squared
Hannah Garbett
Jennie Nippard
Laura Jane Berry
Michelle Brookes
Stella Cox

Mobile Nailist of the Year
Emma Tapley
Hannah Missen
Helen Burton-Ward
Joanna Tompkins
Nikol Nikolova

Session Stylist of the Year
Lauren Michelle Pires
Liga Tukmane
Michelle Humphrey
Nickie Rhodes-Hill
Robbie Tomkins

Nail Salon of the Year sponsored by The Gel Bottle Inc
Ama London
Townhouse London
The Nail Gallery Bawtry
Tigerlilly Wimborne
Zoe Brown Nail Salon

Nail & Beauty Salon of the Year
Beauty at the Bay
Bellini Nails
Coco Nail Bar
Honestly Ombre
The Studio Aberdeen

Nail Team of the Year sponsored by Pure Nails
Brillbird UK
HD Nail Artist Academy
Magpie Beauty
Riot Nails Girls
Scratch Nail & Beauty Salon

Social Media Star of the Year sponsored by NAF! Stuff
Charlotte Cliff - Chars Gel Nails
Kirsty Meakin - Kirsty Meakin Nail Artist
Kylea Wherry - Kylea Wherry Nail Artist & Educator
Metta Francis - Nails By Mets
Sophie Dale - Nancy Loves Nails

Best UK Nail Blogger/Vlogger
Anona Grice
Isabel Surtees
Lorna Andrews
Marta Nagorska
Ruth Munro

The Shooting Star Award
Annabel Maginnis- Glitterbels/Nails by Annabel M
Learnah Starbuck - Polished by Learnah Starbuck
Rebecca Crawforth - Navy Professional
Simone Radley - Simone Radley, Nails & Training
Sophie Dale - Nancy Loves Nails

Services to the Nail Industry sponsored by Sweet Squared
Hazel Dixon
Katie Barnes
Liza Smith
Marian Newman
Michelle Brookes

The Shining Star Award
Lisa Wells (posthumously)

Winners are set to be announced at the Scratch Stars Party on Sunday 19th July at Proud, Embankment, London.