The FNP Blog

Buy With Confidence

The FNP are delighted to see that one nail Company has taken the initiative and applied to the Trading Standards for their Approved ‘Buy with confidence’ scheme This involves a very deep dive into the Companies paperwork and safety testing plus their education offering.  The Company is Nailchemy and they have covered all bases by(…)

The FNP statement in response to the Sunday Times Article March 2023

The FNP (The Federation of Nail Professionals) would like to address the article in last week’s Sunday Times which talked about the epidemic of nail allergies. As many in the industry are aware, The FNP is working on various strategies to raise the standards of the nail industry. Plans are afoot to bring in more(…)

The FNP Census of the Nail Industry – The Results Are in!

The FNP census came to an end a short while ago and we are just analysing the results!! Well my goodness! We had an average of around 800 responses. Thank you pro nail industry!!! The results are amazing!  I have to say the the respondents are probably those that are most connected with the industry!(...)

Brand Educators – What Are The Expectations?

Being an Educator or Teacher seems to be a bit of a ‘buzzword’ recently. Maybe it has been due to lockdowns and nail professionals thinking how they can develop their career or even pivot. Donna Clayton has written a Blog for The FNP, and also Scratch, that gives LOTS of information on many different types(...)

WGSN Predictions For The Future

I took part in a presentation by WGSN recently that was organised by the British Beauty Council. For those unfamiliar with WGSN this is how they describe themselves: ‘With unparalleled coverage and analysis into the world of consumers, WGSN Insight is our flagship trend product. Featuring original and thought-provoking content on consumer, marketing, retail and(…)

Confessions of a Zoom Room Host

Week six million of the lockdown and I don’t know about you, but I’ve eaten my own body weight in Cathedral City (sans crackers – they just slow me down), and I’m pretty sure I now hold the world record for how many Cadbury’s chocolate fingers a human can consume in one sitting. I’m also not too sure how much Christmas gifted Shiraz I can drink without having to stand up and tell everyone my(…)

The FNP Census of the Industry

Although our personal, business, and current economic world is challenging, and the fact that at the time of writing we are in Lockdown 3.0, these closed periods are what have allowed the FNP to come to fruition.  From the onset, one of our priorities was positioning the organisation that was developing as “The Voice of(…)

What Should Online Nail Education Look Like?

As the world changes and adapts to the “new normal”, with periods of lockdowns, travel restrictions and limitations, we see schools, colleges and universities moving education online. The FNP recognises the importance of embracing appropriate and effective online training within the nail industry. This is essential in order to continue driving our industry forward. It(…)

The Hair & Barber Council

The Hair & Barber Council ‘Shaping the Future Together’ Who is the Hair and Barber Council? The not for profit professional body, originally set up by the Hairdressing (Registration) Act 1964, has the mandate from Government to protect and develop the current voluntary register of professional hairdressers and barbers throughout the UK. We alone hold(…)

FNP Membership Criteria

Raising Standards Together Since our soft launch we have been overwhelmed by the number of you that have signed up as supporters and it makes us incredibly excited for the future to know there are so many of you that share our passion to elevate the industry! Okay, so how do we do that? Its(…)