Scratch Dollface Interview – The Fearlessly Funky Fashionista
Tell us a little about you, what is your background & where do you come from?
I am from a tiny village near Stratford Upon Avon, in the middle of the countryside, as a complete contrast, I moved to London to complete my studies, and then I became a Teacher. After many visits to Liverpool, I decided to take my work there as the Scouse ladies are very glam!
Where are you located?
When in London I’m mobile, when in Liverpool I work in Peaches & Cream Salon which is famed for its Glamourous makeup and huge range of eyelashes!
Which came first, nails or art?
I think I was born with a pencil in my hand, when other kids were watching TV I was drawing! I studied Art, then Fashion and then my art progressed onto nails.
I like working on an alternative canvas such as nails, skin or fabrics. I now do Nail Art, Shoe Tattoos, Skin Graffiti and much more.
Scratch Dollface is an interesting name, is there a story behind it?
I’ve always worn my nails ridiculously long so that’s where “Scratch” came from. The “Dollface” part is because I also do theatrical makeup and I am training to become a micro pigmentation specialist (semi Permanent makeup).
You also teach, what advice do you find yourself giving your students over again and again?
Believe in yourself, work hard and find something you are passionate about!
Describe your artistic style in 3 words.
Nostalgic, Eclectic, Kitsch
Any tips for the average person creating their own nail art at home?
Make sure you have the basic equipment, a good nail file and top coat as well as a range of colours.
What is your favorite nail product?
Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Top Coat is my all time favorite product!
Can you give us a preview of hot nail trends for 2012?
I think we are going to see a lot more interesting nail shapes, last year was all about the oval, then the stiletto nail, which are not to everyone’s taste but there will be plenty more interesting shapes emerging.
Out of everyone in the world (regardless of era) whose nails would you like to do and why?
Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson, Amy Winehouse, because they are my favourite female artists because of their music and unique styles! Ru Paul & Jeffree Star because they rock women’s clothes and makeup better than some females!
Snoop Dogg, Russell Brand because I’m sure they could both confidently wear nail art and still look masculine! The list is endless…
What would you never leave home without?
My I Phone, I’m always tweeting and taking pictures!
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
Time travel, I’d love to visit the 1950s and be a real life pink lady!
What is your ambition?
I would absolutely love to work with a high street store/fashion designer, to develop a range of pre decorated false nails inspired by catwalk trends, as I feel what is available in stores at the moment is pretty limited! As I mentioned I would like to master the art of semi permanent makeup, adding another string to my bow.
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