Once again, Professional Beauty collaborated with industry association The Federation of Nail Professionals (FNP) on the Nail Competition, with Jacqueline O'Sullivan and Sean O'Sullivan leading the event as competition directors.
The competition took place on both days of the show (September 25–26) at Manchester Central exhibition centre with six categories ranging from salon enhancements to gel polish and the creative nail art Insta Nail category.
Winner: Octavia Smith (132 points)
2nd: Alice Atkinson (119 points)
3rd: Michelle Harding (113 points)
Winner: Danielle Brindley (51 points)
2nd: Michelle Harding (50 points)
3rd: Tina Li (49 points)
Winner: Octavia Smith (200 points)
2nd: Dominika Jedrzejczak (193 points)
3rd: Gemma McCarthy (149 points)
Winner: Dominika Jedrzejczak (217 points)
2nd: Octavia Smith (203 points)
3rd: Gemma McCarthy (181 points)
Winner: Vanessa Armitage (54 points)
2nd: Gemma Dawson (46.5 points)
3rd: Danielle Brindley (46 points)
Voters' Choice: Gemma Dawson (204 votes)
Winner: Gemma McCarthy (205 points)
2nd: Dominika Jedrzejczak (184 points)
Winner: Octavia Smith (accumulated 8 points)
Thank you to all the competition judges: Hazel Dixon, Kirsty Meakin, Alex Fox, Angela Metcalfe, Amie Heary, Zsuzsanna Fecsik Andrea Rimmer, Mandy Rainford-Jones, Clare Woodcock and also to FNP president Marian Newman for her support on the organisation.
Durng the show, some exciting new themes were announced the 2023 competitions in London, Manchester and Dublin.