Do you live and breathe lashes? Do you have a waiting list of clients wanting your extensions? Then, it’s time to put your skills and determination to the test in our very first North Lash Championships.
Taking place at the Professional Beauty North show in Manchester on October 21–22, the competition will celebrate the UK’s best artists and showcase their specialisms in Classic, Russian 3D and New Volume lashes.
The championship is also a platform to support the growing lash industry and shine a spotlight on the attention to detail required to carry out these services.
CATEGORIES AND DIVISIONS:
Classic: Expert, Professional and Novice divisions
Russian 3D: Expert, Professional and Novice divisions
New Volume: Expert, Professional and Novice divisions
TIMINGS AND PRIZES:
Sunday, October 21 – 8.30am New Volume registration, with a competition start time of 9.20am; 1pm Russian 3D registration, with a competition start time of 1.50pm; 4pm judging; 5.30pm awards ceremony.
Monday, October 22 – 8.30am Classic registration, with a competition start time of 9.20am; 11.30am judging and then the awards ceremony.
First-place winners take home a trophy and will be featured in Professional Beauty; all other entrants receive a certificate.
TOP TIPS from the judges
1. Bring your own pillow
“The competition set-up can really throw you off because you’re in a different working environment, so bring your usual client pillow to help get you in the zone”, says judge Lia Juhas, owner of LiaLash Pro.
2. Cover all bases
“When doing your application, pay special attention to the inner and outer corners of your client’s eyes, it will get you extra points”, explains judge Ilaria Marrazzo, Angel Lash & Brow Academy trainer.
3. Have an action plan
“Choose a lash map that enhances your model’s eye shape and focus on quality before quantity”, adds judge Natalie Gibson, head of training for Kalentin Lashes.
WHAT’S THE DEADLINE?
The deadline for entries is 10am on October 5. Entry costs £15 per category for students and £50 for professionals. Enter now: professionalbeauty.co.uk/competitions