The format this year has changed, with the addition of two new video categories - Pink & White and Artistic. In this social media age, techs will be required to show off these techniques in two-to-three-minute videos that are worthy of Instagram, which they will submit to judges before the show. These videos will then be displayed on a running reel at PB London for all to see, before the winners are announced on the Sunday (March 29). There will also be two photography categories.
Three other nail categories will still be performed live on the show floor, while the boxed categories willl need to be prepared beforehand and brought to the show for judging. On the Monday (March 30), The Georgie Smedley Group will be also be hosting Gelish and nail art workshops for students and beginners in the competition area.
• Pink & White (video)
• Artistic (video)
• Photography Classic
• Photography Nail Art
• Salon Nail
• Nail Masters
• Boxed - Mixed Media
• Boxed - Hand Painted
Entry price: £24.50 per category, excluding video which are free.
The two-day (March 29-30) Lash Competition will see seasoned and student lash artists show off their skills in three different extension styles. Judges, including competition director Heather Hughes, will be looking for exceptional application and confidence.
CATEGORIES AND DIVISIONS:
• Classic: Expert, Professional and Novice divisions
• Russian 2D-4D: Expert, Professional and Novice divisions
• New Volume: Expert, Professional and Novice divisions
Entry price per category: Professionals: £75 I Students: £25
PB’s one-day student Make-Up Competition will be returning, with popular categories including body painting. It will be co-hosted by celebrity make-up artist Armand Beasley, and the full list of categories and competing requirements will be revealed soon.
For entry details and full rules on all competitions, see professionalbeauty.co.uk/competitions