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Challenge Yourself

Looking to put your skills to the test as a nail tech or massage therapist? Compete in the Nail and Massage Competitions at Olympia Beauty to get recognised as one of the best in the business

How to enter Nailympia

On Sunday 15 and Monday 16 October, the Nailympia team will come together, with competitors, judges, partners and sponsors live at Olympia Beauty, held at London ExCeL. Competing will challenge and fine-tune your nail skills and will extend and explore creativity. It’s a place to show the world your artistic potential and ability, and the judges can’t wait to see what will be created this year.

The categories

There will be nine fantastic competition categories taking place live in the arena:

• Gel Polish Manicure,

• UV Gel Tip & Overlay,

• L&P Acrylic Sculpture,

• Perfect Match,

• The Joy Of Nails,

• French Twist,

• Salon Nails,

• Stiletto Nails

• Fantasy Complete Look

There will be 16 trophies and 210 medals to award. To enter, head to and register for free first.

Sponsors: Aleana Hand, Artistic Nails, Entity, Gelish, Glitterbels, Look Envy, OPI, REM, Scratch magazine, Staleks, Willow Academy.

How to enter the National Massage Championship

The National Massage Championship (NMC) will be returning to Olympia Beauty in 2023 for the fifth year.

This incredible event welcomes all qualified massage therapists and bodyworkers to compete for a trophy or two in six competition categories.

The competition will run on October 15–16 at London ExCeL and is open to all qualified massage therapists.

The categories

• Advanced/Clinical Massage

• Freestyle Massage

• Swedish/Deep Tissue Massage

• Spa/Wellness Massage

• Eastern Massage

• Chair Massage.

Each category costs £129 to enter but PB readers can get a 50% discount by entering code NMC50 when booking. There are also discounts for booking multiple categories. You can only enter one round per category. Organisers will allocate you the rounds the morning of the championship. To enter, head to and register for free first.

Sponsors: Balens, CityLux, FHT, International Massage Association, Massage Warehouse, Massage World Magazine, The Tobani Group.

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