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Professional Beauty collaborated with The FNP to host the prestigious Nail Competition for another year running. Here’s who won

The Professional Beauty North Nail Competition 2023 saw students, nail professionals and educators compete on the show floor at Manchester Central to put their skills to the test.

Professional Beauty collaborated with The Federation of Nail Professionals (FNP) on the competition, with eight exciting categories – from gel polish and salon enhancements to creative expression in the catwalk and Insta nail categories – running over both days of the show (September 24–25). Those with the most points across the categories were named Student of the Year and Nail Professional of the Year.

“The Pro Beauty and FNP Competitions were buzzing and we are so proud of the work our competitors achieved,” said competition directors Jacqui and Sean O’Sullivan.

The winners of the 2023 Professional Beauty North Nail Competition 2023 are:

Competition Nail (professional)

First: Octavia Smith

Second: Dominika Jedrzejczak

Third: Kirsty McDonough

Manicure [professional]

sponsored by Glitterbels

First: Lucy Price

Second: Octavia Smith

Third: Kirsty McDonough

Catwalk Showcase (professional)

First: Kimberley Johnstone

Second: Caroline Bruce

Third: Kirsty McDonough

Catwalk Showcase (student)

First: Molly Jeffcock

Second: Sandra Komorowska

Third: Alison McGealey

Instanail (student)

First: Lauren Jeffrey

Second: Jasmine Marsh

Third: Molly Jeffcock

Instanail Voter’s Choice

Michelle Harding

Learn a Skill [professional]

sponsored by Kirsty Meakin

First: Kirsty McDonough

Second: Michelle Harding

Third: Lucy Houghton

Shape of You Art [professional]

First: Kirsty McDonough

Second: Octavia Smith

Third: Monika Kuriata

UV Gel Polish (professional)

sponsored by Gelish

First: Kirsty McDonough

Second: Lucy Price

Third: Dominika Jedrzejczak

Salon Nail (professional)

First: Kirsty McDonough

Second: Dominika Jedrzejczak

Third: Octavia Smith

Instanail (professional)

First: Kirsty McDonough

Second: Anita Chahal

Third: Caroline Bruce

Pro Champion

Kirsty McDonough

Thanks to everyone who entered this year and to our judges: Hazel Dixon, Alex Fox, Zsuzsanna Fecsik, Kirsty Meakin, Marian Newman, Jacqui O’Sullivan, Sean O’Sullivan, Mandy Rainford-Jones, Andrea Rimmer, Scarlett Senter and Clare Woodcock.

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