First winners of North Nail Championship unveiled

Top nail techs battled it out on Sunday 14 in first stages the annual North Nail Championships at Manchester Central, as part of Professional Beauty North. Some of the country’s most seasoned technicians showcased their skills in a full day of competition, in categories including “spa manicure”, “salon nail”, and “pink and white competition style”.  

Spa manicure – winner: Julie Lee
Salon nail – winner: Alexandra Mehesz
Pink & white competition style – winner: Alexandra Mehesz
Permanent polish – winner: Ekaterina Kluchnikova
Photographic classic – winner: Julie Lee
Photographic classic – voters’ choice: Louise Huggard
Manicurist of the year – winner: Ekaterina Kluchnikova
Nail master – winner: Emma Harris

The North Nail Championships continues today at Professional Beauty North, with emerging talent competing in the Nail Starters categories, and the nail artists showcasing their skills in the “one-stroke nail art” and “nail art masters”.

For a full list of the finalists, be sure to check out the November issue of Professional Beauty magazine.