Sinful nail art

As we gear up for the International Nail Competition at the Professional Beauty show at London Excel in February we're taking inspiration from some of the amazing photographic entries we had for the Manchester competition.

The theme for Manchester was Seven Deadly Sins (a theme close to our hearts!), which meant there were lots of hot shots to represent things like lust, greed and wrath.

If you missed them, these were some of the Professional Beauty editorial team's personal favourites!

Nail art by Jodie Sharpe This gorgeous shot styled by Jodie Sharpe and entered into the photographic classic category portrays gluttony in an elegant light
Nail art by Stacey King This shot entered into the Photographic Nail Art category by Stacey King symbolises original sin beautifully 
Nail art by Josette Hambleton Josette Hambleton took the "green-eyed monster" to a new level with this dark and moody shot to signify jealousy
Tina Nail Photographic Classic Tina Thomas's Photographic Classic entry was all about the money showing greed in a gangster style!
Claire Sheppard Nail Art Claire Fagan's nail art was a big hit with Professional Beauty readers who voted her Photographic Nail Art Voters' Choice
Paris Newby nail art Paris Newby's Photographic Nail Art entry hit the bullseye with its combination of wrath and envy
Entries for the London International Nail Competition open in January. Details of the categories, timings, entry requirements and guidelines are detailed on the competitions page