North Nail Championships 2016 winners announced

The winners of the North Nail Championships 2016 at Professional Beauty North have been revealed.

Everyone from newbies to known faces on the circuit took part in our competition (September 18–19) to stake their claim as one of the best nailistas in the country. 

Competition director Denise Wright revealed the winners for each category. First place winners received a trophy and won an “experience with a judge” prize – which includes mentoring to keep the star techs on top of their game.

The winners are:

Salon Nail
First place: Shaun Wilkins 
Second place: Nicola Senior 
Third place: Hayley Dawson 

Spa Manicure
First place: Ilex Wood
Second place: Emily Large
Third place: Jade Mather 

Permanent Polish
First place: Leah O'Neil 
Second place: Ilex Wood
Third place: Claire Rattigan 

Pink & White Competition Style
First place: Virag Timar 
Second place: Carrie Leigh Allen 
Third place: Fatimeh Parhiz 

Photographic Classic
First place: Sonia Stafford 
Second place: Ilona Oelen 
Third place: Ilona Konsek 
Voters' choice: Anita Chahal 

Nail Starters Manicure
First place: Kelly Svensen
Second place: Rita Blankaite 
Third place: Megan Jones

Nail Starters Permanent Polish
First place: Kelly Svensen
Second place: Emily Watson
Third place: Louise Bateman

One Stroke Nail Art
First place: Rachael Thompson
Second place: Elaine Moore
Third place: Andriana Onofrei 

Showcase Nail Art
First place: Carrie-Leigh Allen
Second place: Andriana Onofrei
Third place: Jemma Bailey

Photographic Nail Art
First place: Alexandra Cassells 
Second place: Diana Pajeva
Third place: Danielle Cragg
Voters' choice: Danielle Cragg

Nail Art Masters
First place: Elaine Moore
Second place: Virag Timar
Third place: Katie Barnes

International Nail Art Master
Winner: Elaine Moore 

International Manicurist of the Year
Winner: Ilex Wood

International Nail Master
Winner: Virag Timar

Nail Master
First: Katie Barnes
Second: Elaine Moore
Third: Virag Timar

You can see the winners finished looks in the November issue of Professional Beauty.