9 nail techs won big at Professional Beauty London’s Nail Competition 2022

The Professional Beauty Nail Competition 2022 saw students, nail professionals and educators compete at the Professional Beauty London show to be named as some of the best nail techs in the business.

For the second year running, Professional Beauty collaborated with Sue Davies and Marian Newman from The Federation of Nail Professionals (aka The Feds) on the prestigious Nail Competition, with eight exciting categories – from UV gel-polish and salon enhancements to media-themed statement press-ons and a seasonal nail art challenge.

The competition took place on both days of the show (April 3–4) and those with the most points across the categories were crowned Student of the Year and Nail Professional of the Year.

Note: some categories were seperated into two sections – one for professionals and another for students to compete. 

The winners of the 2022 Professional Beauty Nail Competition 2022 are:


PB London 22 salon enhancements winner

Salon Enhancements

First – Jade Barber (pictured)

Second – Dominika Jedrezejczak

Third – Francesca Ciaponi


PB London 22 UV gel polish winner

UV Gel-Polish

First (Pro) – Francesca Ciaponi (pictured)

Second (Pro) – Antonia Catalano

Third (Pro) – Dominika Jedrzekjczak


PB London 22 nail art challenge winner

Nail Art Challenge: Theme – Seasonal

First – Brigitta Fajt (pictured)

Second – Alice Nali

Third – Octavia Smith


Instagram Photographic: Theme – ’80s Punk (off the floor)

First – Melanie Garlick

Second – Claire Howard

Third – Anita Chahal


Media Themed Statement Press Ons in a Box (off the floor)

First (pro) – Rebecca Isaacs

Second (pro) – Octavia Smith

Third – Michelle Harding

First (student) – Zoe Barnes

Second (student) – Silvia Rotaru

Third (student) – Stephanie Knowles

Learn a Skill

Winner: Dominika Jedrzejczak

Second: Octavia Smith

Third: Francesca Ciaponi


Student of the Year:

Winner: Daisie Tushingham

Runner-up: Zoe Barnes

Nail Professional of the Year:

Winner: Francesca Ciaponi

Runner-up: Dominika Jedrzejczak


Many thanks to our judges: Agnes Dullo, Beinda Price, Hazel Dixon, Kirsty Meakin, Lauren McBride, and Sammy MacDonald, and to Sue Davies, Marian Newman from The Feds for their involvement in the competition. Also, big thanks to our sponsors VTCT & iTEC

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