PB Nail Competition Superhero Category winners announced

Published 07th Feb 2022 by PB Admin
PB Nail Competition Superhero Category winners announced

After pushbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re happy to finally be able to announce the winners of our Superhero categories from the Professional Beauty Nail Competition in 2020.

Nail techs from across the country went head-to-head across three categories – Photographic (Classic), Photographic (Nail Art) and Hand Painted Nail Art (boxed) – organised by Denise Wright of the Denise Wright Nail Academy to see who would be crowned the winners in the PB Nail Competition Superhero category.

Want to take part in our Nail Competitions? Learn more about the 2022 Professional Beauty London Nail Competitions.

Judged by nail artist and educator Linda Hill; award-winning nail specialist and educator Jacqui O' and Hazel Dixon, owner and founder of Hazel Dixon nails, competitors were scored on a range of factors, from the “wow factor” to length consistency, to decide the winners. 

The winners of the Superhero Category from the Professional Beauty London Nail Competitions 2020 are:

Photographic (Classic)

Winner: Anita Chahal

Second place: Sharon Gregory

Third place: Danielle Brough 

In this category competitors were given a score out of 10 across 19 categories, including “wow factor”, whether the image would make a good cover shot, originality of the photograph, design complexity and use of background, composition, focus and lighting, polish finish, and choice of hand model.

The winning Thor-themed photograph saw long stiletto nail extensions in a bright blue shade grasping the hammer with a lightening effect.

Anita Chahal's Winning Image

Photographic (Nail Art)

Winner: Laura Anikanovaite

Second place: Lisa Graves

Third place: Froukje Groenendijkj


This category saw competitors scored on elements like nail art mediums used, intricacy of design, whether the design was theme appropriate, use of colours, and hand and nail positioning in the photograph.

The winning image depicted “Wonder Mom” – long pink and blue nail extensions with a “WM” charm on the fourth finger and star details.

Laura Anikanovaite's winning image 

Hand Painted Nail Art (Boxed)

Winner: Lisa Molloy

Second Place: Corinna Ball


Competitors were challenged to hand paint superhero-themed nail art on a set of press-on nails presented in a box. In this category, competitors were judged on 14 elements, including blending, design complexity, depth and perspective, and whether the use of a matte/gloss finish enhanced the final design.

The winning nails in this category involved incredible nail art showing “Super Mammy”, with detailed nail art and charms.

Lisa Molloy's winning nails

Congratulations to all the winners and well done to everyone who competed.

Do you think you have what it takes to win at the Professional Beauty Nail Competitions? Show off your skills by entering the 2022 competition, taking place at Professional Beauty London at ExCeL on April 3–4. Register for the event.

PB Admin

PB Admin

Published 07th Feb 2022

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