Everything you need to know about the Nail Competition at PB London

Entries are open for the Nail Competitions at Professional Beauty London and here's everything you need to know about the process. Register for the PB London Nail competition now

The competition will run across both days of the show – Professional Beauty London takes place on October 17–18 – and there will be three levels that nail techs can enter in each category: Students, Nail Professionals and Educators.

Professional Beauty Group is collaborating with The Federation of Nail Professionals (aka “The Feds”) on the prestigious Nail Competitions at both shows. The Feds is an industry body, set up by leading session tech Marian Newman, that supports the nail profession and champions high standards in the industry, which is what makes them the perfect partner for our Nail Competitions (which are taking place later this year).

Our Nail Competition categories have been shaken up, to highlight the ever-evolving nail industry, with categories that focus on creating looks for social media and replicating nail art based on demos performed at the shows. 

The Feds will also be partnering with PB on a Nails Stage on the Monday (October 18) of the Professional Beauty London show, with leading techs performing demos and talking through troubleshooting issues. 

Newman commented on the Nail Competition: “This year we’re partnering with Professional Beauty, which we’re very excited about. So many things have changed – mindsets have changed, how things are being done have changed, approaches have changed – and we want to do the same thing with the Nail Competitions.

“We want to take a lot of the stress out of competition. We’re streamlining the rules and streamlining the judging because we want to encourage people who are maybe a little bit wary about entering competitions, and we want to say, ‘this isn’t going to be as stressful as you think’. We want to make it more informal and more fun.”

Register now for the PB London Nail Competition now


There are 12 categories* in our Nail Competition at PB London:













Will you be taking part in Professional Beauty’s Nail Competition this year? Tell us your thoughts below and if you have any questions about the categories, let us know. 

*The categories could be subject to change