Tips for entering the Irish Nail Championships
The championships, where nail technicians put their skills under the spotlight, are taking place on 25–26 September, alongside Professional Beauty Ireland at RDS Dublin.
Why enter If you think of any nail tech who has excelled and made a name for themselves in the nail world it is from competing. Championships help you raise your own standards and challenge yourself to improve.
Business benefits Clients love to see that you’re challenging yourself and striving to improve your skills. It shows commitment and determination, and if you win or get placed they know they are having their nails done by one of the top techs in the country.
How to choose your category Choose what a category you will enjoy participating in, then perfect and master it. “When entering your first competition, pick a category that’s within your comfort zone and set yourself a goal of how many times per week you’re going to practice,” said Hazel Dixon, multiple nail competition winner and Professional Beauty’s Nail Professional of the Year 2016. “This is something you ordinarily wouldn’t do if you weren’t entering so it pushes you to focus on your weaker areas, which will help improve your salon work.”
How to choose your model Your model’s hands should be in good condition, with elegant fingers and long nail plates. They must also have patience because they may have to sit for a long time getting their nails done.
This year the championships will take place online and all the entries will be received via email, the awards ceremony will still take place at the show. Read more HERE.
Now, it’s time to enter… ENTER HERE
This year’s championship categories:
- Pink & White Competition Style
- Boxed Nail Art: Celebrations
- One Stroke Boxed: Celebrations
- Photographic Classic
- Photographic Nail Art: Celebrations
- Nail Masters Heat
- Nail Art Masters Heat
- Nail Starters Student Permanent Polish