Winners of Professional Beauty’s 2019 Lash Championships revealed

Talented lash artists from across the country took home top awards and gained industry recognition at Professional Beauty London’s Lash Championships 2019.  

The two-day competition, which took place at PB London on February 24–25, saw artists put their skills to the test in three extensions styles – Classic, Russian Volume and New Volume – and each category had different divisions (Novice, Professional and Expert), so amateur and seasoned pros alike could take part. 

Competition director Heather Hughes presented the winners with trophies, while second and third place were awarded certificates. 

This is the first year the competition has taken place at the Professional Beauty London show, having successfully launched at PB North in Manchester last year. 

The aim of the championship is to support the growing lash industry and shine a spotlight on the attention to detail required to be at the top of the game. 

The winners of the 2019 Lash Championships are:

Classic category winners

Novice division:

Winner: Maki Ishimori

Professional division:

First place: Yurika Nakamura 

Second place: Lara Waliszewska

Third place: Lina Strelciunaite 

Expert division:

First place: Monika Kupeń

Second place: Paulina Zielinska 

Third place: Mariola Mikolajczyk 

Russian Volume category winners

Novice division:

Winner: Klaudia Skrzypiec 

Professional division:

First place: Natalie Osinka 

Second place: Lina Strelciunaite

Third place: Janet Colleran

Expert division:

Winner: Pui-ying Chiu 

New Volume category winners

Novice division:

First place: Jamie-Lee Jones

Second place: Maki Ishimori 

Third place: Emma castle 

Professional division:

Winner: Kit McAll

Expert division: 

First place: Joanna Waszkiewicz

Second place: Mariola Mikolajczyk

Third place: Megan Jordan

Note: Divisions that had five or more competitors saw first, second and third place awarded. When it was four or less competitors, only a winner's spot was awarded. 

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