UK Nail Tech returns on Sunday 19th & Monday 20th May as part of the annual Beauty UK show. The competition looks to recognise the talent of nail technicians currently working in the UK.

For 2019, there will be 15 categories in total - 11 for professional nail techs and 4 for students, along with the overall UK Nail Tech 2019 and UK Student Nail Tech 2019 awards.

Taking part in UK Nail Tech is a great way to build your confidence and have your work critiqued by some of the leading names in UK nails!

Student Categories:
  • Student Tech Permanent Polish
  • Student Tech Tip & Overlay Challenge
  • Student Tech Boxed Nail Art (Murder Mystery Theme)
  • Student Tech Snap Shot Challenge (Murder Mystery Theme)
  • UK Student Nail Tech 2019

Professional Categories:
  • Designer Disc
  • Top Tech Dipping Systems
  • Top Tech Competition Nails
  • Salon Nail Challenge
  • Top Tech Stiletto
  • Top Tech Permanent Polish
  • Freestyle Nail Art Challenge
  • Top Tech Photographic Nail Art (Murder Mystery Theme)
  • Top Tech Photographic Classic Nail (Murder Mystery Theme)
  • Top Tech Boxed Mixed Media Nail Art (Murder Mystery Theme)
  • Top Tech Boxed Hand Painted Nail Art (Murder Mystery Theme)
  • UK Nail Tech 2019


Download Student Application Form
Download Professional Application Form

UK Nail Tech Step by Step Template
Competitors' Pack 2019

If you have any questions regarding the rules or categories, please contact Competition Director, Denise Wright on 07960095951 or email

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Britain's Premier Beauty Show Returns

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Every year, Birmingham welcomes thousands of beauty professionals to Beauty UK, held at the NEC in May - in fact, Beauty UK is the largest beauty trade show outside of London. With four shows under one roof, visitors not only have the opportunity to see the latest Spring / Summer launches in beauty, nails, tanning, hair and complementary therapies, but also enjoy free educational experiences.

Join us at Beauty UK 2019 by registering for your free tickets either online or by calling the Ticket Hotline (24/7) on 01332 227 698.

Opening Times:

Sunday 19th May 10:00am - 5:30pm

Monday 20th May 10:00am - 4:30pm


Halls 17, 18 & 19, The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham B40 1NT

Event Admission Policy:

Entrance to Beauty UK is strictly trade only. Free entry is available to visitors who register before the show, and who bring their free tickets with them. Entrance on the day is priced at £20 per person / £10 per student. There is a strict policy that babies and children under the age of 14 years will be refused admission - no prams or pushchairs are allowed. Please note there are no crèche facilities available onsite. The event organiser reserves the right to refuse admission. For more information please call 01332 227 698.