UK Nail Tech returned as part of the annual Beauty UK show. The competition looked to recognise the talent of nail technicians currently working in the UK.

2019 Winners:

Student Categories:
  • Student Tech Permanent Polish - Victoria Houston
  • Student Tech Tip & Overlay Challenge - Michelle Horton
  • Student Tech Boxed Nail Art (Murder Mystery Theme) - Emma Willett
  • Student Tech Snap Shot Challenge (Murder Mystery Theme) - Rebecca Broad
  • UK Student Nail Tech 2019 - Michelle Horton

Professional Categories:
  • Designer Disc - Melanie Lewendon
  • Top Tech Dipping Systems - Kirsty McDonough
  • Top Tech Competition Nails - Sandra Pranckevicene
  • Salon Nail Challenge - Andreea Ignat
  • Top Tech Stiletto - Kirsty McDonough
  • Top Tech Permanent Polish - Elysia Penn
  • Freestyle Nail Art Challenge - Karolina Wolak-Tworzydio
  • Top Tech Photographic Nail Art (Murder Mystery Theme) - Neringa Alsauskiene
  • Top Tech Photographic Classic Nail (Murder Mystery Theme) - Lisa Graves
  • Top Tech Boxed Mixed Media Nail Art (Murder Mystery Theme) - Sinead Dunleavy-Bulley
  • Top Tech Boxed Hand Painted Nail Art (Murder Mystery Theme) - Marina Ratkus
  • UK Nail Tech 2019 - Kirsty McDonough


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

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 2020 by registering for your free tickets either online or by calling the Ticket Hotline (24/7) on 01332 227 698.

Opening Times:

Sunday 3rd May 2020: 10:00am - 17:30pm

Monday 4th May 2020: 10:00am - 16:30pm


Halls 11 & 12, 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.