What: A two-day show for beauty professionals with top brands exhibiting the best in hair, skin, nails and makeup, including Artistic Nail Design, China Glaze, CND, Cuccio, Dashing Diva, Dermalogica, Essie, Fake Bake, Gelish, IBD, Nail Tek, NovaLash, OPI, SpaRitual and TIGI. Also, this year a new competition was added to the line-up, Art of Makeup, and the new Medical stage to equip professionals in this growing niche market.
Who: The education stage featured speakers including educators from Gelish, Artistic Nail Design, and OPI who spoke on topics including the Business of Beauty, Creativity of Nails, the Art of Makeup and Beauty Goes Medical.
Highlights: Part of the Olympia Beauty trade show, this year’s Nailympics Competition brought industry nail pros from around the world to the UK for a top-notch head-to-head competition in creative nail design to claim the title in ten categories, judged by panelists from Australia, Italy, Japan, UK, USA, Slovenia and Sweden. The work showed a range of creative talent, using everything from dried flowers to crushed shells to the latest gels. There were three divisions of winners in each category according to skill level, from novices who have never before competed (Division 1), apprentices who have competition experience (Division 2), and masters who have placed or won a competition (Division 3).
Congratulations to the first-place winners from each division! See the full list of winners here.
When & Where: September 23 – 24 in London, UK
Photos courtesy of Olympia Beauty