Competitors take on a record-breaking UK Nail Tech challenge
The largest ever UK Nail Tech competition took place at last weekend's Beauty UK, attracting over 200 competitors.
Increasing year on year, this record number is a testament to the event's growing reputation as the biggest nail competition outside of London and as the title to win in UK nails. Once again the competition was directed by Denise Wright and organised by Guild News, gaining sponsorship from ABT, Moyra UK, Semilac UK, Louella Belle and Nail Gaga.
Congratulations to all the winners, including Elise Wilson who won the overall UK Student Nail Tech award, and Barbara Kovacs who took home the title of UK Nail Tech 2017.
The UK Nail Tech 2017 winners are:
Top Tech Competition Nails: Fatemah Parhiz (1st); Katarzynska Kruszynska (2nd); Ashleigh Blankley (3rd)
Top Tech Permanent Polish: Erika Beck (1st); Lucy Price (2nd); Marianna Ladunca (3rd)
Salon Nail Challenge: Katarzynska Kruszynska (1st); Nicola Senior (2nd); Sandra Pranckeviciene (3rd)
Student Tip: Kelly Svensen (1st); Megan Bullock (2nd); Stephanie Orchard (3rd)
Student Permanent Polish: Judit Markus (1st); Stephanie Orchard (2nd); Elise Wilson (3rd)
Student Boxed Nail Art: Marie Knight (1st); Tina Hurley (2nd); Natalie Anderson (3rd)
Student Snapshot Challenge: Vicky Bolus (1st); Katie Willets (2nd); Elise Wilson (3rd)
Top Tech Stiletto: Katie Barnes (1st); Barbara Kovacs (2nd); Zsuzsanna Fecsik (3rd)
Freestyle Nail Art: Elaine Moore (1st); Barbara Kovacs (2nd); Louise Deakin (3rd)
Photographic Nail Art: Amanda Hawtree Taft (1st); Kayleigh Green (2nd); Marija Tanousine (3rd)
Photographic Classic: Karin Gerdes Mulder (1st and 2nd); Lisa Graves (3rd)
Boxed Nail Art Mixed Media: Rachel Thompson (1st); Natsuko Takanishi (2nd); Sally-Anne Jarvis (3rd)
Boxed Nail Art Hand Painted: Slywia Golec (1st); Natsuko Takanishi (2nd); Justyna Maris (3rd)
UK Student Nail Tech 2017: Elise Wilson
UK Nail Tech 2017: Barbara Kovacs