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Nail It and be recognised and awarded for your creativity and skills, in the Professional Beauty annual National Nail Competitions, hosted in conjunction with the JHB Professional Beauty Exhibition being held at the Gallagher Convention Centre 

Since The Professional Beauty Annual Nail Competitions started 14 years ago it has grown from strength to strength proving that competing definitely improves your skill set. It just goes to show that perseverance pays, with our Nail Professionals show casing the most remarkable skills and abilities year after year. 

The competitions gives absolutely everyone in the industry the opportunity to participate with others at the same level and put their talents to the test, whether you’re experienced or just starting out as an aspiring nail technician. With a variety of categories and levels which you can enter into to match your expertise such as; Showcase and Live Nail Design Categories, Classic & Design Gel Polish Application, Nail Enhancement Categories for Novice & Intermediate, Sculpting for the more advanced and an exciting new category for Masters, Extreme Sculpts, Structures & Shapes. Showcase Nail Design categories rules and details are listed separately as NailFile Showcase Design Challenge.


Competing is not only about winning and putting your skills and abilities to the ultimate test, but also the perfect platform and opportunity by which to gain further experience. Uplift your skills and advance your capabilities, to be recognised as a true professional, offering the highest of standards in every way. 

It can also be such a boost for your confidence and career, inspiring you to be the very best that you can be, taking you from being just an average nail professional to an expert with remarkable skills and expertise.


Competitions also assist in uplifting and setting standards within the professional nail industry, which is something we are all striving to achieve.


Professional Beauty along with our Competition Sponsors will be awarding the top 3 Nail Technicians in each category. The winners in each category will receive a beautiful crystal trophy, sponsored prize as well as a certificate and recognition in the Professional Beauty and NailFile magazines.

Thank you to our sponsors 

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