5th Nailympics London – 20th – 21st September

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*Update – be sure to check out the 2009 Winners!

7 Trophies

3 divisions Winner of Winners
3 divisions Top UK / Irish Tech
1 team Trophy

7 Categories

  • Acrylic Nail Sculpture (any system) – Rules
  • L&P Tips & OverlayRules
  • Fiberglass Tip & OverlayRules
  • Gel Tip and OverlayRules
  • Fantasy Nail Art (Total Look) – Rules
  • Mixed Media Nail (Art Box) – Rules
  • Mixed Media NailRules

There are 100 points to work towards in each category.

General Competition Rules


The 3 division Nailympics system means everyone stands a chance of winning – novices compete against novices and masters against masters.

Division 1 Novice

Students and professional nail technicians that have never participated in any type of nail competition anywhere in the world and those that have but have never placed in the top three.

Division 2 Apprentice

Students and professional nail technicians that have placed or won a competition anywhere in the world or are ranked as a top competitor.

Division 3 Master

A Master must enter at least 3 competitions
(mixed media and fantasy do not qualify).
Anyone who owns any portion of a nail manufacturing company, any nail tech that is employed full time by a manufacturer in the capacity of producing nails for advertising, photo shoots or education programmes.
Any competitor that has won a world title or placed first in a minimum of six competitions.

Everyone can compete anyone can win


Division 1 Novice

1 competition entry – £40
2 competition entries – £80
3 competition entries or more – £95

Division 2 Apprentice

1 competition entry – £70
2 competition entries – £140
3 competition entries or more – £185

Division 3 Master
£275 (min 3 categories, max 6 categories)


Sunday 20th September 2009

07.00 Registration
08.00 Acrylic Nail Sculpture (2 1/2 hrs)
10.00 Registration / Mixed Media Boxed deadline
10.30 Sculpture ends
12.00 Acrylic Tip & Overlay (2hrs)
14.00 Acrylic Tip & Overlay ends
15.30 Wrap Tip & Overlay (2hrs)
17.30 Wrap ends

Monday 21st September 2009

07.00 Registration
08.00 Gel Tip & Overlay (2 hrs)
10.00 Gel ends
11.00 Fantasy
12.00 Fantasy ends
15.30 Awards

The judging is blind, meaning only the models’ hands will be seen by each judge, with the exception of the Fantasy Nail Art competition.

The Nailympics started in the USA 7 years ago by three nail brands (EzFlow, IBD, Too Much Fun) wanting to create an impartial, non-profit making nail competition. This Exclusive Nail Championship in London attracts the most competitors ever seen at a UK nail competition.

Judges are flown in from all over the world to create an international flavour and bring fresh, new eyes to the event.

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