Details for international nail artistry competition revealed as 2018 entries open

20 Jul 2018

Beauty Expo Australia, in partnership with Nailympia London, has announced that the 2018 Nailympia Australasia competition is now open for nail technicians from around the world to enter.

Following other 2018 editions in the USA and Estonia, and prior to the 2018 London leg at the end of September, the Australasian leg of the global competition will take place on September 8th and 9th at Beauty Expo Australia, the leading national event for the beauty industry.

Attracting some of the most talented nail technicians in the industry, the competition hosts a series of events with three divisions available for competitors of varying experience levels to enter.

Nailympia Australasia 2018 includes 3D Mixed Media Boxed, Photographic, Flat Art and Runway Nails as pre-prepared entry categories, as well as the following live competitions:

  • UV Soak Off Gel Manicure
  • UV Gel Tip + Overlay
  • L&P Acrylic Sculpture
  • Perfect Match
  • Stiletto Nails
  • Reality Nails
  • Salon Nails
  • Fantasy Complete Look

A talented panel of global nail experts will judge the competition and an Awards Ceremony will take place at 4:00pm on Sunday 9 September at Beauty Expo. Some of the judges for this year’s competition include:

  • Alex Fox (UK)
  • Rachel Stevens (NZ)
  • Mirka Poikkeus (Finland)
  • Sarah Ison (Australia)
  • Elaine Watson (USA)
  • Alisha Rimando (USA)
  • Samantha Goddard (Australia)
  • Marian Newman (UK)

Beauty Expo Australia proudly provides a platform for nail technicians to enter this prestigious competition and set the bar in exceptional nail artistry. Winners will receive coverage in international press along with a series of additional prize opportunities.

Previous editions of Nailympia have been featured in media such as VICE Media, Nails magazine, and Scratch Magazine UK.

Entries for the competitions close on Tuesday 28 August 2018. Full rules and regulations are available at


Show dates:
Saturday 24 August 2019
Sunday 25 August 2019

International Convention Centre Sydney
(ICC Sydney)
Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000

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