Here’s what you need to know about the Nailympia Online competition (2nd edition)

By Helena Biggs | 26 August 2021 | Events, News

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Following the postponement of the in-person Nailympia London competition due to take place in October 2021, the organisers have moved the international nail competition online for a second edition.

The first edition was a huge success, and gave nailists from all corners of the globe the opportunity to compete across a number of categories – despite the constraints of the pandemic. Nailympia Online affords the opportunity to create nail styles at home, before they are judged virtually by an international panel of acclaimed industry judges.

Registration for Nailympia Online (2nd edition) is open from 6pm GMT 26 August – 1 December 2021.

The categories, which cross three skill divisions, are:

  1. Poster 1 – Extreme Nails & Face – Theme: Light Warrior
  2. Poster 2 – Manicure – short nails (natural or French – colour image) – length no more than small free edge over the finger
  3. Poster 3 – Toe-tally Pedicure – open theme
  4. Marketing Card – A5 or larger – present 3 images – pedicure, manicure, artificial nails: show design & French.
  5. Gel Polish – One hand floral design – one hand French (any colour/style French)
  6. Design nails for an album cover. Theme: Soul Train
  7. Nightlife – design nails showcasing the theme: Black & Gold : Matte & Gloss
  8. Flat Art – 10 tips. Theme: Pop Art
  9. Mixed Media Art – 10 tips. Theme – open
  10. Art on Nails more than 1 inch. Theme – Futuristic/Sci-Fi
  11. Art on Nails more than 2 inches. Theme – Geodes
  12. Invent a Nail Shape – more than two inches – theme – colour palette inspired by the colours of a peacock
  13. Joy of Nails – Three different nail styles on one hand.
The competition also presents a challenge for Division 4 nail experts:

Judges are looking for the ‘WOW’ factor. The more skills and creativity you show the better. It’s a showcase of skills. No restrictions on size or length. The nails have to present as follows:

1 – Lipstick
2 – Edge
3- Stiletto
4 – Razor Blade
5 – Russian Almond

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