Fancy a spring challenge in Dublin?

Feel like challenging yourself this Spring? If so, take a trip to Dublin for the annual Irish National Nail Tournament and Irish National Make-up Tournaments. Plus, there's also the brand new Irish National Body Paint Tournament with a Studio 54 theme, just launched. 

Taking place across Sunday 8th and Monday 9th March at the RDS as part of the annual Irish Beauty Show, all three competitions are open to any professional nail technician or make-up artist, as well as students.

Irish National Body Paint Tournament
On Sunday 8th March, the brand new Irish National Body Paint Tournament takes place, covering Brush & Sponge, Freestyle, and Student Freestyle categories. The competition is being held in association with Dublin Body Paint. If you would like to take part in the Body Paint competition but are short of a model, contact the organisers who can help.

Irish National Nail Tournament
Also taking place on Sunday 8th March, the Irish National Nail Tournament returns, with a Rags to Riches theme for photographic and art competitions. Categories taking place for 2020 include: 

  • Top Tech Competition Nails
  • Salon Nail Challenge
  • Freestyle Stiletto
  • Top Tech Permanent Polish
  • Student Gel Polish
  • Top Tech Photographic Classic Nails 
  • Top Tech Photographic Nail Art 
  • Top Tech Boxed Nail Art Mixed Media 
  • Top Tech Boxed Nail Art - Hand Painted Techniques
If you aren't able to travel to Dublin for the live competition on the Sunday, then the Photographic and Boxed Nail Art categories are an ideal option for you!

Irish National Make-up Tournament
On Monday 9th March, the Irish National Make-up Tournament takes place, with categories as follows:

Professional Categories
  • Bridal: High Fashion
  • Creative: Rags to Riches
Student Category
  • Bridal: High Fashion
Face Chart Category
  • Creative
Entry to all three competitions is now open, with a deadline for entries of 21st February 2020. For more information and to download competition packs, visit and click on Event.