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Nail Competitors Convene at Nailympics London

Competitors from 23 nations compete on the world stage.

In September, the Olympia Beauty Show hosted The Nailympics London 2009, which drew 180 competitors from 23 nations. For the first time in its five years, competitors from Cyprus, China, France, and Australia were represented at the event. This show also saw the first team trophy awarded. There were six teams in all — Team ONS Finland, Rome Nail Academy, Victory Company Russia, Team Hungary, Nails & Beauty Italy, and Comp Team Sweden. Nails & Beauty Italy took a commanding lead, accruing 1,116.5 points over the course of the event.

<p>Competitors came from 23 nations</p>

In individual competition, techs from Sweden, Hungary, Russia, Italy, Finland, Holland, Switzerland, Latvia, the UK, France, Cyprus, and Belgium took home medals, along with perennial winners Australia and Japan. An international judging panel had representatives from the U.S., Holland, Italy, Sweden, the U.K., and Switzerland.

<p>Posing left to right are judges Ketan Patel (U.K.), Lysa Comfort (USA), Najet Hamilla Strand (Sweden), and Antonio Sacripante (Italy).</p>

“Every year I am overjoyed to see new faces from new nations and delighted to see people returning to compete,” says event organizer Alex Fox. “The Nailympics London brings a wealth of nail professionals together for a weekend like no other; dexterity, flair, creativity, and expertise are just four reasons why this event is so magnificent.”

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