Warwickshire nail tech to compete in worldwide nail competition

A Warwickshire nail artist and educator has been shortlisted as the only UK finalist to become NAILS' Next Top Nail Artist.
Katie Barnes has passed the first two rounds of cuts as part of a vigorous screening process, and is now one of 12 carefully selected competitors from around the world.

Starting January 22nd 2018, the remaining finalists will receive a new themed challenge each week to showcase their skills in a variety of ways, as well as shooting step-by-step tutorials and sharing their entries via social media. The final three contestants will then be flown to Premiere Orlando 2018 for the official crowning of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season Five.

Katie, who has been in the industry for 10 years and has a multitude of awards and accolades under her belt, including ‘Top Tech Stiletto Nails' at Beauty UK, runs a fully accredited training academy, and was named a top 24 contestant in the competition last year.

“I am proud to be representing the UK in this worldwide competition, and want to show others that they can achieve their dreams and ambitions,” she says. “I am grateful for this opportunity and excited for the weekly challenges to begin.”