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It’s day two of PB North at Manchester Central: here’s what’s on
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It’s the final day of Professional Beauty North at Manchester Central (September 26), and, with everything from networking opportunities to nail competitions under one roof, the event is a must-visit for professionals in the beauty industry. 

Open from 10am until 5pm, the show brings together leading brands in the beauty and spa industry under one roof, giving you the perfect opportunity to update your business’s products and treatment offering.

It’s not just brands – PB North is offers education sessions on our Business and Digital SkillsTrends and Techniques and Skin and Advanced Treatments live stages, as well as the Round Table Networking sessions.

Today also sees PB’s Nail Competitions come to Manchester, as educators, professionals and students all go head-to-head to lift the trophies!

It’s not too late to attend the event. Register for your free ticket to PB North now.

4 things to do at PB North today:

1. Enter the nail competitions

Nail technicians are invited to enter in two categories ­– Manicure and Gel Polish. These categories are open to all skill levels – whether you’re just starting out as a student or are a seasoned professional, and will take place in the morning, with the awards ceremony taking place on the Trends and Techniques stage at 4pm.

If you’ve only just decided to enter, there’s no need to worry because registrations will be open from 9:45am in the competition area.

The Manicure category gives entrants the opportunity to show their manicure skills and how they care for the natural nail and surrounding skin. Competitors will complete a standard manicure across both hands with polish on one hand only to include French and dark.

For those interested in the Gel Polish competition, you’ll be required to demonstrate your perfection gel polish application and showcase your skills, including cuticle work and file and shape.

Make sure to read the competition rules ahead of starting your entry because competitors will be disqualified if kits don’t fit the requirements. 

Are you interested in adding nail treatments to your offering? Why not head over to the competition area and watch the pros at work for some inspiration! The Manicure category will take place from 10:30-11:15am, with Gel Polish beginning at 11:45am.

 2. Sit down with industry experts and get your burning questions answered

For the first time at PB North, industry experts including Joan Scott, Dawn Knight and Sara Shoemark will be hosting Round Table Networking sessions, providing a great opportunity to network with your peers and to share you challenges and success. 

The hosts at each session will share their knowledge on the topic and you will be able to exchange and ask your questions.

 3. Learn from the best on the live stages

PB North is providing the chance for you to take your business to the next level thanks to our education sessions, taking place across three stages: Business and Digital SkillsTrends and Techniques and Skin and Advanced Treatments

On the Trends and Techniques stage, Mooeys founder Amy Lewis will be delivering a session on how you can get to grips with hot wax for facial and bikini waxing at 3pm. Earlier in the day MUA Victoria Louise will be providing a demo on how to choose the right foundation shade for your clients’ skin tones.

If you’re looking to take your treatment offering to the next level, the Skin & Advanced Treatments stage will host The Skin Professionals UK for a session on “The importance of  skin consultations”, and Andrea Simpson will be sharing how you can blend technologies to create bespoke facials in your salon.

For those interested in growing their business and digital following, The Spa at Carden’s Chloe Parry, who won the Marketing and Social Media Award at this year’s Professional Beauty Awards, will be speaking about how video content can boost your spa or salon business. Alysha Bradley, founder of the Beauty Growth Academy, will be sharing “Six steps to success in your beauty business”

Book tickets for the sessions here.

4. Discover a new brand to take on in your salon 

Whether you’re branching out into offering acrylics or looking to take your treatments to the next level with tech, there’s no better place to discover your new favourite brand than PB North.

From lashes to lasers, there’s over 120 exciting brands showcasing their latest launches and innovations, as well as the hero products you know and love. Click here to discover the brands.

There’s also an exciting crossover area with Aesthetic Medicine Live North, where you can discover brands such as Gelida Medica and HydraFacial and find out how their technologies can boost your business.

If you have any questions about PB North, you can find the answers on our FAQ page

Register for your free ticket to PB North now.

We hope to see you at the show – remember to post about your experience on social media using #PBNorth.

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