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New Zealand
Nail Competition 2024

Hair & Beauty expo  .  June 15th - 16th

We're super excited to bring you the 2023 New Zealand Nail Competition.
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Hello and welcome!!!


We are honored and excited to be part of your Nail Competition journey.
Here at the New Zealand Nail Competition, we aspire to build an inclusive and encouraging community where we can come together to celebrate our amazing industry. Like you, we started as doe eyed creatives looking to hone our skills and make connections. Which is 
why we are so incredibly proud to be here now,

bringing you New Zealand Nail Competition 2023


"The first time I decided to enter the NZ Nail Comps - a few years ago! I was pretty scared and apprehensive.

Putting your work put there to be judged is a huge deal. I found it to be extremely inspiring and the comps really pushed me out of my comfort zone and challenged me to improve in all areas of my nail work. It was easy to enroll and communication with the organisers of the NZ Nail Comps was very good. I would encourage any Nail Tech considering entering, new or experienced to give it a go. You never know your talent until you put it to the test " JILL ROBERTS - NZ

It’s important to us that we’re able to hold space that feels safe and inspiring to all Nail Technicians, we are committed to creating an environment that not only show cases your amazing talent but gives you the opportunity to grow and thrive in our industry. Whether fueling or reigniting your passion there is plenty of growth to harmless… we look forward to seeing you all push the boundaries of your discomfort


Amanda & Jerilee



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Our Story

New Zealand Nail Competition was founded by Darrell Harris, whose philanthropy and passion for our industry has inspired many. New Zealand Nail Competition has run Bi-annually alongside the NZ Hair and Beauty Expo since 2015. Together we have created a truly wonderful space to promote and highlight our skills and really celebrate the beautiful creatives that we are. New Zealand Nail Competition has continued to grow and adapt over the years, and in 2021 Darrell Harris passed the competition torch over to long time competitors.


Amanda Viviers - Nail Tech of the year Runner up 2017, 2019 and winner 2021. NZ Nail Competition Grand Champion 2015. Internationally trained and award winning. INJA trained Nail Judge and Certified Nail Educator. 

 Jerilee Fair - Nail Tech of the year runner up 2021. Internationally trained and award winning. NTNA top 12 -2019. INJA trained Nail Judge and Certified Nail Educator.  

with a combined 16 years of experience in the Competition scene, Amanda and Jerilee are thrilled to team up and solidify New Zealand Nail Competition's place within our ever-expanding industry. With an exciting relaunch and some pretty sweet categories happening in 2023, New Zealand Nail Competition is a great platform to showcase your talent and share your passion for all things nails. Amanda and Jerilee strive to create a supportive, product neutral space where we as a community can come together to encourage and inspire growth... so, what are you waiting for??

Please keep me updated on NZ Nail Competition.

It was a great honor to compete in front of New Zealand's best nail technicians. I found it to be a perfectly organised competition and I felt very well. Good to see all the talented work and passion. I will be there next time too and I hope that this competition will influence the industry."

-Timea Tabori

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