Last Call

September 9th, 2016

September 9th, 2016

We are crossing off the days on our calendar until the next Professional Beauty show, which is now less than two weeks away.  Entry for the Warpaint Championships is still open for artists to come and show off their talent. During the two day event, we have scheduled some great speakers who will uncover the latest tips and tricks of the trade.

Warpaint collage

Our deadline for our very own #InstaWarpaint is this Friday so you still have time to get creative and snap some marvellous pictures.  It’s an online only competition so you can design and shoot your creation in your own back garden or even abroad.

Last years winning entry by Chloe Winslade

Last year’s winning entry by Chloe Winslade

If you are already registered for the Warpaint Championships, this could be extra competition you can enter.  We are looking for an original image and make-up which circles the theme of Alice in Wonderland.  Entries need to be emailed to and with the completed online booking form.

Lauren Owen's Warpaint entry won her second place

Lauren Owen’s Warpaint entry won her second place

Entry is £25 and you can enter as many times as you wish.  Lecturers can also enter their students to see if they have got what it takes to win the category.  All digital entries must be in colour with a minimum of 300dpi.

If you haven’t already, put your skills to the test and show off your talent in our Warpaint Championships.  You can register for one of the categories here.  Entries in all categories at the Professional Beauty show will cost £10 for students and £25 for professionals.  The deadline for the competition entries is 10am on 15th September.

PBLondon edit

The Film and TV category will see artists creating authentic wounds to represent a character that was in The Blitz.  SFX artists Mike Peel and Hannah Wing will come together once more to judge this category.



For our Runway category we are doing a throwback to The ’80s.  This year will give artists a chance to discover their inner Madonna, Cyndi Lauper or any of the many trends that were prominent during that era.  Celebrity make-up artists, Collette Casey and Tally Bookbinder, are joining forces to judge the Runway and will look at the artist’s inspiration from the era and how well they transform it onto the runway.

tally and collette

The Female Boss dominates our Real Beauty category where entrants are tasked to transform their model’s make-up from the desk to a night out using only an additional four items.  Our staple judging expert, Armand Beasley, has a great track record of picking winners when last year’s winner of his category, Alice Rouillon, has gone on to assist him at numerous glamorous events.


The bodypainting theme for this year is United States of America and our favourite Paintopia artists Catriona Finlayson and Jennie Roberts will be judging the competition.

Paintopia pb

They will also be demonstrating on Live Stage 1 showcasing their skills with a similar theme “Born in the USA” on Sunday 18th.

Warpaint invites colleges from across the UK to enter their students for a chance to win the College Cup.  Points are allotted to the winner of each category, and the college with the highest amount of points at the end of the day wins the cup.  Each college can enter five students for a chance to win prizes for the team, the winning student and their lecturer.

College Cup Winners from Professional Beauty North 2015- Manchester College

College Cup Winners from Professional Beauty North 2015- Manchester College

Tickets to the show are FREE, as are the talks on the two Live Stages – click here to register for tickets to attend.  On Live Stage 1, we have some great speakers lined up for you.

PB stage

On Sunday 18th, we have Kryolan’s rising star, Gemma Horner, bringing some red carpet glamour to the stage as she will exhibit the latest seasonal beauty looks.


ARTDECO’s Ger Kealy Cunniffe will be walking back onto the live stage to present her Sculpt and Strobe demonstration.

Ger-Kealy-Cunniffe-large pb

On Monday, Victoria Lee, also from Kryolan, will also be speaking on the live stage on how to use cosmetics to camouflage skin.


Ash Cosmetics will be making their debut to the live stage with their director, Aisha Latif, doing a step-by-step guide on how to correct problematic areas on the face.


For the full schedule of demonstrations, click here.



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