N19 Champs

Compete with the Best

September 22nd, 2019

September 22nd, 2019

Kick off the new term with your best work and get your entries in for our Warpaint North Championships 2019.  Registration is open and we can’t wait to welcome competitors to the floor at Professional Beauty North on Monday 14th October at our new venue of Event City in Manchester.

There are levels for both pros and students in our four categories and entries cost £25 for pros and £10 for students.  Registration closes at 10am on Thursday 14th February, so decide on your category, pick your model and get practicing.  Click here for full details and here to register – don’t forget to register your model too and complete your model release form.

Student levels are sponsored by VTCT.  The categories and themes are as follows:


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Theme:  Karl Lagerfeld

Time allowed – 2 hours

One of the fashion industry’s most iconic sons, Karl Lagerfeld’s influence stretched over four decades.  Helming Chanel since 1983, his work encompassed both the ready-to-wear and couture lines of Coco’s famous House, along with his own label and collaborated with Silvia Fendi to create Fendi’s ready-to-wear collections.  Celebrated for his renaissance-like intelligence, Lagerfeld’s aesthetic was imbued with cultural and historical reference points. Do your research well – use books and videos, as well as the internet, and remember that your finished look needs to work at a distance as well as close up.

Your accompanying Mood Board will storyboard your inspiration and vision.  You’ll be talking through this with the judges, Yasmin Heinz and VTCT’s Carole Lindsay, to walk them through your creation.  Both male and female models are permitted.  Style your model to complete your look, with carefully sourced clothing and great looking hair to reflect your creation.


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Theme:  Social Activism

Time allowed – 5 hours for pros, 4 hours for students

Whether it’s the #MeToo movement has resonated with you or it’s the historical struggles of the Suffragettes, bring your creation to life and take your design to another level.  Judged once again by two of the UK’s leading bodypainters, Jennie Roberts and Emma Cammack, we’re looking for exceptional work, either brush and sponge or airbrush, combined with costume, headpiece and innovative use of props.  Present your inspiration board.

Judges are looking for interpretation of theme, application, uses of adornment to enhance work and technique, as well as marking the design for the face and consideration for fellow competitors.  Disciplines allowed: airbrush, brush and sponge combined (you may use all or any these).  Stencils are permitted, but must not be used for more than 25% of the overall design.  Nude painting is prohibited, and all models must wear suitable protective underwear and professional standard nipple covers.

For the Pro Category, the entire body must be fully painted, have no items tied of strapped to the body, and have no shoes or boots higher than below the knee.  Prosthetics may be used, but must cover no more than 15% of the overall design.  Students paint the upper body only and entrants may costume the head and lower body to match their design.

Film and TV

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Theme: Revolutions

Time allowed – 2 hours

Contestants are required to design and make-up a character from a revolutionary period – this can be historical or cultural, from any part of the world.  A suitable costume must be sourced.

Film and TV character takes influence from a revolutionary period, whether cultural or historical and from any corner of the globe.  Make sure your character will satisfy the compulsory elements listed below.  Your inspiration board should be well researched and will be presented to the judges, Stuart Bray and Angela Youngs, as part of process.

Real Beauty

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Theme:  International Woman – 1 model, 2 looks, 4 key products

Time allowed – 2 hours with a break after 90 minutes for photography

Section 1 – 90 minutes for daytime look

Section 2 – 30 minutes for evening look

Remember that the only prep you may do prior to the competition starting is nails.  You must do your model’s hair and make-up from beginning to end in the time allotted.

This category is about creating a look for real women, not a professional model, and is judged by Armand Beasley and Thomas Hope on your ability to bring out the subject’s natural features, as well as application and technique.  Style her to perfection from top to toe.  Make sure you bring your Mood Board to show the inspiration for your work.

You will be taking creating a look for an international woman of any heritage, designing an age-appropriate classic design that accentuates your model’s style.  Showcase your transformation techniques and create two looks in the allotted time.  Your first look is for daytime and you have 90 minutes for this, after which your model will be photographed and you will then transform the make-up to an evening version.

Not participating?  You can attend #PBNorth free of charge and see all the participants’ work in the flesh.  Use this link to register as a visitor.




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By Emma Rutherford

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