The Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo’s Manifest Nail Awards are now open for entries! This year the competition takes a new direction with internationally renowned expert Tracey Boyle as the 2012 Nail Awards Coordinator. Get ready for a streamlined program with new and edgy fashion-forward themes and amazing prizes.

Tracey Boyle is a 16-year veteran of the nail and beauty industry and has judged numerous shows on a global scale including the UK Nail Awards. She brings her international experience and training to the expo with the aim to grow and develop the Sydney and Australian competitions to have a reputation within global nail industry. In order to “establish the Australian Nail Awards on a Global Scale”, Tracey has designed this years competition to “give technicians both greater choice and more opportunity to grow”.

With a streamlined program with themes that are relevant to all nail technicians, this years Manifest Nail Awards categories include Photographic Nail Art, Photographic Natural Nails and Fantasy Runway all with the theme ‘The Oscars’. The 3D Nail Art, Flat Nail Art and Embedded Nail Art will feature the ‘London 2012’ theme. Classic categories remain this year being Manicure, Tips & Overlay and Sculpting, while the newest category this year will be Gel Polish.

Tracey will also be bringing worldwide industry renowned technicians to improve the Australian education available including Sam Biddle who will be offering a two-day Nail Artistry Workshop at the expo (stay tuned for more information)!

The Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo is thrilled to announce Professional Beauty as the official media partner of the Manifest Nail Awards. This year's overall winner, the nail technician with the highest overall points throughout the competition, will be awarded the Robert Bowrey Perpetual Trophy with a $1000 cash prize, so get your entries in now (entries close 27 July 2012).

Registration for the ‘Manifest’ Nail Awards is now open! Forms, rules and regulations available at