Rachel Burke named Irish National Nail Tech

Sligo-based nail tech and educator Rachel Burke has been named Irish National Nail Tech 2019, as nail technicians from across Ireland and further afield gathered to compete in this year's annual Irish National Nail Tournament.

Held as part of the Irish Beauty Show in Dublin, this year's competition saw seven categories, including live competitions, photographic and nail art tournaments, showcasing the huge talent and creativity the Irish nail industry has to offer.

Open to all nail technicians across Ireland, the competition was run by Denise Wright, champion nail technician and nail educator, alongside ABT and the Irish Beauty Show. Supporters and sponsors included NSI, Creative Academy, Gelish, Magnetic Nails, The Beauty School, The Manicure Company, Bio Sculpture Gel, Ez Flow, Asu Nail & Beauty, Astonishing Nails, Le Chat, Crystal Nails Ireland, E.Mi, Morgan Taylor, Pro Impressions, and Beauty Pro.

The event boasted an enviable judging panel of some of Ireland's most elite nail experts, educators and distributors: Emma Harris, Katie Barnes, Inga Jonutyte, Katarzyna Kruszynska, Gosia Ollek, Ilona Konsek, Karolina Boczek, Hazel Dixon, and Jacqui O'Sullivan.

In order to gain her crown, Rachel competed in numerous categories, being placed first, second or third, and gaining 839 points, the most overall.

Rachel Burke Irish National Nail Tech 2019 winner with Denise Wright Irish Beauty Show
Rachel Burke receives her prize as Irish National Nail Tech 2019 from competition director, Denise Wright.
Congratulations to this year's Irish National Nail Tournament winners:

Permanent Polish 
1st Ligita Cesnaite 147 points
2nd Rachel Burke 140 points
3rd Joanna Gorecka 137.5 points

Salon Nails
1st Izabela Wozniak 156 points
2nd Kirsty Macdonough 147 points
3rd Rachel Burke 123 points

Pink & White
1st Izabela Wozniak 197 points
2nd Andrea Nagy 184 points
3rd Kirsty Macdonough 182 points

1st Kirsty Macdonough 133 points
2nd Andrea Nagy 134 points
3rd Izabela Wozniak 137 points

Photographic Classic – Caribbean Carnival theme
1st Rachel Burke 165 points
2nd Ivita Voiceha 176 points
3rd Karin Gerdes-Mulder 177 points

Photographic Nail Art – Caribbean Carnival theme
1st Wioletta Kijowska 144.5 points
2nd Dominika Nowak 147 points
3rd Elina Abele 148 points

Showcase – Hand Painting – Caribbean Carnival theme
1st Wioletta Kijowska 157 points
2nd Andrea Toth 158 points
3rd Rachel Burke 168 points

Showcase - Mixed Media – Caribbean Carnival theme
1st Rachel Burke 146 points
2nd Sara Tomczyk 134 points
3rd Anna Kunecka 122 points

Designer Disc
1st Aneta Denkowska 99 points
2nd Natalia Mika 94 points
3rd Rachel Burke 92 points

Irish National Nail Tech 2019
Rachel Burke 839 points