Kristy’s bid to nail award

Chelsea O’Brien and Jade Bedford from Kristy’s beauty salon in Whitby are competing in the International Manicurist of the Year Awards on Sunday.

Company partner Erica Legg said: “Jade and Chelsea are very calm, relaxed nail technicians which will stand them in good stead during the competition against over 400 nail technicians.”

The Spa Manicure competition includes nail-shaping, soaking, cuticle work, exfoliation, massage and the use of hot oil or paraffin wax- they need to paint one hand with red polish and the other with a French finish during the 75-minute treatment. They’re also entered in the Permanent Polish category, with 60 minutes to paint one hand with red cream polish- 3 fingers with French polish and 2 with art designs.

Jade said: “We enjoy working with clients’ colour schemes for special occasions so the permanent polish competition is what I’m looking forward to the most”