The National Make Up Awards 2018, supported by the National Association of Screen Make-up Artists and Hairdressers (NASMAH), are taking place as part of Beauty UK, held at the NEC Birmingham on Sunday 20th and Monday 21st May.

Entering provides you the ideal opportunity to showcase your skills to a panel of industry leading judges, and with separate categories for professionals and students, there's sure to be a category for you!


Overall Awards: 

  • Overall Award – Editorial/Fashion Artistry 
  • Overall Award – Editorial/Fashion Artistry - Hair 
  • Overall Award – Screen/TV/Simulation 
  • Overall Award – Body Painting/Airbrushing 

Category Awards:

  • Best Bridal Make-up 
  • Best High Fashion Make-up 
  • Best Simulation Make-up 
  • Best Fantasy Make-up 
  • Best Body Painting/Airbrushing Make-up
  • Best Bridal Hair 
  • Best High Fashion Hair 


Professional Application Form

Student Application Form


Professionals: £35, before Friday 11th May

Students: £20, before Friday 11th May

Britain's Premier Beauty Show Returns

Supported by:

Guild News

Every year, Birmingham welcomes thousands of beauty professionals to Beauty UK, held at the NEC in May - in fact, Beauty UK is the largest beauty trade show outside of London. With four shows under one roof, visitors not only have the opportunity to see the latest Spring / Summer launches in beauty, nails, tanning, hair and complementary therapies, but also enjoy free educational experiences including the ABT Seminar Programme, Hair UK Style Stage and the Holistic Health Demo Stage.

Join us at Beauty UK 2018 by registering for your free tickets either online or by calling the Ticket Hotline (24/7) on 01332 227 698.

Opening Times:

Sunday 20th May 10:00am - 5:30pm

Monday 21st May 10:00am - 5:00pm


Halls 17, 18 & 19, The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham B40 1NT

Event Admission Policy:

Entrance to Beauty UK is strictly trade only. Free entry is available to visitors who register before the show, and who bring their free tickets with them. Entrance on the day is priced at £20 per person / £10 per student. There is a strict policy that babies and children under the age of 14 years will be refused admission - no prams or pushchairs are allowed. Please note there are no crèche facilities available onsite. The event organiser reserves the right to refuse admission. For more information please call 01332 227 698.