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Persistence Pays Off for Self-Portrait Contest Winner

This year's winner spent six hours on her final design. 

Yoko Dykes
<p>Yoko Dykes</p>
Thang Bui
<p>Thang Bui</p>


Recipient of an honorable mention in our 2003 competition, nail tech Regina Sifuentes Bishop of The Spa at Moody gardens in Galveston, Texas, is the talented winner of NAILS’ 2005 nail Art Self-Portrait Contest.

A nail tech for just two years (she was still a student when she earned her hono0rable mention), Bishop says she’s always enjoyed painting, though she’s had no formal training.

Regina Sifuentes Bishop
<p>Regina Sifuentes Bishop</p>
Kerri Holleman
<p>Kerri Holleman</p>

The most challenging part of the painting, she says, was the nose. “It drove me crazy. I started several different nails and ended up scrapping them halfway through - usually when i got to the nose,” says Bishop. “To be honest, I spent a good six hours on it. There was a lot of trial and error involved.” Congratulations also go to second place winner Kerri Holleman of Simplicity Salon in Groveland, Mass., third-place winner Thang Bui of B&T Nails in Apopka, Fla. Our thanks to everyone who entered this year’s competition. 

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