NAILS Magazine Shows made continuing education a priority at its New Jersey show held September 11-12. For the first time, all classes and seminars were free for attendees at this show. Class attendance was sold out.
On Saturday, education included drills, infection control, nail art, reflexology, fiberglass, fiberglass with white tips, chemical and technical knowledge, and sculptured acrylic. On Monday, “Art of Business” day, workshops included Business Confidential, How to Prevent No-Shows, AIDS Awareness, For Students Only, Secrets of Success Salon Owner Panel, and Time Management. The salon owner panel was extremely popular. In this workshop, owners of well-known, successful salons were invited to sit on a panel at the show and answer nail technicians’ questions about running a successful salon.
The competitions, always a big hit at this show, drew the most number of competitors ever entered in a division to the Professional Sculptured Nail category. A special trophy for the school whose student won in Student Acrylic Tip and Overlay, went to Judi Lanes, to recognize its high educational standards. A raffle of nail products added to the fun. Galaxy Nail Products, Home Grown Creations, NAILS Magazine, Nails Direct, and Princess Nails were some of the donors. These were the results of the nail competitions:
Decathlon Nails: Gold, Anita Lime, Albany, Ga; silver, Kimberly Patterson, Fairfax, Va.
Professional Acrylic Tip & Overlay: First place, Barbara (Bu) Domenech, E. Hills, N.Y.; second place, Denise Bordui, Lansing, Mich.; third place, Sylvia Nawrot, Newport, Del.
Student Acrylic Tip & Overlay: First place, Raquel Ferreira, Judi Lanes, Ridge, N.Y.; second place, Josette Barkley, Van Voorhis Penn.; third place, Donna Taldone, Judi Lanes, E. Islip, N.Y.
Professional Sculptured Nail: First place, Tom Bachik, Bakersfield, Calif.; second place, Nancy Bergere, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; third place, Barbara Van Brandenburg, Cresskil, N.J.
Fiberglass Tip & Overlay: First place, Lisa Rible, Brielle, N.J; second place, Regina DiSiena, Brooklyn, N.Y.; third place, Lisa Sheinfeld, Amityville, N.Y.
Flat Nail Art: First place, Patricia Alotta, Brooklyn, N.Y.; second place, Maria Salandra, Cliffside Park, N.J.; third place, Caridad Jorge, Union City, N.J.
Fantasy Nail Art (N.Y.C. theme): First place, Kimberly Patterson, Fairfax, Va.; second place, Laura Boyan, Middletown, N.Y.
Airbrush: First place, Danielle Parcelli, Tuckerton, N.J.; second place, Erica Parham, Newark, N.J.; third place, Lynette Caselli, Pt. Jefferson, N.Y.