COMPETITION INSIDER (http://blogs.nailsmag.com/competitioninsider
Excerpt from “The Trouble with Models” posted on November 9, 2010
“Wrangling models is always a chore. If you don’t have a model who you work with regularly, then you have to find one on the trade show floor or try to meet someone online and then convince them to show up at the convention center at 6:30 in the morning...on a Sunday...when all but one door is locked. Good luck. I learned that lesson the hard way my first year competing. I didn’t want to spend the money to bring a model so I would go to the competitions hoping to just pick one up. And consequently, I would never place any higher than 4th, which doesn’t get me any winnings. I don’t want to take a chance on not having a perfect model or even worse, no model at all. I figure if I’m going to spend all that money getting there, then I might as well go the extra distance and guarantee myself a good model. The winnings usually cover the added expense and I get to bring home trophies. Since then, I bring my own model to every competition.”
For the last year, Lammers has shared her competition secrets and pre- and post-competition rituals with us at the Competition Insider. In 2011, she’ll continue to off er her expert advice and she’ll be joined by a number of other competitors — both new and experienced.
Lynn Lammers earned the number-one spot onNAILS Top 25 Competitors List three years in a row.
Contact Tim.Crowley@bobit.com if you are a competitor who would like to contribute to this blog.