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Premiere Orlando Competitions
  • July 26, 2012
  • NAILS Magazine

Wow what a busy show season!! I competed in three competitions in Orlando, the Soak Off Gel Manicure (a timed competition), 3-D Nail Art with “Everything Is Bigger in Texas” theme, and Fantasy Nail Competition with

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Keywords: Amanda Lenher   fantasy nail art   tradeshows  
Nailympics Recap
  • November 23, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The Nailmypics that were held this past Oct. 23 and 24 saw competitors from all over the world coming together to compete under top-quality judging and in challenging events. Nail techs from Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia,

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Meet Shannon
  • November 4, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Here We Go Again!And just like that, the bug has bitten me again. Aloha, I’m Shannon McCown, Educator for Nubar, and returning to the competition arena after a six-year hiatus. I can’t begin to tell you

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Reflecting On the Past and Looking To the Future
  • July 27, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

So the end of my second competition season came to a close in Las Vegas this June. It was certainly a fast-paced month and I think I am finally catching up on all the other things

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Classic Wins 2nd in Fantasy Nail Art!
  • July 1, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

To put it simply, it was the best worst and weekend ever. I have never slept so little and eaten so little, but yet I came out on top and wanting more. Last weekend showed me

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Gaining Momentum
  • April 5, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Hey everyone, did you enjoy ISSE Chicago? Isn’t it great to have an exciting show that allows you to get motivated about your work. Well I missed this one but I didn't miss the competition. I

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What A Trip!
  • February 18, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I made it back from ISSE, and I can tell you that I will go to that show every year. Competition aside for a moment, the classes, demos and showroom (vendors) were amazing! 

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Keywords: California   competitions   tradeshows  
2011 Nail Competition Championships
  • December 9, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I’ve been getting the question of “what’s next?” a lot lately. And the truth is that I have new ideas. I haven’t missed a single competition in the United States for five years. Plus, I added international

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Keywords: tradeshows  
The Trouble with Models
  • November 9, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Wrangling models is always a chore. If you don’t have a model that you work with regularly, then you have to find one on the trade show floor or try to meet someone online and then

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Post Sac
  • October 25, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

The Sacramento show was the fourth and final event in the Nailpro Cup Series of competitions. With a grand total of 21 competitions over four events, it is the most rigorous nail competition series in the

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Dear Readers
  • September 2, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

I have to apologize for my errant responsibility shirking, it was the zucchini’s fault. But that is an entirely different subject and if you would like to read about it you can do so here on

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Check Out These Scores
  • July 1, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

With Premier behind us and Sacramento still a few months away, now is the perfect time to take a step back and re-evaluate goals. If you’e anything like me, your goals are always evolving and that

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Keywords: motivation   tradeshows  
Insider Chronicles
  • June 22, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

So here I am, sitting on the couch, staring at my laptop. It’s 11:35 am and this blog should have been written and submitted by now. But here I sit. Sometimes it’s hard for me to

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Keywords: tradeshows  
Return From Florida
  • June 16, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

It’s a sad day when Lynn has to get on a plane to leave Florida. I would happily move there today. But at the very least, I plan to retire there. (I know I know, retirement

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Keywords: tradeshows  
IBS Las Vegas Competition Winners
  • May 12, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

 So it’s taken a little while, but here are your nail competition winners for the IBS Las Vegas Show.  Hand Painted Nail Art Novice 3rd Iryna Giblett 2nd Kim Hyun 1st Ryoko Garcia  Veteran 3rd Kirsty Meakin2nd Mariko

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Lynn Lammers Interview
  • April 30, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

Lynn got a chance to talk to NAILS right after the Design Sculptured Flower Theme competition. Here's what she said about how she did and what other competitions she was looking forward to. (Video is in

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Keywords: Design Sculptured   tradeshows  
Back from IBS
  • April 28, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

We drove 3 1/2 hours from Las Vegas last night, arriving home at about 10:30 p.m. I was grateful not to have to fly this time. Not that I don’t like to travel — because I

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Keywords: Design Sculptured   tradeshows  
ISSE Competition Recap
  • February 9, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

For my recap on the competitions at ISSE, I want to first talk a little about the Mirror Image competition. I know this is not a brand new competition, but in my five years of competing

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Keywords: tradeshows  
My Peeps
  • February 4, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

“I’d like to first thank the academy...” You know how these fluffy acceptance speeches go. But I constantly have one rolling around in my head (and it’s just as fluffy as any other). So now coming off my

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Keywords: motivation   tradeshows  
Pay the Lady, Pay the Lady, Pay the Lady!
  • February 2, 2010
  • NAILS Magazine

 I’m back from ISSE with THREE 1st place trophies in hand! I celebrated by sleeping in, because on competition days I’m up as early as 4:30 a.m. Although I woke up this morning feeling like I

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