Gel Competition Jitters
  • September 21, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

The competition arena keeps on evolving along with the nail industry, and I can just scream for joy that gels are starting to get into competitions. The upcoming NailPro Sacramento show will be my first time entering

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Meet Traci
  • September 13, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Hi, Traci Dungan here. I’ve been a nail tech and salon owner for 15 years with my sister and best friend, Ami McClure, who is also a big competitor. Truthfully, she’s the one who inspired me

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Keywords: Traci Dungan  
“The Thrill of Victory...the Agony of Defeat”
  • September 7, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

For those of you old enough to remember the crazy tumble that skier had and amazingly lived to tell about it — well I can relate — in a nail artist kind of way.As crazy as

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Going Going, Back Back to Nor Cal
  • August 23, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I’m just so excited about going back to my home, Northern California, for the NailPro Sacramento show on October 2nd. I’m from San Francisco, and you can bet I’ll be hitting up the City while I’m there.

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Keywords: California   competitions   motivation  
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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Keywords: tradeshows  
The Importance Of Practice
  • July 22, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Well this year I was not able to attend as many nail competitions as I would like to have, but that dosen’t mean I stopped practicing.Any top nail competitor will tell you the same. The only

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Keywords: Max Estrada  
To Russia With Max
  • July 14, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

When people think of Russia and the Ukraine, they probably aren’t thinking of nails. But in fact, Russia and Ukraine are two of the only places in the world where the nail industry is at the

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Keywords: international   Max Estrada  
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  
Meet Max
  • June 24, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Max Estrada is an experienced veteran of the competition circuit. Representing Odyssey Nail Systems and having trained under a nail competition master Trang Nguyen, Max is an established nail artist who has traveled the world educating

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Making A List and Checking it Twice…No, Three times
  • June 1, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Orlando is just days away and it is time to get serious about packing. I have a basic list that is good for Salon Success and Sculptured Nail; so that is where I’ll start. Some things

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Boats
  • May 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Boats. Ask me what is on my mind lately, and I will say, “Boats!”  Premiere, Orlando is right around the corner, and I am excited to be competing in my first 3-D Nail Art Competition; the

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Keywords: 3-D nail art  
Meet Tammi
  • May 10, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

Hello everyone! Some of fellow competitors may already know me but for those who don’t please let me introduce myself. My name is Tammi Merritt. I am an educator and competition team member for Odyssey Nail

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Vegas Baby!
  • April 12, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

I have concluded that trying to do every competition location is very difficult your first year out of school. My last month has consisted of finals, the big graduation, state boards, and building my clientele at

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Keywords: nail art  
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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Keywords: tradeshows  
Mail Ins
  • March 25, 2011
  • NAILS Magazine

So the Chicago show is just around the corner. Who is ready?I was recently chatting with one of my fellow bloggers who wasn't aware that you can send in your art. So let me inform you

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