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Jaime Schrabeck Behind the Scenes at Global Beauty Masters

March 31, 2016  | Article

What's it like for a nail tech and salon owner to be handpicked as competition director for a televised show? Jaime Schrabeck shares her wild ride with Global Beauty Masters.

Keywords: competitions   John Hauk  

On My Mind: A Life-Changing Experience

January 1, 2015  | Article

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist 2014 winner Ryoko Garcia shares her thoughts on how winning the nail art contest changed her life.

Keywords: competitions   learning new techniques   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   On My Mind   Ryoko Garcia  

Losing a Friend. My Memories of Vicki Peters

December 31, 2014  | Article

Vicki loved nails, the nail industry, nail technicians, nail magazines, nail jokes, nail cruises, nail trends, nail memes, nail salons, nail shows, and just about anything nail-related.

Keywords: competitions   Kupa   Kym Lee   obituaries   Tom Holcomb  

Mars and Venus in the Salon

December 19, 2014  | Article

On the nail competition floor, couple Emese Koppànyi and Frédéric Edange can be found both paired together and battling each other. The duo married in Las Vegas in 2014, then for their “honeymoon” won the Perfect Match category together. The newlyweds talk about the male-female dynamic in the nail salon and beyond.

Keywords: competitions   male nail techs   salon profiles  

Ryoko Garcia Is NAILS Next Top Nail Artist

April 2, 2014  | Article

The nine-year industry veteran from Florida (by way of Japan) dedicated every free moment to completing each of the weekly challenges. Her artistic skills, attention to detail, and love of her craft helped her win the title of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist.

Keywords: competitions   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   Ryoko Garcia  

NW Nail Tech Retreat Rocked

February 4, 2014  | Article

More than 100 nail techs descended on Camp Burton just outside of Seattle to attend the third NW Nail Tech Retreat held October 18-21, 2013.

Keywords: competitions   networking event  

Creativity Was on Display at the Nailympics London

December 28, 2012  | Article

London was buzzing in September as the world’s top nail technicians traveled from all over the globe to compete in The Nailympics London, one of the nail industry’s most creative and hotly contested competitions.

Keywords: competitions   Nailympics   tradeshows  

Top 25: Allison Baker Lands Top Spot in 2012

September 30, 2012  | Article

After dabbling in competitions for years, nail tech Allison Baker started this year out with gusto by keeping her competition schedule full and her product applications perfect. Her hard work paid off — landing her in the #1 spot on this year’s Top 25 list above a group of very talented and competitive nail techs.

Keywords: artist profiles   competitions   Top 25 Competitors  

Empire’s Future Professionals Focus on Success

August 22, 2012  | Article

Designed to jump-start beauty professionals’ careers with an infusion of energy, education, and enthusiasm, Empire Education Group’s Future Professionals Expo — which took place in Hershey, Pa., in May — is the largest trade show, expo, and competition event of its kind in the country

Keywords: competitions   Empire Education Group   student issues  

Beauty College Beats Its Own Guinness World Record for Manicures

July 26, 2012  | Article

London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) raised approximately £1,000 at its Guinness World Records attempt in May benefitting two charities: Rays of Sunshine and The Eve Appeal.

Keywords: charity   competitions   cosmetology schools   international  

Potent Out of Poland: Paulina Pastuszak & Ilona Musik

June 12, 2012  | Article

When we received e-mails showcasing phenomenal nail art from two different Polish nail artists several weeks apart, we knew we had to share their striking images with the rest of the world. We hope their designs inspire nail artists in our home country of the U.S. and our readers around the globe.

Keywords: competitions   international   stiletto nails  

America's Beauty Show 2012

March 23, 2012  | Photo Gallery

On March 3-5, Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) invited the entire salon industry to celebrate the 100th anniversary of America’s Beauty Show in Chicago.

Keywords: America's Beauty Show   Belava   CND   competitions   Continuum Footspas  

In Memory: Tom Holcomb (1966-2011)

October 31, 2011  | Photo Gallery

Industry icon Tom Holcomb passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011. We've gathered photos from over the years to help remember this amazing man.

Keywords: competitions   obituaries   Tom Holcomb  

Celebrating Our Blogger Voices!

January 1, 2011  | Article

New salon owners, competitors, students, coaches, and a few opinionated veteran techs; we let these reader voices shine through every week online. And they have a lot to say. If you aren’t already following these blogs, bookmark them right away.

Keywords: blogs   coaching   competitions   Maggie Franklin   opening a new salon  

A Tale of Two Competitors

June 1, 2010  | Article

Tucked into the corners of dark ballrooms at nail shows, some of the best nail technicians in the world compete against one another, sculpting dazzling nail art designs and perfectly precise C-curves. But what is it like to be a competitor? NAILS takes a quick look at the competition schedule of one veteran and one novice competitor at ISSE Long Beach this past January.

Keywords: Akzentz   blogs   C-curves   competitions   ISSE Show  

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