March 31, 2016
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
January 1, 2015
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
December 31, 2014
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
December 19, 2014
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
April 2, 2014
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
February 4, 2014
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
December 28, 2012
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
September 30, 2012
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
August 22, 2012
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
July 26, 2012
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
June 12, 2012
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
March 23, 2012
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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
October 31, 2011
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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
January 1, 2011
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
June 1, 2010
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