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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  

Victory at Last: Becker Tops the Top 25 Competitors Ranking

October 5, 2011  | Article

Talk about bragging rights. Amy Becker has earned a spot on NAILS’ Top 25 Competitors list more times than anyone else in its history. And finally, for our 2010-2011 competition year, she’s snagged the top spot.

Keywords: Top 25 Competitors  

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  

Oops, He Did It Again!

September 1, 2007  | Article

Veteran competitor Trang Nguyen finishes first for the second year in a row on the NAILS Top 25 list. John Hauk, another former number-one finisher, comes in second. And relative newcomer Rachel Mouritsen makes a big jump from her 2006 23rd place finish to round out the top three. Just who are these top competitors?

Keywords: competitions   Top 25 Competitors  

Veterans Get a View of 2005-2006 Top 25 Competitors

August 1, 2006  | Article

Trang Nguyen, John Hauk, and Lorena Marquez — all previous number-one finishers — are just some of the recognizable names on this year’s Top 25 List. 

Keywords: Amy Becker   Entity Beauty   John Hauk   Lorena Marquez   NAILS Top 25 List  

NAILS Artists & Visionaries Winners Are the Best of the Best

August 1, 2006  | Article

Keywords: Artists & Visionaries Awards   Hannah Lee   RCA   Top 25 Competitors  

We Came to Score: The Top 25 Competitors of 2004

July 1, 2004  | Article

In an unprecedented year and a half long competition cycle marked by fierce rivalry, veteran competitors, international competitors, and newcomers alike vied for positions on NAILS 2003-2004 coveted Top 25 List. 

Keywords: Amy Becker   John Hauk   Lorena Marquez   NAILS Top 25 List   Rita Horvath  

NAILS Salutes Artists & Visionaries

October 1, 2003  | Article

This year’s Nail Technician of the Year finalists wowed us with their expertise and dedication to the nail industry. On the next few pages, you’ll get to meet all six of them and find out why they’re among the best in the industry has to offer.

Keywords: Amy Becker   AVA Awards   CND   Darlene Feric   John Hauk  

2002 Top 25 Competitors

February 1, 2003  | Article

The pool of available competitions shrunk, making it more difficult for both veteran and novice competitors to exercise their skills and earn points. Yet while the opportunities to participate may have diminished, determined techs kept the competitive spirit alive.

Keywords: Amy Becker   competitions   John Hauk   Laura Scott   Lorena Marquez  

Behind the Scenes: Salina Rush

December 1, 2002  | Article

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   NAILS Salon of the Year Awards   Salina Rush   Top 25 Competitors  

Nail Olympics Earns Its Weight in Gold

September 1, 2002  | Article

The second annual nail competition proves that competing really is a global event.

Keywords: Backscratchers   CND   competitions   Dianne D’Agnolo   EZ Flow  

Top 25 Competitors for 2001

February 1, 2002  | Article

In a year marked by fewer competitions than in past years, veteran and novice competitors had to make their participation in every event count.

Keywords: Alisha Sale   Amy Becker   CND   competition products   competitions  

The Top 25 Nail Competitors of 2000

February 1, 2001  | Article

With a stunning nine first-place wins, Japan’s Eriko Kurosaki captures this year’s top spot on a list comprised of a handful of veteran winners and a surprising number of new faces. Read on to learn the final results and to get acquainted with some of your industry’s finest competitors.

Keywords: Alisha Sale   Amy Becker   competitions   Darlene Feric   Japanese nail industry  

Second Time's The Charm

February 1, 2001  | Article

After being named runner-up in last year’s Salon of the Year Awards, Shelly Morley, a nail technician at Salon Elite in Prescott, Ariz., was determined to take the top prize at this year’s awards. Not that she didn’t like being named one of the top three nail technicians in the country. It’s just that coming so close to being Nail Technician of the Year – one point away from winning, in fact – only fueled her desire to obtain the top spot.

Keywords: Arizona   EZ Flow   Gari-Dawn Tingler   Missouri   NAILS Salon of the Year Awards  

Behind the Scenes: Cover Tech Takes Special Care of Competition Model

May 1, 2000  | Article

John Hauk knows that a good model is essential to winning in nail competitions. Some of those same skills help retain clients.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   competitions   John Hauk   Top 25 Competitors  

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