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
October 5, 2011
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
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
September 1, 2007
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
August 1, 2006
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
July 1, 2004
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
October 1, 2003
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
February 1, 2003
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
September 1, 2002
The second annual nail competition proves that competing really is a global event.
Keywords: Backscratchers CND competitions Dianne D’Agnolo EZ Flow
February 1, 2002
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
February 1, 2001
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
February 1, 2001
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
May 1, 2000
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