Nail technician, salon owner, instructor, author, winning competitor, video producer … Suffice it to say that if she hasn’t done it all in the industry, she will by the time she retires. When the Pennsylvania State Board updated its test, they called on Derr to help. She now directs the nail competitions for the Los Angeles, Seattle, and Minneapolis ICE shows and was invited to Japan to judge Takara Belmont’s World Beauty Congress last spring.
March 1, 1994
While still in school, Derr took first place in the academy’s student nail art competition and in 1988, she won first place in the professional nail division at the NCA's national championship in Atlanta.