September 1, 2008
Competition-level nails take practice, but mastering certain skills will get you in the game.
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September 1, 2008
Ever since she first started competing three years ago, Lynn Lammers has wanted to be number one — and this year she made it. The competition was tough for Lammers. She had to beat out competition superstars like former three-time champ Trang Nguyen (2nd place) and six-time top-five competitor John Hauk (3rd place). International competitor Catherine Wong Li Mei took fourth place, and 2006’s third place winner, Michelle Sproat, placed fifth.
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August 15, 2008
Entity's Lorena Marquez comments on her return to competition after a three-year break.
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July 1, 2008
Contest entrants were required to submit a set of nails using five mediums. The theme of this year’s competition was flowers, which you can see in glorious abundance on all the winning nails.
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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?
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May 1, 2007
It’s competition season with the Las Vegas Hair & Nail Conference and Premiere Beauty Shows coming up. Both offer quality competitions. So if you are contemplating testing the waters to see what you’ve got, these are both good choices.
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October 1, 2006
Ahh … the joys of victory and the agony of defeat. In the nail competition arena, bringing home the trophy takes much more than skill — it starts with proper preparation, practice, a positive attitude, and a passion for competing.
June 1, 2005
Award-winning nail tech Kathleen M. M. Ringwood-Wood of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. shares her tips on creating noteworthy nail art.
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January 1, 2004
Best of Stuff winner Janet Martin of South Charleston, W.V. earns a NAILS cover shoot along with her share of more than $8,000 in prizes.
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February 1, 2003
As in past years, veteran competitors John Hauk, Salina Rush, and Lorena Marquez, all familiar with the winner’s circle, set the pace for the competition.
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March 1, 2001
Have you ever been curious about competitions or wondered what it would be like to compete? Have you ever wondered why some nail technicians like to compete so much? Well, I was curious. Here's the story of my first competition experience. I hope that it will encourage you.
April 1, 1999
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June 1, 1998
Losing is one of the few places in life where things are black and white. The difference, however lies in how each person chooses to deal with the experience.
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June 1, 1998
Brenda Bollard has what it takes to be a cover technician — superior technical skills — so this year her dream came true.
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December 1, 1995
Besides developing a greater understanding of what goes on behind the judges’ curtain, as a judge myself, I discovered a greater empathy for the competitors for putting themselves through a competition, and for judges, who have to quickly evaluate and score so many sets of seemingly perfect nails.