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Could One of Your Recent Graduates Be NAILS’ Next Top Nail Artist?

March 9, 2015  | Article

NAILS’ Next Top Nail Artist is searching for licensed nail techs of all experience levels who have that “it” factor. Does one of your recent nail program graduates fit the bill?

Keywords: competitions   contests   cosmetology schools   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  

Next Top Nail Artist: Season 2 Finale

February 28, 2015  | Video

In what was a tighter-than-imagined race, here are the competition results in the NAILS Next Top Nail Artist: Season 2 finale.

See the final challenge fashion runway-inspired nails for Libertine.

Hear our Top 3 in a Miss America-style Q&A.

See all 10 weekly nail art challenges.

Check out the nail art from NTNA Season 1.

Keywords: competitions   Danielle Costantino   Lavette Cephus   Lexi Martone   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  

Who Will Be Named NAILS Next Top Nail Artist 2015?

January 30, 2015  | Article

After 10 grueling weeks of competing, three talented ladies are putting their best nails forward in the final challenge. On January 25 at ISSE Long Beach, one of these artists will be crowned NAILS Next Top Nail Artist.

Keywords: CND   competitions   Danielle Costantino   Lavette Cephus   Lexi Martone  

Next Top Nail Artist: Final Nails Q&A

January 29, 2015  | Video

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist: Season 2's final challenge asked our Top 3 to design five sets of 10 nails to be presented to Johnson Hartig for his fashion label, Libertine. We chatted with each contestant about two of their designs.

DANIELLE
Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five Designs

LAVETTE:
Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five Designs

LEXI:
Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five Designs

Keywords: competitions   Danielle Costantino   Lavette Cephus   Lexi Martone   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  

Next Top Nail Artist: Season 2 Challenges

January 25, 2015  | Video

Here's a 10-minute recap of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist: Season 2. We selected 24 semi-finalists for our second annual NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competition. The field was narrowed down to our Top 12 after two pre-challenges. For 10 weeks in September 2014, we gave our finalists a new challenge each week to showcase their skills in creating nail art looks based on a theme created by NAILS and each of our weekly sponsors (Bio Seaweed Gel, CND, Dashing Diva, Entity Beauty, Gel II, Gelish, INM, It’s So Easy, Orly International, SuperNail, and Young Nails). In addition to creating their nail art masterpieces, NAILS Next Top Nail Artist contestants shot step-by-step tutorials, video demos, and shared their entries via social media.

Keywords: Bio Seaweed Gel   CND   competitions   Danielle Costantino   Dashing Diva  

NTNA Final Part 2: I Love Libertine (Lavette)

January 24, 2015  | Video

Top 3 contestant Lavette Cephus created five sets of nails (10 in each set) for the fashion label Libertine for Part 2 of the NAILS Next Top Nail Artist final challenge.

DANIELLE
Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five Designs

LAVETTE:
Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five Designs

LEXI:
Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five Designs

Keywords: competitions   fashion   Fashion Week   Lavette Cephus   nail trends  

NTNA Final Part 2: I Love Libertine (Lexi)

January 24, 2015  | Video

Top 3 contestant  created five sets of nails (10 in each set) for the fashion label Libertine for Part 2 of the NAILS Next Top Nail Artist final challenge.

DANIELLE
Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five Designs

LAVETTE:
Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five Designs

LEXI:
Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five Designs

Keywords: competitions   fashion   Fashion Week   Lexi Martone   nail trends  

NTNA Final Part 2: I Love Libertine (Danielle)

January 24, 2015  | Video

Top 3 contestant  created five sets of nails (10 in each set) for the fashion label Libertine for Part 2 of the NAILS Next Top Nail Artist final challenge.

DANIELLE
Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five Designs

LAVETTE:
Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five Designs

LEXI:
Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five Designs

Keywords: competitions   Danielle Costantino   fashion   Fashion Week   nail trends  

On My Mind: A Life-Changing Experience

January 1, 2015  | Article

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  

Losing a Friend. My Memories of Vicki Peters

December 31, 2014  | Article

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  

Mars and Venus in the Salon

December 19, 2014  | Article

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   French salons   male nail techs   salon profile  

Lavette Cephus' NTNA Libertine Challenge Part 1

December 12, 2014  | Video

We asked our Top 3 to give us a report on designer Johnson Hartig of Libertine. Here is Lavette Cephus'.

Keywords: CND   CND at Fashion Week   competitions   fashion   Fashion Week  

Danielle Costantino's NTNA Libertine Challenge Part 1

December 12, 2014  | Video

We asked our Top 3 to give us a report on designer Johnson Hartig of Libertine. Here is Danielle Costantino's.

Keywords: CND   CND at Fashion Week   competitions   Danielle Costantino   fashion  

Lexi Martone's NTNA Libertine Challenge Part 1

December 12, 2014  | Video

We asked our Top 3 to give us a report on designer Johnson Hartig of Libertine. Here is Lexi Martone's.

Keywords: CND   CND at Fashion Week   competitions   fashion   Fashion Week  

NAHA Now Accepting Entries for Nail Professional of the Year

November 20, 2014  | 

The 2015 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) includes a new Nail Professional of the Year category.

Keywords: competitions   NAHA   PBA  

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