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How to Ace a Nail Competition

October 1, 2006  | Article

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.

Keywords: competitions  

Remember: It's Just Paint

June 1, 2005  | Article

Award-winning nail tech Kathleen M. M. Ringwood-Wood of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. shares her tips on creating noteworthy nail art.

Keywords: beginner nail art   competitions   nail art  

Get Ready to Compete

January 1, 2005  | Article

Technicians are often afraid or intimidated when it comes to entering a nail competition. Oftentimes, it is simply because they don’t know what to expect. These helpful tips are exactly what a new competitor needs to rise to the challenge.

Keywords: competitions   Patricia Yankee Williams   Top 25 Competitors  

Lost in translation: NAILS Editor Visits Japan

January 1, 2004  | Article

Sitting in the crowd, listening as nailists explained new techniques or styles in Japanese, I found I wasn’t completely in the dark. Why not? Because I found out that what I had in common with everyone here was we all spoke a universal language — of nails.

Keywords: Alisha Rimando   competitions   Danny Haile   international   Japanese nail industry  

Kudos for Online Competitors

January 1, 2004  | Article

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.

Keywords: competitions   contests   enhancements   nail art   nail art contests  

She's a Winner Up North [and Everywhere Else]

December 1, 2003  | Article

Darlene Johnston from Hagersville, Ontario earns 2003 Canadian Nail Technician of the Year award.

Keywords: awards   Canada   competitions  

Don’t Settle for First Place in a Second-Class Field

June 1, 2003  | Article

Some nail techs are reluctant, apparently, to compete at all because they feel they have no chance if the top competitors are participating.

Keywords: competitions  

Competition Products That Are Built to Win

June 1, 2003  | Article

Today’s batch competition products offer great results in the nail area - as well as in the salon. We talked to top competitors to find out what it takes for a product to be deemed a winner.

Keywords: Amy Becker   competition products   competitions   Diana Tingle   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   Diana Tingle   Ellen Torchia   Jacqui Jefford  

Canada Coronates Winning Nail Techs

February 1, 2003  | Article

Jennifer Moon-Hillman of Methods Salon in Chatham, Ontario, took the top prize in the annual Contessa Awards' Nail Enhancement category. 

Keywords: Canada   Canadian nail techs   competitions   Contessa Awards   contests  

2002 Top 25 Nail Competitors

February 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: Amy Becker   California   competitions   European nail industry   European nail technicians  

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  

Feel the Need for Speed?

October 1, 2001  | Article

Top competitors and educators share their tips and techniques for shaving time from the acrylic maintenance service.

Keywords: Alisha Sale   backfills   competitions   customizing nail tips   fills  

The Nail Olympics Defies the Trends, Sets Its Own

April 1, 2001  | Article

New competition opportunity has global vision.

Keywords: As I See It   competitions   Nail Olympics   tradeshows  

The Diary of a First-Time Competitor

March 1, 2001  | Article

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.

Keywords: competitions  

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