March 1, 2003
“What works for me is doing the polished hand first,” veteran competitor John Hauk says.
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.
Jennifer Moon-Hillman of Methods Salon in Chatham, Ontario, took the top prize in the annual Contessa Awards' Nail Enhancement category.
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.
September 1, 2002
The second annual nail competition proves that competing really is a global event.
October 1, 2001
Top competitors and educators share their tips and techniques for shaving time from the acrylic maintenance service.
September 1, 2001
These judging criteria may help you figure out why your nails don’t look exactly like the ones winning trophies.
April 1, 2001
New competition opportunity has global vision.
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.
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.
November 1, 2000
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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.
August 1, 1999
Our staff was daunted yet excited by the caliber of the salons who entered our first annual Salon of the Year competition.
June 1, 1999
Since there is no certain way to know how many competitors are in each competition or whether they’re ranked competitors, we can’t award bonus points based on whether a competition is crowded with the top people.
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