August 1, 2010
Students at the London College of Beauty Therapy have filed and polished a combined length of 200 meters (656 feet) of fingernails to set a new Guinness World Record. In total, 1,897 men and women took part in the May 13 record attempt held at the college. The record was for the highest number of file and varnishes performed over an eight-hour period.
Keywords: competitions manicures
June 1, 2010
Tucked into the corners of dark ballrooms at nail shows, some of the best nail technicians in the world compete against one another, sculpting dazzling nail art designs and perfectly precise C-curves. But what is it like to be a competitor? NAILS takes a quick look at the competition schedule of one veteran and one novice competitor at ISSE Long Beach this past January.
Keywords: Akzentz blogs C-curves competing competitions
May 1, 2010
The Cocktails, Anyone? theme for the hand-painted nail art contest inspired these great winners.
Keywords: competitions nail art
March 1, 2010
Nail artists compete in a challenge to win a trip to New York City Fall Fashion Week.
Keywords: CND competitions contests fashion nail art
February 1, 2010
The ninth-annual Strut Your Stuff Nail Art & Enhancement Contest, sponsored by WWWeb Services and BeautyTech.com, received 60 entries from 20 countries.
Keywords: competitions contests nail art
January 20, 2010
The Nail Station in Huntington, Ind., asked clients to create short stories using the names of the salon’s OPI nail polish colors. Here are the first, second, and third-place winning essays.
Keywords: competitions contests marketing/promotions OPI Products polish
January 1, 2010
Competitors from 23 nations compete on the world stage.
Keywords: competitions international Nailympics Russia
October 1, 2009
Lynn Lammers is once again NAILS’ top competitor this year. With a whopping 117 points, Lammers has reclaimed her #1 status from last year. Coming in second was Odyssey’s Trang Nguyen, and in third was England’s Kristy Meakin.
Keywords: competitions Lynn Lammers Top 25 Competitors tradeshows
July 1, 2009
That was about the only thing I knew before heading to the Beauty International Show in Dusseldorf, Germany, this past March. I had never been to Europe before and spoke no German, but I was eager to learn everything I could about the German nail industry. Unearthing stiletto styles, licensing loop-holes, the economic recession and more, the German nail industry proved to be a fascinating player in the worldwide nail market.
Keywords: competitions gels international tradeshows
April 1, 2009
These intricate designs, made from acrylic nail products, were winners of a Design-A-Corset Competition recently held in Australia.
Keywords: 3-D nail art acrylics colored acrylics competitions fantasy nail art
February 1, 2009
Are you a road warrior — always jetting off to a tradeshow or workshop somewhere in the world? If so, these great resources, ideas, and travel tips will make your life a little easier.
Keywords: competitions tradeshows
January 1, 2009
This month's editor's note is written by 2008's #1 competitor, Lynn Lammers of Redlands, Calif.
Keywords: competitions continuing education Lynn Lammers professional image
December 1, 2008
Congratulations to the winners of the Strut Your Stuff 8 Nail Art & Enhancement competition sponsored by WWWeb Services and BeautyTech.com. This year’s event enjoyed a record number of entries from 15 countries and 23 U.S. states. Highly respected nail professionals as well as past contest winners sat on the judges panel to evaluate the entrants’ masterpieces. Rita Jasinska of Poland took the title of “Best of Stuff,” earning a $200 cash prize from NAILS.
Keywords: competitions contests handpainted nail art nail art
September 3, 2008
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Competitions took center stage at Premiere Orlando and IBS Las Vegas.
Keywords: competitions Entity Beauty fantasy nail art Odyssey tradeshows