September 1, 2008
Competition-level nails take practice, but mastering certain skills will get you in the game.
August 15, 2008
Competitors competing in Premiere Orlando's Design Sculptured Nail Veteran Category on June 2, 2008.
July 1, 2008
Nail tech Elise Pilkington became the overall UK Champion for 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.
June 1, 2008
This is a list of all the competitors who have been on NAILS Top 25 Competitors list since we started it in 1993. The years in the parentheses represent the years the competitor ranked in the top 25 spots. To see a year-by-year breakdown of the Top 25 click here.
Below is a history of the Top 25 Nail Competitors since NAILS has been tracking competitions in 1993. The number to the left of competitor’s name represents rank, then competitor’s name. For a listing of all competitors and the years they’ve won, click here.
February 1, 2008
Nail artist Dawn Minton has her works of art showcased in her county's public library.
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.
December 1, 2003
Darlene Johnston from Hagersville, Ontario earns 2003 Canadian Nail Technician of the Year award.
April 1, 2001
New competition opportunity has global vision.
November 1, 2000
June 1, 2000
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.
Celebrate Good Times [With Nails!]8 photos
Turning Back the Hands of Time21 photos
A brush with a few long hairs; efficient for creating elongated vertical or horizontal lines.
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Do you use over-the-counter (non-professional only) polish?
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