December 6, 2011
When Headliners Salon in Las Vegas was chosen to be one of six salons to compete in the August 16 Bang Tuesdays! Hair Wars, salon owner Tzigane Osborne put together a team of experts to create a whole look — including nail tech Joy Yavenue of Nails by Joy in Henderson, Nev.
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October 31, 2011
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Industry icon Tom Holcomb passed away on Friday, October 28, 2011. We've gathered photos from over the years to help remember this amazing man.
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October 26, 2011
One of our industry’s top competitors, Azumi Kanene Williams says time constraints and temperature are her greatest challenges in the competition arena.
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October 5, 2011
I did not attend the nails-only tradeshow in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday even though I had been looking forward to the show and had, in fact, booked my hotel room several months ago. The Sacramento show has
August 23, 2011
I’m just so excited about going back to my home, Northern California, for the NailPro Sacramento show on October 2nd. I’m from San Francisco, and you can bet I’ll be hitting up the City while I’m there.
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August 15, 2011
We recently heard from Heather Smith of Nescopeck, Pa., who created 3-D acrylic sculptured nails — very impressive, especially for a newbie!
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August 3, 2011
Why enter a nail competition if you can’t win? “When you compete, the most important person you are competing with is yourself,” says Dianne D’Agnolo, founder and director of the Nailympics Competition. “Competition is a great way to push yourself to improve.
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June 14, 2011
Akzéntz educator Jessica Hoel had some fun interviewing veteran nail art competitor Catherine Wong on how she came up with the details in her award-winning fantasy nail art at the 2011 Premiere Orlando beauty show. Story here: http://blogs.nailsmag.com/editor/archive/2011/06/14/Run-for-the-Roses--Catherine-Wongs-Fantasy-Nail-Art.aspx
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June 4, 2011
May 16, 2011
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Congratulations to the winners of the Handpainted Nail Art category (whose theme was "Paris by Night"), and the 3-D Nail Art winners (whose theme was "Vampires").
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February 18, 2011
I made it back from ISSE, and I can tell you that I will go to that show every year. Competition aside for a moment, the classes, demos and showroom (vendors) were amazing!
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February 15, 2011
Congratulations to Maya Abbedissen, who won the National Bulgarian Championship in Nail Design in November. Her impressive first place win in the Gel Nails category allows her the opportunity to compete in the gel category at the World Championship in Dusseldorf, Germany, in March. She will be representing the country of Bulgaria and compete using Entity One Gel Technology.
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January 13, 2011
My name is Classic and I am 31 school days away from graduating from my cosmetology school. My school is actually my third college I have attended, and while I’m in my late-20s it has only
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January 12, 2011
So, there are precious few days left standing between me and the beginning of another competition season. Last year I competed in just a couple of the events at ISSE Long Beach and then had to
January 1, 2011
New salon owners, competitors, students, coaches, and a few opinionated veteran techs; we let these reader voices shine through every week online. And they have a lot to say. If you aren’t already following these blogs, bookmark them right away.
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