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December 17, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Nail competitions are where nail technicians test their skills in an organized contest; competitions usually allow several hours for competitors to create a perfect nail that is judged by a team of judges in key areas (for example, evenness of smile line, smoothness of C curve, naturalness of arch, flawlessness of polish); competitions are generally held at tradeshows.

Keywords: competition products   competitions  

Monaco Hosts World Nail Championship

December 1, 2010  | News

The European Nail Association invited the most successful competitors in the world to take part in the third World Nail Championship on September 1.

Keywords: competitions   international  

Strut Your Stuff Nail Art Contest 2002-2008

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Started in 2002, the Beautytech Strut Your Stuff online nail art and enhancement contest has truly become an international event, with entrants from such far-flung locales as Tokyo, Singapore, Poland, and the Netherlands.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   competitions   contests   handpainted nail art   international  

NAILS Cover Tech Contest - Years 2007 & 2008

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

In the year 2000, the editors of NAILS decided it would be fun to have a nail technician reader create the cover for one issue and so we started the Cover Tech Contest.  Browse through the best of the contests through the years.

Keywords: competitions   contests   Cover Tech Contest   nail art   nail art contests  

Iron Techs: Creative Techs Work With What They're Given

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

We gave 10 innovative nails techs a hodge-podge of items and instructed them to create five nail tips using only the items in their box full of goodies. As you can see, all came away with different creations using exactly the same materials.

Keywords: CND   competitions   Essie   It's So Easy   mixed-media nail art  

Stunning Stilettos and More

October 1, 2010  | Article

Intricate floral stiletto nails won the NSI Free-hand Nail Art Competition, an online photo competition that invited nail techs from around the globe to use NSI acrylic or gel to create nail art designs. The entries were judged by Vicki Peters, Denise Wright, and Debbie Doerrlamm, who looked for difficulty of design, use of color, originality, overall enhancement design, and first impression (or the “wow” factor).

Keywords: acrylics   competitions   contests   gels   nail art  

Files, Buffers, and Grits, Oh My!

October 1, 2010  | Article

Top nail competitor Lynn Lammers offers an excellent description of filing grits, and how best to use them in this excerpt from her online NAILS blog, Competition Insider.

Keywords: abrasives   acrylics   competitions   electric files   electric filing techniques  

Students Honored at Empire’s Future Professionals Expo

October 1, 2010  | Article

Empire Education Group’s top students were honored on May 17 at this year’s Future Professionals Expo & Competition. More than 1,900 students from Empire’s 96 schools across the nation attended the 6th annual event in Hershey, Pa., where students from each school competed for valuable prizes.

Keywords: CND   competitions   nail art   schools  

Premiere Lives Up to Its Name

August 3, 2010  | Photo Gallery

The Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event again proved itself as a vibrant beauty show, with more than 46,000 attendees present during the two-day show (which took place June 6 to 7). The show featured 350-plus classes, nail competitions, and NailTech Network Orlando (which was co-hosted by Beautytech.com and NAILS). Next year’s show will be June 4-6.

Keywords: Akzentz   Bio Sculpture Gel   Cheeky Monkey   China Glaze   CND  

London Manicurists Land a Spot in the Guinness Book

August 1, 2010  | Article

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  

A Tale of Two Competitors

June 1, 2010  | Article

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   competitions   ISSE Show  

Education Is the key

May 25, 2010  | 

This is a picture of me giving a presentation in Budapest. Join me in Orlando in a few weeks for a competition class I'm teaching in conjunction with Crystal Nails. Let's pretend for a moment that you

Keywords: competitions  

Cocktails, Anyone?

May 1, 2010  | Article

The Cocktails, Anyone? theme for the hand-painted nail art contest inspired these great winners.

Keywords: competitions   nail art  

But It's Not Your Art!

March 12, 2010  | 

Look. I like Minx and all its various counterparts as much as the next gal ... Well, OK, maybe not. I want to like it, but honestly, I think it needs some tweaking before I could

Keywords: competitions   salon services  

Fashionable Nails, Fashion Week Win

March 1, 2010  | Article

Nail artists compete in a challenge to win a trip to New York City Fall Fashion Week.

Keywords: CND   competitions   contests   fashion   nail art  

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