August 3, 2010
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
May 1, 2010
The Cocktails, Anyone? theme for the hand-painted nail art contest inspired these great winners.
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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
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March 1, 2010
Nail artists compete in a challenge to win a trip to New York City Fall Fashion Week.
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February 24, 2010
I decided that I would try not to bog down the blog with endless musings of my rise to fame and fortune as a champion nail competitor — especially since, at this rate, it's entirely possible
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February 3, 2010
You know Lynn's got a blog here too now, right? I'm back from ISSE Long Beach, where I got my feet wet for the 2010 competition season — only to pretty much have my @$$ handed to
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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.
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January 29, 2010
If this post were a movie it would start like this: A totally dark screen with the sound of a freight train coming to a sudden, screeching halt. Just when the metal-on-metal sound ends and you
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.
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January 1, 2010
Competitors from 23 nations compete on the world stage.
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November 18, 2009
Competition. Well, I should warn you: This is my new "thing." I have committed to mastering this competition thing. It's the next portion of my resume that I really want to fill out — and if