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Purely Anecdotal

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

Keywords: clients   competitions  

Lynn Calls It "Expo Hangover"

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

Keywords: competitions   tradeshows  

Strutting in Style

February 1, 2010  | Article

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  

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night ...

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

Keywords: competitions  

Adventures in OPI

January 20, 2010  | Article

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  

Nail Competitors Convene at Nailympics London

January 1, 2010  | Article

Competitors from 23 nations compete on the world stage.

Keywords: competitions   international   Nailympics   Russia  

Just My Opinion: Step Up, Show Up, and Speak Up!

January 1, 2010  | Article

Keywords: adding new services   competitions   continuing education   Just My Opinion   keeping your business competitive  

Just One More About ...

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

Keywords: competitions  

At Least I'm Good at Failing!

November 13, 2009  | 

So, thanks to several cancellations earlier this week, my entire day on Thursday opened up. Seriously, I haven't had a day that sad in months! People, get your nails done! This nail lady needs new shoes!

Keywords: competitions  

Just Sayin’

November 4, 2009  | 

So, I have less than two weeks left before the next competition being held in Sacramento. This one is the big season finale. I think it's pretty cool that we now have competition seasons that end

Keywords: competitions  

Top 25: Champ Retains Her Title

October 1, 2009  | Article

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  

They Wear Gels in Germany, Don’t They?

July 1, 2009  | Article

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  

What Am I Forgetting?

June 12, 2009  | 

Monomer — check. Polymer — check. Sculpting brushes — check. Towels — check. Paper towels — check. Dappen dishes, acetone, nippers, pushers, files, buffers … Check, check, check, check … You know there's something that isn't in there! Something. Something

Keywords: competitions  

Moving Rubber Trees

June 8, 2009  | 

I know a couple of people who have stepped into the competition arena for the first time, whipped up a set of nails, returned for the awards ceremony, claimed their first-place trophy, and immediately retired from

Keywords: competitions  

At Least I'm Not the Model This Time!

June 5, 2009  | 

Have I mentioned I've never met Lynn Lammers? Not once. I hadn't even corresponded with her via e-mail before signing up for her team. I know who she is and what she looks like, but I

Keywords: competitions  

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