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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!

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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

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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

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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

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Team Spirit

June 1, 2009  | 

I don't actually have to go in to the salon until much later this afternoon, which means that this turns out to be one of those Monday mornings when I get to sit around the house

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Corsets, Of Course

April 1, 2009  | Article

These intricate designs, made from acrylic nail products, were winners of a Design-A-Corset Competition recently held in Australia.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   colored acrylics   competitions   fantasy nail art  

Travel Talk

February 1, 2009  | Article

Are you a road warrior — always jetting off to a tradeshow or workshop somewhere in the world? If so, these great resources, ideas, and travel tips will make your life a little easier.

Keywords: competitions   tradeshows  

On My Mind: Great Expectations

January 1, 2009  | Article

This month's editor's note is written by 2008's #1 competitor, Lynn Lammers of Redlands, Calif.

Keywords: competitions   continuing education   Lynn Lammers   professional image  

Strut Your Stuff 8 Winners Announced

December 1, 2008  | Article

Congratulations to the winners of the Strut Your Stuff 8 Nail Art & Enhancement competition sponsored by WWWeb Services and BeautyTech.com. This year’s event enjoyed a record number of entries from 15 countries and 23 U.S. states. Highly respected nail professionals as well as past contest winners sat on the judges panel to evaluate the entrants’ masterpieces. Rita Jasinska of Poland took the title of “Best of Stuff,” earning a $200 cash prize from NAILS.

Keywords: competitions   contests   handpainted nail art   nail art  

Behind The Scenes: Model Competitor

October 1, 2008  | Demo

A 20-year nail tech has the chops for big competitions.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   competitions   glitter acrylics   Lynn Lammers   pink-and-whites  

Premiere Orlando 2008 Competitions

September 3, 2008  | Photo Gallery

Competitions took center stage at Premiere Orlando and IBS Las Vegas.

Keywords: competitions   Entity Beauty   fantasy nail art   Odyssey   tradeshows  

Competitive Skills

September 1, 2008  | Article

Competition-level nails take practice, but mastering certain skills will get you in the game.

Keywords: acrylics   competitions   Lynn Lammers   smile lines   Top 25 Competitors  

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