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!
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
October 1, 2009
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.
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July 1, 2009
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.
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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
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
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
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
April 1, 2009
These intricate designs, made from acrylic nail products, were winners of a Design-A-Corset Competition recently held in Australia.
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February 1, 2009
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.
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January 1, 2009
This month's editor's note is written by 2008's #1 competitor, Lynn Lammers of Redlands, Calif.
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December 1, 2008
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.
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October 1, 2008
A 20-year nail tech has the chops for big competitions.
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September 3, 2008
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Competitions took center stage at Premiere Orlando and IBS Las Vegas.
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September 1, 2008
Competition-level nails take practice, but mastering certain skills will get you in the game.
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