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A Relative Newcomer Takes The Top Spot

September 1, 2008  | Article

Ever since she first started competing three years ago, Lynn Lammers has wanted to be number one — and this year she made it. The competition was tough for Lammers. She had to beat out competition superstars like former three-time champ Trang Nguyen (2nd place) and six-time top-five competitor John Hauk (3rd place). International competitor Catherine Wong Li Mei took fourth place, and 2006’s third place winner, Michelle Sproat, placed fifth.

Keywords: competitions   fantasy nail art   Top 25 Competitors   tradeshows  

Competitor Lorena Marquez Returns

August 15, 2008  | Video

Entity's Lorena Marquez comments on her return to competition after a three-year break.

Keywords: competitions   Entity Beauty   Lorena Marquez   tradeshows  

Premiere Orlando 2008 Competition

August 15, 2008  | Video

Competitors competing in Premiere Orlando's Design Sculptured Nail Veteran Category on June 2, 2008.

Keywords: competitions   tradeshows  

Tech Wins Triple Crown With Backscratchers

July 1, 2008  | Article

Nail tech Elise Pilkington became the overall UK Champion for 2008.

Keywords: awards   Backscratchers   competitions   Professional Beauty Association  

Nail Art Pentathlon Winners Reach the Finish Line

July 1, 2008  | Article

Contest entrants were required to submit a set of nails using five mediums. The theme of this year’s competition was flowers, which you can see in glorious abundance on all the winning nails.

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

TOP 25 COMPETITORS (BY NAME)

June 1, 2008  | Article

This is a list of all the competitors who have been on NAILS Top 25 Competitors list since we started it in 1993. The years in the parentheses represent the years the competitor ranked in the top 25 spots. To see a year-by-year breakdown of the Top 25 click here.

Keywords: competitions   Top 25 Competitors  

TOP 25 COMPETITORS (BY YEAR)

June 1, 2008  | Article

Below is a history of the Top 25 Nail Competitors since NAILS has been tracking competitions in 1993. The number to the left of competitor’s name represents rank, then competitor’s name. For a listing of all competitors and the years they’ve won, click here.

Keywords: competitions   Top 25 Competitors  

SuperPoints for Super Competitors

February 4, 2008  | 

It was like Veteran’s day in January. Tom Holcomb, Trang Nguyen, Virginia Arleo, and Elena Maltseva all claimed first place wins at the nail competitions at ISSE in Long Beach. 

Keywords: competitions   tradeshows  

[Nail] Art Appreciation

February 1, 2008  | Article

Nail artist Dawn Minton has her works of art showcased in her county's public library.

Keywords: competitions   handpainted nail art   nail art  

Oops, He Did It Again!

September 1, 2007  | Article

Veteran competitor Trang Nguyen finishes first for the second year in a row on the NAILS Top 25 list. John Hauk, another former number-one finisher, comes in second. And relative newcomer Rachel Mouritsen makes a big jump from her 2006 23rd place finish to round out the top three. Just who are these top competitors?

Keywords: competitions   Top 25 Competitors  

10 Things You Will Learn By Competing

May 1, 2007  | Article

It’s competition season with the Las Vegas Hair & Nail Conference and Premiere Beauty Shows coming up. Both offer quality competitions. So if you are contemplating testing the waters to see what you’ve got, these are both good choices.

Keywords: competitions  

How to Ace a Nail Competition

October 1, 2006  | Article

Ahh … the joys of victory and the agony of defeat. In the nail competition arena, bringing home the trophy takes much more than skill — it starts with proper preparation, practice, a positive attitude, and a passion for competing.

Keywords: competitions  

Remember: It's Just Paint

June 1, 2005  | Article

Award-winning nail tech Kathleen M. M. Ringwood-Wood of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. shares her tips on creating noteworthy nail art.

Keywords: beginner nail art   competitions   nail art  

Get Ready to Compete

January 1, 2005  | Article

Technicians are often afraid or intimidated when it comes to entering a nail competition. Oftentimes, it is simply because they don’t know what to expect. These helpful tips are exactly what a new competitor needs to rise to the challenge.

Keywords: competitions   Patricia Yankee Williams   Top 25 Competitors  

Lost in translation: NAILS Editor Visits Japan

January 1, 2004  | Article

Sitting in the crowd, listening as nailists explained new techniques or styles in Japanese, I found I wasn’t completely in the dark. Why not? Because I found out that what I had in common with everyone here was we all spoke a universal language — of nails.

Keywords: Alisha Rimando   competitions   Danny Haile   international   Japanese nail industry  

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