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Stunning Stilettos and More

October 1, 2010  | Article

Intricate floral stiletto nails won the NSI Free-hand Nail Art Competition, an online photo competition that invited nail techs from around the globe to use NSI acrylic or gel to create nail art designs. The entries were judged by Vicki Peters, Denise Wright, and Debbie Doerrlamm, who looked for difficulty of design, use of color, originality, overall enhancement design, and first impression (or the “wow” factor).

Keywords: acrylics   competitions   contests   gels   Nail art  

Files, Buffers, and Grits, Oh My!

October 1, 2010  | Article

Top nail competitor Lynn Lammers offers an excellent description of filing grits, and how best to use them in this excerpt from her online NAILS blog, Competition Insider.

Keywords: abrasives   acrylics   competitions   electric files   electric filing techniques  

Students Honored at Empire’s Future Professionals Expo

October 1, 2010  | Article

Empire Education Group’s top students were honored on May 17 at this year’s Future Professionals Expo & Competition. More than 1,900 students from Empire’s 96 schools across the nation attended the 6th annual event in Hershey, Pa., where students from each school competed for valuable prizes.

Keywords: CND   competitions   Nail art   schools  

Premiere Lives Up to Its Name

August 3, 2010  | Photo Gallery

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.

Keywords: Akzentz   Bio Sculpture Gel   China Glaze   CND   competitions  

London Manicurists Land a Spot in the Guinness Book

August 1, 2010  | Article

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.

Keywords: competitions   manicures  

A Tale of Two Competitors

June 1, 2010  | Article

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.

Keywords: Akzentz   blogs   C-curves   competitions   ISSE Show  

Education Is the key

May 25, 2010  | Blog Post

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

Keywords: competitions  

Cocktails, Anyone?

May 1, 2010  | Article

The Cocktails, Anyone? theme for the hand-painted nail art contest inspired these great winners.

Keywords: competitions   Nail art  

But It's Not Your Art!

March 12, 2010  | Blog Post

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

Keywords: competitions   salon services  

Fashionable Nails, Fashion Week Win

March 1, 2010  | Article

Nail artists compete in a challenge to win a trip to New York City Fall Fashion Week.

Keywords: CND   competitions   contests   fashion   Nail art  

Purely Anecdotal

February 24, 2010  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  | Blog Post

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  

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