January 31, 2014
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We tallied your votes and nail tech Miki Nakano of Nail Salon Ciel in Tokyo took top honors this year with her oh-so-pretty puzzle image. Congratulations to Miki, and to runners-up Janina Lumous, Lenzi Brock, and Melanie McCulley. A giant thank you goes out to everyone who entered.
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January 22, 2014
Our three NAILS Next Top Nail Artist finalists, Buddy Sims, Lauren Wireman, and Ryoko Garcia, chatted together last Sunday on Nail Talk Radio, a weekly internet radio show created for the nail industry. (If you're running
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January 13, 2014
It’s So Easy has announced the winners of the second-annual Summer Fun Nail Art Contest, where nail artists from around the United States entered their summer-themed creations using only stripers, paints, and polish; no enhancements or embellishments were allowed.
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January 3, 2014
This design, created by STARS 2013 International Nail Tech of the Year Ashley Gregory, appeared on NAILS’ July 2013 cover. The STARS and RISING Stars Photo Competition, sponsored by Cosmetologists Chicago since 2000, showcases the creativity,
December 23, 2013
En Vogue Sculptured Nail Systems has chosen the winners of its Winter Wonderland Photo Nail Contest. “All the photos submitted were wonderful! It was very difficult to choose a winner,” said the company. Take a look at
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November 22, 2013
Holiday nail art is an increasingly important part of the winter season, so if you're conjuring up some notable nails, consider submitting them to China Glaze's How Will You Live in Colour This Holiday Season? Contest.
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November 21, 2013
I’m pretty new to the “nail world” — I had my first gel manicure a couple of weeks ago. So I’ve been blown away seeing all the creative and varied designs and enhancements from NAILS readers.
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October 22, 2013
The 10 finalists for NAILS 2014 Cover Tech Contest have been chosen. Now it's UP TO YOU!
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October 11, 2013
It's time to break out that nail art! Gel II is giving away a bottle of Rave Glow in the Dark gel-polish to three of the best Halloween-inspired nail artists in honor of this frightful yet
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July 19, 2013
Three students each at the college and the high school levels take home medals in this annual trade competition.
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July 18, 2013
Nail Care has been an official SkillsUSA contest since 1998. Like the other categories in this nationwide competition, the contest challenges students in an entire occupational career area, not just a skill set in an occupation. The nail care contest consists of six segments, each of which is about 45 minutes. Similar to a contest like Miss America, entrants compete on a local/state level first, then the winners at that level continue competing until finally working their way up to the national conference.
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June 13, 2013
These contests, established in 1967, test students on real-world skills and connect them with potential employers. The Nail Care category lets students compete with other aspiring techs from around the country.
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March 26, 2013
NAILS Magazine, the parent brand to Nail School News, wants to identify the next crop of up-and-coming nail artists in an online reality-show inspired contest. Does one of your recent nail program graduates fit the bill?
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March 18, 2013
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Shannon McCown of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, won our 2013 Mural Contest with her stunning avian-inspired design. This year’s entries took on a wide range of themes — and depicted them beautifully.
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February 11, 2013
This year’s nail enhancement winner is Robyn Schwartz of Polished & Pampered Hair and Esthetics in Grand Forks, British Columbia
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