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Cover Tech 2014: The Perfect Puzzle

January 31, 2014  | Photo Gallery

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.

Keywords: contests   Cover Tech Contest   cover techs   doing nails for photo shoots   nail art  

NAILS 2014 Cover Tech Finalists

October 22, 2013  | Article

The 10 finalists for NAILS 2014 Cover Tech Contest have been chosen. Now it's UP TO YOU!

Keywords: contests   Cover Tech Contest   cover techs  

Cover Tech 2013: Mining for Metals

January 7, 2013  | Photo Gallery

Readers just fell in love with Hillary Fry’s edgy image. Take a look at all the incredible images that vied for the winning spot in this year’s Cover Tech Contest, as well as some other great entries that caught our eye. Thank you to all who entered and all who voted.

Keywords: Cover Tech Contest   doing nails for photo shoots   nail art contests   photographing nails  

January 2013 Cover: Step by Step

December 17, 2012  | Article

Cover tech Hillary Fry explains how she got the “hammered metal” look featured on NAILS’ January 2013 cover.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   Cover Tech Contest   doing nails for photo shoots   photographing nails  

Cover Tech Contest 2012: An Eye for Beauty

January 6, 2012  | Photo Gallery

First there were a dozen finalists, now there’s one winner. Nail tech Ruth Deruddere of Belgium captured the most votes in this year’s Cover Tech Contest with her oh-so-lovely nail design that employs a water-marbling technique.

Keywords: contests   Cover Tech Contest   nail art contests  

Say "Nails": A Combo Nail Studio and Photo Studio

January 3, 2012  | Article

When Jessica Hoel scouted the perfect place to open her nail studio in Belleville, Wash., she knew it would be a dream come true if the space could serve multiple functions — a gel nail studio, storage for the product line she distributes, a small classroom to teach, and a photo studio.

Keywords: Cover Tech Contest   photographing nails   small salon design  

Top 12 Finalists in the 2012 NAILS Cover Tech Contest!

October 21, 2011  | Article

Congratulations to our 12 finalists (we loved them all so much, we couldn’t narrow it down to 10!). Now it’s time for YOU to VOTE for your favorite cover. Click on the link to see the 12 finalists and vote for your favorite FOUR! The winner will grace the cover of the January 2012 Reader-Written Issue of NAILS! Voting ends Friday, November 4, 2011. Good luck!

Keywords: Cover Tech Contest   nail art   photographing nails  

Cover Tech Contest 2011: Steppin' Out in Style

December 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

This year’s NAILS Cover Tech competition was truly international in scope. Our winner, Kelly-Marie Daly, hails from County Cork in Ireland, and our three runners-up represent Canada, the United States, and Slovenia.

Keywords: contests   Cover Tech Contest   nail art   photographing nails  

NAILS 2010 Cover Tech Contest: Double the Fun

November 22, 2010  | Demo

With the voting for this year’s winning cover tech image too close to call, NAILS has done something it’s never done before: We ran two different covers for the same issue. Some of you received an issue featuring black and pink striped nails on the cover and some of you got a blue and green plaid design. In either case, you’re enjoying the handiwork of Julie Kandalec of Jenniffer & Co. in Mentor, Ohio.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   contests   Cover Tech Contest   doing nails for photo shoots   nail art contests  

Cover Tech Contest 2009: A Day At the Beach

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

In the year 2000, the editors of NAILS decided it would be fun to have a nail technician reader create the cover for one issue and so we started the Cover Tech Contest. Every year, we get hundreds of beautiful entries, creative concepts, and astonishing photographs.

Keywords: Cover Tech Contest   doing nails for photo shoots   nail art contests  

NAILS Cover Tech Contest - Years 2001 to 2003

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

In the year 2000, the editors of NAILS decided it would be fun to have a nail technician reader create the cover for one issue and so we started the Cover Tech Contest.  Browse through the best of the contests through the years.

Keywords: contests   Cover Tech Contest   nail art   nail art contests   photographing nails  

NAILS Cover Tech Contest - Years 2007 & 2008

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

In the year 2000, the editors of NAILS decided it would be fun to have a nail technician reader create the cover for one issue and so we started the Cover Tech Contest.  Browse through the best of the contests through the years.

Keywords: competitions   contests   Cover Tech Contest   nail art   nail art contests  

NAILS Cover Tech Contest - Years 2004 to 2006

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

In the year 2000, the editors of NAILS decided it would be fun to have a nail technician reader create the cover for one issue and so we started the Cover Tech Contest.

Keywords: contests   Cover Tech Contest   nail art   nail art contests   photographing nails  

Cover Tech Winner: It's Berry Nice

January 1, 2007  | Photo Gallery

Congratulations to NAILS' 2007 Cover Tech Contest winner Doan Hoelsher of DoaNails in Fort Collins, CO. Hoelsher created a feast for the eyes with her sumptuous strawberry-themed design. We're delighted to share the winning images with you, along with a selection of our favorite entries. Our thanks to everyone who submitted photos for sharing your artistry with us.

Keywords: Cover Tech Contest   cover techs   handpainted nail art   nail art  

NAILS’ 4th Annual Cover Tech Contest

January 1, 2004  | Photo Gallery

With a year of nail technology classes under her belt, Tokyo-based cover tech Ami Seki is continuing her Education at Ci:z Nail Academy and also doing nails at Tout Soleil salon, where she has worked for about six months.

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