November 22, 2010
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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.
In this gallery, view the self-portraits of top nail artists: how they see themselves, on the tip of a nail.
September 1, 2009
These beautiful nails earned Sydney, Australia-based nail tech Olga Menshikova a top-place finish in the first online nail competition sponsored by Nail Tips, a forum for techs from Australia and New Zealand.
August 1, 2008
Mini-Masterpiece Contest Winners Revealed
June 1, 2007
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"Crazy good" is how one of our judges described the extraordinary batch of entries we received for our Mini Masterpiece contest. With jaw-dropping precision and exceptional skill, our readers managed to successfully capture the essence of many of the world's most celebrated paintings on a tiny nail tip.
June 1, 2006
It took Vu Nguyen just 45 minutes to complete his winning entry.
February 1, 2006
Jessica-Marie Ellison, an instructor at Yorkville School of Makeup and Esthetics in Toronto, picked up the award for Nail Tech Artist of the Year.
June 1, 2005
This year's winner spent six hours on her final design.
January 1, 2004
Best of Stuff winner Janet Martin of South Charleston, W.V. earns a NAILS cover shoot along with her share of more than $8,000 in prizes.
July 1, 2003
The annual competition gave techs a chance to highlight their advanced skill and creative vision.
April 1, 2003
The competition categories were Hand-Painted Work and The Stuff of Nail Art, which included airbrushing, jewels, colored acrylic or gels, and glitters.
November 1, 2001
All entries to annual Strut Your Stuff nail art competition were submitted in digital form and judged by the industry’s most prominent nail techs.
On the Road with Hannah Lee34 photos
This Season's Hottest Nail Art Products38 photos
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