August 1, 2007
A couple of industry veterans took top honors in this year’s AVAs (Artists and Visionaries Awards) Nail Technician and Salon of the Year. With a number of new entries joining many familiar faces, NAILS Magazine congratulates MaeLing Parrish and M&M Nails and Wellness on winning this year’s coveted awards.
February 1, 2007
Flash back to the ‘90s to catch up with past AVAs winners. Six Salon of the Year and Nail Technician of the Year Award recipients share their professional and personal triumphs since winning.
June 1, 2005
Becker says that winning Nail Technician of the Year reaffirmed her belief that there is always something to learn and different ways to grow.
October 1, 2003
This year’s Nail Technician of the Year finalists wowed us with their expertise and dedication to the nail industry. On the next few pages, you’ll get to meet all six of them and find out why they’re among the best in the industry has to offer.
February 1, 2002
One of the most obvious reasons that John Hauk stands out in this industry is that he is a man. And he’s good, really good.
“When I found out, I was a finalist for the second year in a row, I was very excited and nervous. I felt like I must be doing something right to be selected again as a finalis."
Winning Salon of the Year, Nail Tech of the Year, and earning first place in the Top 25, Salina Rush made 2001 her best year yet.
February 1, 2001
This year our standouts include Mary Metzcaviz, Gari-Dawn Tingler, and Darlene Feric.
September 1, 2000
Cover tech La Shaun Brown-Glenn says, “The funny thing is that it was not until after I received the honor of being named Nail Tech of the Year" that I realized how much weight it carried.”
July 1, 1999
To see the work of an award-winning nail technician, just take a look at NAILS' cover this month. It's the handiwork of 1998 Nail Technician of the Year Athena Elliott.
January 1, 1999
It was September 28, just one day before notifying the NAILS Salon of the Year Awards finalists.
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