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TOP 25 COMPETITORS (BY YEAR)

June 1, 2008  | Article

Below is a history of the Top 25 Nail Competitors since NAILS has been tracking competitions in 1993. The number to the left of competitor’s name represents rank, then competitor’s name. For a listing of all competitors and the years they’ve won, click here.

Keywords: competitions   Top 25 Competitors  

Oops, He Did It Again!

September 1, 2007  | Article

Veteran competitor Trang Nguyen finishes first for the second year in a row on the NAILS Top 25 list. John Hauk, another former number-one finisher, comes in second. And relative newcomer Rachel Mouritsen makes a big jump from her 2006 23rd place finish to round out the top three. Just who are these top competitors?

Keywords: competitions   Top 25 Competitors  

Nailympian Competitors Shine in Vegas

August 1, 2006  | Article

The sixth annual Nailympics brought out competitors from around the world to compete in six nail categories with three levels of competition.

Keywords: Japanese nail industry   Japanese nail technicians   Korea   Korean nail technicians   Nailympics  

Veterans Get a View of 2005-2006 Top 25 Competitors

August 1, 2006  | Article

Trang Nguyen, John Hauk, and Lorena Marquez — all previous number-one finishers — are just some of the recognizable names on this year’s Top 25 List. 

Keywords: Amy Becker   Entity Beauty   John Hauk   Lorena Marquez   Michelle Sproat  

Get Ready to Compete

January 1, 2005  | Article

Technicians are often afraid or intimidated when it comes to entering a nail competition. Oftentimes, it is simply because they don’t know what to expect. These helpful tips are exactly what a new competitor needs to rise to the challenge.

Keywords: competitions   Patricia Yankee Williams   Top 25 Competitors  

NAILS Salutes Artists & Visionaries

October 1, 2003  | Article

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.

Keywords: Amy Becker   AVA Awards   CND   Darlene Feric   John Hauk  

Competition Products That Are Built to Win

June 1, 2003  | Article

Today’s batch competition products offer great results in the nail area - as well as in the salon. We talked to top competitors to find out what it takes for a product to be deemed a winner.

Keywords: Amy Becker   competition products   competitions   Diana Tingle   John Hauk  

2002 Top 25 Competitors

February 1, 2003  | Article

The pool of available competitions shrunk, making it more difficult for both veteran and novice competitors to exercise their skills and earn points. Yet while the opportunities to participate may have diminished, determined techs kept the competitive spirit alive.

Keywords: Amy Becker   competitions   Diana Tingle   Ellen Torchia   Jacqui Jefford  

2002 Top 25 Nail Competitors

February 1, 2003  | Article

As in past years, veteran competitors John Hauk, Salina Rush, and Lorena Marquez, all familiar with the winner’s circle, set the pace for the competition.

Keywords: Amy Becker   California   competitions   European nail industry   European nail technicians  

Behind the Scenes: Salina Rush

December 1, 2002  | Article

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   NAILS Salon of the Year Awards   Salina Rush   Top 25 Competitors  

Nail Olympics Earns Its Weight in Gold

September 1, 2002  | Article

The second annual nail competition proves that competing really is a global event.

Keywords: Backscratchers   CND   competitions   Dianne D’Agnolo   EZ Flow  

The Top 25 Nail Competitors of 2000

February 1, 2001  | Article

With a stunning nine first-place wins, Japan’s Eriko Kurosaki captures this year’s top spot on a list comprised of a handful of veteran winners and a surprising number of new faces. Read on to learn the final results and to get acquainted with some of your industry’s finest competitors.

Keywords: Alisha Sale   Amy Becker   competitions   Darlene Feric   Japanese nail industry  

Second Time's The Charm

February 1, 2001  | Article

After being named runner-up in last year’s Salon of the Year Awards, Shelly Morley, a nail technician at Salon Elite in Prescott, Ariz., was determined to take the top prize at this year’s awards. Not that she didn’t like being named one of the top three nail technicians in the country. It’s just that coming so close to being Nail Technician of the Year – one point away from winning, in fact – only fueled her desire to obtain the top spot.

Keywords: Arizona   EZ Flow   Gari-Dawn Tingler   Missouri   NAILS Salon of the Year Awards  

Behind the Scenes: Cover Tech Takes Special Care of Competition Model

May 1, 2000  | Article

John Hauk knows that a good model is essential to winning in nail competitions. Some of those same skills help retain clients.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   competitions   John Hauk   Top 25 Competitors  

Meet NAILS' Newest #1 - Alisha Sale Is Top Competitor

February 1, 2000  | Article

Nail technician Alisha Sale’s goal for 1999 was just to make it onto the NAILS Top 25 Competitors list. “When I realized what I’d done, I got all teary-eyed,” says the 27-year-old competitor who achieved the #1 ranking in her first year of competing seriously.

Keywords: Top 25 Competitors  

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