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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  

NAILS Artists & Visionaries Winners Are the Best of the Best

August 1, 2006  | Article

Keywords: Artists & Visionaries Awards   Hannah Lee   RCA   Top 25 Competitors  

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  

We Came to Score: The Top 25 Competitors of 2004

July 1, 2004  | Article

In an unprecedented year and a half long competition cycle marked by fierce rivalry, veteran competitors, international competitors, and newcomers alike vied for positions on NAILS 2003-2004 coveted Top 25 List. 

Keywords: Amy Becker   John Hauk   Lorena Marquez   NAILS Top 25 List   Rita Horvath  

We Came to Score

July 1, 2004  | Article

In an unprecedented year and a half long competition cycle marked by fierce rivalry, veteran competitors, international competitors, and newcomers alike vied for positions on NAILS 2003-2004 coveted Top 25 List. 

Keywords: NAILS Top 25 List   Nailympics   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  

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  

Top 25 Competitors for 2001

February 1, 2002  | Article

In a year marked by fewer competitions than in past years, veteran and novice competitors had to make their participation in every event count.

Keywords: Alisha Sale   Amy Becker   CND   competition products   competitions  

Behind the Scenes: Winning Nails

June 1, 2001  | Article

Salina Rush achieved two things when she came to Los Angeles at the beginning of the year: She won first place in the Ladies’ Sculptured Nails competition at ICE Los Angeles, and she got to do the nails for this month’s cover.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   NAILS Top 25 List   Salina Rush   Top 25 Competitors  

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