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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  

Top Tech Reaches New Heights

February 1, 2000  | Article

Alisha Rimando speaks on balancing her career of being a flight attendant and a nail artist. 

Keywords: Alisha Rimando   NAILS Top 25 List   Top 25 Competitors  

Top 25 Competitors of 1999

February 1, 2000  | Article

Would anyone pay $150 for a set of nails by a top competitor? Do you know what brand of acrylic is used by the majority of top competitors? Is $5,000 a lot or a little to pay for your and your model’s travel expenses? Turn the page to learn fun facts about this industry’s elite.

Keywords: Alisha Rimando   Alisha Sale   Amy Becker   Christopher Truong   Darlene Feric  

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  

Down But Not Out

August 1, 1999  | Article

There’s one name noticeably absent from NAILS’ 1998 Top 25 Competitors Ranking: Victoria Sozio. A veteran nail tech with over 50 competition wins to her credit, she had consistently placed on the Top 25 ranking in previous years.

Keywords: New Jersey   Top 25 Competitors   Victoria Sozio  

Competitors Ranking Brings Out, Well, Competitiveness

June 1, 1999  | Article

Since there is no certain way to know how many competitors are in each competition or whether they’re ranked competitors, we can’t award bonus points based on whether a competition is crowded with the top people.

Keywords: As I See It   competitions   Top 25 Competitors  

Behind the Scenes: Amy Cooper

July 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: Amy Becker   Behind the Scenes   doing nails for photo shoots   Top 25 Competitors  

Just My Opinion: Be a Good Loser

June 1, 1998  | Article

Losing is one of the few places in life where things are black and white. The difference, however lies in how each person chooses to deal with the experience.

Keywords: competitions   Just My Opinion   Top 25 Competitors  

OPI’s Competition Team Proves There’s Strength in Numbers

November 1, 1997  | Article

The Competition Team was introduced this year and has won its fair share of awards since.

Keywords: Christopher Truong   competitions   Michele Baker   OPI Products   Rita Horvath  

Behind the Scenes: Christopher Truong

October 1, 1997  | Article

Christopher Truong recently became an educator for OPI Products because he says many nail technicians need help with certain skills, especially when it comes to proper product application.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   competitions   OPI Products   salon chains   Top 25 Competitors  

Behind The Scenes

July 1, 1997  | Article

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   EZ Flow   international   Sonia Glover   Top 25 Competitors  

Applause to the 1996 Top 25 Competitors

March 1, 1997  | Article

These tireless perfectionists have raised the standards of excellence throughout the industry and made nails a little more beautiful.

Keywords: Christopher Truong   Claudine Morgan   competitions   NAILS Top 25 List   Sonia Glover  

Behind the Scenes

November 1, 1996  | Article

Having six years under her belt as a nail technician, Carla Collier was pretty confident of her skills and ready to put them to the test at her first nail competition.

Keywords: Kym Lee   personal profiles   Top 25 Competitors  

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