Congratulations to Lavette for Winning NAILS NTNA!


After nine grueling weeks of competition, being eliminated, and battling her way back in CND‘s Last Chance Design Lab, Lavette Cephus has officially won NAILS Next Top Nail Artist 2015.


After being allowed back into the competition for the final challenge, Cephus’ Libertine-inspired nail art sets (which included an anagram, melting Rubik’s cubes, and LED lights) stunned the judges and fans of the competition alike.


As part of her prize package Cephus will be flying to New York for Fashion Week in mid February for a chance to work in CND’s Design Lab and create nails for the Libertine runway show. She also received $2,000, a spot on the NAILS blog roll, the ability to be a judge in next year’s competition, and a gift basket from CND.


To read more about the final challenge, click here.


To read more the finale party, click here.


To see pictures from CND’s Smilebooth at the party, click here.


To see pictures from the finale party, click here.