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Portrait Painters Face Off


If you look closely at the diminutive self-portrait of nail tech Sol Yanira Ortiz, you’ll note bold strokes of gold forming her eyeglasses, earrings, and even hinting at a gold tooth. It’s details like those that made the Arecibo, Puerto Rico-based nail tech a stand-out to the judges and earned her to top prize in NAILS’ second annual Nail Art Self-Portrait Contest.

Much to our delight, delicate brushwork and astounding likenesses were plentiful among this year’s crop of entries. Take a look at the faces of our winners and some other mighty talented techs.

Winner: Sol Yanira Ortiz, Beautiful Nails, Arecibo, Puerto Rico

1st Runner-up: Yasue Nakao, Awilda Salon, Beverly Hills, Calif.

2nd Runner-up: Mary L. Piper, Salon Pzazz, Columbia, Mo.

3rd Runner-up: Alexandra Maldonado, Flushing N.Y.

Honorable Mentions:

Diana Laarz, Deserrie’s Salon, Hamilton, N.J.

Regina McManus, “You’ve Got Nails” Nail & Tanning Salon, Ocala, Fla.

Maylena Smith, Chic University, Standale, Mich.

Rena Rivera-Ryan, Rena’s Nails, Jacksonville, Fla.

Lisa Fry, Nailhouse Rock, Farmville, Va.

LaDawna Lawton, JJ Clemons Salon, Lemoore, Calif.

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