November 2, 2015
INM’s Jimmy the Swan came to life this past year in a series of animated shorts. Now it’s the contestants’ turn to make nail art come alive. The Top 4 were asked to create a fantasy nail art tip that has at least one movable component. The animated portion of the nail must be INM–related.
The votes will be combined with our judges scores, the winner will receive a $500 gift certificate from INM, and one artist will be eliminated.
Visit this link to vote for your favorite set of nails by Thursday, Nov. 5th at 12 PM, PST: http://www.nailsmag.com/nexttopnailartist/2015/challenges/week-9inm
You can also play along to win prizes at home using the hashtag #GelishPlayAtHome on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Details here: http://www.nailsmag.com/nexttopnailartist/2015/play-home
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February 19, 2014
In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, nail tech Lorena Marquez shows how to create a competition-style smile line with acrylics.
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April 21, 2012
John Hauk is hosting three new competitions at the fifth Nail Tech Networking Event of the Smokies, which will be held at the downtown Gatlinburg Convention Center on June 24-25, 2012.
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January 25, 2012
The theme of the 14th Nail Art Poland Championships was “Very Wild, Wild West.” The participants created whole scenes of Western cities on the models’ nails, and the three amazing winning designs are shown here.
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October 26, 2011
One of our industry’s top competitors, Azumi Kanene Williams says time constraints and temperature are her greatest challenges in the competition arena.
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August 3, 2011
Why enter a nail competition if you can’t win? “When you compete, the most important person you are competing with is yourself,” says Dianne D’Agnolo, founder and director of the Nailympics Competition. “Competition is a great way to push yourself to improve.
Keywords: competitions Nailympics
June 14, 2011
Akzéntz educator Jessica Hoel had some fun interviewing veteran nail art competitor Catherine Wong on how she came up with the details in her award-winning fantasy nail art at the 2011 Premiere Orlando beauty show. Story here: http://www.nailsmag.com/blogpost/103860/run-for-the-roses-catherine-wongs-fantasy-nail-art
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February 15, 2011
Congratulations to Maya Abbedissen, who won the National Bulgarian Championship in Nail Design in November. Her impressive first place win in the Gel Nails category allows her the opportunity to compete in the gel category at the World Championship in Dusseldorf, Germany, in March. She will be representing the country of Bulgaria and compete using Entity One Gel Technology.
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January 1, 2011
On September 19-20, some of the best nail artists in the world gathered to take part in the sixth annual London Nailympics at the Olympia Beauty Show in London.
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November 22, 2010
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Started in 2002, the Beautytech Strut Your Stuff online nail art and enhancement contest has truly become an international event, with entrants from such far-flung locales as Tokyo, Singapore, Poland, and the Netherlands.
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October 1, 2010
Intricate floral stiletto nails won the NSI Free-hand Nail Art Competition, an online photo competition that invited nail techs from around the globe to use NSI acrylic or gel to create nail art designs. The entries were judged by Vicki Peters, Denise Wright, and Debbie Doerrlamm, who looked for difficulty of design, use of color, originality, overall enhancement design, and first impression (or the “wow” factor).
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October 1, 2010
Top nail competitor Lynn Lammers offers an excellent description of filing grits, and how best to use them in this excerpt from her online NAILS blog, Competition Insider.
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February 1, 2010
The ninth-annual Strut Your Stuff Nail Art & Enhancement Contest, sponsored by WWWeb Services and BeautyTech.com, received 60 entries from 20 countries.
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July 1, 2009
That was about the only thing I knew before heading to the Beauty International Show in Dusseldorf, Germany, this past March. I had never been to Europe before and spoke no German, but I was eager to learn everything I could about the German nail industry. Unearthing stiletto styles, licensing loop-holes, the economic recession and more, the German nail industry proved to be a fascinating player in the worldwide nail market.
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April 1, 2009
These intricate designs, made from acrylic nail products, were winners of a Design-A-Corset Competition recently held in Australia.
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