January 1, 2009
This month's editor's note is written by 2008's #1 competitor, Lynn Lammers of Redlands, Calif.
Keywords: competitions continuing education Lynn Lammers professional image
October 1, 2008
A 20-year nail tech has the chops for big competitions.
Keywords: Behind the Scenes competitions glitter acrylics Lynn Lammers pink-and-whites
September 1, 2008
Competition-level nails take practice, but mastering certain skills will get you in the game.
Keywords: acrylics competitions Lynn Lammers smile lines Top 25 Competitors
September 1, 2007
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
May 1, 2007
It’s competition season with the Las Vegas Hair & Nail Conference and Premiere Beauty Shows coming up. Both offer quality competitions. So if you are contemplating testing the waters to see what you’ve got, these are both good choices.
October 1, 2006
Ahh … the joys of victory and the agony of defeat. In the nail competition arena, bringing home the trophy takes much more than skill — it starts with proper preparation, practice, a positive attitude, and a passion for competing.
January 1, 2005
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
September 1, 2003
As a NAILS editor it is my job to learn the ins and outs of the nail industry.
Keywords: CND competitions
June 1, 2003
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 John Hauk Laura Scott
March 1, 2003
“What works for me is doing the polished hand first,” veteran competitor John Hauk says.
Keywords: competitions John Hauk
February 1, 2003
Jennifer Moon-Hillman of Methods Salon in Chatham, Ontario, took the top prize in the annual Contessa Awards' Nail Enhancement category.
Keywords: canada Canadian nail techs competitions Contessa Awards contests
October 1, 2001
Top competitors and educators share their tips and techniques for shaving time from the acrylic maintenance service.
Keywords: Alisha Sale backfills competitions fills nail prep
September 1, 2001
These judging criteria may help you figure out why your nails don’t look exactly like the ones winning trophies.
Keywords: competition judging competitions
June 1, 1998
You’ll love the two newest competitions unveiled by Sharon Parker at Ace Beauty Co.’s Fire and Frost show last February: “Trends” and “The Perfect Pedi.”
Keywords: competitions tradeshows
June 1, 1996
I think the balance of scoring should be even between shaping and product control.
Keywords: As I See It competitions