Technique - Topic : competitions

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On My Mind: Great Expectations

January 1, 2009  | Article

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  

Behind The Scenes: Model Competitor

October 1, 2008  | Demo

A 20-year nail tech has the chops for big competitions.

Keywords: Behind the Scenes   competitions   glitter acrylics   Lynn Lammers   pink-and-whites  

Competitive Skills

September 1, 2008  | Article

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  

Oops, He Did It Again!

September 1, 2007  | Article

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  

10 Things You Will Learn By Competing

May 1, 2007  | Article

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.

Keywords: competitions  

How to Ace a Nail Competition

October 1, 2006  | Article

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.

Keywords: competitions  

Get Ready to Compete

January 1, 2005  | Article

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  

I’m Ready For My Close Up

September 1, 2003  | Article

As a NAILS editor it is my job to learn the ins and outs of the nail industry.

Keywords: CND   competitions  

Competition Products That Are Built to Win

June 1, 2003  | Article

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  

Cure Competition Jitters

March 1, 2003  | Article

“What works for me is doing the polished hand first,” veteran competitor John Hauk says. 

Keywords: competitions   John Hauk  

Canada Coronates Winning Nail Techs

February 1, 2003  | Article

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  

Feel the Need for Speed?

October 1, 2001  | Article

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  

The 10 Points of Perfection

September 1, 2001  | Article

These judging criteria may help you figure out why your nails don’t look exactly like the ones winning trophies.

Keywords: competition judging   competitions  

Creative Competitions

June 1, 1998  | Article

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  

Editor's Note: What About A National Standard for Competitions?

June 1, 1996  | Article

I think the balance of scoring should be even between shaping and product control.

Keywords: As I See It   competitions  

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