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ISSELB 2015: NTNA Top 3 VIP Dinner

by Hannah Lee | January 28, 2015 | Bookmark +
NAILS editor Hannah Lee (left) and CND's Jan Arnold (right) were the head judges for this year's NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competition. They were excited to bring the Top 3 (Danielle Costantino, Lavette Cephus, and Lexi Martone) to ISSE Long Beach to compete for the title.

NAILS editor Hannah Lee (left) and CND's Jan Arnold (right) were the head judges for this year's NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competition. They were excited to bring the Top 3 (Danielle Costantino, Lavette Cephus, and Lexi Martone) to ISSE Long Beach to compete for the title.

CND hosted NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Top 3 finalists and their guests on Friday, January 23, for an intimate VIP dinner to welcome them to California and congratulate them on making it to the final round.

CND's Jan Arnold, Elyce DeBrown, and Kristen Mendes, along with NAILS' Hannah Lee, Michelle Mullen, and Beth Livesay were joined by Danielle Costantino and her mom, Lavette Cephus and friend/fellow nail tech Carly, and Lexi Martone and friend/fellow nail tech Chris.

Jan Arnold (center) welcomes Danielle Costantino, Lavette Cephus, and Lexi Martone to California.

Jan Arnold (center) welcomes Danielle Costantino, Lavette Cephus, and Lexi Martone to California.

It was a great chance for everyone to get to meet in person (the contestants for the first time!) and have a little fun before the busy weekend began. Toasts were made, questions were asked, and everyone got to know each other a little better. It was a special chance to really share war stories from the competition and hear what motivated the finalists to push themselves so hard.

NAILS senior editor Beth Livesay (left) worked on the weekly challenges for NAILS NTNA and was one of the weekly judges.

NAILS senior editor Beth Livesay (left) worked on the weekly challenges for NAILS NTNA and was one of the weekly judges.

Hannah posted this to Instagram after the party. It was such a special evening.

Hannah posted this to Instagram after the party. It was such a special evening.

#nailselfie from top: Lexi Martone, Jan Arnold, Lavette Cephus, Beth Livesay, Hannah Lee, Danielle Costantino

#nailselfie from top: Lexi Martone, Jan Arnold, Lavette Cephus, Beth Livesay, Hannah Lee, Danielle Costantino

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