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Best Lil' Nail Show Texas 2017

by NLS Staff | April 7, 2017
<p>Nellie Neal gave demos using a Belava chair at the LCN booth. Pro Tip Clips' Angela Blaisdell took him up on an offer to demo a service while Nail Talk Radio's Braden Jahr gave her some extra pampering on her hands. </p>
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Nellie Neal gave demos using a Belava chair at the LCN booth. Pro Tip Clips' Angela Blaisdell took him up on an offer to demo a service while Nail Talk Radio's Braden Jahr gave her some extra pampering on her hands. 

<p>NAILS' Shannon Rahn, guest speaker Jen Planck, and NAILS Beth Livesay</p>
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NAILS' Shannon Rahn, guest speaker Jen Planck, and NAILS Beth Livesay

<p>NAILS contributing editor Holly Schippers won First Place in her category!</p>
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NAILS contributing editor Holly Schippers won First Place in her category!

<p>Elizabeth Morris and Sukura McLawson</p>
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Elizabeth Morris and Sukura McLawson

<p>ANP's Rise Carter &amp; NAILS Beth Livesay</p>
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ANP's Rise Carter & NAILS Beth Livesay

<p>Gelish's Bryan Vu &amp; Beth Livesay</p>
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Gelish's Bryan Vu & Beth Livesay

<p>Steampunk competitor Aigul Fritzke (right)</p>
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Steampunk competitor Aigul Fritzke (right)

<p>Fantasy nails by Aigul Fritzke</p>
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Fantasy nails by Aigul Fritzke

<p>Venus's Tommy Tran with NAILS Shannon Rahn</p>
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Venus's Tommy Tran with NAILS Shannon Rahn

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<p>Lori Ducharme (right) of Dazzle Dry</p>
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Lori Ducharme (right) of Dazzle Dry

<p>The ladies of KUPA with NAILS Beth Livesay</p>
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The ladies of KUPA with NAILS Beth Livesay

<p>NCLA's Anh Thu &amp; Beth Livesay</p>
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NCLA's Anh Thu & Beth Livesay

<p>Brenda Muehlberger gets a demo from Venus's Tommy Tran</p>
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Brenda Muehlberger gets a demo from Venus's Tommy Tran

<p>Nikki Kingston and Cate Widemire rocked the Athena Rocks booth</p>
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Nikki Kingston and Cate Widemire rocked the Athena Rocks booth

<p>Nailebrity's Janis Morin and Austin King showed off the brand's new color and glitter coatings. </p>
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Nailebrity's Janis Morin and Austin King showed off the brand's new color and glitter coatings. 

<p>ANP Meet &amp; Mingle guest speaker Jen Planck</p>
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ANP Meet & Mingle guest speaker Jen Planck

<p>CND's Jan Arnold speaking at the Meet &amp; Mingle event</p>
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CND's Jan Arnold speaking at the Meet & Mingle event

<p>LCN's team at the Meet &amp; Mingle event</p>
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LCN's team at the Meet & Mingle event

<p>NAILS executive editor Beth Livesay giving a brief speech at the Meet &amp; Mingle event</p>
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NAILS executive editor Beth Livesay giving a brief speech at the Meet & Mingle event

<p>Athena Elliott and Donna Schur welcoming the crowd to the Meet &amp; Mingle event, which took place the night before the show floor opened</p>
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Athena Elliott and Donna Schur welcoming the crowd to the Meet & Mingle event, which took place the night before the show floor opened

<p>The Famous Names team at the Meet &amp; Mingle event</p>
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The Famous Names team at the Meet & Mingle event

<p>Athena Elliott using Vinylux to polish the CND booth</p>
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Athena Elliott using Vinylux to polish the CND booth

<p>NAILS sales rep Shannon Rahn adding an ombre nail to the CND booth</p>
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NAILS sales rep Shannon Rahn adding an ombre nail to the CND booth

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<p>Lisa Bennett's tips one first place at Nailympia</p>
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Lisa Bennett's tips one first place at Nailympia

<p>Jessica Warzyniak also places in Nailympia for her mail-in entry</p>
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Jessica Warzyniak also places in Nailympia for her mail-in entry

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<p>Jim Nordstrom &amp; Shannon Rahn</p>
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Jim Nordstrom & Shannon Rahn

<p>Tony Ly and Amy Becker</p>
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Tony Ly and Amy Becker

<p>@thenailnana with her award-winning Gone Fishing set at Nailympia</p>
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@thenailnana with her award-winning Gone Fishing set at Nailympia

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<p>Aora Nails' Do Nguyen and NAILS Shannon Rahn</p>
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Aora Nails' Do Nguyen and NAILS Shannon Rahn

<p>Nellie Neal gave demos using a Belava chair at the LCN booth. Pro Tip Clips' Angela Blaisdell took him up on an offer to demo a service while Nail Talk Radio's Braden Jahr gave her some extra pampering on her hands. </p>
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Nellie Neal gave demos using a Belava chair at the LCN booth. Pro Tip Clips' Angela Blaisdell took him up on an offer to demo a service while Nail Talk Radio's Braden Jahr gave her some extra pampering on her hands. 

<p>NAILS' Shannon Rahn, guest speaker Jen Planck, and NAILS Beth Livesay</p>
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NAILS' Shannon Rahn, guest speaker Jen Planck, and NAILS Beth Livesay

<p>NAILS contributing editor Holly Schippers won First Place in her category!</p>
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NAILS contributing editor Holly Schippers won First Place in her category!

<p>Elizabeth Morris and Sukura McLawson</p>
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Elizabeth Morris and Sukura McLawson

<p>ANP's Rise Carter &amp; NAILS Beth Livesay</p>
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ANP's Rise Carter & NAILS Beth Livesay

<p>Gelish's Bryan Vu &amp; Beth Livesay</p>
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Gelish's Bryan Vu & Beth Livesay

<p>Steampunk competitor Aigul Fritzke (right)</p>
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Steampunk competitor Aigul Fritzke (right)

<p>Fantasy nails by Aigul Fritzke</p>
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Fantasy nails by Aigul Fritzke

<p>Venus's Tommy Tran with NAILS Shannon Rahn</p>
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Venus's Tommy Tran with NAILS Shannon Rahn

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<p>Lori Ducharme (right) of Dazzle Dry</p>
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Lori Ducharme (right) of Dazzle Dry

<p>The ladies of KUPA with NAILS Beth Livesay</p>
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The ladies of KUPA with NAILS Beth Livesay

<p>NCLA's Anh Thu &amp; Beth Livesay</p>
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NCLA's Anh Thu & Beth Livesay

<p>Brenda Muehlberger gets a demo from Venus's Tommy Tran</p>
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Brenda Muehlberger gets a demo from Venus's Tommy Tran

<p>Nikki Kingston and Cate Widemire rocked the Athena Rocks booth</p>
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Nikki Kingston and Cate Widemire rocked the Athena Rocks booth

<p>Nailebrity's Janis Morin and Austin King showed off the brand's new color and glitter coatings. </p>
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Nailebrity's Janis Morin and Austin King showed off the brand's new color and glitter coatings. 

<p>ANP Meet &amp; Mingle guest speaker Jen Planck</p>
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ANP Meet & Mingle guest speaker Jen Planck

<p>CND's Jan Arnold speaking at the Meet &amp; Mingle event</p>
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CND's Jan Arnold speaking at the Meet & Mingle event

<p>LCN's team at the Meet &amp; Mingle event</p>
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LCN's team at the Meet & Mingle event

<p>NAILS executive editor Beth Livesay giving a brief speech at the Meet &amp; Mingle event</p>
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NAILS executive editor Beth Livesay giving a brief speech at the Meet & Mingle event

<p>Athena Elliott and Donna Schur welcoming the crowd to the Meet &amp; Mingle event, which took place the night before the show floor opened</p>
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Athena Elliott and Donna Schur welcoming the crowd to the Meet & Mingle event, which took place the night before the show floor opened

<p>The Famous Names team at the Meet &amp; Mingle event</p>
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The Famous Names team at the Meet & Mingle event

<p>Athena Elliott using Vinylux to polish the CND booth</p>
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Athena Elliott using Vinylux to polish the CND booth

<p>NAILS sales rep Shannon Rahn adding an ombre nail to the CND booth</p>
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NAILS sales rep Shannon Rahn adding an ombre nail to the CND booth

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<p>Lisa Bennett's tips one first place at Nailympia</p>
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Lisa Bennett's tips one first place at Nailympia

<p>Jessica Warzyniak also places in Nailympia for her mail-in entry</p>
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Jessica Warzyniak also places in Nailympia for her mail-in entry

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<p>Jim Nordstrom &amp; Shannon Rahn</p>
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Jim Nordstrom & Shannon Rahn

<p>Tony Ly and Amy Becker</p>
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Tony Ly and Amy Becker

<p>@thenailnana with her award-winning Gone Fishing set at Nailympia</p>
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@thenailnana with her award-winning Gone Fishing set at Nailympia

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<p>Aora Nails' Do Nguyen and NAILS Shannon Rahn</p>
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Aora Nails' Do Nguyen and NAILS Shannon Rahn

The Best Lil' Nail Show Texas took place April 1-3 in Houston. Attendees also had the chance to compete in Nailympia USA, a nail competition held at the show between March 31 to April 3.

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