It was another competitive year as nail techs the world over applied for a shot at the top title in the industry. The staff at NAILS Magazine had the tough task of choosing 24 global semi-finalists who will go on to compete in the pre-challenge rounds of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season Four. Please join NAILS and top sponsor CND in congratulating these 24 artists:

  1. Amber Dunson
  2. Ashley Thornton
  3. Brandy Sucher
  4. Cate Widemire
  5. Dana Cecil
  6. Deanna White
  7. Jenna Jupin
  8. Jessica Scarff
  9. Jessica Warzyniak
  10. Jonny Diep Pham
  11. Katey Laurenson
  12. Katie Barnes
  13. Kimberly Harr
  14. Konstantina Tsihlas
  15. Liina Leino
  16. Lisa Bennett
  17. Liza Waitzman
  18. Marianthi Tsitsopoulou
  19. Seantrese Eddy
  20. Toody Tolley
  21. Tracey Lee
  22. Tracy Vinson
  23. Trisha Johnson
  24. Valerie Ducharme


Pre-challenge play begins in June and ends with 12 finalists left standing. Those 12 will go on to compete in weekly challenges beginning in the fall, and ending with one contestant who will be crowned NAILS Next Top Nail Artist in March 2017.


NAILS would like to thank this year’s sponsors: Akzentz, American Dawn, Artistic Nail Design, Bio Seaweed Gel, CND, EzFlow, Gel II, Gelish, ibd, INM, Minx, Morgan Taylor, and Orly.


Please join us and our sponsors in wishing these 24 the best of luck!

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