After judging what was the most grueling pre-competition to date, NAILS and head sponsor CND have narrowed it down to 12 competitors, who will compete for the title of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist season 3 beginning in August. Please join us in congratulating the following artists who successfully hand painted their interpretation of a NAILS cover and sculpted a personal vision based on their own three-word tagline to earn their way to the top:


1. Alecia Mounixay



7. Sherri Traweek


2. April Ryan


8. Szilvia Egerszegi


3. Celina Ryden


9. Tan Nguyen


4. Halley Fortenberry


10. Torie Bastian


5. Lauren Boyd


11. Victoria Zegarelli


6. Sarah Elmaz


12. Winnie Huang


Keep up with the competition by searching #NAILSNTNA and stay tuned for the launch of our Next Top Nail Artist website in July. Voting for your favorite contestant will begin September 7. Remember, you can also play along at home starting September 7 with #GelishPlayAtHome.

In addition to CND, this year’s sponsors include Akzentz, Bio Seaweed Gel, China Glaze, Dashing Diva, Entity, EzFlow, Gel II, Gelish, INM, and Orly. Judges for this year’s competition include Jan Arnold, Danny Haile, Gina Silvestro, and last year’s winner, Lavette Cephus.

Congratulations again to our talented Top 12!

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