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Could One of Your Recent Graduates Be NAILS’ Next Top Nail Artist?

by Tracy Rubert | March 9, 2015

After two successful years of competition, NAILS Magazine is once again looking for the next crop of up-and-coming nail artists to compete in an online reality show-inspired contest. NAILS’ Next Top Nail Artist is searching for licensed nail techs of all experience levels who have that “it” factor. Does one of your recent nail program graduates fit the bill?

Let your recent graduates who have passed their state board exams know about this great opportunity. It could give them an amazing kickstart to grow their careers — and bring acclaim to your school.

Applications must be completed by April 24, 2015. We will contact semifinalists by May 29, and the top 12 will be announced in the September issue of NAILS. It will be an elimination-style contest where the contestants are given challenges. The challenges will be a mix of video, photos, nail art on tips, and other social media-type entries. (Since we’re looking for the NEXT top nail artist, contestants can’t be affiliated with a nail manufacturer as an educator. It is OK if contestants have taken manufacturer-specific classes.)

The final two contestants will receive FREE admission to ISSE Long Beach 2015, a two-night hotel stay in Long Beach, Calif., to attend the finale, airfare (up to $500) to Long Beach, a sizeable cash prize, enough nail art supplies to keep the winner creating for some time, the opportunity to work for a major manufacturer, and a spot on the NAILS blogroll for one year.

To enter, simply fill out the online application at no later than April 24. We can’t wait to see what your graduates come up with!

Click here for more information and to fill out the application:

For more information about your career in nails, check out NAILS Career Handbook

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