NAILS' Yuiko Sugino, Lexi Martone and NAILS' Beth Livesay
The Top 3...congrats to you all!
NAILS' Hannah Lee, Lexi Martone, Lavette Cephus, Danielle Costantino and 2014 Next Top Nail Artist winner Ryoko Garcia
The finalists pose with NAILS' Hannah Lee, 2014 NTNA winner Ryoko Garcia, and CND's Jan Arnold
Some of Hollywood's top editiorial nail techs came out to meet the Top 3
CND's Elyce DeBrown and NAILS' Beth Livesay
Lexi Martone and her family
Jan Arnold poses with Lexi Martone and her family
NAILS' Carla Benavidez and Danielle Parisi with The Painted Nails' Thomas Le and Katie Cazorla
Lavette Cephus (second from left) and her cheering squad
Danielle Costantino (front) and her supporters
The ladies from Blossom Beauty Lounge
NTNA 2014 winner Ryoko Garcia (right) and her friend Danielle Penn
Tracey and Habib from Young Nails with NAILS' Michelle Mullen
The crowd getting ready for the presentation of the winner.
CND's Jan Arnold and NAILS' Hannah Lee MC'd the evening.
Some of this year's Top 12
NTNA alumni from 2014 and 2015.
The Top 3 with NAILS editor Hannah Lee
2nd runner-up Danielle Costantino
1st runner-up Lexi Martone
NTNA 2014 winner Ryoko Garcia passes the trophy to NTNA 2015 winner Lavette Cephus.
Cheers to the Top 3
Jan Arnold, Lexi Martone, Lavette Cephus, Danielle Costantino, and Hannah Lee
Jan Arnold, Lexi Martone, Lavette Cephus, Danielle Costantino, Ryoko Garcia and Hannah Lee
Lavette Cephus with Blossom Beauty Lounge's Cammy Nguyen
NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Lavette Cephus with indsutry veteran Maisie Dunbar
NTNA Top 6 contestant Sherri Traweek and her husband Andrew
The ladies from Bio Seaweed Gel
NTNA Top 11 contestant Yessie Oliva and her husband
Those crazy Nguyen brothers (and Danny Phung, left)
The Vietnamese nail community representing many nail companies and salons came together to celebrate the finale of the NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competition.
Now that's a group shot!
ENT Channel 57.10 owner Huan Luyen and VietSALON's Anh Tran
Buddy Sims, Ryoko Garcia, Beth Livesay, Lexi Martone, and Danielle Penn
NAILS ladies hanging with OPI's Robert Nguyen
NAILS' Kim Pham, Hannah Lee, Yuiko Sugino, Beth Livesay, and Sigourney Nunez
NAILS' Cyndy Drummey, Kim Pham, Hannah Lee, Yuiko Sugino, Beth Livesay, and Sigourney Nunez
NAILS' Amy Martin, Shannon Rahn, and Mary Baughman
Cathy Vizcarra from RPR manning the goodie bag station
Buddy Sims, Winnie Huang, and Doug Schoon
Buddy Sims, Hannah Lee, Winnie Huang, and Jan Arnold
On Sunday, January 25, 2015, the nail industry came together to celebrate the grand finale of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season 2. Manufacturers, distributors, nail techs, contestants (past and present), as well as other industry heavy hitters gathered at Long Beach's Cafe Sevilla to find out who would take the crown of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist 2015.
Ultimately, it was Lavette Cephus who won the title. Lexi Martone and Danielle Costantino were named 1st and 2nd runners-up, respecitively. Read more about the night here.
Photos by Kimberly Pham
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