The applications came in for NAILS Next Top Nail Artist sponsored by CND. We excitedly read through every answer, watched YouTube video diaries, gazed in awe at nail art photos, and scoured social media to narrow it down to the Top 24.

These 24 nail artists come from around the world, representing Greece, Canada, Australia, and the United States as they prepare to compete for the ultimate prize. You might recognize a few familiar names on this list, as we welcome back two semifinalists from last year, and even one of our Top 6.

Our Top 24 semifinalists possess artistic innovation, social media savvy, a diversity of techniques, and a passion for the industry. We couldn’t be happier to share their names here:

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist 24 Semifinalists

1. Alecia Monixay

2. Amy Gustafson

3. Angel “Nuni” Torres

4. Beru Lalli

5. Danielle Costantino

6. Erica Tam

7. Jarrel Baccus

8. Karrie Bowers

9. Konstantina Tsihlas

10. Lauren Boyd

11. Lavette Cephus

12. Lexi Martone

13. Lini Sherburne

14. Marianthi Tsitsopoulou

15. Marisol Alvarado

16. Nikkoal Bounds

17. Quisa Robinson

18. Robyn Schwartz

19. Sherri Traweek

20. Simone Gilbert

21. Tammie Alvarado

22. Tara Fisher

23. Trung “Kenny” Vo

24. Yesenia Oliva

While it wasn’t easy narrowing the list to 24, the competition will only get more difficult as we whittle it down to 12 in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to see who will be packing up their paintbrushes and who will be one step closer to being named NAILS Next Top Nail Artist.

In addition to CND, sponsors include Bioseaweed Gel, Dashing Diva, Entity, Gel II, Gelish, INM, It’s So Easy, Super Nail, Orly, and Young Nails.

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