In January, nail technicians from all over India showcased their skills at the StyleSpeak Nailathon — India’s first professional nail championship. The event, organized by C&E Media, was held at the Nehru Centre, Mumbai. The whole-day event drew 908 attendees, including nail industry professionals, distributors, and agents.

The competition had a total of 63 participants in five categories. First place winners included Pradeep Das from Lure Nails for French Jazz, Kejan Kala from Lure Nails for Salon Fast & Perfect, Aarati Pinto Pereira from Aarati Art Nail Studio for Fantasy en Vogue, and Azeem Sayed from Absolute Spa for Bridal Chic. Juice Salon of Khar, Mumbai, won the Salon Team Challenge Award. The panel of judges included Robert Nguyen of OPI, Jacqueline Yeung from Star Nail International, and OMC’s Nayana Karunaratne.

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