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Cover Tech 2013: Mining for Metals

by NLS Staff | January 7, 2013
<p>Lenzi Brock</p>
<p>Vancouver, Wash.</p>

Lenzi Brock

Vancouver, Wash.

<p>2nd Runner-Up:</p>
<p>Amelina Anna</p>
<p>Kiev, Ukraine</p>

2nd Runner-Up:

Amelina Anna

Kiev, Ukraine

<p>Jenifer Castrovinci</p>
<p>Ft. Meyers, Fla.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>

Jenifer Castrovinci

Ft. Meyers, Fla.

 

<p>Debbie Schultz</p>
<p>Ft. Myers, Fla.&nbsp;</p>

Debbie Schultz

Ft. Myers, Fla. 

<p>Amanda Lenher</p>
<p>Colliersville, Tenn.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>

Amanda Lenher

Colliersville, Tenn.

 

<p>Carla Foster</p>
<p>Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada</p>

Carla Foster

Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada

<p>Finalist: Tanya Dimitrova</p>
<p>Glen Mills, Pa.</p>

Finalist: Tanya Dimitrova

Glen Mills, Pa.

<p>1st Runner-Up:</p>
<p>Lakia Lewis</p>
<p>Youngstown, Ohio</p>

1st Runner-Up:

Lakia Lewis

Youngstown, Ohio

<p>Ashley Watson</p>
<p>Eustis, Fla.</p>

Ashley Watson

Eustis, Fla.

<p>Finalist: Phoebe Dingman</p>
<p>San Jose, Calif.</p>

Finalist: Phoebe Dingman

San Jose, Calif.

<p>Rochelle Dingman</p>
<p>San Jose, Calif.</p>

Rochelle Dingman

San Jose, Calif.

<p>Nicole Krawiec</p>
<p>Tarpon Springs, Fla.</p>

Nicole Krawiec

Tarpon Springs, Fla.

<p>Nina Ilovar Hribar</p>
<p>Ljubljana, Slovenia</p>

Nina Ilovar Hribar

Ljubljana, Slovenia

<p>Finalist: Kasumi Ishii</p>
<p>Tokyo&nbsp;</p>

Finalist: Kasumi Ishii

Tokyo 

<p>Finalist: Makiko Yuda</p>
<p>Tokyo</p>

Finalist: Makiko Yuda

Tokyo

<p>Nao Koike</p>
<p>Tokyo</p>

Nao Koike

Tokyo

<p>3rd Runner-Up (tie):</p>
<p>Kaya Mitomo</p>
<p>Tokyo</p>

3rd Runner-Up (tie):

Kaya Mitomo

Tokyo

<p>3rd Runner-Up (tie):</p>
<p>Miki Nakano</p>
<p>Nail Salon Ciel, Tokyo</p>

3rd Runner-Up (tie):

Miki Nakano

Nail Salon Ciel, Tokyo

<p>Finalist: Maki Naito</p>
<p>Tokyo</p>

Finalist: Maki Naito

Tokyo

<p>Sachiko Ishida</p>
<p>Tokyo</p>

Sachiko Ishida

Tokyo

<p>Yuko Kamizuma</p>
<p>Tokyo</p>

Yuko Kamizuma

Tokyo

<p>The Winner:</p>
<p>Hillary Fry</p>
<p>Brookfield, Wis.</p>

The Winner:

Hillary Fry

Brookfield, Wis.

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<p>Lenzi Brock</p>
<p>Vancouver, Wash.</p>
1/22
 
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Lenzi Brock

Vancouver, Wash.

<p>2nd Runner-Up:</p>
<p>Amelina Anna</p>
<p>Kiev, Ukraine</p>
2/22
 
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2nd Runner-Up:

Amelina Anna

Kiev, Ukraine

<p>Jenifer Castrovinci</p>
<p>Ft. Meyers, Fla.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
3/22
 
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Jenifer Castrovinci

Ft. Meyers, Fla.

 

<p>Debbie Schultz</p>
<p>Ft. Myers, Fla.&nbsp;</p>
4/22
 
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Debbie Schultz

Ft. Myers, Fla. 

<p>Amanda Lenher</p>
<p>Colliersville, Tenn.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
5/22
 
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Amanda Lenher

Colliersville, Tenn.

 

<p>Carla Foster</p>
<p>Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada</p>
6/22
 
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Carla Foster

Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada

<p>Finalist: Tanya Dimitrova</p>
<p>Glen Mills, Pa.</p>
7/22
 
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Finalist: Tanya Dimitrova

Glen Mills, Pa.

<p>1st Runner-Up:</p>
<p>Lakia Lewis</p>
<p>Youngstown, Ohio</p>
8/22
 
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1st Runner-Up:

Lakia Lewis

Youngstown, Ohio

<p>Ashley Watson</p>
<p>Eustis, Fla.</p>
9/22
 
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Ashley Watson

Eustis, Fla.

<p>Finalist: Phoebe Dingman</p>
<p>San Jose, Calif.</p>
10/22
 
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Finalist: Phoebe Dingman

San Jose, Calif.

<p>Rochelle Dingman</p>
<p>San Jose, Calif.</p>
11/22
 
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Rochelle Dingman

San Jose, Calif.

<p>Nicole Krawiec</p>
<p>Tarpon Springs, Fla.</p>
12/22
 
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Nicole Krawiec

Tarpon Springs, Fla.

<p>Nina Ilovar Hribar</p>
<p>Ljubljana, Slovenia</p>
13/22
 
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Nina Ilovar Hribar

Ljubljana, Slovenia

<p>Finalist: Kasumi Ishii</p>
<p>Tokyo&nbsp;</p>
14/22
 
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Finalist: Kasumi Ishii

Tokyo 

<p>Finalist: Makiko Yuda</p>
<p>Tokyo</p>
15/22
 
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Finalist: Makiko Yuda

Tokyo

<p>Nao Koike</p>
<p>Tokyo</p>
16/22
 
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Nao Koike

Tokyo

<p>3rd Runner-Up (tie):</p>
<p>Kaya Mitomo</p>
<p>Tokyo</p>
17/22
 
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3rd Runner-Up (tie):

Kaya Mitomo

Tokyo

<p>3rd Runner-Up (tie):</p>
<p>Miki Nakano</p>
<p>Nail Salon Ciel, Tokyo</p>
18/22
 
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3rd Runner-Up (tie):

Miki Nakano

Nail Salon Ciel, Tokyo

<p>Finalist: Maki Naito</p>
<p>Tokyo</p>
19/22
 
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Finalist: Maki Naito

Tokyo

<p>Sachiko Ishida</p>
<p>Tokyo</p>
20/22
 
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Sachiko Ishida

Tokyo

<p>Yuko Kamizuma</p>
<p>Tokyo</p>
21/22
 
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Yuko Kamizuma

Tokyo

<p>The Winner:</p>
<p>Hillary Fry</p>
<p>Brookfield, Wis.</p>
22/22
 
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The Winner:

Hillary Fry

Brookfield, Wis.

“The concept for the ‘Hammered Metal’ nails came from trend-­spotting,” says Hillary Fry, a nail tech at ­Scenario Hair Design in Shorewood, Wis. “Looking at fashion and beauty trends, metals and textures are currently riding the crest. I’ve always had a love for the hammered metal look, and obsess over fashion designer Josie ­Natori’s hammered metal cuffs and belts. Hammered metal combines both trends, and I was interested in the ­challenge of translating this edgy, industrial look onto nails.”

A nail tech since 2009, Fry says the way the photo come together was a bit magical.  “A client loaned some very old tools to use as props. The photographer found chunks of asphalt he thought might look good as a background. When we laid it all out, the glow of the copper just popped against the stones and that wood-grained hammer handle.”

To create the nails she used CND Retention+ and copper leaf. She used rock candy to add interest to the index fingers. Click here for a step-by-step.

 

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