In a world full of reality television where we have competitions for every facet of life (America’s Next Top Model, Project Runway, Top Chef, The Biggest Loser, etc.), some things stand the test of time. NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards program (now in its seventh year) has become one of our industry’s annual traditions.
The NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards takes us inside the minds of nail care professionals to offer us a look at what you think about the products used in salons every day. For a professional nail product manufacturer, making it onto the top five list — voted on by the people who are actually using their products — is a very validating moment in the spotlight.
Ours are not “editor’s picks” or a “best of” roundup; they’re simply a fun look at what product you and your peers love right now. So what are your favorite products? We’ve tallied the votes and are happy to announce the winners of the 2010 NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards. (The votes for products were very close, so we are listing your top five favorites in each category. We’re also highlighting the top 20 favorite new products for 2010.)
Now for the small print: We sent out nomination forms to every major product manufacturer in the nail industry. They nominated themselves (NAILS did not select the products for voting). In September, we sent readers online to vote for their favorite products. If your favorite products weren’t listed, you could write them in. Readers were not required to vote for every category.
If you have any comments or would like to see additional categories in the future, please let us know. You can e-mail Erika.Kotite@bobit.com.