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NAILS Readers' Choice Awards 2009

by NLS Staff | November 22, 2010
<p><strong>Let Your Voice Be Heard!</strong></p>
<p>You took a stand. And you shouted from the mountain tops (well maybe just from your nail tables) when we asked you to tell us about your favorite products. We heard you loud and clear, and here we present you with the sixth annual NAILS Readers&rsquo; Choice Awards.</p>

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

You took a stand. And you shouted from the mountain tops (well maybe just from your nail tables) when we asked you to tell us about your favorite products. We heard you loud and clear, and here we present you with the sixth annual NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards.

<p><strong>FAVORITE ACRYLIC SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Young Nails: Acrylic System <br />2.&nbsp; CND: Retention+ Sculpting Liquid <br />3.&nbsp; OPI Products: Absolute Liquid &amp; <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Powder Technology <br />4.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Tammy Taylor <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Acrylic Nail Powders<br />5.&nbsp; EZ Flow: A-Polymer Acrylic</p>

FAVORITE ACRYLIC SYSTEM
1.  Young Nails: Acrylic System
2.  CND: Retention+ Sculpting Liquid
3.  OPI Products: Absolute Liquid &
     Powder Technology
4.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Tammy Taylor
     Acrylic Nail Powders
5.  EZ Flow: A-Polymer Acrylic

<p><strong>FAVORITE BASE COAT</strong><br />1.&nbsp; CND: Stickey Base Coat <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Natural Nail Base Coat <br />3.&nbsp; Orly International: Bonder<br />4.&nbsp; China Glaze: Strong Adhesion <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Base Coat<br />5.&nbsp; Seche Inc.: Seche Base</p>

FAVORITE BASE COAT
1.  CND: Stickey Base Coat
2.  OPI Products: Natural Nail Base Coat
3.  Orly International: Bonder
4.  China Glaze: Strong Adhesion
     Base Coat
5.  Seche Inc.: Seche Base

<p><strong>FAVORITE BRUSHES (FOR ENHANCEMENTS)</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Nail Brush <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Artist Series Brushes <br />3.&nbsp; Young Nails: Imagination Art Brush <br />4.&nbsp; CND: Pro Styler Brush <br />5.&nbsp; EZ Flow: Grand Artist 508</p>

FAVORITE BRUSHES (FOR ENHANCEMENTS)
1.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Nail Brush
2.  OPI Products: Artist Series Brushes
3.  Young Nails: Imagination Art Brush
4.  CND: Pro Styler Brush
5.  EZ Flow: Grand Artist 508

<p><strong>FAVORITE COMPETITION PRODUCT</strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Competition Formula <br />2.&nbsp; CND: Moxie Fast Set Sculpting Liquid <br />3.&nbsp; EZ Flow: Competition Products<br />4.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Competitive <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Edge Products <br />5.&nbsp; Young Nails: Speed Powders</p>

FAVORITE COMPETITION PRODUCT
1.  OPI Products: Competition Formula
2.  CND: Moxie Fast Set Sculpting Liquid
3.  EZ Flow: Competition Products
4.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Competitive
     Edge Products
5.  Young Nails: Speed Powders

<p><strong>FAVORITE COMPUTER SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Elite Software: Salon &amp; Spa <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Management Software <br />2.&nbsp; Salon Iris: Software <br />3.&nbsp; Innovative Business Computer <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Solutions: The Spa/Salon Manager<br />4.&nbsp; ClienTrak!: Spa and Salon Software <br />5.&nbsp; Software Creations: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Virtual Spa and Salon</p>

FAVORITE COMPUTER SYSTEM
1.  Elite Software: Salon & Spa
     Management Software
2.  Salon Iris: Software
3.  Innovative Business Computer
     Solutions: The Spa/Salon Manager
4.  ClienTrak!: Spa and Salon Software
5.  Software Creations:
     Virtual Spa and Salon

<p><strong>FAVORITE CUTICLE TREATMENT</strong><br />1.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;CND: SolarOil <br />2.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Tammy Taylor Nails: Cuticle Oil <br />3.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Young Nails: Rose Oil <br />4.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;OPI Products: Avoplex Nail &amp; Cuticle <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Replenishing Oil<br />5.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Orly International: Cuticle Oil+</p>

FAVORITE CUTICLE TREATMENT
1.    CND: SolarOil
2.    Tammy Taylor Nails: Cuticle Oil
3.    Young Nails: Rose Oil
4.    OPI Products: Avoplex Nail & Cuticle
       Replenishing Oil
5.    Orly International: Cuticle Oil+

<p><strong>FAVORITE DESIGN/COLORED ACRYLIC SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Young Nails: Color Acrylics <br />2.&nbsp; EZ Flow: Boogie Nights Retro <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Collection <br />3.&nbsp; OPI Products: AbsoluteFX <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Color Powders <br />4.&nbsp; CND: Perfect Color <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Powder Collections<br />5.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Prizma <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Color Nail Powder</p>

FAVORITE DESIGN/COLORED ACRYLIC SYSTEM
1.  Young Nails: Color Acrylics
2.  EZ Flow: Boogie Nights Retro
     Collection
3.  OPI Products: AbsoluteFX
     Color Powders
4.  CND: Perfect Color
     Powder Collections
5.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Prizma
     Color Nail Powder

<p><strong>FAVORITE DISINFECTION/SANITATION PRODUCT</strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Spa Complete <br />2.&nbsp; CND: ScrubFresh <br />3.&nbsp; King Research: Barbicide<br />4.&nbsp; Ultronics: Ultracare Disinfectant<br />5.&nbsp; Backscratchers: Cavicide</p>

FAVORITE DISINFECTION/SANITATION PRODUCT
1.  OPI Products: Spa Complete
2.  CND: ScrubFresh
3.  King Research: Barbicide
4.  Ultronics: Ultracare Disinfectant
5.  Backscratchers: Cavicide

<p><strong>FAVORITE DRILL OR ELECTRIC FILE</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Kupa: KP 3000 <br />2.&nbsp; Young Nails: YN-99 <br />3.&nbsp; OPI Products: Professional Electric <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nail Technician File<br />4.&nbsp; Medicool: Pro Power 20K <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rechargeable Filing System<br />5.&nbsp; Lasco Diamond Products: Micro Ultra <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nail Machine</p>

FAVORITE DRILL OR ELECTRIC FILE
1.  Kupa: KP 3000
2.  Young Nails: YN-99
3.  OPI Products: Professional Electric
     Nail Technician File
4.  Medicool: Pro Power 20K
     Rechargeable Filing System
5.  Lasco Diamond Products: Micro Ultra
     Nail Machine

<p><strong>FAVORITE FILES</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Disposable <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; File System <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Professional Files <br />3.&nbsp; Young Nails: Files and Buffers<br />4.&nbsp; CND: Girlfriend Buffer<br />5.&nbsp; Flowery: Purifiles Disinfectable Files</p>

FAVORITE FILES
1.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Disposable
     File System
2.  OPI Products: Professional Files
3.  Young Nails: Files and Buffers
4.  CND: Girlfriend Buffer
5.  Flowery: Purifiles Disinfectable Files

<p><strong>FAVORITE FORMS</strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: FreeForms <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Disposable Nail Forms <br />2.&nbsp; CND: Performance Forms<br />3.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Competitive Edge Forms <br />4.&nbsp; Young Nails: Artistic Forms<br />5.&nbsp; EZ Flow Nail Systems: Forms</p>

FAVORITE FORMS
1.  OPI Products: FreeForms
     Disposable Nail Forms
2.  CND: Performance Forms
3.  Tammy Taylor Nails:
     Competitive Edge Forms
4.  Young Nails: Artistic Forms
5.  EZ Flow Nail Systems: Forms

<p><strong>FAVORITE GEL OR LIGHT SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Young Nails: Synergy Gel System <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Axxium Gel System <br />3.&nbsp; CND: Brisa Gel System<br />4.&nbsp; IBD: Soak Off System <br />5.&nbsp; NSI: Balance UV Gel System</p>

FAVORITE GEL OR LIGHT SYSTEM
1.  Young Nails: Synergy Gel System
2.  OPI Products: Axxium Gel System
3.  CND: Brisa Gel System
4.  IBD: Soak Off System
5.  NSI: Balance UV Gel System

<p><strong>FAVORITE IMPLEMENT OR TOOL </strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Pusher Plus <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Multi-Use Pusher<br />2.&nbsp; Young Nails: Magic Wand <br />3.&nbsp; Mehaz Professional: Triple Cut <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Acrylic &amp; Tip Cutter <br />4.&nbsp; Tweezerman: MasterTech Classic <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pusher &amp; Cleaner <br />5.&nbsp; EZ Flow: Pro Pusher</p>

FAVORITE IMPLEMENT OR TOOL
1.  OPI Products: Pusher Plus
     Multi-Use Pusher
2.  Young Nails: Magic Wand
3.  Mehaz Professional: Triple Cut
     Acrylic & Tip Cutter
4.  Tweezerman: MasterTech Classic
     Pusher & Cleaner
5.  EZ Flow: Pro Pusher

<p><strong>FAVORITE LOTION FOR HANDS AND BODY</strong><br />1.&nbsp; CND: Creative Scentsations <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hand &amp; Body Lotion <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Avojuice <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Skin Quenchers Lotion <br />3.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Peach Moisture Lotion <br />4.&nbsp; Young Nails: Lomasi <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lotions and Cremes<br />5.&nbsp; Cuccio Natural&eacute;: Cuccio Lytes Ultra <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sheer Body Butter</p>

FAVORITE LOTION FOR HANDS AND BODY
1.  CND: Creative Scentsations
     Hand & Body Lotion
2.  OPI Products: Avojuice
     Skin Quenchers Lotion
3.  Tammy Taylor Nails:
     Peach Moisture Lotion
4.  Young Nails: Lomasi
     Lotions and Cremes
5.  Cuccio Naturalé: Cuccio Lytes Ultra
     Sheer Body Butter

<p><strong>FAVORITE MANICURE SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; CND: Almond SpaManicure<br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Avoplex Moisture <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Replenishing System <br />3.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Peach Manicure/Pedicure Kit <br />4.&nbsp; Orly: French Polynesian <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Island Spa Manicure<br />5.&nbsp; Entity Beauty: Nanovive <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Skin Revival System</p>

FAVORITE MANICURE SYSTEM
1.  CND: Almond SpaManicure
2.  OPI Products: Avoplex Moisture
     Replenishing System
3.  Tammy Taylor Nails:
     Peach Manicure/Pedicure Kit
4.  Orly: French Polynesian
     Island Spa Manicure
5.  Entity Beauty: Nanovive
     Skin Revival System

<p><strong>FAVORITE NAIL ART/DECALS/ACCESSORIES</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Young Nails: Glitters and <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Color Powders <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Competition <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Formula Designer Brush <br />3.&nbsp; Cina Nail Creations: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tiara &amp; Crown Decals <br />4.&nbsp; Art Club by Forsythe Cosmetics: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Boudoir Collection Kit<br />5.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s So Easy: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Stripe Rite &mdash; Picker Upper</p>

FAVORITE NAIL ART/DECALS/ACCESSORIES
1.  Young Nails: Glitters and
     Color Powders
2.  OPI Products: Competition
     Formula Designer Brush
3.  Cina Nail Creations:
     Tiara & Crown Decals
4.  Art Club by Forsythe Cosmetics:
     Boudoir Collection Kit
5.  It’s So Easy:
     Stripe Rite — Picker Upper

<p><strong>FAVORITE NAIL JEWELRY</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Kami Nail Art: Kami Swarovski <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Austrian Crystals <br />2.&nbsp; Art Club by Color Club/Forsythe <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cosmetics: Art Club Sprinkles<br />3.&nbsp; Snails Italian Jewelry: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dangles With Ball <br />4.&nbsp; Winning Nails: Nail Jewels<br />5.&nbsp; Young Nails: Mylar</p>

FAVORITE NAIL JEWELRY
1.  Kami Nail Art: Kami Swarovski
     Austrian Crystals
2.  Art Club by Color Club/Forsythe
     Cosmetics: Art Club Sprinkles
3.  Snails Italian Jewelry:
     Dangles With Ball
4.  Winning Nails: Nail Jewels
5.  Young Nails: Mylar

<p>FAVORITE ODORLESS SYSTEM<br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Clarit&eacute; <br />2.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Odor-less <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nail Liquid<br />3.&nbsp; NSI: Spa <br />4.&nbsp; INM: NOP Odorless Acrylic System <br />5.&nbsp; Nouveau Nail: Odorless Acrylic</p>

FAVORITE ODORLESS SYSTEM
1.  OPI Products: Clarité
2.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Odor-less
     Nail Liquid
3.  NSI: Spa
4.  INM: NOP Odorless Acrylic System
5.  Nouveau Nail: Odorless Acrylic

<p><strong>FAVORITE PARAFFIN &amp; ACCESSORIES</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Gigi: Paraffin Bath <br />2.&nbsp; Gena: Ultimate Spa Paraffin Bath<br />3.&nbsp; Clean &amp; Easy: Paraffin Spa <br />4.&nbsp; FPO: Pinnacle Nurture Infused <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Therapeutic Paraffin <br />5.&nbsp; Mastex: Thermal Spa Paraffin &amp; Bath</p>

FAVORITE PARAFFIN & ACCESSORIES
1.  Gigi: Paraffin Bath
2.  Gena: Ultimate Spa Paraffin Bath
3.  Clean & Easy: Paraffin Spa
4.  FPO: Pinnacle Nurture Infused
     Therapeutic Paraffin
5.  Mastex: Thermal Spa Paraffin & Bath

<p><strong>FAVORITE PEDICURE FURNISHINGS</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Footsie Bath of Beverly Hills: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Footsie Bath &amp; EZ Access Tray <br />2.&nbsp; Belava: Heater/Massage Unit <br />3.&nbsp; European Touch: Platino Spa<br />4.&nbsp; Salontech: PediJoy Foot Spa <br />5.&nbsp; Pro Spa: Sophia Pedicure Spa</p>

FAVORITE PEDICURE FURNISHINGS
1.  Footsie Bath of Beverly Hills:
     Footsie Bath & EZ Access Tray
2.  Belava: Heater/Massage Unit
3.  European Touch: Platino Spa
4.  Salontech: PediJoy Foot Spa
5.  Pro Spa: Sophia Pedicure Spa

<p><strong>FAVORITE PEDICURE PRODUCT OR SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; CND: Marine SpaPedicure <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Manicure/Pedicure by OPI<br />3.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Aroma Spa <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pedicure Kit <br />4.&nbsp; ProLinc: Callus Eliminator<br />5.&nbsp; EZ Flow: Spa Elements</p>

FAVORITE PEDICURE PRODUCT OR SYSTEM
1.  CND: Marine SpaPedicure
2.  OPI Products:
     Manicure/Pedicure by OPI
3.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Aroma Spa
     Pedicure Kit
4.  ProLinc: Callus Eliminator
5.  EZ Flow: Spa Elements

<p><strong>FAVORITE PEDICURE TOOLS</strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Disinfectable Foot File <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; with Disposable Grit Strips <br />2.&nbsp; Mehaz Professional: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Two-Sided Curette <br />3.&nbsp; Backscratchers: Heavenly Soles <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Foot Files &nbsp;<br />4.&nbsp; Flowery: Swedish Clover Fot File<br />5.&nbsp; Checi: Dual-Sided Foot File</p>

FAVORITE PEDICURE TOOLS
1.  OPI Products: Disinfectable Foot File
     with Disposable Grit Strips
2.  Mehaz Professional:
     Two-Sided Curette
3.  Backscratchers: Heavenly Soles
     Foot Files  
4.  Flowery: Swedish Clover Fot File
5.  Checi: Dual-Sided Foot File

<p><strong>FAVORITE POLISH DRYER</strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Drip Dry <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lacquer Drying Drops <br />2.&nbsp; CND: SolarSpeed Spray <br />3.&nbsp; China Glaze: Fast Freeze Quick Dry <br />4.&nbsp; Orly: Flash Dry Drops<br />5.&nbsp; Essie: Quick-e</p>

FAVORITE POLISH DRYER
1.  OPI Products: Drip Dry
     Lacquer Drying Drops
2.  CND: SolarSpeed Spray
3.  China Glaze: Fast Freeze Quick Dry
4.  Orly: Flash Dry Drops
5.  Essie: Quick-e

<p><strong>FAVORITE POLISH/NAIL COLOR</strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Nail Lacquer <br />2.&nbsp; China Glaze: Nail Lacquer <br />3.&nbsp; Essie: Nail Lacquer Collection<br />4.&nbsp; Orly: Nail Lacquer<br />5.&nbsp; Zoya: Nail Polish</p>

FAVORITE POLISH/NAIL COLOR
1.  OPI Products: Nail Lacquer
2.  China Glaze: Nail Lacquer
3.  Essie: Nail Lacquer Collection
4.  Orly: Nail Lacquer
5.  Zoya: Nail Polish

<p><strong>FAVORITE STRENGTHENER OR TREATMENT</strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Nail Envy <br />2.&nbsp; Nail Tek: Original Nail Tek and <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hydration Therapy Strengtheners<br />3.&nbsp; CND: Toughen Up <br />4.&nbsp; Orly: Nail Defense <br />5.&nbsp; China Glaze: Nail Strengthener <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; and Growth Formula</p>

FAVORITE STRENGTHENER OR TREATMENT
1.  OPI Products: Nail Envy
2.  Nail Tek: Original Nail Tek and
     Hydration Therapy Strengtheners
3.  CND: Toughen Up
4.  Orly: Nail Defense
5.  China Glaze: Nail Strengthener
     and Growth Formula

<p><strong>FAVORITE TIP</strong><br />1.&nbsp; CND: Velocity Tips <br />2.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Pre-Etched <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Extreme Smileline Tips <br />3.&nbsp; OPI Products: Nail Structure Nail Tips<br />4.&nbsp; Young Nails: Style Tips<br />5.&nbsp; EZ Flow: Perfection French Tips</p>

FAVORITE TIP
1.  CND: Velocity Tips
2.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Pre-Etched
     Extreme Smileline Tips
3.  OPI Products: Nail Structure Nail Tips
4.  Young Nails: Style Tips
5.  EZ Flow: Perfection French Tips

<p><strong>FAVORITE TOP COAT</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Seche Inc.: Seche Vite <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Rapid Dry TopCoat<br />3.&nbsp; CND: Super Shiney <br />4.&nbsp; INM: Out the Door<br />5.&nbsp; Essie: Good to Go!</p>

FAVORITE TOP COAT
1.  Seche Inc.: Seche Vite
2.  OPI Products: Rapid Dry TopCoat
3.  CND: Super Shiney
4.  INM: Out the Door
5.  Essie: Good to Go!

<p><strong>FAVORITE VENTILATION SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Air Impurities Removal Systems: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Salon Pure Air<br />2.&nbsp; Modern Solutions: The One <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That Works Air Purifier<br />3.&nbsp; WTAC: Work Top Air Cleaner<br />4.&nbsp; BAU USA: Sunflower<br />5.&nbsp; T4 Spa Concepts &amp; Designs: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Euro Lamp with Filtration</p>

FAVORITE VENTILATION SYSTEM
1.  Air Impurities Removal Systems:
     Salon Pure Air
2.  Modern Solutions: The One
     That Works Air Purifier
3.  WTAC: Work Top Air Cleaner
4.  BAU USA: Sunflower
5.  T4 Spa Concepts & Designs:
     Euro Lamp with Filtration

<p><strong>FAVORITE WRAP SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Backscratchers: Glass Glaze <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fiberglass &amp; Silk Wrap System <br />2.&nbsp; EZ Flow: Fibreglass <br />3.&nbsp; Star Nail International: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ultimate Fiberware<br />4.&nbsp; Soft Touch: Dispense-A-Wrap<br />5.&nbsp; OPI Products: MicroWrap</p>

FAVORITE WRAP SYSTEM
1.  Backscratchers: Glass Glaze
     Fiberglass & Silk Wrap System
2.  EZ Flow: Fibreglass
3.  Star Nail International:
     Ultimate Fiberware
4.  Soft Touch: Dispense-A-Wrap
5.  OPI Products: MicroWrap

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong></p>
<p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; OPI Products: Axxium <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Soak-Off Gel Lacquer System</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

1.    OPI Products: Axxium
       Soak-Off Gel Lacquer System

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong></p>
<p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp; Young Nails: Lomasi Scrubs</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

2.   Young Nails: Lomasi Scrubs

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br />3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CND: Almond SpaManicure Line</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

3.    CND: Almond SpaManicure Line

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br />4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; China Glaze: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kicks Collection</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

4.    China Glaze:
       Kicks Collection

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br />5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Orly: Star Spangled <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nail Lacquer</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

5.    Orly: Star Spangled
       Nail Lacquer

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br />6.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; EZ Flow: World of Riches</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

6.    EZ Flow: World of Riches

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br />7.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; IBD: Splash of Color <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Gel Polish Collection</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

7.    IBD: Splash of Color
       Gel Polish Collection

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br />8.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Soak-Off Nail Gel</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

8.    Tammy Taylor Nails:
       Soak-Off Nail Gel

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br />9.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Entity Beauty: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Entity One Gel Technology</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

9.    Entity Beauty:
       Entity One Gel Technology

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 10.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Akzentz: Options Colours</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

10.    Akzentz: Options Colours

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 11.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Backscratchers: <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Divine Designs</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

11.    Backscratchers:
         Divine Designs

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 12.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cuccio Natural&eacute;: <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Body Butter Wash</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

12.    Cuccio Naturalé:
         Body Butter Wash

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 13.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Essie Cosmetics: <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Naturally Clean by essie</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

13.    Essie Cosmetics:
         Naturally Clean by essie

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 14.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Minx: Nail Coatings</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

14.    Minx: Nail Coatings

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 15.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; NSI: Illusion&nbsp; <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Soak-Off Gel System</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

15.    NSI: Illusion 
         Soak-Off Gel System

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 16.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; All Seasons Nails: <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Colored Soak Off Gels</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

16.    All Seasons Nails:
        Colored Soak Off Gels

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br /> 17.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Color Club: <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Matte Top Coat</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

17.    Color Club:
         Matte Top Coat

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 18.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tweezerman: <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Take Apart Nipper</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

18.    Tweezerman:
         Take Apart Nipper

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 19.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nail Tek: Citra <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Formaldehyde Free Strengtheners</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

19.    Nail Tek: Citra
         Formaldehyde Free Strengtheners

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 20.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mehaz Professional: The Roz <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cuticle Nipper and Pusher in One</p>

FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT

20.    Mehaz Professional: The Roz
         Cuticle Nipper and Pusher in One

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<p><strong>Let Your Voice Be Heard!</strong></p>
<p>You took a stand. And you shouted from the mountain tops (well maybe just from your nail tables) when we asked you to tell us about your favorite products. We heard you loud and clear, and here we present you with the sixth annual NAILS Readers&rsquo; Choice Awards.</p>
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Let Your Voice Be Heard!

You took a stand. And you shouted from the mountain tops (well maybe just from your nail tables) when we asked you to tell us about your favorite products. We heard you loud and clear, and here we present you with the sixth annual NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards.

<p><strong>FAVORITE ACRYLIC SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Young Nails: Acrylic System <br />2.&nbsp; CND: Retention+ Sculpting Liquid <br />3.&nbsp; OPI Products: Absolute Liquid &amp; <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Powder Technology <br />4.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Tammy Taylor <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Acrylic Nail Powders<br />5.&nbsp; EZ Flow: A-Polymer Acrylic</p>
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FAVORITE ACRYLIC SYSTEM
1.  Young Nails: Acrylic System
2.  CND: Retention+ Sculpting Liquid
3.  OPI Products: Absolute Liquid &
     Powder Technology
4.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Tammy Taylor
     Acrylic Nail Powders
5.  EZ Flow: A-Polymer Acrylic

<p><strong>FAVORITE BASE COAT</strong><br />1.&nbsp; CND: Stickey Base Coat <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Natural Nail Base Coat <br />3.&nbsp; Orly International: Bonder<br />4.&nbsp; China Glaze: Strong Adhesion <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Base Coat<br />5.&nbsp; Seche Inc.: Seche Base</p>
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FAVORITE BASE COAT
1.  CND: Stickey Base Coat
2.  OPI Products: Natural Nail Base Coat
3.  Orly International: Bonder
4.  China Glaze: Strong Adhesion
     Base Coat
5.  Seche Inc.: Seche Base

<p><strong>FAVORITE BRUSHES (FOR ENHANCEMENTS)</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Nail Brush <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Artist Series Brushes <br />3.&nbsp; Young Nails: Imagination Art Brush <br />4.&nbsp; CND: Pro Styler Brush <br />5.&nbsp; EZ Flow: Grand Artist 508</p>
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FAVORITE BRUSHES (FOR ENHANCEMENTS)
1.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Nail Brush
2.  OPI Products: Artist Series Brushes
3.  Young Nails: Imagination Art Brush
4.  CND: Pro Styler Brush
5.  EZ Flow: Grand Artist 508

<p><strong>FAVORITE COMPETITION PRODUCT</strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Competition Formula <br />2.&nbsp; CND: Moxie Fast Set Sculpting Liquid <br />3.&nbsp; EZ Flow: Competition Products<br />4.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Competitive <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Edge Products <br />5.&nbsp; Young Nails: Speed Powders</p>
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FAVORITE COMPETITION PRODUCT
1.  OPI Products: Competition Formula
2.  CND: Moxie Fast Set Sculpting Liquid
3.  EZ Flow: Competition Products
4.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Competitive
     Edge Products
5.  Young Nails: Speed Powders

<p><strong>FAVORITE COMPUTER SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Elite Software: Salon &amp; Spa <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Management Software <br />2.&nbsp; Salon Iris: Software <br />3.&nbsp; Innovative Business Computer <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Solutions: The Spa/Salon Manager<br />4.&nbsp; ClienTrak!: Spa and Salon Software <br />5.&nbsp; Software Creations: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Virtual Spa and Salon</p>
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FAVORITE COMPUTER SYSTEM
1.  Elite Software: Salon & Spa
     Management Software
2.  Salon Iris: Software
3.  Innovative Business Computer
     Solutions: The Spa/Salon Manager
4.  ClienTrak!: Spa and Salon Software
5.  Software Creations:
     Virtual Spa and Salon

<p><strong>FAVORITE CUTICLE TREATMENT</strong><br />1.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;CND: SolarOil <br />2.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Tammy Taylor Nails: Cuticle Oil <br />3.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Young Nails: Rose Oil <br />4.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;OPI Products: Avoplex Nail &amp; Cuticle <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Replenishing Oil<br />5.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Orly International: Cuticle Oil+</p>
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FAVORITE CUTICLE TREATMENT
1.    CND: SolarOil
2.    Tammy Taylor Nails: Cuticle Oil
3.    Young Nails: Rose Oil
4.    OPI Products: Avoplex Nail & Cuticle
       Replenishing Oil
5.    Orly International: Cuticle Oil+

<p><strong>FAVORITE DESIGN/COLORED ACRYLIC SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Young Nails: Color Acrylics <br />2.&nbsp; EZ Flow: Boogie Nights Retro <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Collection <br />3.&nbsp; OPI Products: AbsoluteFX <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Color Powders <br />4.&nbsp; CND: Perfect Color <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Powder Collections<br />5.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Prizma <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Color Nail Powder</p>
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FAVORITE DESIGN/COLORED ACRYLIC SYSTEM
1.  Young Nails: Color Acrylics
2.  EZ Flow: Boogie Nights Retro
     Collection
3.  OPI Products: AbsoluteFX
     Color Powders
4.  CND: Perfect Color
     Powder Collections
5.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Prizma
     Color Nail Powder

<p><strong>FAVORITE DISINFECTION/SANITATION PRODUCT</strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Spa Complete <br />2.&nbsp; CND: ScrubFresh <br />3.&nbsp; King Research: Barbicide<br />4.&nbsp; Ultronics: Ultracare Disinfectant<br />5.&nbsp; Backscratchers: Cavicide</p>
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FAVORITE DISINFECTION/SANITATION PRODUCT
1.  OPI Products: Spa Complete
2.  CND: ScrubFresh
3.  King Research: Barbicide
4.  Ultronics: Ultracare Disinfectant
5.  Backscratchers: Cavicide

<p><strong>FAVORITE DRILL OR ELECTRIC FILE</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Kupa: KP 3000 <br />2.&nbsp; Young Nails: YN-99 <br />3.&nbsp; OPI Products: Professional Electric <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nail Technician File<br />4.&nbsp; Medicool: Pro Power 20K <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rechargeable Filing System<br />5.&nbsp; Lasco Diamond Products: Micro Ultra <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nail Machine</p>
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FAVORITE DRILL OR ELECTRIC FILE
1.  Kupa: KP 3000
2.  Young Nails: YN-99
3.  OPI Products: Professional Electric
     Nail Technician File
4.  Medicool: Pro Power 20K
     Rechargeable Filing System
5.  Lasco Diamond Products: Micro Ultra
     Nail Machine

<p><strong>FAVORITE FILES</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Disposable <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; File System <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Professional Files <br />3.&nbsp; Young Nails: Files and Buffers<br />4.&nbsp; CND: Girlfriend Buffer<br />5.&nbsp; Flowery: Purifiles Disinfectable Files</p>
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FAVORITE FILES
1.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Disposable
     File System
2.  OPI Products: Professional Files
3.  Young Nails: Files and Buffers
4.  CND: Girlfriend Buffer
5.  Flowery: Purifiles Disinfectable Files

<p><strong>FAVORITE FORMS</strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: FreeForms <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Disposable Nail Forms <br />2.&nbsp; CND: Performance Forms<br />3.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Competitive Edge Forms <br />4.&nbsp; Young Nails: Artistic Forms<br />5.&nbsp; EZ Flow Nail Systems: Forms</p>
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FAVORITE FORMS
1.  OPI Products: FreeForms
     Disposable Nail Forms
2.  CND: Performance Forms
3.  Tammy Taylor Nails:
     Competitive Edge Forms
4.  Young Nails: Artistic Forms
5.  EZ Flow Nail Systems: Forms

<p><strong>FAVORITE GEL OR LIGHT SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Young Nails: Synergy Gel System <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Axxium Gel System <br />3.&nbsp; CND: Brisa Gel System<br />4.&nbsp; IBD: Soak Off System <br />5.&nbsp; NSI: Balance UV Gel System</p>
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FAVORITE GEL OR LIGHT SYSTEM
1.  Young Nails: Synergy Gel System
2.  OPI Products: Axxium Gel System
3.  CND: Brisa Gel System
4.  IBD: Soak Off System
5.  NSI: Balance UV Gel System

<p><strong>FAVORITE IMPLEMENT OR TOOL </strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Pusher Plus <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Multi-Use Pusher<br />2.&nbsp; Young Nails: Magic Wand <br />3.&nbsp; Mehaz Professional: Triple Cut <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Acrylic &amp; Tip Cutter <br />4.&nbsp; Tweezerman: MasterTech Classic <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pusher &amp; Cleaner <br />5.&nbsp; EZ Flow: Pro Pusher</p>
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FAVORITE IMPLEMENT OR TOOL
1.  OPI Products: Pusher Plus
     Multi-Use Pusher
2.  Young Nails: Magic Wand
3.  Mehaz Professional: Triple Cut
     Acrylic & Tip Cutter
4.  Tweezerman: MasterTech Classic
     Pusher & Cleaner
5.  EZ Flow: Pro Pusher

<p><strong>FAVORITE LOTION FOR HANDS AND BODY</strong><br />1.&nbsp; CND: Creative Scentsations <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hand &amp; Body Lotion <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Avojuice <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Skin Quenchers Lotion <br />3.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Peach Moisture Lotion <br />4.&nbsp; Young Nails: Lomasi <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lotions and Cremes<br />5.&nbsp; Cuccio Natural&eacute;: Cuccio Lytes Ultra <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sheer Body Butter</p>
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FAVORITE LOTION FOR HANDS AND BODY
1.  CND: Creative Scentsations
     Hand & Body Lotion
2.  OPI Products: Avojuice
     Skin Quenchers Lotion
3.  Tammy Taylor Nails:
     Peach Moisture Lotion
4.  Young Nails: Lomasi
     Lotions and Cremes
5.  Cuccio Naturalé: Cuccio Lytes Ultra
     Sheer Body Butter

<p><strong>FAVORITE MANICURE SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; CND: Almond SpaManicure<br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Avoplex Moisture <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Replenishing System <br />3.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Peach Manicure/Pedicure Kit <br />4.&nbsp; Orly: French Polynesian <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Island Spa Manicure<br />5.&nbsp; Entity Beauty: Nanovive <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Skin Revival System</p>
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FAVORITE MANICURE SYSTEM
1.  CND: Almond SpaManicure
2.  OPI Products: Avoplex Moisture
     Replenishing System
3.  Tammy Taylor Nails:
     Peach Manicure/Pedicure Kit
4.  Orly: French Polynesian
     Island Spa Manicure
5.  Entity Beauty: Nanovive
     Skin Revival System

<p><strong>FAVORITE NAIL ART/DECALS/ACCESSORIES</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Young Nails: Glitters and <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Color Powders <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Competition <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Formula Designer Brush <br />3.&nbsp; Cina Nail Creations: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tiara &amp; Crown Decals <br />4.&nbsp; Art Club by Forsythe Cosmetics: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Boudoir Collection Kit<br />5.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s So Easy: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Stripe Rite &mdash; Picker Upper</p>
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FAVORITE NAIL ART/DECALS/ACCESSORIES
1.  Young Nails: Glitters and
     Color Powders
2.  OPI Products: Competition
     Formula Designer Brush
3.  Cina Nail Creations:
     Tiara & Crown Decals
4.  Art Club by Forsythe Cosmetics:
     Boudoir Collection Kit
5.  It’s So Easy:
     Stripe Rite — Picker Upper

<p><strong>FAVORITE NAIL JEWELRY</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Kami Nail Art: Kami Swarovski <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Austrian Crystals <br />2.&nbsp; Art Club by Color Club/Forsythe <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cosmetics: Art Club Sprinkles<br />3.&nbsp; Snails Italian Jewelry: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dangles With Ball <br />4.&nbsp; Winning Nails: Nail Jewels<br />5.&nbsp; Young Nails: Mylar</p>
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FAVORITE NAIL JEWELRY
1.  Kami Nail Art: Kami Swarovski
     Austrian Crystals
2.  Art Club by Color Club/Forsythe
     Cosmetics: Art Club Sprinkles
3.  Snails Italian Jewelry:
     Dangles With Ball
4.  Winning Nails: Nail Jewels
5.  Young Nails: Mylar

<p>FAVORITE ODORLESS SYSTEM<br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Clarit&eacute; <br />2.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Odor-less <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nail Liquid<br />3.&nbsp; NSI: Spa <br />4.&nbsp; INM: NOP Odorless Acrylic System <br />5.&nbsp; Nouveau Nail: Odorless Acrylic</p>
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FAVORITE ODORLESS SYSTEM
1.  OPI Products: Clarité
2.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Odor-less
     Nail Liquid
3.  NSI: Spa
4.  INM: NOP Odorless Acrylic System
5.  Nouveau Nail: Odorless Acrylic

<p><strong>FAVORITE PARAFFIN &amp; ACCESSORIES</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Gigi: Paraffin Bath <br />2.&nbsp; Gena: Ultimate Spa Paraffin Bath<br />3.&nbsp; Clean &amp; Easy: Paraffin Spa <br />4.&nbsp; FPO: Pinnacle Nurture Infused <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Therapeutic Paraffin <br />5.&nbsp; Mastex: Thermal Spa Paraffin &amp; Bath</p>
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FAVORITE PARAFFIN & ACCESSORIES
1.  Gigi: Paraffin Bath
2.  Gena: Ultimate Spa Paraffin Bath
3.  Clean & Easy: Paraffin Spa
4.  FPO: Pinnacle Nurture Infused
     Therapeutic Paraffin
5.  Mastex: Thermal Spa Paraffin & Bath

<p><strong>FAVORITE PEDICURE FURNISHINGS</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Footsie Bath of Beverly Hills: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Footsie Bath &amp; EZ Access Tray <br />2.&nbsp; Belava: Heater/Massage Unit <br />3.&nbsp; European Touch: Platino Spa<br />4.&nbsp; Salontech: PediJoy Foot Spa <br />5.&nbsp; Pro Spa: Sophia Pedicure Spa</p>
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FAVORITE PEDICURE FURNISHINGS
1.  Footsie Bath of Beverly Hills:
     Footsie Bath & EZ Access Tray
2.  Belava: Heater/Massage Unit
3.  European Touch: Platino Spa
4.  Salontech: PediJoy Foot Spa
5.  Pro Spa: Sophia Pedicure Spa

<p><strong>FAVORITE PEDICURE PRODUCT OR SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; CND: Marine SpaPedicure <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Manicure/Pedicure by OPI<br />3.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Aroma Spa <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pedicure Kit <br />4.&nbsp; ProLinc: Callus Eliminator<br />5.&nbsp; EZ Flow: Spa Elements</p>
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FAVORITE PEDICURE PRODUCT OR SYSTEM
1.  CND: Marine SpaPedicure
2.  OPI Products:
     Manicure/Pedicure by OPI
3.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Aroma Spa
     Pedicure Kit
4.  ProLinc: Callus Eliminator
5.  EZ Flow: Spa Elements

<p><strong>FAVORITE PEDICURE TOOLS</strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Disinfectable Foot File <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; with Disposable Grit Strips <br />2.&nbsp; Mehaz Professional: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Two-Sided Curette <br />3.&nbsp; Backscratchers: Heavenly Soles <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Foot Files &nbsp;<br />4.&nbsp; Flowery: Swedish Clover Fot File<br />5.&nbsp; Checi: Dual-Sided Foot File</p>
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FAVORITE PEDICURE TOOLS
1.  OPI Products: Disinfectable Foot File
     with Disposable Grit Strips
2.  Mehaz Professional:
     Two-Sided Curette
3.  Backscratchers: Heavenly Soles
     Foot Files  
4.  Flowery: Swedish Clover Fot File
5.  Checi: Dual-Sided Foot File

<p><strong>FAVORITE POLISH DRYER</strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Drip Dry <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lacquer Drying Drops <br />2.&nbsp; CND: SolarSpeed Spray <br />3.&nbsp; China Glaze: Fast Freeze Quick Dry <br />4.&nbsp; Orly: Flash Dry Drops<br />5.&nbsp; Essie: Quick-e</p>
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FAVORITE POLISH DRYER
1.  OPI Products: Drip Dry
     Lacquer Drying Drops
2.  CND: SolarSpeed Spray
3.  China Glaze: Fast Freeze Quick Dry
4.  Orly: Flash Dry Drops
5.  Essie: Quick-e

<p><strong>FAVORITE POLISH/NAIL COLOR</strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Nail Lacquer <br />2.&nbsp; China Glaze: Nail Lacquer <br />3.&nbsp; Essie: Nail Lacquer Collection<br />4.&nbsp; Orly: Nail Lacquer<br />5.&nbsp; Zoya: Nail Polish</p>
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FAVORITE POLISH/NAIL COLOR
1.  OPI Products: Nail Lacquer
2.  China Glaze: Nail Lacquer
3.  Essie: Nail Lacquer Collection
4.  Orly: Nail Lacquer
5.  Zoya: Nail Polish

<p><strong>FAVORITE STRENGTHENER OR TREATMENT</strong><br />1.&nbsp; OPI Products: Nail Envy <br />2.&nbsp; Nail Tek: Original Nail Tek and <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hydration Therapy Strengtheners<br />3.&nbsp; CND: Toughen Up <br />4.&nbsp; Orly: Nail Defense <br />5.&nbsp; China Glaze: Nail Strengthener <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; and Growth Formula</p>
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FAVORITE STRENGTHENER OR TREATMENT
1.  OPI Products: Nail Envy
2.  Nail Tek: Original Nail Tek and
     Hydration Therapy Strengtheners
3.  CND: Toughen Up
4.  Orly: Nail Defense
5.  China Glaze: Nail Strengthener
     and Growth Formula

<p><strong>FAVORITE TIP</strong><br />1.&nbsp; CND: Velocity Tips <br />2.&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: Pre-Etched <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Extreme Smileline Tips <br />3.&nbsp; OPI Products: Nail Structure Nail Tips<br />4.&nbsp; Young Nails: Style Tips<br />5.&nbsp; EZ Flow: Perfection French Tips</p>
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FAVORITE TIP
1.  CND: Velocity Tips
2.  Tammy Taylor Nails: Pre-Etched
     Extreme Smileline Tips
3.  OPI Products: Nail Structure Nail Tips
4.  Young Nails: Style Tips
5.  EZ Flow: Perfection French Tips

<p><strong>FAVORITE TOP COAT</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Seche Inc.: Seche Vite <br />2.&nbsp; OPI Products: Rapid Dry TopCoat<br />3.&nbsp; CND: Super Shiney <br />4.&nbsp; INM: Out the Door<br />5.&nbsp; Essie: Good to Go!</p>
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FAVORITE TOP COAT
1.  Seche Inc.: Seche Vite
2.  OPI Products: Rapid Dry TopCoat
3.  CND: Super Shiney
4.  INM: Out the Door
5.  Essie: Good to Go!

<p><strong>FAVORITE VENTILATION SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Air Impurities Removal Systems: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Salon Pure Air<br />2.&nbsp; Modern Solutions: The One <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That Works Air Purifier<br />3.&nbsp; WTAC: Work Top Air Cleaner<br />4.&nbsp; BAU USA: Sunflower<br />5.&nbsp; T4 Spa Concepts &amp; Designs: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Euro Lamp with Filtration</p>
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FAVORITE VENTILATION SYSTEM
1.  Air Impurities Removal Systems:
     Salon Pure Air
2.  Modern Solutions: The One
     That Works Air Purifier
3.  WTAC: Work Top Air Cleaner
4.  BAU USA: Sunflower
5.  T4 Spa Concepts & Designs:
     Euro Lamp with Filtration

<p><strong>FAVORITE WRAP SYSTEM</strong><br />1.&nbsp; Backscratchers: Glass Glaze <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fiberglass &amp; Silk Wrap System <br />2.&nbsp; EZ Flow: Fibreglass <br />3.&nbsp; Star Nail International: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ultimate Fiberware<br />4.&nbsp; Soft Touch: Dispense-A-Wrap<br />5.&nbsp; OPI Products: MicroWrap</p>
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FAVORITE WRAP SYSTEM
1.  Backscratchers: Glass Glaze
     Fiberglass & Silk Wrap System
2.  EZ Flow: Fibreglass
3.  Star Nail International:
     Ultimate Fiberware
4.  Soft Touch: Dispense-A-Wrap
5.  OPI Products: MicroWrap

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong></p>
<p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; OPI Products: Axxium <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Soak-Off Gel Lacquer System</p>
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1.    OPI Products: Axxium
       Soak-Off Gel Lacquer System

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong></p>
<p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp; Young Nails: Lomasi Scrubs</p>
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2.   Young Nails: Lomasi Scrubs

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br />3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CND: Almond SpaManicure Line</p>
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3.    CND: Almond SpaManicure Line

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br />4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; China Glaze: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kicks Collection</p>
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4.    China Glaze:
       Kicks Collection

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br />5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Orly: Star Spangled <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nail Lacquer</p>
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5.    Orly: Star Spangled
       Nail Lacquer

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br />6.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; EZ Flow: World of Riches</p>
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6.    EZ Flow: World of Riches

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br />7.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; IBD: Splash of Color <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Gel Polish Collection</p>
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7.    IBD: Splash of Color
       Gel Polish Collection

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br />8.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tammy Taylor Nails: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Soak-Off Nail Gel</p>
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8.    Tammy Taylor Nails:
       Soak-Off Nail Gel

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br />9.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Entity Beauty: <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Entity One Gel Technology</p>
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9.    Entity Beauty:
       Entity One Gel Technology

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 10.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Akzentz: Options Colours</p>
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10.    Akzentz: Options Colours

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 11.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Backscratchers: <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Divine Designs</p>
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11.    Backscratchers:
         Divine Designs

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 12.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cuccio Natural&eacute;: <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Body Butter Wash</p>
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12.    Cuccio Naturalé:
         Body Butter Wash

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 13.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Essie Cosmetics: <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Naturally Clean by essie</p>
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13.    Essie Cosmetics:
         Naturally Clean by essie

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 14.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Minx: Nail Coatings</p>
44/50
 
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14.    Minx: Nail Coatings

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 15.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; NSI: Illusion&nbsp; <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Soak-Off Gel System</p>
45/50
 
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15.    NSI: Illusion 
         Soak-Off Gel System

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 16.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; All Seasons Nails: <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Colored Soak Off Gels</p>
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16.    All Seasons Nails:
        Colored Soak Off Gels

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /><br /> 17.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Color Club: <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Matte Top Coat</p>
47/50
 
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17.    Color Club:
         Matte Top Coat

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 18.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tweezerman: <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Take Apart Nipper</p>
48/50
 
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18.    Tweezerman:
         Take Apart Nipper

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 19.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nail Tek: Citra <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Formaldehyde Free Strengtheners</p>
49/50
 
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19.    Nail Tek: Citra
         Formaldehyde Free Strengtheners

<p><strong>FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT</strong><br /> <br /> 20.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mehaz Professional: The Roz <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cuticle Nipper and Pusher in One</p>
50/50
 
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20.    Mehaz Professional: The Roz
         Cuticle Nipper and Pusher in One

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

You took a stand. And you shouted from the mountain tops (well maybe just from your nail tables) when we asked you to tell us about your favorite products. We heard you loud and clear, and here we present you with the sixth annual NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards.

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 there is no greater honor than landing on the top five list — voted on by the people who are actually using their products!

We asked nail technicians to let your voice be heard. 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 2009 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 2009.) 

 

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.

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