Nail Design

Stunning Stilettos and More

by Staff Writer | October 1, 2010

Intricate floral stiletto nails won the NSI Free-hand Nail Art Competition, an online photo competition that invited nail techs from around the globe to use NSI acrylic or gel to create nail art designs. The entries were judged by Vicki Peters, Denise Wright, and Debbie Doerrlamm, who looked for difficulty of design, use of color, originality, overall enhancement design, and first impression (or the “wow” factor). Each participant was allowed to enter up to five designs. Congratulations to first-place winner Irina Gafvelin of Sweden (who won a $250 gift card) and to the runners-up and honorable mentions.

1st Place: Irina Gafvelin, Sweden

2nd Place: Aleksandra Was, Poland

3rd Place: Jeni Smith, United Kingdom


Honorable Mentions

Malgorzata Suitkowsla, Poland

Aleksandra Was, Poland

Jeni Smith, United Kingdom

Malgorzata Suitkowsla, Poland

Jeni Smith, United Kingdom

How To: Hot Neon Cheetah Nail Art

How To: Hot Neon Cheetah Nail Art

by Staff

Cheetah print is always in, right!? Reminiscent of Lisa Frank's artwork, here's a step-by-step way to achieve a fun look that is perfect for the summer months. Nail clients love this sparkly nail art interpretation of cheetah print!

Find out why over 400,000 subscribers love our newsletters


In our video section, watch salon professionals in action, listen to the advice of salon business experts, and tour inside the world’s top salons.

Load More