<p>Some top members of the Japanese Nailist Association (JNA) hosted a cocktail event to show their appreciation of the American nail industry. The JNA organizes competitions in Japan and brings many of its competitors to shows around the world. From left to right: Yoshio Mizuno, Keiko Miyajma, Masahide Takigawa, Yayoi Ogasawara, Kaori Nakai, and Chika Ihara.</p>

Some top members of the Japanese Nailist Association (JNA) hosted a cocktail event to show their appreciation of the American nail industry. The JNA organizes competitions in Japan and brings many of its competitors to shows around the world. From left to right: Yoshio Mizuno, Keiko Miyajma, Masahide Takigawa, Yayoi Ogasawara, Kaori Nakai, and Chika Ihara.

<p>It&rsquo;s So Easy&rsquo;s Angie McGhee, Rita Padilla, and Tina Otero promoted the company&rsquo;s new Cracked Ice nail art embellishments.</p>

It’s So Easy’s Angie McGhee, Rita Padilla, and Tina Otero promoted the company’s new Cracked Ice nail art embellishments.

<p>Aside from gel products, LCN also has an extensive line of hand, foot, and spa care products, including polish, nail oils, masks, and polish removers.</p>

Aside from gel products, LCN also has an extensive line of hand, foot, and spa care products, including polish, nail oils, masks, and polish removers.

<p>CEO of Hand and Nail Harmony Danny Haile was excited to demo his new Gelish, which is a polish-like gel.</p>

CEO of Hand and Nail Harmony Danny Haile was excited to demo his new Gelish, which is a polish-like gel.

<p>Andy Hillas of Dr. G&rsquo;s gave out samples of the company&rsquo;s antibacterial products.</p>

Andy Hillas of Dr. G’s gave out samples of the company’s antibacterial products.

<p>Entity educator Lorena Marquez smiles while doing demos at the booth.</p>

Entity educator Lorena Marquez smiles while doing demos at the booth.

<p>Dashing Diva educator Pattie Yankee Williams showed off the new assortment of colors offered in the French Wrap Manicure kits.</p>

Dashing Diva educator Pattie Yankee Williams showed off the new assortment of colors offered in the French Wrap Manicure kits.

<p>Celebrity manicurist Naja Green taught a class called &ldquo;Thinking Outside the Bottle,&rdquo; which covered Minx pointers, what nail colors look best on camera and on celebrities, and how to be more creative with nail art.</p>

Celebrity manicurist Naja Green taught a class called “Thinking Outside the Bottle,” which covered Minx pointers, what nail colors look best on camera and on celebrities, and how to be more creative with nail art.

<p>Noubar Abrahamian worked the booth with his son Harry (who was up-to-date on dad&rsquo;s newest products, mentioning Nubar&rsquo;s new Black Tie Affair Nail Art pack).</p>

Noubar Abrahamian worked the booth with his son Harry (who was up-to-date on dad’s newest products, mentioning Nubar’s new Black Tie Affair Nail Art pack).

<p>Olga and Vladimir Zolotnik had the perfect product for tired feet with their Belava Heater/Massager unit that can be used with or without the Belava Foot Spa.</p>

Olga and Vladimir Zolotnik had the perfect product for tired feet with their Belava Heater/Massager unit that can be used with or without the Belava Foot Spa.

<p>Erin Johnson shows off China Glaze&rsquo;s most popular color, Ruby Pumps. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s definitely the one that moves the most at the shows,&rdquo; she said.</p>

Erin Johnson shows off China Glaze’s most popular color, Ruby Pumps. “It’s definitely the one that moves the most at the shows,” she said.

<p>At the Nail Labo booth, NAILS associate editor Tim Crowley met Japanese nail artist Chika Ihara and her hand model Isao Igarashi. Ihara is currently ranked #1 in Japan and won first place in the Veteran Mirror Image category at the show.</p>

At the Nail Labo booth, NAILS associate editor Tim Crowley met Japanese nail artist Chika Ihara and her hand model Isao Igarashi. Ihara is currently ranked #1 in Japan and won first place in the Veteran Mirror Image category at the show.

<p>The Christrio booth was fully staffed with educators. From left to right: sales representative Sumer Moulton, and educators Lee Thai, Myanh Vo, Maria Sandaval, Kazuyo Wakisaka, and Yukiyo Fukuda.</p>

The Christrio booth was fully staffed with educators. From left to right: sales representative Sumer Moulton, and educators Lee Thai, Myanh Vo, Maria Sandaval, Kazuyo Wakisaka, and Yukiyo Fukuda.

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<p>Some top members of the Japanese Nailist Association (JNA) hosted a cocktail event to show their appreciation of the American nail industry. The JNA organizes competitions in Japan and brings many of its competitors to shows around the world. From left to right: Yoshio Mizuno, Keiko Miyajma, Masahide Takigawa, Yayoi Ogasawara, Kaori Nakai, and Chika Ihara.</p>
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Some top members of the Japanese Nailist Association (JNA) hosted a cocktail event to show their appreciation of the American nail industry. The JNA organizes competitions in Japan and brings many of its competitors to shows around the world. From left to right: Yoshio Mizuno, Keiko Miyajma, Masahide Takigawa, Yayoi Ogasawara, Kaori Nakai, and Chika Ihara.

<p>It&rsquo;s So Easy&rsquo;s Angie McGhee, Rita Padilla, and Tina Otero promoted the company&rsquo;s new Cracked Ice nail art embellishments.</p>
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It’s So Easy’s Angie McGhee, Rita Padilla, and Tina Otero promoted the company’s new Cracked Ice nail art embellishments.

<p>Aside from gel products, LCN also has an extensive line of hand, foot, and spa care products, including polish, nail oils, masks, and polish removers.</p>
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Aside from gel products, LCN also has an extensive line of hand, foot, and spa care products, including polish, nail oils, masks, and polish removers.

<p>CEO of Hand and Nail Harmony Danny Haile was excited to demo his new Gelish, which is a polish-like gel.</p>
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CEO of Hand and Nail Harmony Danny Haile was excited to demo his new Gelish, which is a polish-like gel.

<p>Andy Hillas of Dr. G&rsquo;s gave out samples of the company&rsquo;s antibacterial products.</p>
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Andy Hillas of Dr. G’s gave out samples of the company’s antibacterial products.

<p>Entity educator Lorena Marquez smiles while doing demos at the booth.</p>
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Entity educator Lorena Marquez smiles while doing demos at the booth.

<p>Dashing Diva educator Pattie Yankee Williams showed off the new assortment of colors offered in the French Wrap Manicure kits.</p>
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Dashing Diva educator Pattie Yankee Williams showed off the new assortment of colors offered in the French Wrap Manicure kits.

<p>Celebrity manicurist Naja Green taught a class called &ldquo;Thinking Outside the Bottle,&rdquo; which covered Minx pointers, what nail colors look best on camera and on celebrities, and how to be more creative with nail art.</p>
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Celebrity manicurist Naja Green taught a class called “Thinking Outside the Bottle,” which covered Minx pointers, what nail colors look best on camera and on celebrities, and how to be more creative with nail art.

<p>Noubar Abrahamian worked the booth with his son Harry (who was up-to-date on dad&rsquo;s newest products, mentioning Nubar&rsquo;s new Black Tie Affair Nail Art pack).</p>
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Noubar Abrahamian worked the booth with his son Harry (who was up-to-date on dad’s newest products, mentioning Nubar’s new Black Tie Affair Nail Art pack).

<p>Olga and Vladimir Zolotnik had the perfect product for tired feet with their Belava Heater/Massager unit that can be used with or without the Belava Foot Spa.</p>
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Olga and Vladimir Zolotnik had the perfect product for tired feet with their Belava Heater/Massager unit that can be used with or without the Belava Foot Spa.

<p>Erin Johnson shows off China Glaze&rsquo;s most popular color, Ruby Pumps. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s definitely the one that moves the most at the shows,&rdquo; she said.</p>
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Erin Johnson shows off China Glaze’s most popular color, Ruby Pumps. “It’s definitely the one that moves the most at the shows,” she said.

<p>At the Nail Labo booth, NAILS associate editor Tim Crowley met Japanese nail artist Chika Ihara and her hand model Isao Igarashi. Ihara is currently ranked #1 in Japan and won first place in the Veteran Mirror Image category at the show.</p>
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At the Nail Labo booth, NAILS associate editor Tim Crowley met Japanese nail artist Chika Ihara and her hand model Isao Igarashi. Ihara is currently ranked #1 in Japan and won first place in the Veteran Mirror Image category at the show.

<p>The Christrio booth was fully staffed with educators. From left to right: sales representative Sumer Moulton, and educators Lee Thai, Myanh Vo, Maria Sandaval, Kazuyo Wakisaka, and Yukiyo Fukuda.</p>
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The Christrio booth was fully staffed with educators. From left to right: sales representative Sumer Moulton, and educators Lee Thai, Myanh Vo, Maria Sandaval, Kazuyo Wakisaka, and Yukiyo Fukuda.

IBS (International Beauty Show) Las Vegas had a healthy attendance this year, with well-presented booths showcasing a lot of new and interesting nail products. The competitions had a nice buzz as well, with many competitors from Japan competing alongside America’s top nail artists. Here are some highlights from the show floor this year, and be sure not to miss it next year in Las Vegas, June 18-20, 2011.