Awards & Contests

Winners Announced in Budding Artist Contest

by Beth Livesay | September 10, 2019


Wildflowers and NAILS Magazine collaborated to run the first Budding Artist Contest for students and novice nail professionals. The contest kicked off on May 15 calling for entries from around the country in two categories: handpainting and 3-D artwork on three tips. The tips had to illustrate a season. 

Team Wildflowers and the NAILS staff picked 10 finalists who then went on to complete another seasonal entry using Wildflowers products. After two weeks of public voting the winners have finally been chosen. 

Congratulations to Elena Rabaza (@salsarosanails) who won the handpainting category and Christina Mixson (@christina's_cosmetology _arts) who won the 3-D category. The winners receive a $260 scholarship for Wildflowers classes. Join NAILS and Wildflowers in congratulating these two artists! 


Kryssy Hawkins January 2018

Awards & Contests

On My Mind: Cover-Worthy

by Beth Livesay

“How do I get a cover?” is a question I get asked nearly every day — so, dear readers, here is your chance. Before you go to and share your work with us, here are my tips for entering a successful submission.

I recently got to enjoy some quality time with team CND after these amazing techs pulled off a...


On My Mind: Just Enjoy It

by Beth Livesay

In a recent interview with NTNA champion and NAILS guest editor Valerie Ducharme, she reminded me that everything happens too quickly, and that the best course of action is usually to enjoy the moment rather than dread it.


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Photography Arienne Jonas


Spring Bling Acrylic Nails

by Staff

Nail artist and teacher Katie Barnes is known for her mastery of extreme shapes. An international award winner, former NTNA competitor, and Scratch cover artist, she completed a photo shoot featuring blue and yellow edge nails with embellishments.

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