The field narrows in this annual nail art competition from NAILS Magazine, in partnership with CND and Kupa. These are the Top 12 Finalists in NAILS Next Top Nail Artist. Start following them and their journey!
Now in its 8th season--and soon to launch Season 9--the nail industry's most prestigious competition develops contestants as they go move through the weekly challenges. The winner was announced during CND's NAILATHON broadcast, October 4.
This week of NTNA is the sparkling, oh-so fabulous Chandelier Challenge! Using CND’s PlexiGel the finalists created chandelier-looking nails embellished with crystals, glitter, foil, beads, and jewelry-making materials. Check out these STUNNING nail designs AND vote for your favorite!
This week’s #NTNA Challenge asks our finalists to choose a 3-D runway nail look from CND and create a ready to wear version on a single hand, using CND Vinylux for the art. They are also building out the nail to be l-o-n-g on style. See the runway-ready results!
The finalists were asked to create nail art on ten tips inspired by the theme, "Nailandia." They took us on a creative trip, from tip to tip. Visit their stunning fantasy lands and vote for your favorite!
NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Challenge #2 takes us to the runways of Paris Fashion Week. Our finalists have created nail fashion inspired by an haute couture designer look they love, incorporating beading, stitching or embroidery elements created with CND nail products. Get your seat in the front row!
This NTNA season was the toughest call of them all. Without the judges ever seeing the contestants or nails in person, judging was based on video submissions, Facebook Lives, written descriptions, and final photos from Top 3 contenders.