NAILS Next Top Nail Artist


Win it Wednesday: Winnie's Favorite Shellac Luxe Colors
  • June 27, 2018
  • Beth Livesay

Celebrate Winnie Huang's awesome new role at CND with a Shellac Luxe giveaway!

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Keywords: cnd   CND Shellac Luxe   Giveaway   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   Win It Wednesday  
Win it Wednesday: Are You Going to the NTNA Social?
  • April 25, 2018

Share that you've registered for the NTNA Social at Premiere Orlando and win a prize.

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Keywords: NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   networking event   Premiere Orlando   Win It Wednesday  
Win it Wednesday: NAILS Facebook Live
  • January 16, 2018
  • Beth Livesay

Tune in to our Facebook broadcast with KUPA tomorrow to win a teal MANIPro Passport.

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Keywords: Elaine Watson   kupa   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   Win It Wednesday  
Inside Swarovski's Headquarters
  • November 9, 2017
  • Beth Livesay

Take a peek inside Swarovski's New York City headquarters. 

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Keywords: NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   Swarovski  
Salon Fanatic Tour Day 7: Columbus, Ohio
  • September 17, 2017
  • Beth Livesay

Columbus is a college town that is home to two sidewalk-based salons that benefit from the young crowd always on the run.

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Keywords: cnd   gel-polish   J&A USA   LeChat   nail art  
Salon Fanatic Tour Day 6: Omaha, Neb.
  • September 16, 2017
  • Beth Livesay

Omaha is home to up-and-coming nail art studios featuring some of the rising stars in the industry.

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Keywords: Buddy Sims   Ella+Mila   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   retailing   salon fanatic tour  
Win It Wednesday: Mystery Bag!
  • July 19, 2017
  • Molly Curtis

Win a huge bag of mystery goodies from brands like Orly, IBD, Tweezerman, Swarovski, and more!

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Keywords: Giveaway   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   Win It Wednesday  
Guest Blog: The Surprise "Meeting"
  • July 19, 2017
  • Tracey Lee

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season 4 Winner Tracey Lee shares a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Keywords: cnd   CND at Fashion Week   Jan Arnold   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   Tracey Lee  
NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Frequently Asked Questions
  • April 18, 2017
  • Beth Livesay

The application for the fifth season of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist is now live. I have had the pleasure of working on NTNA for the last four years, and in so doing, have come across some common questions. I thought I would address them here, in case you were wondering.

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Keywords: nail art contests   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   Q&A  
Tameka Jackson Launches Collaboration With Kiss
  • October 18, 2016
  • Beth Livesay

Nails Next Top Nail Artist Season 1 alum Tameka Jackson announced her new launch with Kiss Products at a gala in Los Angeles Thursday night.

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Keywords: Kiss Products   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Follow Friday: NTNA Tracey, Tracy, & Trisha
  • September 9, 2016
  • Beth Livesay

Here's why you should follow NTNA's Tracey, Tracy, & Trisha

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Keywords: follow friday   international   mini masterpiece   mobile salons   nail art  
Win it Wednesday: NTNA Trivia
  • September 7, 2016
  • Beth Livesay

In place of our traditional Win it Wednesday blog post, we’re taking to social media to do multiple giveaways throughout the day. Want to win? Simply brush up on your NAILS Next Top Nail Artist knowledge.

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Keywords: NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   social media   Win It Wednesday  
Follow Friday: NTNA Liina, Lisa, & Liza
  • September 2, 2016
  • Beth Livesay

Here's why you should follow NTNA's Liina, Lisa, & Liza

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Keywords: follow friday   Gelish   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   social media  
NTNA: A New Way to Play!
  • August 30, 2016
  • Beth Livesay

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist isn’t the only competition starting in September. For the last two seasons Gelish has sponsored #GelishPlayAtHome and this year Nail Alliance (the makers of Gelish) will debut Morgan Taylor Play At Home.

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Keywords: Gelish   Morgan Taylor   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   social media  
Follow Friday: NTNA Deanna, Jonny, & Katey
  • August 26, 2016
  • Beth Livesay

Here's why you should follow NTNA's Deanna, Jonny, & Katey

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Keywords: cnd   follow friday   international   nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Follow Friday: NTNA Amber, Cate, & Dana
  • August 19, 2016
  • Beth Livesay

Here's why you should follow NTNA's Amber, Cate, and Dana

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Keywords: follow friday   mini masterpiece   nail art   Nail Art Gallery Magazine   Nail Talk Radio  
From Winnie: 3 Reasons YOU Should Apply for NAILS NTNA
  • March 31, 2016
  • Winnie Huang

Guest editor and NTNA Season 3 winner Winnie Huang shares why you should apply for Season 4 of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist.

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Keywords: cnd   competitions   nail art contests   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   Winnie Huang  
ABS Chicago 2016: NAILS Attends Cosmetologists Chicago Board Meeting
  • March 18, 2016
  • Beth Livesay

NAILS joined CND and NTNA Season 2 winner Lavette Cephus for the Cosmetologists Chicago Board Meeting that kicked off America's Beauty Show 2016.

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Keywords: America's Beauty Show   cnd   Cosmetologists Chicago   Jan Arnold   Lavette Cephus  
Follow Friday: Beauty Changes Lives Foundation
  • February 19, 2016
  • Sigourney Nuñez

BCL has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to students attending nail, cosmetology, massage, and esthetic programs.

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Keywords: Beauty Changes Lives   follow friday   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
5 Nail New Year’s Resolutions Your Future Self Will Thank You For
  • December 30, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

In an attempt to adopt better habits in 2016, we’re rounding up a list of attainable nail goals to strive for this year. 

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Keywords: continuing education   education   health   healthy working   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Laqué Opens Nail Bar in Beverly Hills
  • October 29, 2015
  • Beth Livesay

A popular L.A. nail bar opens its second location in upscale Beverly Hills.

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Keywords: halloween nail art   nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   salon decor/design   social media  
Notes from Nailympia London 2015
  • October 12, 2015
  • Szilvia Egerszegi

NTNA competitor Szilvia Egerszegi reports from London's world-renowned Nailympia. Find out how she fared as a last-minute registrant in the Reality Nail Art competition.

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Keywords: competitions   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   Nailympics  
Win It Wednesday: NTNA Trivia
  • September 2, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

We’re taking things up a notch by giving away 8 prizes today. All you have to do is answer trivia questions. 

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Keywords: NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   Win It Wednesday  
Follow Friday: NTNA Torie, Victoria & Winnie
  • August 28, 2015
  • Beth Livesay

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist officially begins in two weeks! To prepare for season three, we are profiling three of our Top 12 every Friday (in alphabetical order) until the competition begins. If you aren’t following all of our talented Top 12, you should, and here’s why.

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Keywords: cnd   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Follow Friday: NTNA Sherri, Szilvia & Tan
  • August 21, 2015

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist officially begins in one month! To prepare for season three, we are profiling three of our Top 12 every Friday (in alphabetical order) until the competition begins. If you aren’t following all of our talented Top 12, you should, and here’s why.

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Keywords: cnd   nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
"Boss Nails" Review: The Premiere
  • August 19, 2015
  • Lavette Cephus

Watch along every week with NAILS' Next Top Nail Artist 2014 winner Lavette Cephus as she reviews the wacky world of "Boss Nails" on Oxygen.

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Keywords: boss nails   Dana Cody   Lavette Cephus   media coverage   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Follow Friday: NTNA Halley, Lauren, & Sarah
  • August 14, 2015

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist officially begins in one month! To prepare for season three, we are profiling three of our Top 12 every Friday (in alphabetical order) until the competition begins. If you aren’t following all of our talented Top 12, you should, and here’s why.

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Keywords: follow friday   nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   social media  
Follow Friday: NTNA Alecia, April, & Celina
  • August 7, 2015

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist officially begins in one month! To prepare for season three, we are profiling three of our Top 12 every Friday (in alphabetical order) until the competition begins. If you aren’t following all of our talented Top 12, you should, and here’s why.

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Keywords: follow friday   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Behind the Scenes at Hand & Nail Harmony
  • August 6, 2015

The NAILS team took a tour of Hand & Nail Harmony.

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Keywords: Artistic Nail Design   Entity Beauty   Gelish   Hand & Nail Harmony   Morgan Taylor  
From Lavette: Why YOU Should Apply for NAILSNTNA
  • April 29, 2015
  • Lavette Cephus

Our season two winner of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist shares her advice for applying.

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Keywords: Hannah Lee   Instagram   Lavette Cephus   nail art   nail art contests  
Follow Friday: NTNA’s Proud Sponsors
  • April 24, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

A special thank you to these brands for investing in the next generation of NTNA competitors.

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Keywords: Akzentz   Bio Seaweed Gel   China Glaze   cnd   Dashing Diva  
Follow Friday: Simone Gilbert
  • April 17, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

If you aren’t keeping up with this self-proclaimed perfectionist who inspires creativity, you should. Here are three reasons why. 

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Keywords: follow friday   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Follow Friday: Danielle Costantino
  • April 10, 2015
  • Beth Livesay

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist season two second runner-up Danielle Costantino is someone worth following, and here's why.

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Keywords: Danielle Costantino   follow friday   nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   social media  
Follow Friday: Lexi Martone
  • April 3, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

If you aren’t keeping up with NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season 2 first runner up, you should.

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Keywords: follow friday   Lexi Martone   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Follow Friday: Lavette Cephus
  • March 27, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

If you aren’t keeping up with this fashion-forward nail tech, you should. Here are three reasons why. 

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Keywords: follow friday   Lavette Cephus   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Follow Friday: Buddy Sims
  • March 20, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

If you aren’t follow him yet, you should and here’s why.

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Keywords: Buddy Sims   follow friday   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Tech Tuesday: Tips For Videos
  • March 17, 2015
  • Beth Livesay

Whether you’re going to be auditioning for NAILS Next Top Nail Artist or want to be a YouTube sensation, you’ll need these tips for making the best videos possible.

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Keywords: NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   social media   Tech Tuesday   video training   YouTube  
Follow Friday: Ryoko Garcia
  • March 6, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

If you aren’t follow her yet, you should and here’s why.

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Keywords: follow friday   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   Ryoko Garcia  
TBT: A Good Decade for Books
  • March 5, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

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Keywords: Lexi Martone   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   tbt  
NYFW F/W 2015: CND for Opening Ceremony and Libertine
  • February 17, 2015
  • Beth Livesay

CND created amazing nail art for both Opening Ceremony and Libertine's NYFW shows.

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Keywords: acrylics   cnd   CND at Fashion Week   embellished nail art   Fashion Week  
ISSELB 2015: NTNA Top 3 VIP Dinner
  • January 28, 2015
  • Hannah Lee

Last weekend, before the madness of the show began, NAILS and CND invited NAILS Next Top Nail Artist's Top 3 finalists and their guests to join us for an intimate dinner to celebrate making it this far.

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Keywords: cnd   Danielle Costantino   ISSE Show   Lavette Cephus   Lexi Martone  
NYFW: Lauren Wireman Does Jan Arnold’s Nails
  • September 12, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

Lauren Wireman traveled to New York Fashion Week to assist CND nail artists creating runway nails. She ended up also getting the opportunity to design NYFW nails for CND co-founder Jan Arnold. 

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Keywords: cnd   CND at Fashion Week   Fashion Week   Lauren Wireman   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
NYFW: CND For Libertine
  • September 9, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

Skeletal nail art from CND infused Libertine's colorful collection. 

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Keywords: cnd   CND at Fashion Week   Fashion Week   Lauren Wireman   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Music to Her Nails
  • August 20, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist contender Simone Gilbert creates a beautiful set of nails for Melbourne's number one female DJ, DJ AK. 

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Keywords: celebrity nail art   international   nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   pop culture  
JLo’s Hot Miami Nails
  • July 3, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

JLo wears blingy nails

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Keywords: celebrity nails   embellished nail art   Lexi Martone   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
JLo Wears Wildflowers Nails
  • June 20, 2014
  • Beth Livesay

Nail tech and salon owner Lauren Wireman has had a whirlwind year since finishing as first runner up in NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competition. The Cape Coral, Fla.-based nail artist recently did her first set of celebrity nails for the one and only JLo.  

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Keywords: celebrity nail techs   celebrity nails   Lauren Wireman   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   Tom Bachik  
ISSELB 2014: A Spectacular Show!
  • January 28, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

NAILS' Next Top Nail Artist finalists Buddy Sims and Lauren Wireman with winner Ryoko Garcia.What a whirlwind this weekend was at the ISSE show in Long Beach! It was my first show, and I had no

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Keywords: nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   tradeshows  
NAILS NTNA Finalists on Nail Talk Radio
  • January 22, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

Our three NAILS Next Top Nail Artist finalists, Buddy Sims, Lauren Wireman, and Ryoko Garcia, chatted together last Sunday on Nail Talk Radio, a weekly internet radio show created for the nail industry. (If you're running

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Keywords: contests   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist   tradeshows  
Canada Nail Cup
  • January 22, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

The first ever Canada Nail Cup is taking place at the Vancouver Spa Show on Feb. 3. There’s still time to register and compete. For a $40 flat rate, competitors can enter into any category they

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Keywords: Katie Cazorla   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
Represent Yourself
  • January 8, 2014
  • NAILS Magazine

The second-to-last challenge for NAILS Next Top Nail Artist went live on Friday. The object of the challenge was for the top three competitors to create a set of nails they felt best represented who

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Keywords: nail art   NAILS Next Top Nail Artist  
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