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Get insider information from NAILS Top 25 List number-one competitor Lynn Lammers as she blogs about getting ready for competitions, what's it's like to compete, post show wrap-ups, and tips and tricks along the way.

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Nailympics Recap

by NAILS Magazine

The Nailmypics that were held this past Oct. 23 and 24 saw competitors from all over the world coming together to compete under top-quality judging and in challenging events. Nail techs from Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia,

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Meet Shannon

by NAILS Magazine

Here We Go Again!And just like that, the bug has bitten me again. Aloha, I’m Shannon McCown, Educator for Nubar, and returning to the competition arena after a six-year hiatus. I can’t begin to tell you

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Meet Meg

by NAILS Magazine

My name is Megumi Sawase. A few years ago, I came to America from Japan to compete in American nail competitions, and now I currently own a nail salon in Los Angeles. I started competing seriously

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Gel Competition Jitters

by NAILS Magazine

The competition arena keeps on evolving along with the nail industry, and I can just scream for joy that gels are starting to get into competitions. The upcoming NailPro Sacramento show will be my first time entering

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Meet Traci

by NAILS Magazine

Hi, Traci Dungan here. I’ve been a nail tech and salon owner for 15 years with my sister and best friend, Ami McClure, who is also a big competitor. Truthfully, she’s the one who inspired me

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