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Meet the Winning Mural-Makers

<p>Handpainted Winner: Elsbeth Shuetz</p>

<p>Mixed Media/3-D Winner: Emily Nash</p>

Congratulations to the talented winners of this year’s NAILS Mural Contest — one an industry veteran and the other a relative newcomer. Los Angeles-based nail artist Elsbeth Schuetz took top honors in the handpainted category. Her brewery-themed mural was inspired by the growing popularity of craft beers. Schuetz — a celebrity nail tech, educator, and frequent NAILS contributor — also won last year’s competition. (Go to to check out past contest winners.)

A nail tech of three years, Emily Nash of Creative Touch Nail and Day Spa in Elkhart, Ind., nabbed the top spot in the mixed media/3-D category. She chose an undersea-themed mural — complete with 3-D acrylic octopus — because she has always been attracted to the bright colors found in the ocean.

Our thanks also go to INM for providing a fabulous assortment of products to our winners.

<p>INM provided generous prize packages to this year&rsquo;s winners that included an assortment of lacquers, top coats, and treatments for the handpainted winner, and colored acrylic powers for the mixed-media winner.</p>

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