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Cosmetologists Chicago Announces STARS Photo Competition

<p>This design, created by STARS 2013 International Nail Tech of the Year Ashley Gregory, appeared on NAILS&rsquo; July 2013 cover.</p>

The STARS and RISING Stars Photo Competition, sponsored by Cosmetologists Chicago since 2000, showcases the creativity, talent, technical expertise, and competitive spirit of those in our industry. Nail techs can compete in the International Nail Technician of the Year category. Photos will be judged on creativity and technical merit in natural or nail enhancement work. Entrants must present two images showcasing the model’s full hand. Past winners have been featured on the cover of NAILS.

The deadline for entries is February 14, 2014. Entry forms and rules are available for download at or by calling (312) 321-6809.

STARS and RISING Stars winners and their work will be introduced to the professional beauty industry at the third-annual BeautyBASH on Saturday evening, March 22, 2014. The winners receive cash prizes, media recognition, and complimentary accommodations in downtown Chicago during the America’s Beauty Show weekend.

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A professional who practices nail care; in most U.S. states there are educational and licensing requirements to become a nail technician.
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