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The Ultimate Mariah Manicure: Who Won and Who’s Packing Up Their Brushes

Posted November 22, 2013


Congratulations to Ryoko on your second win (and for advancing to the final round)! You won this week’s OPI Mariah Carey-inspired challenge and the judges praised your lovely color palette, your thoughtful use of “bling” elements, and your handpainted techniques. Many of our judges loved that you surprised us by creating a water marbling technique with polish for some of the nails.  NTNAch10-winner Click here to see what the judges had to say yesterday about Ryoko’s winning nails!

For winning Week 10, she will receive a large gift basket with an assortment of OPI products worth $511. In addition Ryoko’s work will have the opportunity to be featured on OPI’s social media.

As the first of our finalists, Ryoko brings impeccable handpainting techniques as well as sculpting talent to every set of nails she creates. An avid competitor, we are always impressed by her detailed work and her varied skill set. She’s going to be a tough one to beat.

So who will Ryoko be battling in the final rounds of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist?

Keep scrolling to see who else is coming to Long Beach to compete in the final challenge!














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We’re excited to announce that BOTH Lauren AND Buddy will be joining Ryoko at ISSE Long Beach and competing for the title of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist! We are looking forward to a fierce battle for the title and can’t wait to see what these three talented nail artists will bring. Lauren’s creativity and capacity to raise the bar for every challenge secured her a spot in the final round. Buddy’s dedication to thoroughly researching every challenge and his unique approach to techniques helped to keep him in the running for the title of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist.


Congrats to all three of you! We’ll see you in California in January!