Challenge 2 sponsored by Akzentz asked our Top 11 to dress up nails in a vintage style. The final design was to be inspired by a vintage fashion piece or period. The Top 11 then had to complete a step-by-step tutorial detailing how the nails were made. This week’s guest judge was Jessica Briarmoon of Akzentz.
Congratulations to Ashton Harlan for winning the first challenge of Season 5! Ashton’s plague doctor nails were beautifully handpainted and depicted dark imagery in a fresh and lovely way. Her finger accents were subtle and played up the nail design.
Challenge 1 sponsored by CND, asked our Top 12 to show us runway-inspired nail looks that were complemented by off-the nail designs. The look on the nails had to be wearable and flat. The contestants then completed a video diary detailing their process. This week’s guest judge was CND co-founder Jan Arnold.
The Top 12 celebrated making the cut by creating works of nail art. Here, they share their reactions and their creations.
For its anniversary year, NAILS Next Top Nail Artist will kick-off with new rules, new dates, new sponsors, and a new finale. But before concluding at Premiere Orlando in June, the judges had to determine the 12 finalists who will play for the world to see.
Swarovski‘s second pre-challenge for Season 5 asked our Top 18 to create trendy nail art for the year ahead.
Swarovski kicked off Season 5 of NTNA by getting our Top 24 in the Halloween spirit. Each nail artist was asked to create artwork inspired by their favorite witch.
The only professional online nail art competition turns five this year. To celebrate, NAILS and its sponsors are teaming up for the most rewarding season yet. The Top 24 are an international who’s who of the best up-and-coming stars in the industry.