NAILS Next Top Nail Artist (NTNA), sponsored by CND and Kupa, concluded its ninth season on June 5, when the winner of the challenge, Nicola Sawyer (@nailcouturelincoln), was announced live, onstage, at an awards ceremony during Premiere Orlando.
After 10 intense weekly challenges we finally have our Top 3 finalists! Huge congrats to our international Top 3: Marija, Nancy, and Nic! They have been invited to join us at Premiere Orlando for the grand finale!
HUGE CONGRATS to Nic for winning the final weekly challenge of Season 9! Her spot is guaranteed in the Top 3 finale and she will compete for the championship trophy LIVE at Premiere Orlando!
With only three competitors left, we will not be naming a Top or Bottom. Read on to see what the judges had to say about these innovative nail shapes.
Congrats Nic! You had this week all sewn up with your brilliant homage to Halston. Every detail made this set fashion-forward and your excellent video propelled you to the top.
Challenge #9 channeled the ’80s glamour of Halston and the flashy fashion of Miami Swim Week. Contestants were asked to create Blonds-worthy nail art inspired by last year’s Miami Swim Week Show.
This week’s guest judges were Season 4 champion Tracey Lee and Season 1 second runner-up Buddy Sims.
Congrats to Nic whose illuminating nail art won this week’s challenge!
Challenge #8 called for entries that would brighten our week. Our Top 5 had to create glowing nail art on 10 tips in honor of KUPA’s MANIPro Glo Lamp.
This week’s guest judges were the first runner-up and second runner-up of NTNA Season 8: Stephanie Loesch and Jessica Warzyniak.
Congrats to Marija, who has won again, for this week’s mesmerizing Mediterranean mani!
The seventh challenge of the season asked our Top 6 to create a Mediterranean-inspired mani across 10 nail tips in honor of CND’s new summer 2022 collection.