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.
Last year’s NTNA Champion, Emily Nash, did the honors.
The top three finalists–Nicola Sawyer, Marija Sechovcova, and Nancy Janssen–were all in attendance. Walker said, in accepting her award, that she was going to use this momentum to continue to uplift and elevate the nail industry and the nail professional,
“I’m not going to waste this,” Sawyer said. “I’m going to work to raise the standard in the UK and I want to inspire other nail artists.”
First runner up: Marija Sechovcova @nailsbymasha_
Second runner up: Nancy Janssen @attitude_nail_career_education