With a colorful tie-dye design and unique photography, nail tech RussAnna Dudley won the top spot this year. Eileen Fox’s on-trend milk bath design took the first runner-up spot, while Sarah Petersen’s geometric design took the second runner-up spot, and Scarlett Senter’s dramatic floral French was the third runner-up. Congratulations to all our finalists and thank you to everyone who entered this year’s competition.
Nail tech Kelsey McQuay, who is an educator for Swarovski and Akzentz, recently had her work distributed across 34 Swarovski store locations. Nails were also highlighted in a recent collaboration between CND and Swarovski.
Nail tech Ashley Thornton wanted to participate in competitions to push herself and her creativity, but none were available in her area. That’s why she decided to take matters into her own hands and arrange her own nail competition in Wisconsin.
This fun new nail trend uses bubbles made from dish soap and water to create a cool effect over gel-polish and chrome or foil. See some of our favorite examples of this trendy nail art and learn how to create it yourself.
Congratulations to Jodie Rahaley, who took the top spot in this year’s Mini Masterpiece nail art contest after entering the two previous years. Her detailed, contrasting rendition of “Urban Expressions” by Michael Lang impressed the judges. Other beautiful entries ranged from the ever-popular Vermeer to Dali and Basquiat.