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Nail Technician of the Year: Second Runner-Up

A look at second runner-up Lorena Marquez

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We Came to Score: The Top 25 Competitors of 2004

In an unprecedented year and a half long competition cycle marked by fierce rivalry, veteran competitors, international competitors, and newcomers alike vied for positions on NAILS 2003-2004 coveted Top 25 List.

Competition Products That Are Built to Win

Today’s batch competition products offer great results in the nail area - as well as in the salon. We talked to top competitors to find out what it takes for a product to be deemed a winner.

2002 Top 25 Competitors

The pool of available competitions shrunk, making it more difficult for both veteran and novice competitors to exercise their skills and earn points. Yet while the opportunities to participate may have diminished, determined techs kept the competitive spirit alive.

Top 25 Competitors for 2001

In a year marked by fewer competitions than in past years, veteran and novice competitors had to make their participation in every event count.

Behind The Scenes

The Top 25 Nail Competitors of 2000

With a stunning nine first-place wins, Japan’s Eriko Kurosaki captures this year’s top spot on a list comprised of a handful of veteran winners and a surprising number of new faces. Read on to learn the final results and to get acquainted with some of your industry’s finest competitors.

Top 25 Competitors of 1999

Would anyone pay $150 for a set of nails by a top competitor? Do you know what brand of acrylic is used by the majority of top competitors? Is $5,000 a lot or a little to pay for your and your model’s travel expenses? Turn the page to learn fun facts about this industry’s elite.