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NAILS 35th Anniversary Flashback: 2014, NTNA Season 1

After a grueling four-part finale that ended with a live “quick fire” challenge at ISSE Long Beach, Ryoko Garcia was crowned winner of NAILS’ inaugural Next Top Nail Artist competition.

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NAILS 35th Anniversary Flashback: 1995, Nail Competitions

1995 was arguably the year that nail competitions reached their pinnacle.

35th Anniversary Flashback: 1997, the Fight Against MMA

1997 was a pivotal year in the nail industry’s fight against the use of MMA (methyl methacrylate) in acrylic monomer.

35th Anniversary Flashback: 2011, Katie Cazorla's "Nail Files"

Debuting in summer 2011, the TV reality show Nail Files centered around the hectic life of entrepreneur Katie Cazorla as she aspired to take her salon, The Painted Nail, to the next level.

NAILS 35th Anniversary Flashback: 1994, Chanel Vamp Polish

In 1994, Chanel debuted its Vamp nail polish on fashion runways, and the following year, the rich, bold shade took in more than a half-million dollars in consumer sales.

NAILS 35th Anniversary Flashback: 2008, Fish Pedicures

Popular in Asia, the fish pedicure has clients placing their feet into a special tub containing small carp that eat away dead skin.

NAILS 35th Anniversary Flashback: 1994, BeautyTech.com

Webmaster Debbie Doerrlamm founded BeautyTech.com in 1994.

NAILS 35th Anniversary Flashback: 2007, Rockstar Toes

Rockstar toes (also called “glitter toes”) burst onto the nail scene in 2007.

35th Anniversary Flashback: NAHA Nail Awards, 1994

1994 marked the first time the annual North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) offered a competition category for nail tech.

NAILS 35th Anniversary Flashback: 2000

In 2000, a Watsonville, Calif., salon was the source of a major bacterial outbreak that infected at least 110 clients and left them with lesions on their legs.